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Allston / Brighton
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182 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2806
+1 617-787-3003
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Waterford, Virginia
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It was a rainy, gloomy day, visiting our son in Boston. The delicious Rueben sandwich and pulled pork with corn bread and potato salad brightened our day! Delicious and uncomplicated. Not fancy, just right.

Thank jksdiner
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649 reviews
333 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Soulfire is an excellent BBQ restaurant. Tiffany was an excellent server, courteous, prompt and informative. Nice décor and non crowded seating and tables. The BBQ was great. Combo of brisket, pulled pork and spare ribs with coleslaw and collard greens. Great. Not too much sauce, could taste the meats. The Texas Beef Hot Links were great with a touch of... More 

Thank frugalarnie
Brookline, Massachusetts
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181 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Admittedly a busy weekend but only OK if substantial food. Takeout order missing an item - start of staff errors. Called immediately when found - told by Mark could deliver in an hour or so (but of course we planned to eat right away) so asked for credit. Mark said he would get owner to make it happen and call... More 

Thank James P
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Picked up my two sons and we headed out to celebrate a birthday with some BBQ. Place had a cool comfortable vibe, reasonably good and varied beer selection and mouth watering BBQ. Three big guys shared the "Four Souls" combo - whole slab of ribs, while chicken, pound of sliced brisket, a few sides, rolls, and cornbread. We washed it... More 

Thank gcmass
Holon, Israel
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We came (two gays) very hungry it was a good choice because the portion was very big. We ordered the three choice combo. I ordered the pooled pork with baby back ribs and sliced brisket. The food came fast and perfectly served. Very tasty and smoked perfectly.

Thank Threnity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Went today for the first time with friends for a day trip and it was absolutley amazing. I grew up in Georgia and for Boston this is gonna be the close you get to authentic soul food. It was amazing! Brisket like butter, corn bread like cake, and rip sticking finger licking mac and cheese topped with bbq chips!! Freaking... More 

Thank Michael O
London, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is my type of place. It's like a sports bar with a great beer selection and awesome bbq food. I always find it hard to choose between fried chicken and ribs so went for the 2 meat combo with mac & cheese and fries on the side. Will be back!

Thank Tim L
Waltham, Massachusetts
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199 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

Heard a Southern woman on the radio say that this was the best BBQ in Boston and I just had to try it. She was right ! We enjoyed Southern fried chicken wings as an appetizer, for dinner we had baby back ribs, sliced brisket, and a catfish sandwich. It was delicious. Sides were mashed potato, mac and cheese, cornbread... More 

Thank Janice B
Boston, Massachusetts
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303 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Don't sue me, Campbell's soup people, but that's just the way it is at SoulFire. Had lunch there today after much too prolonged an absence and oh boy was it delicious. We shared the Fried Mac 'n' Cheese, along with the smoked half chicken and pulled pork platters . . . and just finished them for dinner. So much food... More 

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Hands down the best BBQ in Boston. Anyone who says otherwise is a bad person. Favorite apps are the spaghetti western, mac bites, and any of the fried chicken. Favorite sandwiches are the pulled pork and bbq rueben. Can never go wrong with rack of baby back ribs. Everything else in the menu is great as well, those are just... More 

Thank Jamie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 182 Harvard Ave, Boston, MA 02134-2806
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Allston / Brighton
  • Neighbourhood: Allston / Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-787-3003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?