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Magnolia Smokehouse

€€ - €€€, Barbecue,
6 Harvard Square, Brookline, MA 02445
+1 617-566-3782
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“babyback ribs” (2 reviews)
“mac cheese” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Barbecue, Pub
€€ - €€€
6 Harvard Square, Brookline, MA 02445
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Hugely disappointed. New management changed the name which is fine but messed with the recipes and food which is not ok. This was the only place I could get beef ribs. Now they don't marinate them and the over smoke them. Adding BBQ sauce after...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Magnolia is wonderful all around - terrific food, great comfortable smokehouse atmosphere, great service, and reasonable prices. The beef and babyback ribs are highlights. Good sides including cornbread. Definitely one of the top BBQ restaurants in the area.

Thank Dave41707
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is in the old Village Smokehouse location so there are big shoes to fill. Our ribs were a little dry but very tasty. The pulled pork was excellent with a little cider tang. For sides we had the garden salad - the mashed...More

Thank JakenSydsmom
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We tried fried green tomatoes for the first time! The ribs and pulled pork were great. The kids meal options do not include anything with barbecue. They serve water in mason jars. The ceiling of the restaurant is beautiful. A fun experience.

Thank LovingNewAdventures
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We went there after the Red Sox game, use to be the Village Smokehouse. We saw that it had changed hands and decided to try it anyways. We tried the fried chicken, the fried fish and the pulled pork sandwich. Everyone liked their meal. The...More

Thank Johno1972
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We came here for dinner finally and had been wanting to try it since the old Village Smokehouse in this location closed. The staff took our reservation and seated us right away when we arrived. Most folks in our party of two families with kids...More

Thank jptruck
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Thursday night as I wanted to try this restaurant for a while. We were seated to a more than half-empty restaurant which was probably a blatant predictor of the restaurant. The server was quite unaware of the servings of the bar...More

Thank supersums
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had dinner here with family. Warm welcome (Thanks Ben). Love the decor here and the food was outstanding. Great speakeasy in the basement. Ideal for quiet hide away or private parties. Will be back.

1  Thank FS1973
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We arrived on a busy Friday night but luckily were seated right away. The crowd was a fun mix of couples, college students, and families. Noise level was moderate for the space, which is open with high ceilings. The restaurant has a busy take-out business...More

Thank MuseumMom57
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I went with high expectations. The menu struck me as a fusion of Southern Cooking, smokehouse barbeque and some creativity. Unfortunately the execution didn't work for me. First off every dish was consistently over salted as echoed by the other 4 in my party. The...More

2  Thank Jack F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Harvard Square, Brookline, MA 02445
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-3782
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