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Village Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Southwestern
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1 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7948
+1 617-566-3782
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Probably won't return. This is average barbeque at best. Service is friendly, but disorganized. Sides were good, but I was surprised that you needed to order a larger combo to get 2 of them.

Thank Gamberioni
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a favorite of mine as they serve beef ribs. These ribs are not an expensive cut but they keep on raising the rice and making the portion smaller. 3 pieces which does not have that much meat is now about $26 before tax, tip and then they charge for fries and some other things. Very good food but... More 

Thank Martin L
New Orleans, LA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

First off, is this place Texan, Southern, or Western? It has an identity complex but that's not the main problem. The food is expensive and just not that good. For those looking for a late night drink in Brookline Village though, this place serves usually until at least 1 AM.

Thank KilgoreTrout4713
North Andover, Massachusetts
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224 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Friendly service and tasty food. Good sized portions for the price of the meals but I thought the combo app was small. Good in a pinch, I would not hurry back there are better choices in the GBA.

Thank Tony P
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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114 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had the full chicken wings (shared order) plus a plate of brisket and shared Texas size beef ribs The ribs and chicken wings are to die for - The Brisket is very tender but not as extraordinary as the ribs They taste of smoke and the sauce is tasty and does not overwhelm Samuel Adams on tap and a... More 

Thank RenaudGeorges
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome spot in Brookline Village for some meat candy. Interesting decor and friendly staff. The ribs and margaritas are always the tops. The corn bread always comes out hot and fresh. Just make sure to ask for extra wet naps.

Thank Nicholas D
New jersey
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice meal. Ribs, chicken, salmon among our meals. Nice smokey flavor and I like they offered sauce on the side, light or heavy. Friendly service, nice experience. Will return again.

Thank ScottgNJ
Boston, Massachusetts
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302 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Revisited an old favorite last night, back when they opened in 1987 they were the first and only BBQ joint in Massachusetts and on top of that, they were GOOD. 29 years later and they are still smokin', just they haven't evolved (although the menu is bigger) at all and other places (Sweet Cheeks, Blackstrap, and of course BTs) have... More 

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Amman, Jordan
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484 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Anything you order here is amazing, from the burger, to the ribs, to the steaks, to the buffalo tenders, to the chilli, its just all outstanding, if you love BBQ and meat, this is the place to visit. Nice bar as well.

Thank kmiqdadi
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

This was picked by others for a gathering. I have lived close by in JP for years but finally got to try it. Welcoming atmosphere and a visible grill complete with fireball flashes make for an entertaining venue. The BBQ is good but now that I have finally tried it, I would say that other places are better. Both Sweet... More 

Thank merlincryst

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02445-7948
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: +1 617-566-3782

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