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The Smoke Shop BBQ

1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139-1562
+1 617-577-7427
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (36 reviews)
“wings” (14 reviews)
“pit beans” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139-1562
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not into BBQ but I really enjoyed the food. We went to the one that just opened a few weeks ago near Rt 93 Assembly Mall It is very clean with friendly staff. It was tricky to find it but it is near...More

Thank travelingteacher51
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Smoke Shop is one of my husband and my favorite places to eat around Boston. In fact, they have catered my husband's birthday party at our house the past two years. That's saying something since he is ultra picky. All of the dishes are...More

Thank careyteamcg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat at one of the tables by the bar area. When ready to order, they were out of ribs and a few other items. Luckily we were able to chose the pulled pork and bbq chicken plates. Both were good, accompanied by the beans and...More

Thank pc19642015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there on the 4th and it was very busy but that’s to be expected when it’s on the path to the fireworks. Everything was very good! The only drawback was the kids menu. Chicken nuggets were the only meat option. There were a...More

Thank Rene' S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner and was pleasantly surprised to find good BBQ in Cambridge. We had a few different items but were very happy with the Pit Boss Combo which included some terrific burnt ends. Also noteworthy was the Bacon Collards side dish. One of the...More

Thank rightfoot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty excellent barbecue; the rack of ribs is a particular sweet spot. Good side dishe, too. To me, the eye-popping thing is the depth and breadth of the American whiskeys menu. So many bourbons and ryes at every price point! Worth a visit just for...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd been excited for some time to visit this highly publicized restaurant, having heard lots of good things about the food in general and chef Andy Hubbards in particular. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype at all, not even close. First they tried...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to The Smoke Shop a few times and my only regret that I live so far away. While the atmosphere is great, the real reason for the visit is to experience the BBQ. Feeling the need to feed . . . we got...More

Thank SHoppy99
Reviewed 8 June 2018

BBQ is one of those cuisines that can pit friends against each other, break up relationships and inspire love or hate. The best BBQ is often in the least stylish place or not. I've had ribs to die for and ribs that could kill. So...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 June 2018

I've eaten here a few times and am finally writing a review. First time I just stopped at the bar and tried the "World's Best Bar Wings" and I have to say they were among the best I've ever had. I'll get to the full...More

Thank tmarvelous
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139-1562
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-577-7427
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