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“Good collards and black-eyed peas, tasty ribs; where's the cornbread?”
Review of Sweet Cheeks Q

Sweet Cheeks Q
Ranked #76 of 3,320 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

For a birthday celebration and a return to a former life south of the Mason Dixon line, we lunched at Sweet Cheeks recently because the restaurant is well reviewed and has Texas-style BBQ in Bahstahn. The space is acoustically loud, which makes it difficult, at times, to converse, and the Mason jar "glasses" brings some of that Kountry Kute to downtown. But, the real reason to dine here is the smoked meats. Unlike smokehouses in Texas, the meat at Sweet Cheeks has a bit more than a hint of wood rather than the taste of the several hour infusion at low temperature one expects. Nevertheless, their ribs are juicy and tasty, with the fat rendered to the point where it falls off the bone. Might this be a function of finishing the meat in an oven after the initial smoking? The Carolina-style BBQ sauce is acceptable, but not anything to write home about, and the "hot" serrano pepper sauce is neither hot nor peppery. This is a shame because a good hot sauce on their delicious collard greens would enhance the deep south experience. Overall, Sweet Cheeks provides a good substitute for southern-style BBQ, at a premium Boston price.

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Reviewed 30 October 2016

The pulled pork at Sweet Cheeks Q was the best I have ever had. The biscuits are a giant bite of heaven with honey butter. My husband and daughter both said the beef brisket was excellent. The service was very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the Fenway neighborhood. It is very very good.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Recommended by a friend and did not disappoint. Great service, fresh salads, yummy mac n cheese, excellent barbecue. We were advised to try the biscuits but did not. We were glad we did because we left there stuffed - we ordered the basic tray of one Q and one cold, one hot side - more than enough for us. Heartier appetites should go for the biscuits. Noise level was intense but suffered through it anti was so worth it. I'd return in a heartbeat.

Thank Carencaren
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stopped here after our appointment at Dana Farber, and were glad we did. Daniel was our server, and we ordered some beers, brisket sandwich, and salt & pepper potatoes with jalapeno ranch. They have beers on draught, and cans and bottles of craft beers. They even had a Kentucky Ale beer (we are from Ky). I liked the Smuttynose Porter a lot, while others had the Kolsch and IPA. The brisket was the best we have EVER had, anywhere It was hand cut, had a great smoke ring, and was served with a hand cut cabbage slaw. Their meats are all cured and smoked in house. The jalapeno ranch dressing served with the crispy potatoes hit the spot. You can't go wrong at Sweet Cheeks!

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Thank KyBoop
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

Came for a dinner with friends so got to try a bunch of plates.
The pulled pork was good with fantastic mac'n'cheese. The ribs were good but on the dry side and the brisket sandwich was just ok. The biscuits were really fantastic and the honey butter made them even better.
Service was ok but not very attentive, had to wait quite a bit for service.
Atmosphere in general is good with nice music and way too many televisions around for our taste.

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