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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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402 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

This place is a cute casual restaurant that have all kind of Barbecue food that is very good. I especially like the Ribs and Chicken. Do visit when in Brookline. They also do takeout if in a hurry.

Thank kappy26
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392 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014

It's hard to get beef ribs in Boston, so the Village Smokehouse is a favorite. The helpings are very generous and the sides are also good. There can be a wait.

Thank MS06
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Met a friend for dinner here last night. We had a wait for our friend, but were seated right away. We ordered appetizers: BBQ Egg Roll and Onion Rings. The Onion Rings were very tasty and the rings did not slip out of their coating (huge for me). The main meal was exceptionally tasty: Spare tips, BBQ chicken and brisket.... More 

Thank Skippy1958
Detroit, Michigan
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78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

Took the T outbound to get a steak at a more reasonable price. A quick ride from Back Bay to Brookline did the trick. The Smokehouse was less than two blocks from the station. Steaks are cooked on the grill that is open to the eating area and next to the bar. Nice family atmosphere and obviously a local standard.... More 

1 Thank Joe B
Brookline, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2014

This place has been solid for a long time. The barbecue is really good - if you've got a craving, this will do just fine. Fun atmosphere, nice service. Recommended.

1 Thank Laurie W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Love the food (especially the hard to find beef ribs). The bar is the perfect place to catch a Sox or Bruins game. Fun atmosphere. Laura and the other bartenders are wicked friendly. Waitstaff in the restaurant section seems somewhat transient and lack the experience and ease that the bartenders consistently demonstrate. I recommend pulling up to the bar, having... More 

1 Thank LiveSteep
new England
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2014

Love this little gem in Brookline. Service was great and so was the food... There was not one thing on the menu that I would not have eaten..the corn bread is to die for...I cannot wait u til the next time I am there....

Thank holidaygoogler
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Village Smokehouse was a real treat. Located in a neat little area of Brookline, the meal beat all my expectation. The baby backs with very tender, with a delicious bark and perfect sauce. The baked beans were just sweet enough and completely wonderful. Typically the corn one gets in a BBQ joint is of the water logged, super soggy variety... More 

Thank Teresa B
Pooler, G
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

All I need to say is that it was a Monday night and we had to wait for table. The place was busy but the short wait was well worth it. We got a table close the grill and watched food being prepared, which is a bit of a show in itself with the flames that were being created. The... More 

Thank Andrew R
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

on my regular list of restaurants. my philosophy on restaurants is that most have only a few premium menu options, and for this restaurant, I believe their babyback ribs are the best in town. they fall off the bone and the sauce is great. no better place in boston. also, the atmosphere is great with great selections of country music... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
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?