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About Bison County

Bison County combines the best of what Texas, South Carolina, and the Southwest have to offer. For over 14 years we've been serving critically acclaimed hardwood smoked barbecue and grilled meats. We have an eclectic and diverse menu that has something for everyone. We've won "Best of Boston" by Boston Magazine. We've been a 5 time guest on the Phantom Gourmet and won "Gourmet Greatness" and "Great 8 Best in New England" by the Phantom Gourmet. We've also been featured twice on the TV show Chronicle. In addition to our Barbecue and grilled meats we have items like New Orleans 4Pepper Pasta, Blackened Salmon, Southern Fried Catfish, California Style soft Tacos, and grilled fire shrimp. Our bar features over 50 different beers, 15 Single Malt Scotches, 15 Single Barrel Bourbons, 20 Vodka varieties, and 3 50" HD TVs for all your sporting needs.

275 Moody St
Waltham, MA 02453
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - late, Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm; Dinner only: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 642-9720

Website:
http://www.bisoncounty.com/

Bison County Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.7

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Comfort Food (6)
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Live Sports (3)
Cozy (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Severely understaffed despite restaurant being 1/4 full. Soda was flat, they could not fix. Wrong beer was served. 2 appetizers were ordered. Took 50 minutes. Only one came. Meal came hour after ordered. Waitress exasperated. Beer selection very limited. This used to be our favorite place for a burger and beer but last few visits the place has been empty. Won't go back after this past Sunday experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had brisket and BBQ ribs. Both were good and tasty. Service was also excellent. Fries were great. Worth to visit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Casual, Live Sports, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was great, as usual, with some new seasonal specials. Always a great beer list. Trivia Night was a lot of fun

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Was left waiting at the door for 5/6 minutes without anyone coming over to help. Food was so-so but used to be fantastic. I like this place but it seems to have gone down hill a little since last time I was there (2-3 years)

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Large menu plus daily specials make this somewhere for everyone. Best known for BBQ, ribs and burgers in generous portions and a selection of sides to round out the meal make it a good choice for lunch or dinner. Sports bar atmosphere but if you sit in back when there's no game, it's quiet enough to talk. A neighborhood gen!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Fun, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was by far the worst bbq I have ever had. The service was good. The facilities (restrooms) had evidence of "critters". I ordered the pulled chicken and pork platter with mac and cheese and beans. Both meats were not fit for human consumption. The mac and cheese and the beans came right out of the microwave - after coming out of the can.

I very seldom ever review a restaurant, but you've now been warned. I would not wish this on my worst enemy.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great food (and lots of it!) in a boisterous, casual place with awesome service. Mac and cheese and cornbread were especially tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food was pretty good. Service was inconsistent but OK. Bathroom was filthy.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Love Bison County - always have good food, big portions and nice staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Authentic, Casual, Fun, Spicy, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good food and good beer selection. Service was quick, but not hovering.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Went in for a casual diner w husband. Very pleasant staff and prompt service. Most of the food was very good. Brisket and ribs were tender and smokey. Only downside was the mac and cheese side dish. Such and easy thing to make but the only flavor was gummy raw flour. Hope it was just that one batch. We will try again sometime.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Had hi hopes for good BBQ. The ribs were none descript. Nothing special. Decent vinegar base. The brisket was tough, gray, no smoke ring and no bark. The BBQ beans were very good and the garlic mashed potatoes were also good.

I do not think I will return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Consistent excellence.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Disappointed in the fatty slow cooker brisket. I love BBQ and felt that the meat should not have been served. The wait person did not even asked how we liked our dishes. Caesar salad was ok but could have been better with anchovies.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had in a very long time. We ordered the South Carolina wings and they were served at room temperature, well the skin was at least warm. Would not order these again, unless they were freshly made. Our other dishes did not get better, the baby back ribs were burnt and dry, my wife ordered the Chicken & Brisket combo. The brisket was covered in BBQ sauce, not doubt to hide how dry it was. I would say the only dish we were happy with was the catfish bites, however, it’s not enough to rescue my experience & thoughts on the restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We enjoyed the food. Had a seat by the grill and watched the food preparation. I had the Wagon Train, but after watching the grill, I really wanted the ribs.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We had a party of eight, and they were able to accommodate us with a resvervation. I always enjoy the food here. Casual atmosphere. Good corn bread.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was good. Waitstaff quite attentive and nice. Margaritas was very yummy. I would go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on May 6, 2017

The atmosphere is good for midweek night out

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Bison County is always good and reliable... never too loud and servers know what they're doing. Food is hearty and prices are reasonable. Beer options are extensive. Just a safe choice for dining out.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Good barbecue. Staff was knowledgeable about gluten free options, which was basically everything not breaded. Unfortunately uses a common fryer so fries and chips are not celiac-safe. Good beer list, more than one GF beer, which is nice. We went at 6 on Thursday, and there was no one else in the dining room, plenty of people in the bar.

Tags: Great Beer, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Food was delicious! I recommend the fried pickles!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Ribs were burnt and inedible other items were ok but this is a barbecue restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Food was fine, place was fine, but I was hoping for more.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Went for family dinner with kids. Good place for burgers and other meat options. Service was disorganized; had 3 people address different requests in one hour. Either they do team work for zones or our designated waiter was unavailable when needed. Grilled meat overpriced a little; sodas not refillable? Kid sodas same price as adults?

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Bison County is the best place to get incredible BBQ around. Having been a patron for nearly 7 years, I can honestly say that every experience at BC has been great. They know how to do meat right! The service is always kind, the side dishes are delicious, and the ambiance is fun. It's on my top 5 places to eat in all of Boston. It's guaranteed satisfaction!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2017

I have been dining at Bison County for more than 20 years now. Recently, I went there for my birthday. It's clearly my favorite restaurant. Food is consistently good. Service is consistently good. There is very little turnover in the staff - it's a well managed, well run restaurant. The owner is often on hand, helping out. My bison burger is always cooked a perfect medium rare, just the way I ordered it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual, Outstanding Value, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Bison Country was great for our barbecue loving crowd of 10. Food was very good, service was excellent. Everyone had a good time.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Food was good, service only OK, especially considering we had a large party. There was also trivia going across the room, so it was kind of loud. We still had a good time, though.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a fantastic time and enjoyed the atmosphere for trivia much more than other places (not overcrowded, well-lit, etc). We really appreciated the complementary Valentine's dessert. Great barbecue and beer selection too!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great Beer, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great place. A quieter night, service was friendly and quick. Food was plentiful and good. Our two skeptical teenage sons declared it a new favorite!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2017

As always, our go to place for great, casual comfort food with an extra "bar-be-que" lovers twist. Good bar, good food, casual & friendly - how could you miss. 👍👍

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We went for the burgers and we were very happy with our meals. The size and quality of the meals was terrific for the price. They have a good variety of items on the menu besides burgers. We plan to go again very soon. Staff were very efficient. They were polite without being overly friendly.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2016

My husband and I eat here regularly - it is also our first stop whenever our grown kids come home (at their request) - family tradition and consistently a great meal - our type of comfort food. We made this reservation because we had a grown kid home and an out of town friend in search of a good meal - everyone had a good meal.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2016

The restaurant was quiet for a Sunday night, but the service was very slow. There were 8 of us .... My husband & I ordered the Bison Tips... my favorite part of the meal was the sweet potato fries. On friend ordered a salad which she never received. It was taken off the bill.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

First time here . Nice place , food was good . Staff was nice wasn't busy got seated right away . Sure would visit to try something else pricing ok not large portions thou .

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Very good ribs. The full plate is enough to share. The sweet potato fries are delicious, and the cucumber salad was a nice complement to the ribs. Also, the chicken was very tasty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Fine for drinks. Bbq is not good. Nice staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2016

A few friends and I came to Bison County for a get together. We were all pleasantly surprised. The staff was very nice, food and beer suggestions were spot on. We had a great time and will most certainly go back and recommend it to others.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Friendly and timely service, pleasant atmosphere. Great place to have a casual meal with family and friends! Easy access with parking in the rear.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual
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