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Sun, 4/22
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9:00 PM
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Bison County

4.4
318 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Southern, Southwest
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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
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Phone number
(781) 642-9720
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AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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What 318 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.2
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great food. Fun place.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Open all day so good spot to drop in for lunch, liner or dinner or after. We stopped in after movie matinee for a quick bite when few other places were serving and service was great as was food.
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

My dinner companions seemed happy with their choices, but I found my Western Salad to be bland (no cilantro as advertised) and the special “burnt ends” were cubed and cold. The portion was small for the price. And, we were disappointed that coffee and dessert were not available.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This is a really fun place with friendly staff. It is a lively atmosphere, but there is no drunk-person vibe. It is full of all ages and ethnicities with a really welcoming feel. Prices are really reasonable and the portions are perfectly sized. High quality meats, grilled perfectly. Try the bison burger. Their salads are yummy too and the green bean side very tasty. Huge selection of beers.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

There are four of us for dinner on a Thursday night. The sole server working the dining room was fantastic - very attentive to us as well as surrounding diners. Three of us enjoyed our meals - the bison was excellent as well as the pulled pork and sides. I was disappointed in the brisket which was both dry, tough and overcooked. It was also a shame that so many of the draft beers were out.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Food was delicious, especially the brisket! Waitress was very friendly and the service was great.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Arrived 30 minutes early for reservation. Told bartender who sat us we had open table reservations and what name they were under. After being seated we had two different servers try and take our order. Meal was decent and we enjoyed the atmosphere for late afternoon/early evening st Patrick’s day. Several hours later I received an email from open table requesting an explanation as to why we were a no show on the reservation. Promptly received an email thanking me for the explanation and apologizing for the inconvenience from open table. Not sure how the restaurant reported us as a no-show/failed to click the computer to confirm we attended. Will never be returning to Bison County due to this inconvenience and the fair food, despite enjoying the atmosphere. Too much competition to have to deal with this type of hassle.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Although the noise level was quite loud at the bar, the restaurant side was much quieter. My date had the pulled pork sandwich and I had the brisket sandwich. Both were excellent in quality! Corn bread was good, but seemed slightly stale. The Cole slaw was a bit too soggy. Service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely come back again soon.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Typically the food is really good but tonight the Bison tips were over cooked and didn't have much flavor. Service was ok.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Consistently fantastic BBQ and sides! Fun atmosphere and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best BBQ restaurant I've been to in many years...and I LOVE BBQ. Food is just delicious. Wait staff is so friendly. Great atmosphere. Very authentic fun place to go. All our dinner guests agreed it is their new favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Very good food and great bartender, she created a drink for us!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Some of the best BBQ I have had! Everyone LOVED their meals! The burnt ends were delicious and the pulled pork and pulled chicken were fantastic. Fun but quiet atmosphere so great for being able to enjoy conversation at dinner! Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Recently moved to Boston area from Texas and really appreciate Texas and Southern BBQ. The menu had unique twists on different regional BBQ . The burnt ends were exceptional. Like eating meat candy.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Amazing food!!!! Love the RIBS!!! Went there for my birthday and had a great time!!

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food selection, especially if you like bison. Good selection of craft beers. Friendly environment.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was friendly although it was packed with customers.. we did wait a bit for food, but it was good. So its a casual place to hang out have some bbq brisket and fried pickles!!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

This is our go-to place when we just want good bar-b-que, salads, and a drink. Fun appetizers too. This is great comfort food and relaxing, casual atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Picked this place for my boyfriend's 30th birthday dinner since he loves BBQ and westerns. He loved it! The food was amazing, came out quick, great service, and nice ambience. I was only surprised that it wasn't busier than it was! The sirloin burger was out of this world. Would definitely go back.

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1.0Dined on November 3, 2017

They were out of everything. What BBQ place runs out of ribs?! Friends ordered a beer. They gave her half of glass because it was the bottom of the keg. Never asked her if she would like any thing else.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on October 13, 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)

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4.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on August 15, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 13, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Consistent excellence.

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3.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2017

The atmosphere is good for midweek night out

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