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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.
Waltham, MA 02453
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bison County Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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