The Smoke Shop BBQ - Kendall Square
Classic & clever BBQ with whiskey bar
Barbecue · $$
Competitive BBQ champ Andy Husbands mans the pit at this "upscale" 'cue joint in Kendall Square where diners gather for "fantastic" trays of "spot-on" smoked ribs and brisket, whole hog meals, East Asian–inspired barbecue sandwiches and Southern sides, matched with a "large" whiskey selection; the "modern" yet rustic digs have an Americana feel and a spacious patio that hosts live music performances.
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 25 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA phone +1 617-577-7427 website directions Get Directions
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Google Reviews
Barbecue can be done a lot of different ways. It can be properly smoked and delicious or it can be cooked/baked and loaded with chemicals to be given a different appearance and taste. I suspect this place is the latter. They're a pretentious "modern" "urban" take on barbecue which isn't bad, it's new, it's fresh, but it's pompous and disingenuous. There are more authentic barbecue places in Boston that are way better, more affordable, and down-to-earth. Smoke Shop does make some damn good cocktails now though.
Seth M · February 4, 2018
Absolutely amazing was not expecting this place to be that great. One of the best pulled pork sandwiches I ever had and the sweet and spicy coleslaw was out of this world and the service was unbelievably sweet for individual just coming in and picking up! I definitely will be back. Please don't change that coleslaw recipe I will be back just for that coleslaw
Ed Calley · February 20, 2018
The best wings you can get on Earth. Smoked then friend then covered in something awesome then covered in agave nectar. Sauces are awesome too. Darn, this is making me hungry. Order the wing bucket. It's not on the menu but it's 18 wings with a price break. Do not order the spicy wings. Get the bar wings. I love love love spicy wings but these miss the mark and the bar wings are legitimately the greatest wings on Earth.
G Mensing · January 9, 2018