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Sweet Cheeks

Sweet Cheeks

BBQ Joint · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1381 Boylston St (btwn Kilmarnock St. & Park Dr.), Boston, MA 02215, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–1:00 AM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Alicia F.
    "always get the pulled pork tray with Mac n cheese and potato salad."(14 Tips)
    "Farm salad is to die for."(9 Tips)
    Jill M.
    "Make sure you try a biscuit with honey butter.. delicious!"(7 Tips)
    BU Today
    "finalist Tiffani Faison brings quality ingredients to Fenway"(5 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • biscuits
  • trays
  • pulled pork
  • brisket
  • farm salad
  • lively
  • mac & cheese
  • tiffani faison
  • good for groups
  • authentic
  • casual
  • famous chefs
  • fried green tomatoes
  • casserole
  • sandwiches
  • collard greens
  • ribs
  • whiskey
  • cole slaw
  • Epicurious
    The Monster Wings at this BBQ joint co-owned by Top Chef chef-testant Tiffani Faison are brined with salt, sugar, star anise, & fennel seeds for two days and slowly smoked over white oak and red oak. Read more
    Epicurious · August 3, 2014
  • Brianna C.
    Being from Georgia, I've got high standards for southern food. That being said, I was very disappointed by the cheese grits, but the biscuits were pretty good. Best I've found in New England so far
    Brianna Cadalzo · March 26
  • Noah W.
    Pulled pork, biscuit with honey butter, and the crunchy Mac n cheese were highlights. Meat platter w/ 3 meats can easily fill two people for $26. Great beer and cocktail selection, too.
    Noah Weiss · March 8
  • Melissa V.
    This place is to die for. Me and the bf split a pork belly and brisket tray with Mac and cheese and the farm salad, which was amazinnnnggg. The smell, the atmosphere, the drink list >>>>
    Melissa V · May 5, 2013
  • Jade A.
    I got the pulled chicken, farm salad, collard greens, and of course a biscuit. The biscuit was BOMB, and everything else was tasty too. A little expensive, but a lot of food. I'll be sure to be back!
    Jade Anderson · August 10, 2014
  • Liam N.
    2015 Best BBQ Restaurant: "Those fussing over the heftier prices should note—her fall-apart ribs, crackly-skinned sausages, & mammoth slabs of brisket are sourced from the highest-quality purveyors."
    Liam Nee · July 19, 2015
  • Eater
    Opening in November 2011, Top Chef star Tiffani Faison's barbecue ode has been nothing short of a smash hit. The biscuits are legendary, and there's now an outdoor beer garden. [Eater 38 Member]
    Eater · July 30, 2012
  • Anastasia B.
    Biscuits. Biscuits. Biscuits. Yes, they're huge, but they're also the best I've ever had (take some to go if you don't finish). Mac & Cheese wasn't worth it, surprisingly. Get the meat and farm salad.
    Anastasia Bogomolov · June 8, 2014
  • Samantha B.
    Taylor is a super-waiter. Way friendly and knows the menu up, down and backwards. There isn't enough space to express how incredible the food is here... Biscuits and honey butter and fried chx, oh my!
    Samantha Ben-Simon · October 26, 2012
  • Jeremy K.
    You can now order their famous biscuits individually instead of by buckets of 4. Watch out though, they are huge and filling but delicious and were even voted #1 in the country by Forbes Magazine.
    Jeremy Krantz · August 13, 2014
  • Tanya P.
    The meat is excellent, sweet ice tea is perfect Texas style! I loved the sweet pickles too! Neg 1 - the napkins are so thin they stick to your fingers and bits come off. 2 - Texas toast is thicker.
    Tanya Phillips · August 15, 2012
  • Ron O.
    The biscuits are amazing. By themselves or as the bread in a pulled meat sandwich. For sides, go with the salt and pepper potatoes. Also, the fried chicken is great (it takes a while though).
    Ron Oppenheim · April 20, 2015
  • BU Today
    Former 'Top Chef' finalist Tiffani Faison brings quality ingredients to Fenway, serving up some of the best barbecue in Boston. Don't miss the biscuits slathered with sweet honey butter! Read more
    BU Today · December 4, 2014
  • Gloria C.
    they serve ramen on monday's from 9-10 for $15!! the broth is made from boiling pork & chicken bones for 36 hours. it's served w/ smoked pork belly & a Chinese black vinegar soy sauce egg
    Gloria Chin · March 22, 2014
  • Siobhan M.
    The food here is incredible, try the pulled pork, the pulled chicken, the fried green tomatoes, the hush puppies and the black eyes peas! For a little drink to go with? The Indian summer.
    Siobhan Murphy · December 30, 2012
    Tiffani Faison’s new Boston project serves barbecue on metal trays and beverages in Mason jars. Top Chef alum offers up pulled pork, brisket, beans, coleslaw, and more with the music blasting. Read more · January 3, 2012
  • BU Today
    Sweet Cheeks offers authentic southern BBQ with locally-sourced, smoked meats alongside a variety of their homemade sauces. The real draw? The fluffy biscuits with creamy honey butter. Read more
    BU Today · August 29, 2013
  • Jenny M.
    Don't want to miss out on the BBQ but afraid you'll burst if you order a tray? Get their salad, which comes with seasonal ingredients, and top it with the meat of your choice.
    Jenny Mackintosh · September 16, 2012
  • Darian Symoné H.
    I got the fried chx-Cooked perfectly cooked, collars greens-some of the best I've ever had...only thing I'd say to stay away from is the Mac n chz. It just want good.
    Darian Symoné Harvin · March 23, 2013
  • Gianpaolo E.
    Where do I begin? The food here is phenomenal. Order anything. The salt and pepper potatoes are phenomenal and the pork bellies are worth the extra hour or two on the treadmill.
    Gianpaolo Eleria · February 11, 2012
  • Anthony D Paul
    If you're a pepper maniac, the habanero sauce is not nearly as spicy as you might hope. It is basically simple syrup, very sweet and minimally invasive. Stick with the vinegary Carolina sauce.
    Anthony D Paul · January 1, 2013
  • Kimberly A.
    Fantastic biscuits (try with the honey butter). Also loved the pulled pork and cheesy broccoli. Stay away from coleslaw- it's more salad-like. Good beer selection too.
    Kimberly Agin · September 19, 2015
  • Gilt City
    The team is committed not only to what tastes good, but to doing what’s right, serving sustainably raised “super natural” premium Black Angus beef, free of hormones, and additives.
    Gilt City · December 22, 2011
  • Thrillist
    SC's nine types of falling-off-the-bone meats are smoked with oak/maple. We recommend the pulled chicken plated as a griddled Texas sammie with broccoli cheese casserole. Read more
    Thrillist · November 15, 2011
  • AskMen
    Formerly of the Rocca in the South End, Faison is taking over the Cambridge 1 space in the Fenway for her Southern-style outpost of everything smokey, saucy and meaty. Read more
    AskMen · November 4, 2011
  • Tracy S.
    I was disappointed. Not great flavor w/ chicken, cole slaw & macaroni & cheese. It was meh at the restaurant & leftovers the next day made me sick! My friend had the ribs which were fantastic though!
    Tracy S · March 21, 2012
  • Vanessa G.
    (Best of Boston 2013-BBQ) Improper Bostonian says, "Start with the warm Bucket o' Biscuits with honey butter, toss in some fried green tomatoes and then turn your attention to the main event...BBQ."
    Vanessa Gatlin · December 15, 2013
    Our hit list = Brisket, Fried Chicken, Collards, Black Eye Peas, Just one Rib, Fried Okra, Hushpuppies, & a Bucket O’ Biscuits. Do not miss the Nutter Butter!
    CITY GRIT · August 16, 2014
  • Renz P.
    service took a little while... the food was presented in a.. unique fashion = on the tray just like that... but the sauces and food were good. mac and cheese was super yummy
    Renz Pee · April 24, 2012
  • Vanessa G.
    (Best of Boston 2014-BBQ) Improper Bostonian says, "Skeptics wondered why Tiffani Faison, first famed as aTop Chef contestant, would choose to feature notoriously difficult American slow-smoke BBQ."
    Vanessa Gatlin · December 8, 2014
  • Janet I.
    Honey buttered biscuits. Omg. Get a basket and take the leftovers home for breakfast. The ribs are the worst I've ever had and the mac n cheese has poor flavor.
    Janet Isabella · November 9, 2014
  • Alicia F.
    I always get the pulled pork tray with Mac n cheese and potato salad. It's always amazing and you have to get the rolls with the maple butter too.
    Alicia Foor · April 29, 2015
  • Boston Phoenix
    The fried green tomatoes, hush puppies, and biscuits are to die for, if the belly pork doesn’t get you first. All-American whiskey list is impressive! Read more
    Boston Phoenix · December 19, 2011
  • James B.
    Brisket. Don't order anything else. Melt in your mouth good with Texas toast. Oh and do yourselves another favor and start with the biscuits.
    James Buckley · August 15, 2015
  • Erica T.
    Best thing I've had here: BBQ brisket, worst: Mac and cheese (super salty). Overall good food and the $24-26 trays are enough for two.
    Erica T · February 21
  • Diana H.
    Loved this place, and I'm a little snobby about my TX bbq, as a TX transplant. The brisket is soooo moist and delicious -- a must-have.
    Diana Hwang · November 21, 2011
  • Siobhan M.
    Don't bother with the fried chicken - batter doesn't stay on - so either you get a big bite of naked chicken or batter - go pulled pork or chicken instead.
    Siobhan Murphy · October 14, 2012
  • Laura Marie
    Get the Bucket o' Biscuits with Honey Butter to start! So good! You can also buy them to go if you want some for breakfast.
    Laura Marie · July 21, 2013
  • Maddie S.
    Pulled pork is hands down the best item on the menu. Other highlights include the baked beans and biscuits with honey butter.
    Maddie Simens · September 4, 2013
  • Kimeeë H.
    Make your own sandwich with some yummy broccoli casserole shmushed in the middle of a warm delicious homemade biscuit. Frickin delicious!!!
    Kimeeë Heatley · January 6, 2012
  • Niki B.
    All of our food and drinks were great. The biscuits are so big, you only need to order one to split with 2 people.
    Niki Blaker · April 15
  • Kyle P.
    You'll go in excited for ribs, but the biscuits (with honey butter) are gonna steal the show. Make sure not to miss them.
    Kyle Paice · December 29, 2015
  • J. H.
    Keep in mind, they don't use sauces on the meat directly. They're in those bottles on the table. The gold star one indicates FIYAH.
    J. Harvey · January 24, 2012
  • Michael D.
    Hot biscuits are a must. Don't forget to order them way ahead of your BBQ otherwise you'll be stuffed before you know it!
    Michael DeFilippis · September 19, 2012
  • Patrick S.
    Don't expect to be blown away. Beer and booze list is pretty comprehensive though. $5 for a pabst or highlife makes you feel dirty though.
    Patrick Sheehan · January 8, 2012
  • Landon H.
    But yours meats by the quarter pound in order to try more. Start with the brisket, pork belly, and pulled pork.
    Landon Howell · April 11, 2015
  • Lauren D.
    Pulled pork, biscuits, broc cheddar casserole. Beware those with nut allergies - the farm salad has hazelnuts.
    Lauren Duffy · 1 week ago
  • Vaughn A.
    This is legit BBQ. Short rib almost too rich. Which is exactly what you want. A unique and crazy meatsperience
    Vaughn Allen · August 10, 2015
  • David G.
    Over cooked dried out tired food . Slim Pickens in the Fenway . Go to La Verdad , Citizens publicly house or toscano . This is just not a good place to go !
    David Goldman · February 8, 2012
  • Jeffrey C.
    Great Texas style bbq; Well seasoned Beef Brisket on Texas Toast. get a tray so you can take some home
    Jeffrey Chaves · August 17, 2014

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