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Sweet Cheeks

BBQ Joint$$$$
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, Boston
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  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMarch 8, 2016
    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.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    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
  • Melissa V.
    Melissa VMay 5, 2013
    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 >>>>
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    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]
  • Jade A.
    Jade AndersonAugust 10, 2014
    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!
  • 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.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Brianna C.
    Brianna CadalzoMarch 26, 2016
    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
  • Tanya P.
    Tanya PhillipsAugust 15, 2012
    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.
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeDecember 30, 2016
    Best of Boston 2016: BBQ 🍖 :: Metal trays of tender ribs, buckets of now-iconic honey-butter biscuits, and Mason-jar cocktails, best imbibed by the outdoor beer shed. Sweet mercy.
  • Alina L.
    Try anything. I bet you it will be amazing. I had the brisket and biscuits (the honey butter omg 😍). The pork belly is also really good. Drinks are great and STRONG. Definitely worth a visit.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayDecember 4, 2014
    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
  • Ron O.
    Ron OppenheimApril 20, 2015
    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).
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha Ben-SimonOctober 26, 2012
    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!
  • Siobhan M.
    Siobhan MurphyDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinMarch 22, 2014
    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
  • BU Today
    BU TodayAugust 29, 2013
    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
  • Darian Symoné H.
    Darian Symoné HarvinMarch 23, 2013
    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.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJanuary 3, 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
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 16, 2014
    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!
  • Kimberly A.
    Kimberly AginSeptember 19, 2015
    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.
  • Nati B.
    Nati B.June 30, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    You MUST have the biscuits. Pulled pork with Mac and cheese and coleslaw is my usual. All amazing.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FoorApril 29, 2015
    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.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistNovember 15, 2011
    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
  • Gianpaolo E.
    Gianpaolo EleriaFebruary 11, 2012
    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.
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2011
    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
  • Ally P.
    Ally PikeFebruary 25
    Cocktails are a fantastic way to start your visit here and you can't leave without trying a bisket, they are the best I have ever had!!!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityDecember 22, 2011
    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.
  • Erica T.
    Erica TFebruary 21, 2016
    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.
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixDecember 19, 2011
    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
  • Laura Marie
    Laura MarieJuly 21, 2013
    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.
  • William F. A.
    William F. AntolinezJune 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Ribs I tried in Boston. Also amazing sour and hot home made sauces
  • Niki B.
    Niki BlakerApril 15, 2016
    All of our food and drinks were great. The biscuits are so big, you only need to order one to split with 2 people.
  • Shalin S.
    Shalin Sitwala2 weeks ago
    Got their lunch tray with pulled chicken, pulled pork, rib and a side. It was delicious. The portions are huge. Loved it.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Damn Yankee: bourbon, sapling maple liqueur, and black walnut bitters. And it comes in this cute squat mason jar.
  • James B.
    James BuckleyAugust 15, 2015
    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.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinDecember 15, 2013
    (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."
  • Maddie S.
    Maddie SimensSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork is hands down the best item on the menu. Other highlights include the baked beans and biscuits with honey butter.
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PaiceDecember 29, 2015
    You'll go in excited for ribs, but the biscuits (with honey butter) are gonna steal the show. Make sure not to miss them.
  • Diana H.
    Diana HwangNovember 21, 2011
    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.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DeFilippisSeptember 19, 2012
    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!
  • Jeffrey C.
    Jeffrey ChavesAugust 17, 2014
    Great Texas style bbq; Well seasoned Beef Brisket on Texas Toast. get a tray so you can take some home
  • Terence C.
    Pretty pricey for small portions. Got the brisket, chop brisket, sausage and half rack of ribs. Biscuits were excellent. Ribs and meats are smoky but a little dry. 4/5
  • Landon H.
    Landon HowellApril 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    But yours meats by the quarter pound in order to try more. Start with the brisket, pork belly, and pulled pork.
  • Cory O.
    Cory O'BrienSeptember 10, 2012
    Good beer selection, GREAT meat selection, and the decor is fun too. A great spot to get some delicious BBQ.
  • Vaughn A.
    Vaughn AllenAugust 10, 2015
    This is legit BBQ. Short rib almost too rich. Which is exactly what you want. A unique and crazy meatsperience
  • Kimeeë H.
    Kimeeë HeatleyJanuary 6, 2012
    Make your own sandwich with some yummy broccoli casserole shmushed in the middle of a warm delicious homemade biscuit. Frickin delicious!!!
  • Renz P.
    Renz PeeApril 24, 2012
    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
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BennettMarch 17, 2013
    Corny music but great food. Mixed greens with Brussel sprouts salad is so good. Mac and cheese the best.
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulJanuary 1, 2013
    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.
  • Janet I.
    Janet IsabellaNovember 9, 2014
    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.
  • Alan F.
    Alan FletcherJune 4, 2014
    Try the brisket ends! Biscuits are insanely large! Watch out fried green tomatoes come out piping hot!!!!
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JonesApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    These biscuits are to die for! Oh and try the pineapple kush and the beer-rita! So good!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DuffyMay 21, 2016
    Pulled pork, biscuits, broc cheddar casserole. Beware those with nut allergies - the farm salad has hazelnuts.
  • Shane R.
    Shane RSeptember 2, 2013
    The pulled pork, biscuits and collards are spot on the money. Trust me, I'm from NC ;)
  • Jake R.
    Jake R.April 9, 2012
    Excellent BBQ. Really enjoyed the broccoli and cheese casserole and the biscuits. Home Brew was tasty too!
  • Jason S.
    Jason StorerSeptember 20, 2014
    Brisket was so tender, and the carrot raisin salad the right balance of sweet, crunchy, and tangy.
  • Preston G.
    Preston GordonAugust 11, 2015
    Biscuits, fried chicken, mac n cheese. Cant go wrong with any of it!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskyJuly 31, 2016
    I like the pork ribs tray with potato salad and mac-n-cheese!
  • David A.
    David AitkenMarch 21, 2015
    Pretty delicious brisket and pulled pork, but the biscuit was unbelievable.
  • Julia M.
    Julia MartinFebruary 3, 2014
    Try the pulled pork sandwich, & be sure to order a bucket of biscuits with honey butter.
  • Kaitlynn A.
    Kaitlynn AndersonJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The biscuits. Get them. You won't regret it. Or you can just get a plate of meat.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinDecember 8, 2014
    (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."
  • Samia S.
    Samia SerajJanuary 19, 2013
    Best biscuits with to due for honey butter. I would go just for the biscuits 4 for $10
  • Sara S.
    Sara SigelMarch 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor space. A little pricey but you get a ton of food. Go biscuits or go home!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 2, 2012
    Try mixing the house and Carolina vinegar sauces together on your pulled pork for a flavor explosion.
  • J. H.
    J. HarveyJanuary 24, 2012
    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.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 15, 2014
    The biscuits with honey butter... oooooof. Get everything here and have no regrets!
  • Jeannie A.
    Jeannie AApril 14, 2013
    Absolutely delicious! The best macaroni and cheese and biscuits! Loved the pulled pork!!!
  • Breana G.
    Breana GoscickiMay 11, 2015
    Pulled pork, mac and cheese, biscuits are to die for
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulJanuary 1, 2013
    In the platters, get the farm salad as your side. It is pretty much amazing.
  • Jonathan P.
    Jonathan PerezMarch 16, 2016
    Sweet cheeks 2 scoops of meat, mac n cheese with Cole slaw.... Heaven
  • Josh G.
    Josh GottliebAugust 11, 2013
    Great food, TERRIBLE service. Have waited a combined 35 minutes for our first then second drink.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuDecember 13, 2012
    Their honey butter biscuits are heavenly. Come here with boys to prevent meat-coma
  • Joseph
    JosephMay 23, 2012
    The best items are the pork belly and the broccoli & cheese casserole. Everything else is ok.
  • Becka D.
    Becka DDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Chef Dan is amazing. A triple brisket tray is the way to go!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzSeptember 16, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great craft beer selection however they also sling up some great cocktails including seasonal - just keep that in mind.
  • Hanya C.
    Hanya CrooksOctober 16, 2013
    Oh good lord, NEVER have I tasted brisket so good. If this is a taste if the south, take me there now!
  • Erik A.
    Erik AdamsFebruary 19, 2012
    Come hungry, big portions! Be careful though, all the food has strong flavours... The potato salad was too vinegary...
  • Jill M.
    Jill MJuly 19, 2014
    Sooo good! Make sure you try a biscuit with honey butter.. delicious!
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DaltonMarch 19, 2016
    Biscuits and strawberry jam! Can't go wrong here with whatever you choose.
  • Tom M.
    Tom Maxwell6 days ago
    Try the seltzer flight! Tito's vodka + limited edition seltzers
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HardyAugust 8, 2014
    Take them seriously when they say how spicy their sauces are. It can hurt
  • John F.
    John FusiMarch 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ramen Monday's at 9pm. Get there early, bowls are limited
  • Seung-Jin H.
    Seung-Jin HamSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    i know it's a bbq joint, but the biscuits... oh, the biscuits. fried chicken 👍🏼
  • Calvin C.
    Calvin ChanNovember 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Those soft, fluffy weapons of coronary destruction (aka biscuits) are a must!
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    The fried-chicken tray with sides of farm salad and broccoli casserole.
  • SupahFans S.
    SupahFans StreetwearJune 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    So ya ever wonder what else men might be doing? Well, at Fenway's Sweet Cheeks they've got eggs filled with toys for us to buy- woo hoo!
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WangDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Honey butter for the biscuits is FANTASTIC. A must taste!
  • kirsten s.
    kirsten sanderJune 2, 2014
    yummy, amazing bbq. Great service and amzingly yummy food.
  • Brendan O.
    Brendan O'NeilDecember 1, 2015
    Best BBQ in the Fenway area - the biscuits are HUGE
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DiazFebruary 22, 2012
    Pulled pork with BBQ sauce and Mac&cheese. BEST COMBINATION EVER!
  • benn
    bennMarch 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    You come here for the biscuits and honey butter. The brisket is good, but pretty fatty...
  • Ahmed A.
    Ahmed Abdel KouddousFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Stick with the mothafuckin trays. Side of broccoli and cheese, and carrots and raisins. Beer: Draft
  • Meg B.
    Meg B.May 21, 2012
    The biscuits are huge and amazing!! A definite must!
  • Siobhan M.
    Siobhan MurphyOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Tracy S.
    Tracy SMarch 21, 2012
    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!
  • richard c.
    richard couillardJune 24, 2015
    Best Boston BBQ great sides and the best bartenders
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew T.November 7, 2011
    Great craft beer list. Almost 50 different beers to choose from and pair with your BBQ.
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