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Bison County

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275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5205
+1 781-642-9720
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Lexington, United States
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was very disappointed by my recent visit to Bison County. I had the ribs and brisket combo. I found both to be dry and lacking in flavor. I had visited a few years ago and remembered the food being much better. It was unfortunate. I was really looking forward to some good Q.

Thank douglasJ123
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love this restaurant. You can have anything from the best ribs in town to a Mexican-style dinner. My favorite is the chili rellano but the ribs are outstanding too. They have a huge selection on tap beer in the bartender's make a great mixed drink. This is a restaurant I go back to all the time when I'm in... More 

Thank Dave R
Waltham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Best bang for the buck when it comes to the food at Bison County 275 Moody St. Waltham....the meat there is really good, decent portions and made to order....

Thank Bobby L
New York City, New York
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Yep. And it's pretty decent. I was expecting very little from this BBQ joint disguised as a run-of-the-mill bar, but I was pleasantly surprised. I had the regular ribs, and found them delicious and well prepared. Sides were also good. Is it the best BBQ I've ever had? No. Massachusetts is not Texas, but Bison County is pretty good for... More 

Thank SomePeopleCallMe
Arlington, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Good classic meld of Texas and Carolina BarBQ. Moderate prices. Our Baby Back Ribs were tender and smoky, but they didn't serve any extra BarBQ sauce. There were classic sides, but no southern style veggies. We were happy, but not as excited as a visit to Redbones in Davis Square.

Thank Dick C
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We were in the area and made a reservation to come to dinner on a Saturday night (you need a reservation!) With our kids. We had frequented bison county 20 years ago when my husband and I lived in waltham. Just as good as we remember. The wings are the best we have ever had. Seriously!!! The pulled pork, salads,... More 

Thank Donna F
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Came here for the first time to celebrate my dads birthday. The service was painfully slow and nobody was at the hostess stand when we arrived so we sat ourselves. They under cooked my burger and it took almost 10 minutes for the server to come over after we had already flagged her down. Finally she came and got me... More 

1 Thank Sam O
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The atmosphere was very relaxed, aiming to have a sort of "Texan", ranchy vibe. Upon entering the building, I did notice they were hiring, and we certainly came to realize they were probably understaffed. It took quite a while to get to a table, and then a menu, some waters, and then our food, but we were patient because it... More 

Thank Erin M
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a great fun place with friends. Lots of beer choices & excellent BBQ. We have enjoyed it with just the 2 of us or a group of 6. It is a bar atmosphere so be prepared for sports on the tv, sports trivia, & beer.

Thank MassLady06
Waltham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a really laid back place to get good food (BBQ mostly) and a drink (or two). Some of the food is prepared on an open-grill in the back of the restaurant. Great for entertaining kids. If you sit in the dining area you are given complementary cornbread and honey-butter. Yummy! The portions are ample. Prices are fair. Staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5205
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-642-9720

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?