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Bison County Smokehouse And Grill
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$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
275 Moody St.
phone: (617) 642-9720
(Place added by: John)
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| Reviews: 15
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Waltham's Beer Friendly Atmosphere:
Bison is a smoke house - its the first thing you notice when walking through the door as you take in a whif of that burning wood & cooking barbecue smell. Now remember that! It's not a place I'd take a first date.
Food is good, if not great; I've had amazing barbecue - and it's hard to come by in these parts. Bison does a good job - I recommend the Arizona Egg Rolls & the Pulled pork, not the brisket - a bit dry (but so is most brisket in the northeast).
Service is hit or miss - sit at the bar if you want attention & your drink always full.
You have a good selection of BEER & bar-b at reasonable prices, and quite a few quality brews on tap & bottle.
I might have to consider Bison my neighborhood bar & first or second choice every time; I'd grade them with a "B" - not to put them down, but there are improvements to be made.
I go there about every other week - folks there are friendly & will help you with your selection if you are unsure.
Also, they tend to close before their posted closing time - has happened to me more than once.
12-16-2005 21:13:00 |
More by RoterTeufel
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4
I live just down the block from Bison County, but I've not had much oppoirtunity to eat there. Coming home this evening, I realized I didn't have anything in the fridge, so I walked over for a quick bite and a few beers. The atmosphere is "southern BBQ" Lot's of wood, old southern license plates hanging on the wall, and a few other momentos of the south to spice it up.
Nice beer selection. They always have Victory Hop Devil, and something from Brooklyn (Brown Ale this time). Usually something from Concord (Rapscalion) on the tap as well as 9 - 10 others. A nice 20 bottle selection to go along. The drafts always seem fresh, I had fresh tastes of Spaten Oktoberfest, Post Road Pumpkin, and Rapscallion.
The staff seems friendly, they could attend a little better.
Food is good. I had a brisket sandwich which was quite good, a small salad, and some sweet potato fries. Last time I was here, the BBQ was a little dry. It was better this time. Sauce on the side would be nice.
Overall nice place. I do recomend the food, It's not Redbones from a food or beer level, but not bad.
09-02-2004 23:32:58 |
More by carln26
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5
Tonight....The Bison! I love this place, and feel lucky to have it right here in town. A Sunday night staple for me and my friends. I love being able to watch them prepare the food, which is done in the back room dining area for all to see. Creates a very nice atmosphere for hanging out with friends.
The bartenders and servers are all very friendly, fast and attentive. We are always amazed at how quickly the food arrives after ordering, which for me is always the pulled pork combo. They have Carolina style BBQ sauce for those who are all about vinegar.
Beer...they have a lot of it. Great selection on tap, Brookyn Brown, Victory Hop Devil, Stella, Kilians, Guinness, Sam Adams, Spaten, Smuttynose, Blue Moon, Pabst Blue Ribbon (yum), Bass and Magners. Last week they had Rapscallion on tap, but it was replaced with Post Road Pumpkin this week.
Word to the wise, they shut people off here faster than you can say "See ya". If you're doing the Moody Street Shuffle make Bison the fisrt stop for dinner and a few good brews before moving on to partake of the good Lord's bounty.
02-22-2004 22:20:44 |
More by fdrich29
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
The food is great - BBQ in Texas and South Carolina styles, the usual suspects tips, ribs, pulled pork & chicken. And the namesake Bison. I like the pulled pork and chicken myself.
Rattlesnake eggs (battered jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese) and the wings are the top appetizers.
If you sit in the back room the grill is open for you to view.
And a far better beer selection than most restaurants.
On tap Young's Double Chocolate Stout, Victory HopDevil, SN Pale Ale, the usual macro suspects, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Murphy's Irish Stout etc.. A number on bottle, but with good selections on draft I didn't bother with those. The draft selections change but they always have the HopDevil, thats a nice beer for BBQ.
Diagonally across the street from Watch City
12-29-2003 16:56:09 |
More by mschofield
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
This place is borderline for the beer bar category, so conservatively, I think bar/pub is the best classification. Bison County has a respectable selection of good brews on tap. 18 or so taps with notables being Victory HopDevil, Belhaven Scottish Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale and Brooklyn Brown. The usual suspects round out the remainder Guinness, Bass, Sam, Blue Moon, other macros, etc. Noteworthy bottles Anchor, Magic Hat, Flying Dog. Casual atmosphere and good service. I had some of the tastiest wings ever here be sure to try the smoked wings (I had the crazy hot Fire Wings, which were not all that hot). A couple pints of fresh HopDevil washed them down effectively. They offer some other very good menu selections including, you guessed right, Bison. If thats not your thing dont worry theres also beef, pork and chicken. Definitely worth a try.
09-08-2003 16:06:36 |
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