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SoulFire
Barbecue Restaurant$$
Today 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
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182 Harvard Ave Allston, MA 02134
182 Harvard AvenueUSMassachusetts02134
(617) 787-3003soulfirebbq.com
$$Barbecue Restaurant, CatererToday 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmFriday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSaturday 11:30 am – 10:30 pmSunday 12:00 – 10:30 pm
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Hearty, house-smoked meats are delivered in a vibrant, quick-serve restaurant with soul music.- Google
"Their fried mac and cheese is also a favorite!"
"Monday all you can eat wings!"
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Branden Etheridge
3 months ago
Great beer selection. Very friendly staff and I've never really had to wait for a seat. All You Can Eat wings is kind of expensive compared to other place's wing deals, but these are amazing. Huge chicken wings with four different sauces you can pick and choose or get a mix. It's well worth it.
Elizabeth R.
4 months ago
The barbecue is super cheap and amazing! The pulled pork sandwich is to die for. They give you unlimited helpings of their homemade sauces that are all very good. It is a nice place to grab a bite to eat without needing a reservation. Their fried mac and cheese is also a favorite!
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Sophie Park
6 months ago
This place is one of the cheapest BBQ offerings around the greater Boston area. They offer some unique options, like fried mac n' cheese bites, and great platter options. My boyfriend usually gets the 1/2 hickory chicken with coleslaw and potato salad/mac 'n cheese. The 1/2 chicken may look dry from the outside, but it really is succulent and rich in flavor. Also, this is a much healthier option over the pulled pork and BBQ ribs! The coleslaw here is very flavorful and has a lot of juice that collects at the bottom. However, this is one of the better coleslaws I have tried, and it really isn't dry or lacking in crunchy texture. Their mac 'n cheese is really amazing, with BBQ crumbled flakes on top. However, the fried mac 'n cheese I would advise against, because they are just large cubed fried mac n' cheese that come in 4 pieces for a small. The regular mac n' cheese is much better.
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Josh Carlson
7 months ago
This place is fantastic. I moved from SC to Boston recently and I can say this place is as good as BBQ I've had in the south. Besides having great food, their customer service is top notch. I accidentally put in a pic up order at their Mission Hill location instead of their Allston location. When I there, they didn't have it and checking with their other location confirmed my mistake. The manager there immediately said there would be no problem, had the other location cancel the order and started making it there. Definitely an example for other restaurants to go by.
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Steven Leibowitz
3 weeks ago
Soulfire has been one of my favorite local bbq joints, but has seen some slippage lately. Brisket and ribs seemed a little dried out, maybe from being kept warm too long. This has been a trend that other friends have noticed lately also. Good, but a step back for sure.
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Ann Joyce
2 months ago
I had the pulled pork sandwich with a side of mac and cheese which was kind of bland. My friend ordered the brisket on a bun and really liked it Also has really cheap beer - $2.50 PBRs
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Josh Trubow
6 months ago
Soulfire in Allston has a nice open floor plan, friendly staff, and a laid back feel with great food. If you are dining in, there is hardly ever a wait and they have a decent selection of beer and wine. I like ordering the Pitboss Sampler for me and a few friends, and as described the platter comes with a bit of everything. Typically I stick with my favorite dish when I go to a restaurant, but here, it's all good. All the meat, all the sides, and all the sauces are on point and are worth trying.
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Nathaniel Gopen
7 months ago
This place is one of my go-to restaurants. There usually is no wait, but the best is the take out. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. The food is consistently good and really inexpensive compared to other BBQ places in the area. They have some big TVs so it's a good place to go and watch a game with some friends. The beers are good too and they have big platters you can share!

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