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Feb 24, 2010 09:05 AM

Need A Replacement for Uncle Pete's North Shore

Boy, do I mess Uncle Pete's.

Anyone know of a comparable BBQ restaurant on the North Shore. Both in the quality of food and ambiance. I am NOT looking for takeout.

The other caveat, is that it should be a least somewhat kid friendly. Uncle Pete always made my daughter feel welcome and gave her treats when we visited. Now, I don't expect that, but I do want a place where kids are welcome.


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  1. Can't help you but IF I ever open a joint, it will be a BBQ place. Have you tried American BBQ on 1A in Rowley come to think of it...pretty decent overall.

    1. while not really on the North Shore i am a fan of Lester's in Burlington.
      and i somewhat agree with Ipso that American BBQ in both Rowley and Beverly is decent, but not great.

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      1. re: ScubaSteve

        did not know there was a Beverly location.....thanks I will look it up

        1. re: ipsofatso

          it's in the Cumming's Center on rte 62.

        2. re: ScubaSteve

          Thanks, guys. I guess by North Shore I really mean north of Boston, south of NH.,,,,,,,,,

        3. Another vote for American BBQ. The food is fantastic and I love the ambiance. (I'm talking about the Beverly location, I've never been to the Rowley one) I think this is exactly what you are looking for.

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          1. re: hhookk

            I'll give it a try and report back. Thanks.

            1. re: Chris B.

              I've not eaten here but this place is getting some good reviews, plan to try it this weekend:


          2. I am a fan of Tennesee BBQ on Rt 114 in Danvers. It's not impressive looking from the outside, but the food is quite good. Very casual, certainly kid friendly. Reasonable prices. Beer and wine available. It's not the best BBQ I've ever had, but it's certainly worth eating, and they have lots of choices of sides and some desserts. Their cole slaw is delicious (no mayo), and their mac & cheese is suitably artery clogging.

            Also, in the summer, you might want to check out Smokin' Jim's in East Gloucester. It's takeout, but it's really, really good. Jim is there cooking on an oil-drum smoker right in front of you, and there are picnic tables nearby (parking lot), or you can take your food to Good Harbor beach a couple of miles away.