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Po's Ribs and Barbecue, Acton

skippy66 May 18, 2010 12:46 PM

Has anyone been there? What do you think?

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    momoftwo May 19, 2010 03:56 AM

    OMG, went about 3 weeks ago with a group of gals. We were a litte "in our cups"! But we had a delicious assortment of foods and the drinks were great too. We had the shrimp, some spring rolls and they gave us a sample of the pulled pork. This is asian cuisine, not american,southern bbq. The room is funny, its long and narrow with a bar off to the left and a smattering of tables, not nearly enough given the size of the room. The bartender mentioned that a town ordinance was limiting the seating, the place feels sparse. But go for the food, try lots of different things, it was great.

    1. neil May 19, 2010 04:35 AM

      I made a quick stop -- on my own -- for the pulled pork sandwich one weekday evening about 10 days ago. It is not a traditional BBQ restaurant but the sandwich was really good - piled high and very tasty. Sloppy Joe-style hamburger bun; average coleslaw. for $7. We are in such a Chow wasteland out here that I cannot resist grading on the curve but it was good enough that I will go back with friends and try the ribs.

      Po's BBQ
      Rt 27 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01742

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      1. re: neil
        bear May 19, 2010 05:46 AM

        Note to the mods: The address is wrong. It should be Acton MA 01720

        1. re: bear
          trufflehound May 19, 2010 02:43 PM

          Where exactly?

          1. re: trufflehound
            bear May 19, 2010 02:50 PM

            I haven't been, but that's the address of the CVS plaza, which is on the left a couple of miles after the Concord rotary on Rte. 2A/119.

            1. re: bear
              chickendhansak May 19, 2010 03:37 PM

              That's correct, it is the strip mall on the intersection of the Great Road (119) and Rt. 27 which contains the CVS, a posh kitchen shop, and Cafe Ziba (which may be the best coffee on the Great Road, but the baked goods are not up to much).

              Cafe Ziba
              340 Great Rd, Acton, MA 01720

              1. re: chickendhansak
                three of us May 19, 2010 04:44 PM

                Doesn't it drive you crazy that there is not a tasty baked good to match the delicious coffee?

            2. re: trufflehound
              bostonron May 19, 2010 03:42 PM

              Woods Plaza at the intersection of Rt. 27 and 2A.

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          khandha May 19, 2010 07:39 PM

          Quite good pulled pork. Slaw is unusual but fine, baked beans indifferent. Would benefit from a selection of sauces a la Blue Ribbon. Curious now to try their brisket and ribs.

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          1. re: khandha
            jread23 Jul 9, 2010 06:40 AM

            I went yesterday for lunch with a friend. We both thought the ribs were dry and tasteless and the brisket, while tender, was also tasteless and neither had any smoke taste though both had a "smoke ring". Don't know how it got there since you couldn't taste it.

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