We are excited and honored to receive the Best of the North Shore (BONS) Editors’ pick for the “Best BBQ restaurant”. The 11th Annual annual Best of the North Shore Awards are published in the August 2016 issue of North Shore Magazine. This is a popular issue for learning about the best of the best places to dine, drink, shop and have fun on the North Shore. With record voting across 1170 sub-categories, the 2016 awards tabulated over 150,000 votes for over 250 organizations.
BONS is the magazine’s most popular issue which many people keep and refer to as a great resource for top quality services, restaurants and social activities. The BONS committee researches throughout the year to determine the Editors’ Choice Awards, for the BONS 2016 list.
Below is the summary on American BBQ as it appeared in the North Shore Magazine award issue.
With generous portions of Memphis-style barbecue—light on the sauce and slow smoked up to 16 hours on smoldering mixed hardwoods (oak, hickory, and maple)—and 17 sides to choose from, including cornbread (of course) and a light cucumber, onion, and carrot salad, American BBQ has been pleasing patrons for more than 15 years. Step into the dining room, decorated with vintage neon signs, barn board, and an eclectic mix of antiques, place an order, and then grab a Southern sweet tea or a beer along with self-serve popcorn while you wait.
We greatly appreciate our customer’s reviews on Yelp, Trip Advisor, social media and all the votes in the many local and regional competitions, and are thrilled to be included on the award-winning BONS 2016 list.
“My only option for BBQ on the North Shore, and it’s a home run every time I show up at either location in Rowley or Beverly! I love the ribs and pulled pork, but those delicious sides… and the cornbread! It’s like dying and going to taste bud Heaven.” Still lots more on the menu to explore, though, look for updates!—George Walden, customer