It is a fun place, I ate there Sunday night and couldn’t finish my 2-meat combo (Ribs, brisket, mac & cheese, mashed, cornbread.)
It is on 1A, Agawam is on Route 1. Same town. If you left the Agawam and headed north on 1, you’d take a right at the firt bliking light (Central St.). Take that road over to 1A North. 10 min away, tops.
McIntyre’s has closed down and the building is for sale I’m sad to say.
Thanks LindaW. Looks good. I’d like to try the Route 66 chili.
I will be interested in the menu and prices also. It seems that the place is ‘Bike-Friendly’. Considering the location, it would be a good place to stop on a weekend ride out of Boston. Where is it in relation to the Agawam Diner and or McIntyre’s.
Here is another example of the ‘multi-cultural’ spread of our food-world. Interesting to note, but a step away from the regional specialization of the past![:I] That’s not a negative, but a note.
Dugmar, this place sounds like a hidden treasure. Please go back and find out more. I would love to
see their entire menu.
American Barbecue, 5 Railroad Ave, Rowley, Mass. (Just off Route 1A) This place it tucked off 1A so it is easy to miss. Keep an eye out for the sign on the corner. This place offers some of the best southern style BBQ in the area. The ribs have a great smoked flavor to them. They don’t fall off the bone but they are close. To me, ribs that fall off the bone are overdone and are a bit mushy, they need a little tugging to be done right. These are done right. The 2-way combo for $15 is the best deal, you get two meat choices, two sides and a big hunk of cornbread. The mac and cheese is amazing, the cornbread is wonderful. They also serve cold beer, both on tap and bottle.
They were closed on Labor Day, which is why the lot is empty. Usually there is a bit of a wait. The cool thing is that they have free popcorn and a huge barrel of peanuts to snack on when you’re waiting. The inside is very rustic and cozy, booths and tables, wood walls covered in corregated steel, well done decor from southern BBQ joints, lots to look at. You order at the counter and go get your meal when they call your number. The best part is the three different types of BBQ sauce you serve yourself for dipping. Mild, spicy and this yellow stuff that is very addictive. I will be going back soon so I will post food pics here.
They are motorcycle friendly as well as you can see by the kickstand caddy…
The American Barbecue, Rowley, Massachusetts
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