Thursday, August 09, 2018

Update: Lester's Roadside BBQ in Burlington Has Closed, May Move to New Location

by Marc Hurwitz

[Ed note: This article was updated on August 10 to reflect new information given on the status of the place.]

It looks like a suburban barbecue spot has very quietly shuttered, at least for now.

According to several sources, Lester's Roadside BBQ in Burlington has been locked up and dark this week, with a check on the Cambridge Street restaurant indicating that there is one sign inside the door that says "Sorry, we are closed," while another sign says "Closed until further notice" while giving an email address below for more information. We sent an email out to the place and are waiting to hear back to find out what is going on with the spot.

Lester's first opened in 2005, offering such items as ribs, pulled pork and chicken, brisket, chili, sausage, macaroni and cheese, and more.

The address for Lester's Roadside BBQ is 376 Cambridge Street (Route 3A), Burlington, MA, 01803. Its website can be found at

[August 10 update: A message from the restaurant indicates that Lester's is closed temporarily and that the people behind it are hoping to find a new location and could reopen soon, though the process may end up taking awhile.]

[August 29 update: The future of Lester's appears to be in question now, as a Facebook poster asked a couple of weeks ago if it would be closing forever and the person behind the Lester's page [ed note--the page is now down] said "I don't know. Let's hope not!" while going on to state that "I don't know what the next steps will be for the owner....This is a sad time, With the influx of restaurants, mostly chains, the single proprietor is an anomaly." (Thanks to the Patch for bringing this to our attention.)]

[September 26 update: Lester's future looks even more in doubt now, as a new Patch article indicates that the place is now looking to sell its liquor license, and as mentioned in an ed note above, the Facebook page for the restaurant is gone.]

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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]

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