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In 1984, Alan Robbat had a successful career in the nightclub business as the owner of "The Palace" in Saugus, MA, but he wanted something different. It had always been his dream to one day open a bar and restaurant where good friends gathered to have a good time and he would know the name of every regular patron.

So, when his good friend Ben Maganzini approached him about opening a restaurant, Alan jumped at the opportunity. The Pearl Street Restaurant opened at the corner of Pearl and Charles Street in 1985 and it became a huge success with lines forming out the door and around the corner almost every night! We developed and earned our great reputation for our BBQ Steak Tips, BBQ Ribs, and our sumptuous Prime Rib Special on Friday and Saturday Nights.

As the years progressed and we became the "Go-To" Place in Malden for great food & great prices, we decided that we needed a bigger space while still needing to maintain the small, neighborhood feel that we had come to know and love on Pearl Street.

After searching for an ideal venue, Alan and Ben fell in love with a converted Railroad Station at 53 Summer Street that featured all the charms they were looking for in the new home for Pearl Street Station Restaurant. Built in 1891, this former Malden Depot had the beautiful amenities and grandeur from a previous era and it held a wealth of history to build upon. Prior to our moving to this current location in May 1998, Fred and Louise Spadafora owned and operated the popular Summerside Lodge Function Facility for well over 25 years.

As "Malden's Longest Running Restaurant", Pearl Street Station Restaurant has grown from a small restaurant to a multi-room facility with an expanded menu. We successfully retained the intimacy and friendly environment that we are also known for at 53 Summer Street in Malden, Massachusetts.

We're just minutes away from the Malden Center stop on the MBTA's Orange Line! We're on the block before Malden District Court.

Come see us soon!

What People Are Saying:

From June 2019.............

Hey Paul - 

I just wanted to thank you SO MUCH for Saturday. The food was absolutely amazing, and you guys were perfect. Everyone we've talked to has commented on how friendly you and your staff were, and how delicious the food was. I've gotten multiple requests for asking you for the jalapeno cornbread recipe! 

Food was a really important decision in our wedding planning process. It's one of the largest costs in a wedding, so we wanted it to be good. We had gone to other tastings and they were really just "meh". We also had people emailing us back quotes for even less food and service than we ended up with. I got to a point of frustration where I would have been happy just ordering pizza to be delivered and then I found you guys on google.

From the second we walked into the restaurant, your staff was inviting and friendly. Our waiter was amazing and we really appreciated how involved you were in the tasting. Literally from the first thing we tried during our tasting, Jesse looked at me and said "do we have to do any other tastings or can we book here? This is amazing". You were so easy to work with, communicative, helpful, and you provided us with everything we asked for and more.

I cannot say enough good things about you or the restaurant. It's no wonder your restaurant has been in business as long as it has -- the food is exceptional and the staff is top notch. You have gained some customers for life. We've already decided to come back every year on our anniversary (but don't worry we'll be back much more than that!) 

So thank you again for everything - I couldn't have asked for a better catering experience. Once we're back from our trip next week I'm going to write a review/testimonial for the restaurant/catering on just about any site I can find that will let me!

Thank you again for everything,

J_____ and E______


From September 2017...............

Pearl Street Station catered my outdoor wedding by grilling up their amazing food right on site. Everything was perfect. The whole process of their catering service was painless from beginning to end. Paul is a pleasure to work with. Along with fantastic customer service, the food is absolutely amazing, and you cannot beat the pricing. I don't have one bad thing to say. 5 stars across the board. E_____ and P_____

Waiter and waitress holding food and drink on trays, portrait

Something for Everyone

  • Two bars featuring 18 big screen TV's
  • Large dining area with a totally-refreshed decor
  • Recently-renovated dining area for large party capacity (ideal for office and family celebrations)
  • Function room with no room fee for 30 guests or more
  • An extensive Craft Brew Selection with Rotating Drafts and Cans
  • Pizza, barbecue, seafood, Italian, Mexican, and so much more! We have something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds!

We are available for dine-in, take-out or catering.

We would also like to bring our Famous Backyard Barbecue to you and your minimum of 50 guests!! 

Stop on by the Pearl Street Station, "Malden's Longest Running Restaurant"!

We are an ideal place to enjoy delicious food, great company, and a whole lot of fun!

Call now!

Business Info

Pearl Street Station Restaurant and Backyard Barbecue

53 Summer Street
Malden, MA 02148
Phone: 781-322-6410

Facebook: @pearlststation

Instagram: @pearlstreet_bbq_

Twitter: @PearlStreet_BBQ

You Tube: Pearl Street Station

We accept VISA, Master Card, American Express, and Discover. Maximum of three (3) credit cards per table.

Business Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:00 pm–12:00 am*

Friday - Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.*

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.* 

The Main Kitchen stays open until 10:50 p.m. on Fridays & Saturdays. 

The Main Kitchen stays open until 9:50 p.m. Sundays -Thursdays.  

We reserve the right to have an early last call for alcohol if there is little activity in the restaurant.

We're just minutes away from the Malden Center stop on the MBTA's Orange Line! We're on the block before Malden District Court.

Before placing your order, please inform your server if a person in your party has a food allergy. Please be aware that we use ingredients that contain all the major FDA Allergens (peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, soy, and wheat). Consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Half Dinners

Steak Tips $10.95

Baby Back Ribs $11.95

Turkey Tips $8.95

Country Style Ribs $10.45

Lamb Tips $10.95

BBQ Boneless Chicken $8.95

BBQ Italian Sausage $7.95

All Half BBQ Dinners are served with one of the following side dishes: French Fries (wedge or skinny), Rice Pilaf, Garlic Mashed Potatoes,

Onion Rings, Broccoli, Mixed Vegetables, Cole Slaw, or Garden Salad.

Sweet Potato Fries $1.00 extra

Sandwiches, Clubs, & Wraps

Add Cheese $.50 

Pulled Pork Sandwich $9.25

BBQ Chicken Sandwich $8.25

Fried Haddock Sandwich $9.25

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Finger $7.75

Sausage Sub $8.45

Meatball Sub $8.45

Steak Tip & Cheese Sub $11.45

Chicken Parmesan Sub $8.95

Turkey Tip $7.65

BBQ Sausage Sub $7.95

Turkey Club $8.95

Grilled Chicken Club $9.95

Hamburger Club $11.45

Steak Caesar Wrap $9.95

Chicken Caesar Wrap $8.95

Shrimp Caesar Wrap $9.45

Greek Wrap $8.45

Buffalo Chicken Wrap $8.95

Buffalo Shrimp Wrap $9.45

All sandwiches, subs, clubs, and wraps are served with one of the following side dishes: French Fries (wedge or skinny), 

Cole Slaw, or Garden Salad. Sweet Potato Fries $1.00 extra

8 oz. Burgers

Served with lettuce & tomato

Char Burger $11.75

Cheeseburger $11.95

Bacon Cheeseburger $12.75

Mushroom Cheeseburger $12.45

Sautéed Pepper & Onion Cheeseburger $12.45

Pearl Street Cheeseburger $12.95
Our signature burger with BBQ sauce, bacon

All Burgers are served with one of the following side dishes: French Fries (wedge or skinny), Cole Slaw,

or Garden Salad. Sweet Potato Fries $1.00 extra

Pasta & More

Choice of linguini or ziti

Chicken Scampi with Broccoli & Roasted Red Peppers $9.75

Pasta with Meatball or Sausage $9.50
Combo It! $10.50

Chicken Parmesan $9.75

Baked Macaroni & Cheese with green peppers & bacon $8.95 (Add Buff. Chick $4)

Linguini with Red or White Clam Sauce $7.25


Chicken Cordon Bleu Breaded $8.25
Chicken, ham, Swiss cheese & Dijon mustard on sourdough bread

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil $8.25
Fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil & balsamic vinaigrette on sourdough bread

Pulled Pork Cuban BBQ $8.25
Pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles & mustard on sourdough bread

Ham & Brie $8.25
Black Forest Ham, Swiss cheese, roasted red peppers & Dijon mustard on sourdough bread

Classic Reuben $8.25
Corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese & our secret sauce on rye bread

All Paninis are served with one of the following side dishes: French Fries (wedge or skinny), Cole Slaw,

or Garden Salad. Sweet Potato Fries $1.00 extra

*Remember consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.
Please alert your server to any food allergies.
An 18% gratuity will be added to the check for parties of 6 or more.
Prices subject to change without notice.

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