B.B.'s Bar and Grille is open for business

By Austin Adams | Aug 25, 2013
Photo by: Austin Adams Owner Tim Ciaffoni at B.B's bar.

After months of planning and preparation by its owners, B.B.'s Bar and Grille in Wareham has finally opened its doors to the public.

Chef Michael Ball and owner Tim Ciaffoni are now ready to bring the B.B.'s experience to patrons.

"We've done a lot of work on the place," says Ball, "I was a former chef here and I'm very excited to come back."

B.B.'s is not the first restaurant to inhabit 2424 Cranberry Highway, having been preceded by local institution Pomodores and the short-lived Grille 28.

Now, new owners Tim and Sandra Ciaffoni are ready to try their hands at local cuisine, with the help of Chef Michael Ball.

Chef Ball says that while his favorite items on the menu will always be his specials, he has to acknowledge the location's locally renowned pizza, saying, "They've got a long reputation for the pizzas here, and we're using the same recipe that they did for twelve years."

In addition to Chef Ball's cooking, B.B.'s also offers Keno, live sports, a function room, an internet jukebox, and, to top it all off, a piano that plays itself.

"This is a really nice model," says owner Tim Ciaffoni with a smile as the keys pluck away all on their own, "it's very interesting."

Overall, Ball and Ciaffoni are eager to begin sharing B.B.'s with the town.

"We're just excited to be open and get the townspeople back into enjoying the place with us," says Ball.

B.B.'s is located at 2424 Cranberry Highway and is open from 11AM-1AM on Friday and Saturday and from noon until midnight on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday.

Comments (6)
Posted by: barnstorm | Aug 26, 2013 09:51

The wife and I went out to B.B's last Friday. The new owners did a nice job on renovating the inside of the restaurant. Truly remarkable compared to how it used to look. They even fixed the floor in the area up front where it was uneven next to dining entrance. I can't comment on the entire menu, we only ordered a couple of pizzas. Thin crust, which I love, and ample portions of toppings. My question and complaint is for Chef Ball. Why are you making a Greek style pizza in a place owned by an Italian. All cheese and very little sauce? Almost nothing. That was disappointing.

Posted by: justin beiber | Aug 26, 2013 13:22


I always get a chuckle from Talk.

This post reminds me of his recent movie review of The Way, Way Back.

First, he approves of B.B.s thin crust pizzas and ample toppings.

Then he bemoans having Greek style pizza at an Italian restaurant.

Greek pizzas have thicker crusts and are much airier - like the ones you get at Santoro's or Nick's.

(Thin crust pizzas are often referred to as New York style)

Stash's in Onset serves thin crust pizza, even though the owners are Greek.

All are good! 

Posted by: totellthetruth | Aug 26, 2013 20:47

J.B. And I always get a chuckle from your reviews.

Posted by: barnstorm | Aug 27, 2013 07:42

Is just a little tomato sauce too much to ask for? Hey, JB, my wife concurs with your post exactly! And Truth, thanks for the pizza info. I think I'll bring "my better half" with me to try Stash's maybe this week. I enjoy reading you guys as well.

Posted by: justin beiber | Aug 27, 2013 14:07


Nothing wrong with asking for extra tomato sauce and less cheese.

If and when you order a pizza at Stash's, keep an eye on the cash register. Early in the summer, there was a glitch in its system that almost cost me an extra $5.

Also, avoid the mushroom and olive pizza toppings.

The mushrooms are fresh, but they don't get cooked enough during the process.

And the olives are way too salty.

The chicken kebob plate comes with a generous side of rice pilaf and Greek salad.

I recommend it.

Steer clear of the beef kebobs, however, because they're tough.

Unless you've brought along a generous supply of dental floss.

Posted by: totellthetruth | Aug 27, 2013 21:42

The "Fenway" at Stash's - to die for.

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