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Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
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Ranked #1 of 88 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I really wanted to love this place. The prices are decent and it's close to home. After three separate visits, I have to say I find the meat to be dry and somewhat lacking in flavor. The sides are great - especially the sweet potato. The staff is friendly and they have some outdoor seating at the Arlington location. All... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This place is right down the street from me not only is it convenient but the quality is great. The ribs are fabulous and so is the pulled pork

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Malden, Massachusetts
1 review
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was very slow. I phoned in an order and was told 20 minutes. I arrived after 25 minutes an had to wait another 15-20 minutes for my order. Food was good, butnot the best BBQ I have ever had. I would go back, but it not going to become my favorite place!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There are only 3 places I go for Barbecue -- this is definitely one of them. Seating here is pretty limited, so best for take-out. But you're not going for the tables and chairs, you're going for the ribs, pulled pork and plenty of different sauces.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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121 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Blue Ribbon BBQ restaurant is a nice place enjoy some good BBQ in the area. If you are dining in, be aware that the seating is very limited and a little cramped. Make sure to try the brisket and mashed potatoes

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We like the quality of the food here better than another well-known Somerville establishment. I suggest the pulled chicken and burnt ends. Great take-out place, you can eat there, although it's definitely more of a to-go place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I love the burnt ends and get them every time. I also love the fact that I can spice them up or down with different sauces. This has been an Arlington staple for years and it's a great take out place. The dinner with 2 sides will feed me for 2-3 meals. Great value and tasty BBQ.

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Boston Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We like to get food to go from Blue Ribbon -- it is really good for New England. They have great flavors of sauce to choose from. Corn bread is awesome too. Check it out!!!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very high quality meats with generous servings but only average selection of sides. (Good mashed potatoes, baked beans and cole slaw.) Prices were great, they now are only good. Worth a trip.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Awesome barbeque! I usually go for the pulled pork or the Kansas City burned ends. You get your choice of authentic barbeque sauces from most of best known BBQ regions. The sides also rise to level of excellence set by the BBQ! The garlic mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and baked beans are all very tasty. Their green beans, creatively seasoned... More

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