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Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
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Ranked #1 of 89 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
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English first
Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

For something different I enjoy this BBQ restaurant. There is a great variety of main dishes like pulled pork, ribs etc, as well as, side dishes

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Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Terrific BBQ across the board with Burnt Ends at the pinnacle. Choice of sides is tip top from well-cooked greens to fiery green beans to mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. Corn bread is good (not as good as your southern grandma's but no one's is) and menu variety offers plenty of choices. A recent Best of Boston winner with friendly... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent BBQ, although a little too expensive. Seating inside is pretty terrible, but don't advertise to be a good eat-in spot. They put there energy into the BBQ which is obvious because it is the best BBQ in the Boston Metro Area. The BBQ quality is better than Red Bones, but you go to red bones to sit and have... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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6 restaurant reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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159 restaurant reviews
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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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37 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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