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All 90 Arlington Restaurants

Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
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Ranked #1 of 90 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
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Wayland, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stopped by for a late lunch and had brisket beef with slaw as a side . Beef was very good as was sauce I selected which was on the hot side. Cole slaw was not as spicy as I normally like. Quick service. Would visit again and try pulled pork.

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MA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a popular BBQ spot so we figured we would try it. We got take out and ate at home. This is mostly a take out restaurant and is nothing fancy. They only offer one type of ribs, which were fatty on one side & too tough to eat on the other. The pulled pork was just ok, nothing... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Sure, you could eat lighter, but why bother when you have Blue Ribbon right down the street! Food is consistent, superbly so, and reasonably authentic. They even have veggies!

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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It is great for take out, portions are large so you always have left overs. The pulled pork is excellent. The ribs are usually very good only once I had an order than seemed to be a little chewy. Definitely worth going just for the mashed potatoes. The corn bread is hit or miss. but overall a great place

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Medford, Massachusetts, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This mostly take-out place is a must if you live around the area. Great food at reasonable price. The kids love their food.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The ribs which use to be spectacular, are consistently, over the past 4 or 5 visits, really tough now. Get the pulled pork instead. Mashed potatoes alone are worth the trip! Yum! Great sauces.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a delicious take out place for BBQ, prices are good, food is yummy. They have to-go cups where you can take extra sauce! Often, you have leftovers because meals are large portions. They have great sides: fluffy mashed potatoes, collard greens, dirty rice. You can't go wrong with this place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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139 reviews 139 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

There is a fairly large menu and the prices for most platters run between $10-20. These platters include a meat choice and two sides. There may be some combos as well. I got the pulled chicken with a sweet bbq sauce on it with a side of mashed with gravy and baked beans. I know this will sound weird but... More 

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Milton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

What a great meal - it really hit the spot for our BBQ craving. My daughter and I stopped here after a soccer game. Servicd was quick and friendly. We paid $17 for two lunches that were so big we couldn't finish them in a single sitting, and most importantly, the bbq pork sliders were DELICIOUS. We were both so... More 

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Arlington, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Blue Ribbon can't seem to do anything wrong, and it does everything right. In addition to the best pulled pork and Kansas City burnt ends in the area that are made outside of my smoker, there is a comfortable blend of southern BBQ earthiness and Massachusetts sophistication. There are great sides, including dirty rice, green beans, mashed and collards that... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Ribbon BBQ

Address: 908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
Phone Number: (781) 648-7427
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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