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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Indulgent bbq

Have been enjoying blue ribbon bbq for years. A southern friend has validated that it is good! Particularly like the ribs and sides in the platter dinner. The cornbread is wonderful Sometimes the chicken is dry is my only negative comment although at this meal my dining companion really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
MikeBirdman
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Acton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Acton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Have been enjoying blue ribbon bbq for years. A southern friend has validated that it is good! Particularly like the ribs and sides in the platter dinner. The cornbread is wonderful Sometimes the chicken is dry is my only negative comment although at this meal my dining companion really enjoyed hers. Very limited seating so would advise taking out.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

BRBBQ catered a 90+ guest celebration for us last October. Set up went very well, plenty of delicious food; vegetarians also had options. Received many compliments from the guests on how delicious the meal was.

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Arlington, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The brisket is great; the pulled pork and/or chicken is fabulous, and the ribs are excellent. But the sides bear mentioning, too. The cole slaw is very good and the baked beans are out of this world. When you buy a dinner, it comes with corn bread that is the perfect accompaniment. They also sell pecan pie and key lime... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

like this for take out, not enough room for eat in restaurant. food is good and service satisfactory in a busy setting!

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great Food - Great Ribs. Great Pulled Pork. Authentic Atmosphere. After this snowfall, we all could use a good summer BBQ. Try Blue Ribbon, it will feel like summer.

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So Yummy. I sometimes wish they had more seating and served beer though. It would save me from having to go to redbones in Davis Sq.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Boston may be lacking BBQ places, but this one is excellent. Wide variety of BBQ, so there is something for everyone.

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fabulous ribs and pulled pork, mashed potatoes to die for. Inexpensive, quick. Not so great for eating in as there are only couple of tables, but great as take out.

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Near Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hate to write this one but having spent the past 3 hours in the bathroom, I felt compelled to write it. We went there for lunch today and ordered the "trio" - ribs, brisket and "burnt ends" - and had to pay $2 extra for the brisket and burnt ends. The real clincher was that the ribs were really not... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I've been going here for years and years. Now that the owners are not there a lot, and are spending time opening up new places in town (Boston) the quality of the food and getting the correct order is going downhill. They need to hear that and get people who can read the little slips of the orders in english... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 648-7427

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?