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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
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Ranked #2 of 91 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
Near Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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
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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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Wayland, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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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155 reviews 155 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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