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Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
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Ranked #2 of 89 restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, MA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

we've loved the food here ever since they opened, but i was there just last week, and the prices have gotten really high, so it's becoming more of a splurge than it ever was. i have to say i was also a little distressed to hear almost only spanish being spoken, since it means they've fundamentally changed their work force,... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The burnt ends are incredible. Great sides and huge portions. The staff is always friendly. I highly recommend this if you are up for casual and delicious BBQ!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best around oohh boy oh boy. Bring your hunger pains here and you will be all set for a long time. This place was devised by a few business graduates and they have never looked back.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

There's a local treasure here in Arlington, MA, just a few blocks from our house. It is always busy with people either eating in, at its sidewalk tables when the weather is good, or picking up take-out. The portions are huge. You can order online or by phone or go and sit and wait. The barbecue is the best we've... More

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We love Blue Ribbon BBQ. The meat is great and their sides are always so excellent and we love their potato salad and mac and cheese. Want something different? Try their burrito - it's fantastic! The prices have gone up but they have been so cheap for so long, it's hard to argue.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

There is a good reason that Blue Ribbon is the top rated restaurant in Arlington!!!! I've easily had fifty meals here, from takeout, to lunch with the buds, to supper with family, and also whenever relatives are in town, and have NEVER been dissatisfied! Arlington has a LOT of GREAT restaurants, but this place is rated #1 by tripadvisor visitors;... More

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Cambridge, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent barbecue that is becoming less attractive as the price goes up. At $5 a half-pint, the pulled pork was the buy of the city. At $7.49 the bloom is off the sage. This place is all around excellent but it is beginning to price itself out of my life.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It was a little early for lunch but I was in the area and had to stop by. The staff gladly kept the bun separate from the Carolina pulled pork for my to go order. The portion was enormous and delicious ... plus the two sides of your choice ! I will be going back.

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Malden
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Blue Ribbon has been my favorite for years. My first encounter was the one in Newton. But, I was somewhat disappointed this and my previous time> 1. This time, I ordered three full meals to go. One meal was to have ribs, but there were none. And the order was incorrect. 2. I really like burnt ends, but the last... More

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