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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery

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  • 69
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 3
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  • 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
Great BBQ-Ribs, Beef Brisket, Chicken, and more, Also great Sides!

We were just here, The best BBQ in we have had yet! We both ordered the Barbecue Trio Combo at ($17.49)- three meats: Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage, St. Louis Ribs, With Burnt Ends an extra-(+50¢), with (2)-sides & corn bread. For the sides we ordered the Mashed Potatoes, Black-Eyed Corn, and Baked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were just here, The best BBQ in we have had yet! We both ordered the Barbecue Trio Combo at ($17.49)- three meats: Pulled Pork, Smoked Sausage, St. Louis Ribs, With Burnt Ends an extra-(+50¢), with (2)-sides & corn bread. For the sides we ordered the Mashed Potatoes, Black-Eyed Corn, and Baked Beans. What can we say but everything was... More 

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Lihue
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went for lunch. You check out the reader board over the order section and get number and wait. Quick service and except for one table someone had just vacated it was clean. There are only three tables and an eight foot counter inside to eat at. Outside there are more tables than in. With you order you get two sides... More 

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Arlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Blue Ribbon is some of the best BBQ in the Boston area. The shop is small, but you can sit down and eat your meal there, which outside of the rush hours is fine. The ribs are fantastic, and can be dressed with a number of unique sauces. The Kansas City Burnt Ends are pretty tasty, like a contract to... More 

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Melrose, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Ribs and pulled pork were great. Mashed potatoes were amazing. Serving fir 4 will feed my family all weekend. I tried 3 sauces sweet and hot were goid. Xxx hot was not that hot and not my favorite

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Have tried BBQ in KC and Texas, was excited to try this place after reading the reviews. Corn bread was good but the meat was dry. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Tender? His stuff was easy to cut with a plastic fork while sitting on a Styrofoam plate. Plus great flavor. I had the triple-meat plate with baked beans and slaw. The burnt ends were very good – burnt ends in the north – awesome. Maybe a little heavy of sauce and light on crispy burnt parts, but I am being... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I tried turkey, chicken and Kansas Burnt Ends sandwiches. The portions are huge! Sandwiches come with 2 delicious choice of sides. They have house made BBQ , hot sauces and pickles : all to die for ! One of my favorite places to eat in Arlington.

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Somewhere near Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have eaten, for years, both catered and take away Blue Ribbon food. Most recently I have taken to buying brisket and sides to go. Here's where things have gotten dicey. I have been through the South and the Midwest, and eaten plenty of BBQ. Their brisket is excellent. Period. Their sauces fantastic. Love love love their collard greens. Their... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I love to stop by here on the way home from work and pick up some takeout. The sit down atmosphere is really more fast food, but the quality of the food is beyond that. I much prefer the pulled meats and brisket over the ribs. There is also an excellent selections of sauces to go with your meat. My... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Consistent good quality and and accommodating service. Indulgent BBQ is true! Generous portions and wonderful sides. Kansas City burnt ends to die for! Great mashed potatoes--several local home cooks buy them at BR BBQ and pass them off as their own! Open many hours a day and all year long--even on many holidays-- it's the perfect winter soul food treat... 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 20
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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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 20
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?