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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
617-332-2583
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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

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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    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
great BBQ!

I've gotten takeout from Blue Ribbon on at least 6 occasions. The takeout service is fast and pleasant; they always give you enough BQ sauce of your choosing; the pulled pork is to die for! side dishes such as green beans, rice, and cole slaw are great too. Only a few counter seats to eat in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
1972rick
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I've gotten takeout from Blue Ribbon on at least 6 occasions. The takeout service is fast and pleasant; they always give you enough BQ sauce of your choosing; the pulled pork is to die for! side dishes such as green beans, rice, and cole slaw are great too. Only a few counter seats to eat in the restaurant, so plan... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Don't understand what the BoB fuss is about. Blue Ribbon isn't bad at all, but we thought it was nothing out of the ordinary. Portions are big. Don't try to eat there, do takeout. Very inefficient operation: one line for both people trying to make up their minds what to order and people trying to pick up orders they've phoned... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great BBQ! The only problem is the sides are too generous. Can't finish 'em. Decorated with license plates from around the USA.

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Newton MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Blue Ribbon BBQ has been the go-to place for lovers of many varieties of authentic BBQ. This is primarily a take-out place as there are only a few seats, but the food they turn out is consistently delicious. Portions are very generous and the quality is outstanding. They also do a terrific job catering events of any size.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Let me say at the outset that the quality of the food is 5 stars, without question, and I'm someone who smokes >1,200 pounds of food every year in my back yard! The only downside to BR BBQ is that it is essentially a take-out place with only a few tables available for eating in. But as long as you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Who'd have thought you could get good barbecue in the Boston suburbs? You can! West Newton, of all places, has Blue Ribbon BBQ, a great place with delicious food. Don't plan to eat there; order ahead and pick up your yummy dinner, stopping at the sauce station to fill the tiny tubs with your preferred barbecue sauce from a choice... More 

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It isn't the center of the country. It isn't the south. But it may be the best 'Q' in Massachusetts. It's quick, they're friendly, the food is sumptuous...Just don't expect Bubba to come strolling out with a grease stained apron the size of the Carolinas to say, 'hongry? Try this arm...' Instead, expect some intelligent film discussion from West Newton... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Very small place, rather to pick up your food and eat at home/hotel but the food is excellent, the pulled pork sandwich and the ribs are a must. I liked that you can get the ribs per unit, rack and half rack (no one-size-fits-all).

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is some of the best bbq food I've ever had. When family and friends come to visit, they always insist on having Blue Ribbon during their stay. My favorite is the pulled pork burrito, which is just $7 but stuffed full of tender pulled pork. They make their own sauces and everything they have is total comfort-food and super... More 

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Boston, MA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good BBQ, but nothing special, and not up to the hype. Ribs are bland and menu could use some pizzaz and imagination. Expensive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-332-2583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?