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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 - 9:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    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
If you really need some BBQ

Being from the south I love good BBQ. But this particular location isn't as good as their other location in Arlington. Their brisket is rather dry but has a great flavor. The pulled pork is good but a little greasy. The chicken and ribs are the go-to's at this place. Tender and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Kimberly P
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Being from the south I love good BBQ. But this particular location isn't as good as their other location in Arlington. Their brisket is rather dry but has a great flavor. The pulled pork is good but a little greasy. The chicken and ribs are the go-to's at this place. Tender and fall-off-the-bone, the ribs are the best. Skip the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten at Blue Ribbon many times and had parties catered by them at least a dozen times ALWAYS great. Rivals th best from traditional BBQ meccas throughout the south and southwest. If you enjoy BBQ you won't be disappointed!!

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Boston
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good BBQ for the Northeast! Coming from Arizona and having experienced Texas as well as Southern BBQ, Blue Ribbon does not match. That said, for Boston area BBQ there is no match!

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Fryeburg, Maine
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you like authentic BBQ, you will like this place. Generous portions, lots of choices for sides, delicious lemonade and fast service. We went late in the afternoon on a Saturday and the place was hopping!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I don't understand how this place keeps getting great reviews. We have tried it several times, and the meat is always fatty, the flavor is just okay, and the cornbread is dry. Much prefer Tennessee BBQ!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?