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Blue Ribbon BBQ

1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
617-332-2583
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Ranked #10 of 224 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a fun place and usually has a long line. If you want the excitement of a busy surroundings with lots of background chatter, this is a perfect choice for eating in. If you prefer the quality of the food itself, take-out is easy and reliable.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was looking forward to a fantastic bbq experience. Unfortunately I thought the food was just average and was disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I ordered catering for take out (because they will deliver) and got a meager discount for ordering in bulk. The burnt ends brisket makes this place famous and the group thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Blue ribbon is great for all barbecue!! The ribs are unbelievable. The place is rather small and we usually do takeout. We had them cater my son's college graduation party and it was wonderful.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

take out and a few seats at counter - but you get huge proportions! And so tasty; be sure to take extra sauce, and a desert or two

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is local and very popular, but as someone originally from the South, the food flavors leave much to be desired. I enjoyed the BBQ, and the variety of sauces is great, but most of the sides are pretty much inedible. We have been several times, but always leave disappointed and sad that we forgot we didn't like it.... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place seems to be well known and at least fairly popular, but we tried it once and were not impressed with either food or service. The staff was, well, kind of wiccan-like or Black Gothic, -- not a smile to be seen. I guess those who love ribs like the grease-- if so this may be your place-- not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ordered a catering package for 13 people, It had BBQ chicken, plus two sandwich meats (Pulled Pork & Brisket) and three sides (potato salad, garden salad & beans). We picked up the order from the Newton location. It was ready on time, packaged pretty well (one small leak in box) and proper temperature. The food was excellent! Plenty of... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Blue Ribbon. Really, I do. The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and we live within walking distance so it's certainly convenient. As an English teacher and grammar nerd, however, I cannot in good conscience give this eatery five stars. You see, every time we get a flyer in the mail from Blue Ribbon, there's a glaringly... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Used to be pretty good but this last time I ordered burnt ends I got home with a container of greasy mush that didn't even resemble what I ordered. Haven't been back since. Redbones for me.

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