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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
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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  • 111
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Don't Forget the Spicy BBQ Sauce

Blue Ribbon has become my favorite local BBQ. In particular I absolutely love their mashed potatoes and pulled pork. I'm not much of an experimenter once I find something I'm crazy about soooooo I've been five times with no changes. Every time I need comfort food I order pulled pork, mashed, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jena T
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt like I was down South with this BBQ Food. Excellent quality food and hospitality. Will be back soon!

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Thank Courtney C
Salem, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to eat here after hearing good reviews. It did not disappoint! I had the pulled pork sandwich with sides of rice and beans and mashed potatoes. The sandwich was great, my only complaint is that the bread fell apart and was soggy. I wish I saw the spicy sauce earlier because it made a great sandwich even better... More 

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Thank camly75
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Blue Ribbon has become my favorite local BBQ. In particular I absolutely love their mashed potatoes and pulled pork. I'm not much of an experimenter once I find something I'm crazy about soooooo I've been five times with no changes. Every time I need comfort food I order pulled pork, mashed, and greens. Comes with cornbread and you can self... More 

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Thank Jena T
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

Great takeout BBQ! Thy set up a small trailer in the Needham Industrial Park during the summer. Catering folks are awesome, used them for high school graduation. Food was excellent, delivery and set up on time, guests very happy! Everything on the menu is fantastic. Only 6 to 8 stools inside, takeout best option.

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Thank Zaphod1951
Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Our go to place for consistently good and authentic takeout Bbq. We have tried the chicken, ribs and burnt ends along with all the sides on the menu. Cole slaw has a lot of dressing. Seating looks cramped.

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Thank Helloglobe1
Blue Hill, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Stuck in Friday rush hour traffic, we decided to get off the highway and find something to appease our hunger. This little spot was just perfect with quick service, surprisingly delicious burritos and good prices as well.

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Thank agamom
Newton, Massachusetts
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143 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Blue Ribbon is strictly fantastic take-out BBQ for me but people do eat there in the limited space. A few weeks ago Blue Ribbon fed 150 at a local comedy show. They hit the ball out of the park with pulled pork, brisket, baked beans, cole slaw and corn bread! The BBQ sauces were so delicious the first comic was... More 

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Thank Adventurrer
Boston
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We've gotten takeout from Blue Ribbon for years. I enjoy waiting for my order, sniffing the smoky aromas and watching the happy customers. It's not a place you can sit down and eat in any comfort; just a few seats at narrow counters. Take it to go. It's not the best BBQ I've ever had- - especially their ribs, which... More 

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Thank phillyjo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Ordered a brisket sandwich, green beans, and a beverage for about $13. Sandwich was barely edible, 86'ed the other half. Low quality cut, greasy, and under cooked brisket served with canned green beans. I don't know how they call this barbecue when there's barely a smoke ring on the meat and was insanely greasy. I cant imagine if i was... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I preface my review by saying I'm not a BBQ expert, but I know enough to report that Blue Ribbon BBQ is a West Newton treasure. Tucked away on a block of Washington Street near the Mass Pike and the West Newton Commuter Rail stop, Blue Ribbon is located in a row of local restaurants. However, Blue Ribbon would be... 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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?