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Blue Ribbon BBQ

1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
617-332-2583
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Ranked #9 of 228 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
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

food is always solid, just wish they had better seating. even like their food truck that sits in needham office park.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a gem. We typically take out. There are a few seats but it's not really a sit down restaurant. The servings are generous, cornbread is out of this world, and great desserts too.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

What a fabulous barbecue place in West Newton. The pulled pork sandwich with a side of BBQ beans never disappoints, oh and they have cornbread too. It is a happy reminder of southern barbecue. At busy times it may be difficult to get a seat but don't let that put you off.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I haven't lived in Boston for four years, and still dream about finding a bbq restaurant as good where I'm living now. Best pulled pork! I love it so much I considered moving the location of my wedding just so we could have them cater it... Didn't end up doing that, but a friend had them cater hers and they... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
209 reviews 209 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ordered their duo combo. You get to chose two of the meats and I chose the ribs and breast of chicken on the bone. You also get two sides and I ordered the cuke salad and the collard greens. The greens were cooked for sure and the cuke salad was good. Came with two large ribs that were tasty. Not... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

nothing fancy; don't plan to dine there; but the best ribs, pulled pork, chicken and fixin's in the area. definitely worth trying if you enjoy finger licking good BBQ.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We are long-standing Blue Ribbon BBQ customers. We take out for ourselves or when we have informal company, and the food is always well received. Having said that, there are favorites. The ribs, for example, I get cravings for. The pulled pork is also excellent. We do not like the jerked chicken as much, it's OK just not great. There... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Additional Information about Blue Ribbon BBQ

Address: 1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
Phone Number: 617-332-2583
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
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 0 - 30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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