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Blue Ribbon BBQ

1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
617-332-2583
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Ranked #6 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place to try if you have a coupon and are looking for a sit at counter experience. Clean, freshly BBQ'd, friendly kinda if place.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love and crave BBQ. Unfortunately, you are not going to find the best places in the Northeast for BBQ. Blue Ribbon is as close as they come. We eat there (take out) all the time. The "Feedbag for 4" gives us everything and provides plenty of left-overs, which never go to waste.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

At first I loved this place, Usually getting pulled pork sandwich or entree, last time getting the beef brisket. I love their pickles and special beet salad. Last time we ordered we ordered a corn bread because we didn't think we got one, we did. The next time we ordered basically the same thing without the extra corn bread, and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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134 reviews 134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I stopped in the other day, as this has been one of my favorite BBQ joints over the years. I found the service poor -- a screeching short order cook and a cashier with more piercings than a pin cushion (was she handling my food??) The pulled chicken was dry and flavorless and the cornbread brittle and...flavorless. This had always... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Our favorite take-home food--we've been Blue Ribbon regulars for years and are never disappointed. Pulled pork is our most-ordered item, with ribs and burnt ends following close.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sometimes you're in the mood for barbecue -- and that's the time for Blue Ribbon. From ribs and chicken to greens and beans, it's old-style, down home heaven. We mostly take out, as there are only about a dozen spaces at their counter. Favorites for our family: the ribs, pulled pork, and brisket, especially with their spicy sauce. Great sides,... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Definitely more of a takeout place but the food is fantastic. the pulled pork and ribs are the best and many of the sides are very good. We have had Memphis BBQ at some of their signature restaurants and Blue Ribbon stacks up well along side of them.

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