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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, Dinner

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  • 98
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    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
BBQ real fast, real good

Not the best, but definitely up there. Great ribs, pulled chicken and those burnt ends! Decent sides, too. Not the most comfortable place to sit and eat, though

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
Northern_Traveler00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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huntersville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First, a disclaimer. I grew up in the South, and, depending on where you live in the South, "barbecue" means different things to different people. So, that being said, Blue Ribbon gives it a good go. I can't rate it higher because it's not "my " kind of bbq, and also because I thought the brisket reeked of lighter fluid.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

BRB catered a recent party for over 50 people. The food was great, the poor guy who delivered the food nearly tripped over our dog but was nice about it. We've been getting take out from BRB for many years and it's always great.

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Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had never heard of this place, but a friend ordered take-out while we were at his place for dinner. It's conveniently located with a parking lot right across the street. We were in and out in 5 minutes in spite of the long line of people picking up their food. This is authentic, Southern Barbecue. You could hear the... More 

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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Wheneven I am in Boston I try to dine here. The worst part about the experience is trying to decide which two sides to have with my meal. They all are so good. Prices reasonable any always very filling.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My husband and I went here last night for dinner. The cornbread was dry and hard. The baked beans were pasty and dry. The mashed potatoes were mediocre. About the meat....just not good. The pulled pork was in a watery-oily liquid and was quite gross. The BBQ chicken had good flavor, but the skin was quite rubbery and they drowned... More 

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Wells, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good BBQ and fast. The bbq has a little spice to it and portions are huge for the price. Not the best bbq but it's average and by the time I finished ordering it it was ready. I got bbq burrito.

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boston, ma, usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

barbeque places abound, few are as good as blue ribbon. slow cooked perfection, great sauce recipes, very reasonable prices given the quality of the product. eat-in or to-go, cant be beat. the

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

You may not physically be in Memphis or Kansas City, but your taste buds won't know any difference. This BBQ is good!!! Love the burnt ends, pulled pork and the BBQ burrito is one of the best burritos you'll ever have. I always swing by Blue Ribbon when I'm in town.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

For some Southern inspired BBQ in the inner burbs, check out this place out for filling portions. The triple taste sliders, dirty rice, and collards are flavorful and really provide you with a slight twist on Southern inspired food. The pecan pies is also filling, but lacks the classic Southern sweetness. Oh, don't forget to try the lemonade!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Not the best, but definitely up there. Great ribs, pulled chicken and those burnt ends! Decent sides, too. Not the most comfortable place to sit and eat, though

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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 30
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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