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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 - 9:00 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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  • 22
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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
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We stopped here for something different, and enjoyed a nice take-out supper. We got platters (pulled pork, ribs) that were generous in size. Pulled pork was great. Came with 2 sides and delicious cornbread. Will return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Blue Ribbon BBQ is a nice small little restraunt. Service is quick, but so-so as far as BBQ goes. The food is just ok, and I found the house sauces to be poor in comparison to others I've had. I look for more sweetness in my BBQ sauce whereas there's is bitter and acidic. Good cornbread, worst baked beans I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We tried Blue Ribbon BBQ out of curiosity, and are now converts. It's a small and dark space, somewhat funky with some neon and chalkboard menus, and a variety of tasty BBQ sauces to go with your meal. Sandwiches and a side ran around $10, and platters around $15, which included two sides and a large (at least 4"x4"x2") hunk... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food and great service, very good catering too. The BBQ in this metro area! More of a take-out place, limited seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great tasting BBQ in an unexpected place! Looking for Kansas City Burnt Ends or North Carolina-style pulled pork? No need to go to Somerville or Texas. Get a platter for the complete experience that includes 2 sides (black-eyed corn, collard greens, cole slaw, etc.) and a big hunk of cornbread. Been a customer for nearly 20 years. Consistently good. A... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I would never have thought to go to Newton MA for GREAT BBQ--- But it was wonderful...! They had it ALL-- North Carolina Pulled Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, St Louis Pork RIbs... Perfectly cooked, juicy and delicious...! I even liked the cole slaw and collared greens... The street parking was not easy--- but it was worth it, in the end...

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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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