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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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  • 21
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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
Tasty and good BBQ in MA

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Blue Ribbon is OK--and maybe the best BBQ Newton has to offer--but there's better BBQ to be found in nearby communities. Seating is very limited and service is a bit on the slow side. As for the pork ribs, I found them very small and two of the four included in my serving were nearly meatless. One thing that bothers... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This is probably as close as you'll get to the real deal down south. Generous portions of really great BBQ - Burnt Ends a favorite. Excellent ribs and their sides are all great. The mashed potatoes are not to be missed and the cornbread is terrific. They do a great job of catering as well. Super fast take out always.... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The food was OK but not great. The Sausage was cooked and tasted good, but wasn't impressed with the Baked Beans or Brisket. Very limited seating and a little messy.

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Nova Scotia
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56 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We were staying with friends in Newton and they suggested we get take out from Blue Ribbon BBQ. Sounded great. It sounded a lot better in the suggestion than it was in the eating. My wife and I both thought this was ordinary at best. It started off badly when we arrived at the cash and the person taking our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The place smells great when you walk in, it makes your mouth water! The meats are great, the sides are good, too. Selection of sauces is a treat. If you eat in, be prepared for your clothes to smell of smoky bbq for the rest of the day.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?