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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: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 100
    Excellent
  • 77
    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
Authentic Southern BBQ!

Stopped here for lunch a few days ago and was quite surprised. The Boston area is known for great food, but Southern BBQ is not high on the list. This quaint little place is just of I-90 in West Newton & easy to get to. The menu is typical of what you'd find in a Carolina BBQ joint. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Jack W
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Dedham, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is a rare find - really good quality BBQ this far north. The crew here knows what they are doing and they do it well. Really enjoyed all dishes we've had here. Quality is plentiful - Burnt Ends & Brisket are favorites. Excellent cornbread. Rock On Blue Ribbon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Stopped here for lunch a few days ago and was quite surprised. The Boston area is known for great food, but Southern BBQ is not high on the list. This quaint little place is just of I-90 in West Newton & easy to get to. The menu is typical of what you'd find in a Carolina BBQ joint. I had... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Two locations, Newton and Arlington. I have only been to the Newton location but have been there to eat or take out dozens of times. Just a few counter seats and self service at the counter. What it lacks in ambiance it makes up in quality and preparation and portions. Best value for money in town and truly delicious. Best... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been here twice, got the pulled pork once and then a smoked catfish special. Quality of the food is excellent and is very reasonably priced. There is some counter-style seating but it's not very nice. Most folks get takeout. Both times the staff forgot my drink, they're focused on the food I guess!

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huntersville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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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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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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