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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

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    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
Excellent BBQ, Consistent

Have eaten at Blue Ribbon many times and had parties catered by them at least a dozen times ALWAYS great. Rivals th best from traditional BBQ meccas throughout the south and southwest. If you enjoy BBQ you won't be disappointed!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Steve111111
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 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
73 helpful votes 73 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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Waltham, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Being from the south I love good BBQ. But this particular location isn't as good as their other location in Arlington. Their brisket is rather dry but has a great flavor. The pulled pork is good but a little greasy. The chicken and ribs are the go-to's at this place. Tender and fall-off-the-bone, the ribs are the best. Skip the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten at Blue Ribbon many times and had parties catered by them at least a dozen times ALWAYS great. Rivals th best from traditional BBQ meccas throughout the south and southwest. If you enjoy BBQ you won't be disappointed!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good BBQ for the Northeast! Coming from Arizona and having experienced Texas as well as Southern BBQ, Blue Ribbon does not match. That said, for Boston area BBQ there is no match!

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Fryeburg, Maine
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37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you like authentic BBQ, you will like this place. Generous portions, lots of choices for sides, delicious lemonade and fast service. We went late in the afternoon on a Saturday and the place was hopping!

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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 0 - 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?