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Blue Ribbon BBQ

1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
617-332-2583
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Ranked #10 of 225 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

I ordered catering for take out (because they will deliver) and got a meager discount for ordering in bulk. The burnt ends brisket makes this place famous and the group thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Blue ribbon is great for all barbecue!! The ribs are unbelievable. The place is rather small and we usually do takeout. We had them cater my son's college graduation party and it was wonderful.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

take out and a few seats at counter - but you get huge proportions! And so tasty; be sure to take extra sauce, and a desert or two

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This place is local and very popular, but as someone originally from the South, the food flavors leave much to be desired. I enjoyed the BBQ, and the variety of sauces is great, but most of the sides are pretty much inedible. We have been several times, but always leave disappointed and sad that we forgot we didn't like it.... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This place seems to be well known and at least fairly popular, but we tried it once and were not impressed with either food or service. The staff was, well, kind of wiccan-like or Black Gothic, -- not a smile to be seen. I guess those who love ribs like the grease-- if so this may be your place-- not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ordered a catering package for 13 people, It had BBQ chicken, plus two sandwich meats (Pulled Pork & Brisket) and three sides (potato salad, garden salad & beans). We picked up the order from the Newton location. It was ready on time, packaged pretty well (one small leak in box) and proper temperature. The food was excellent! Plenty of... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love Blue Ribbon. Really, I do. The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and we live within walking distance so it's certainly convenient. As an English teacher and grammar nerd, however, I cannot in good conscience give this eatery five stars. You see, every time we get a flyer in the mail from Blue Ribbon, there's a glaringly... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Used to be pretty good but this last time I ordered burnt ends I got home with a container of greasy mush that didn't even resemble what I ordered. Haven't been back since. Redbones for me.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place to try if you have a coupon and are looking for a sit at counter experience. Clean, freshly BBQ'd, friendly kinda if place.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I love and crave BBQ. Unfortunately, you are not going to find the best places in the Northeast for BBQ. Blue Ribbon is as close as they come. We eat there (take out) all the time. The "Feedbag for 4" gives us everything and provides plenty of left-overs, which never go to waste.

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