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“Best BBQ in Massachusetts” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Ribbon BBQ

Blue Ribbon BBQ
1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
617-332-2583
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Ranked #19 of 203 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in Massachusetts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I went to Blue Ribbon with a friend that was in love with the place, and it didn't disappoint. I had the NC barbeque and it was delicious. Best pulled pork I have had since living in Carolina.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Worth a drive from almost anywhere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Real-deal BBQ in Newton. The reviews really are spot-on because this place is terrific. With only a handful of stools Blue Ribbon is basically a take-out place that can get crowded quickly but the friendly and efficient staff keeps things moving along nicely. Worth the trip from almost anywhere but just know that parking is a little bit of a hassle.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, MA.
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“tasty tasty tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

the pulled pork and hot sausage are to die for. The sides are generous and also delicious. the desserts however aren't extraordinary.

Visited April 2013
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best BBQ (you can buy) in Boston Area !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Blue Ribbon is where you want to eat if you're looking for great BBQ in the Boston area. I eat here about 2 to 4 times a month, more if I can up as recently as two weeks ago. The BBQ is consistently good and it's actually hard to decide what to get. Person faves are the pulled chicken and pork, the red hot smoked sausage, and the brisket. All the side rock too, the slaw, the mashed potatoes and gravy, the rice, and the fresh pickles. Even the drinks are good, homemade iced tea and lemonade in a self serve setup so you can mix 'em !
GO HERE FOR BBQ !

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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58 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Best BBQ in the area!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

If you are craving BBQ, this is the place to go. The portions are very generous. I typically get the pulled pork sandwich and it comes with two sides. I love their mashed potatoes. I've had the burritos and enjoyed that too. They give you a choice of hot or sweet sauce and you pour it into a cup so you can use as much as you want. Don't expect a nice large restaurant though. There are no tables, just counters with stools. It feels more live a diner but the food is great so just enjoy it for what it is.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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