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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was very pleased with the quality of the food.Just great flavors.Service very good.Great to eat outside.

Thank Carmen R
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a simple place where you order up front and then grab a table. The BBQ was outstanding, and there are lots of choices to grab any BBQ buff. Very reasonable, too.

Thank Jeff P
boston, ma
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

love the pulled pork, brisket, baked beans and green beans. Amazing quality and portions. The ribs are great too!

Thank karengBoston_Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Friend was in town from NC and wanted to go to Blue Ribbon. He used to live nearby and missed the place. Nothing had changed, $10 for lunch and food was great. I love their green beans.

Thank Brad F
Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We've been Blue Ribbon regulars for years and were sad when we had to eliminate some of the choices when we were diagnosed with celiac disease. Blue Ribbon has recently started sourcing only gluten-free ingredients for their sauces and we're very happy to be able to enjoy burnt ends again!

Thank Kristin N
Arlington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The ribs and pulled pork at Blue Ribbon are fantastic, as are the baked beans and mashed potatoes. Desserts are also terrific - my favorite is the key lime pie. This is a small place with only about four tables, but there's also outdoor seating and it's great for take out.

Thank burnettkw
Arlington, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

You will love this place. A local favorite. The sauces are superb. The meat cooked to savory perfection.

Thank Chris N
Arlington, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

It is always a treat to take-out from Blue Ribbon. The pulled pork is fantastic! It is better than Red Bones although there is little place to sit - I.E. no atmosphere. You will love it.

Thank liveinarlington
Lexington, Massachusetts
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

I think I can definitely say, I would be 10 lbs lighter Blue Ribbon were no on my way home from work! The guys behind the counter are fun, helpful and know their BBQ well. Try the pulled pork! Cole Slaw! And all the different sauces!

Thank JLZW
Cranston, Rhode Island
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Blue Ribbon has a good variety of meats, sides and sauces. I enjoyed their burnt ends and potato salad. However, my favorite part of the meal was dessert! I had the key lime, which was rich and creamy with a graham cracker crust that had the right amount of crunch. I left with a full, but satisfied tummy:)

Thank rkspencer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (781) 648-7427

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?