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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-648-7427
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (35 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 20 years Blue Ribbon BBQ has been serving up consistently great Southern BBQ. With very limited seating inside, they do put out a few tables on the sidewalk in the Summer. Easy online ordering and pick up. They offer a fabulous catering menu as...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Fancy, no. Good food, yes, yes, yes. Skip the cornbread and enjoy the bar-b-q meat feast. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed March 22, 2017

Great atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety to choose from including sides such as cole slaw, mashed potatoes. The potatoe salad was amazing. Pulled pork sandwich is excellent too. Everything is. They have lots of free sauces at the counter for you to try...More

Thank robertprestoncon2017
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Solid BBQ for decent prices. I always get the pulled pork sandwich but they have all of the basic southern BBQ items you crave.

Thank Mandyb543
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

I have had take out from here many times. I had not had ribs in a while and was so looking forward to them. This time they were dry and the meat was tough. Not near the quality they had been on previous orders. I...More

Thank robertinma
Reviewed February 27, 2017 via mobile

We are a regular here and have also sent several of our friends their way. Ribs are great. The burnt ends are hands down the best I have had in the Greater Boston area. Strongly recommended!!

Thank Subhrangshu D
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Great spot for a hot home-cooked meal. Cole slaw and collard greens are so delicious! I usually do take-out or sit outside in the summer. Place is small.

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed February 13, 2017

The BBQ here is outstanding! Ribs are top notch. Side dishes are also excellent. Service was quick and courteous. Atmosphere is that of a BBQ joint, unpretentious, so seating is limited and not fancy, but you will come back

Thank H9017AWjohnt
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This little place puts out really good food. The ribs and chicken are aways good. They have different sauces to select from for the ribs and tasty side dishes. I have had them cater two back yard graduation party. Always great service.

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Now, every barbecue addict has a favorite genre of the cuisine -- and that, for them, is the only true BBQ. So, there will, of course, be people who say that Blue Ribbon is not real barbecue and not that good. As I am not...More

Thank mk02472
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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: +1 781-648-7427
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