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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
(781) 648-7427
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Boston, Massachusetts
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193 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finally got to try BRBBQ. Went to the Arlington store. Great ribs and good sides. Fine lemonade too. I found their ribs and pulled pork just a tad spicy, but I am not a fan of hot foods, so most folks will like this place. Funky atmosphere.

Thank Buppa1
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just the smell alone as you walk up to the restaurant tells you everything you need to know about this place. Have been there a lot and have yet to have a bad meal

Thank Traveler02476
Boston, Massachusetts
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534 reviews
355 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

These guys do a nice job. I'm a big fan of their burnt ends and their sausages. They also have a killer sauce bar that includes chipotle mustard. The sweet tea is great too. I've never loved their sides, but I don't really go here for the sides, so that's okay.

Thank Kipp7272
Boston, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious, mouthwatering, offerings here. Generous with sauces and delightful cups of pickles! Sides are great, portions are thoughtful. Have had a lot of Southern barbecue, darn good for the NorthEast!

Thank honest reviewer
Western Mass
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm originally from the deep South and I find it amusing what some places pass off as 'real southern BBQ' but this is the real deal. More times than not pulled pork is some kind of mushy meat dish that comes from some food supply place but the pulled pork at Blue Ribbon BBQ is authentic slow cooked pork and... More 

Thank B0bGG
Brookline, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food, great iced tea, great service, great vegetables! The chicken is so flavorful! And of course, the ribs, and the greens, and the brisket. Everyone is always very friendly, and I've never had to wait very long at all. The take out is prompt and well packaged.

Thank Lisa G
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

My first visit was ribs and I thought they were small and too fatty. My second visit I had the pulled pork which was very good. Side are a good size and were enjoyed. I only wish they had fried pickles.

Venice, Florida
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172 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We picked up a take out order to bring back to my brothers home as we were busy getting ready for a college graduation party. We ordered BBQ chicken and pulled pork sandwiches with four different sides. All the sides were good and very tasty. The sandwiches were really good and heaping with the meat. Service was fast and the... More 

Thank RickHLihue

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?