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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Blue Ribbon numerous times at Lunch. Very consistent, great menu, decent price. Don't expect to eat indoors, pretty small, and don't expect conversation with staff, they don't give you the tone of day, but hey your there for the food. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pulled pork and sides with delicious sauce. Good friendly service and food that hits the spot. Ambience is simple and space very limited, but excellent for a quick bite and for takeout!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't expect a fancy place. Don't even expect a restaurant. This is a takeaway BBQ "joint" with a few, less than 12,stools and a counter top. This said, it's all about the BBQ...... Amongst us we tried the ribs, (excellent meaty and not dry at all), the pulled pork (well seasoned and delicious) the chicken and lentil soup (a perfectly... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Little different from what I'm used to with barbecue from other parts of the country. Pulled pork portion was plentiful. Not great flavor, unless I doused in sauce, but pork was tender. Sides were better part of the meal. Did not try any other barbecue meats on the menu. Get people in and out quickly.

Thank mikeys2
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Blue Ribbon is a very consistent, mostly take-out restaurant ( there are a few tables if you wish to eat there). Crowds flock to pick up orders of ribs, jerk chicken, pulled pork, pulled chicken, beans, and corn bread. The portions are large and the prices are moderate. This is a popular place for take-out barbeque in Newton, MA.

Thank 999wanderlust
Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

These people are professional and caring. The ribs were as good as the ones I got in St Louis. The pulled pork is delicious. The Blue Ribbon has a slot of sides to make the meal even more enjoyable. This is more of a take out place out place bit the food is still warm when I get home and... More 

Thank Rgreenwald
Norwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Blue Rivbon BBQ in Newton has some fantastic Authentic BBQ dishes and is conveniently located in West Newton right off the mass pike. Food tasted good prices were reasonable and parking was available nearby.

Thank Davedog14
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

We ordered out from this place for chicken and beef entrees with sides. It was prepared on time and the staff was welcoming. The food was good, but very salty. I stayed up all night drinking water to rehydrate. Overall, tasty food, but it is barbecue and highly seasoned, Not a complaint, but realize what you are ordering.

Thank esj59
Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I have been to Blue Ribbon about a million times and have found the food to be very good (the ribs and pulled pork are particularly good) and fairly priced. The only downside is that the staff behind the pickup counter never seems to care if you live or die. I have also used the catering end of their business... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Blue Ribbon BBQ was a spot my friends and I found during a stay in Newton. We stayed at the Marriott and needed to find a good lunch spot. Blue Ribbon isnt hard to find. The Resturant has a great southern vibe to it. The chalk boards full of great options and the smell of country BBQ. The staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, 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: 1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-332-2583

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