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Blue Ribbon BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-332-2583
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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Newton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are times when only a good barbecue will satisfy. Luckily for us, we have Blue Ribbon to serve us. Love the pulled pork, baked beans, ribs of course. But my favorites are their quality soups brimming with chicken.

Thank Millie O
Needham, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a gathering where they brought in Blue Ribbon BBQ. The chicken and ribs were tasty but very dry. The mac and cheese was very mushy. I've heard people rave about Blue Ribbon BBQ, guess they were having a bad day.

Thank CaraM51
Wayland, Massachusetts
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212 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to go for a quick bite to eat. It is set up with countertop seats and plenty of great barbecue to eat. The portions are more than generous and the staff were very friendly and helpful. A strong recommend here.

Thank Steve S
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Even though we live several states away, whenever we're in the Boston area, stopping by is a must! The Pulled Pork sandwich is fantastic as well as the choice of sides. We've been frequenting Blue Ribbon for 14 years (generally two to three times a year) and it only gets better with age. Thank You!!

Thank in2skigolf
Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I have tried time and again, perhaps it is their style of BBQ I do not love...not sure because I really love BBQ! Perhaps after a decade in Chicago I cannot accept east coast 'Que? Whatever it is I have never loved a meal from Blu Ribbon. (Blasphemy to most locals, I know.) But there it is.

Andover, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

My half rack of St. Louis rib had seven lean, meaty pieces. The smoked flavor was delicious. In addition to a piece of cornbread, my platter came with two sides. The cole slaw had a good, tangy bite. Green beans were not as tasty and got cold very quickly.

Thank Allen P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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 

Thank apprehensive
Cleveland, Ohio
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238 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 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

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 617-332-2583

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