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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great take out barbeque, closest thing you can get to eating in the Carolinas anywhere near Boston, including the sides

Thank David M
Los Angeles, CA
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216 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Take out was ordered for a very large group of people. I enjoyed tasty pulled pork, hot links, burnt ends of brisket, and chicken wings- cole slaw, potato salad and corn bread. Variety of sauces- sweet or hot! Yummy!

Thank DeborahandAndy
Littleton, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real taste of southern BBQ. There are very few places that get the right smoke and do not over sauce, but this is it. The pulled pork is the perfect combo of smoke and spices, then you get the sauce on the side and sauce it yourself. The brisket is as real as you can get. Great... More 

Thank mattlapan79
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I spit three meats, two sides, and two deserts. We got: Brisket- dry and flavorless Chicken - Boring and super dry Burnt ends- Delicious! Creamy white beans- tasty but textually a little gross Black eyed corn- not bad Key lime pie- more like sweetened condensed milk pie Corn bread pudding - great! BBQ sauces are great. I... More 

Thank Audrey M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Blue ribbon is one of my families favorite places to eat! Located in the heart of Newton def a place to try.

Thank Watermelon1525
Boston, MA
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just back from Austin, Texas - land of BBQ! I'd put Blue Ribbon up there with Austin quality BBQ. Really great food and fair prices. Nice people working there as well. I usually have the pulled chicken dinner - large portions and the best BBQ in the Northeast!

Thank knightline
Needham, Massachusetts
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219 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

For folks in the area craving for some barbecue, Blue Ribbon is a convenient option, for as long as you're having your food to go, as there isn't much seating in this restaurant. Ordering, even without calling ahead, is quick and easy despite the occasional line at the counter. Their coleslaw and corn bread is pretty good.

Thank David_T_Zarraga
new jersey
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254 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Was at a party that Blue Ribbon catered. The food arrived on time, and was spectaculor. I live in the south part time, and this bbq rivals bbq down there.

Thank doc491002
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

All the way from the Netherlands, we wanted to taste real American BBQ. We found this place online as it came recommended by a couple of BBQ food bloggers. We couldn't be happier with the food, we especially loved the burnt-ends!

Thank Annie v
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is a good place if you are really hungry or if you are meat lover. You can eat a lot of meat at a good price.

Thank Eddie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465
  • 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?