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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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Newton, Massachusetts
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235 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Peter D
Hackensack, New Jersey
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158 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Traveler860_203
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've tried this locale 3x. and it's just been ok each time. This week we ordered pulled pork and a full rack of ribs for 3 people. The pulled porkers good,the sides were delicious as usual but the ribs were DRY! They had flavor but absolutely no moisture. I've had better ribs st backyard BBq's! Very disappointed for $25 rack.

Thank Sassyhalloran
Freeland, United States
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was very deli style. The person who waited on us was not very helpful or friendly. Even after we asked for help, she acted like we were bothering her. Know this is a local place but I believe you need to treat travelers with respect. Food was good. Bathroom as interesting location to get access. Would recommend food... More 

Thank Cindy T
Franklin, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this little place! The brisket melted in my mouth! Quick service... We ate in and were out in under 30 minutes. And the decor was cool too... Using chimney caps and duct vents for lighting fixtures... Neat!

Thank talbottjen
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had burnt ends sandwich with two sides, beans and slaw.friend had slider trio with same sides. Very very good ,would ask for sandwich next time with less sauce but the beans were really great best I have had .I would definitely go back

Thank Robert H
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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362 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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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 02465-2003
  • 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?