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American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available, Drive Thru
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Reviewed September 20, 2022 via mobile

I come here every time I'm in town. I'm from Oregon. I always get smoked turkey. The noodles are too ranch/mayo but hubby likes it. Beans taste good. I like the polish dog. Just double check you order every time. This time chips, a side...sauce & sauerkraut was missing. Never happened before so just maybe the counter person of the day.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 3, 2022

We've tried this place twice. The first time the ribs and brisket were dry and tough. We thought we would give it a second try in case the first time was a fluke. No improvement. The rib meat and brisket was tough like it hadn't...been given enough time cooking. We've had barbecue in Texas and Kansas City and there's no comparison. The sides we chose were not any better. Pasta salad was swimming in mayonnaise and the potato salad was soft and mushy. The so-called baked beans seemed about like a can of pork and beans with a little ham thrown in. Just don't see why this place gets the ratings it does.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Got some tasty pulled pork Sammie’s and the BBQ sauce has a little kick to so that’s good and it’s always nice with the drive through window so when we are in the heights and craving we always stop here

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed February 12, 2022

I Was talking to a local resident who recommended this place for my evening meal. I was located about 6-miles away from my hotel on the East side of Billings but the gentleman I was talking to assured me that I would not be disappointed....So off I went, and I must admit that I was a little surprised when I drove up and discovered it was inside of a Gas Station. But there was a lot of cars in the parking lot and there was a long line at the drive through. Despite the crowd, the line moved quickly. I chose the Large Brisket and Meat Plate with Shredded pork, beans, and Slaw. My food was quickly served, and it was very tasty. The servings were just right and well plated. The staff was friendly and very attentive to customer service. I really enjoy the great food and would highly recommend Blue’s BBQ if you find yourself in the Billings Area.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

Situated inside a gas station, this restaurant appears to have a large, local clientele. We were there on a Friday around 5:30 in the afternoon, and the tables were full while the drive-through was doing a brisk business. $30 purchased a large rib and brisket...platter, with sides of potato salad and baked beans, and a large ham and turkey platter with yam and coleslaw for the sides. Two non-refillable coke products rounded out the order. All 4 sides were excellent, but the beans and yam would be our top choices. The 4 meats all had minimal seasoning. The ham and turkey were moist and tender, but lacked smoke. The baby backs had great flavor, but did not separate cleanly at the bite = needed more time in the smoker. We requested fatty brisket, and got lean. As expected at this time of the day, the meat was a bit dry, and lacking in flavor until doused in the house hot sauce (the mild is quite sweet). All in all, we can recommend the ribs, the baked beans, and especially the yam, but we would pass on the brisket, turkey and ham.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 26, 2021

Blue's is the best place to get BBQ!! Each time I have asked my kids if they want BBQ they say as long as it comes from BLUE"S BBQ!!! You guys are the best!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 27, 2020 via mobile

Wow have ate at this tasty place many time good every time. Yummy everything I cook bbq myself at home but never as good as Blues

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed April 18, 2020 via mobile

I live in Kansas City so believe me I know good bbq. I want brisket with some good bark, nice smoke ring and it to be tender. You can't fake good brisket, trust me. I was surprised to find this place in Billings. It's the...real deal. Great flavor and the spicy bbq sauce was also very good on the side. I liked the thicker cut to help keep it juicy. No frills bbq, just the way I like it!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

Wonderful food and fast and friendly service! Owners Kim and Kenny Hagar are wonderful people who produce a quality product, maintain friendly staff and delectable bbq! Blues BBq is a must visit in Billings Heights!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

Very good food. Tasty and moist, the brisket hit the spot. Fast service with a steady stream of customers. Good value at $12 for brisket and 2 sides. Sweet potatoes were hot and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

“Best in Billings “ was a statement made by one of the locals I talked to. I had a half rack of ribs for lunch, garden salad and a baked yam plus a Coke Zero all for $14.00. Ribs are not wood smoked, rub was...nothing special and they were a tad on the dry side. Yam was great and tasty. Salad was all iceberg, a slice or two of purple cabbage and a smattering of carrot slices. Price is good but I have to rate the ribs as average compared to other ribs I’ve had around the country.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

As we travel, we're always checking out bbq places. This was a great find. It's a small place attached to a gas station. The smell alone will make you want to come in as their smoker is right behind the store. I ordered the small...rib plate which cane with 2 sides. I had potato salad along with a yam/sweet potato. The ribs were so tender I didn't need a knife to cut thru them. The potato salad is definitely homemade and very tasty. They have 2 different sauces..mild and hot. Both homemade and tasty. I used the hot, which really isn't very hot. My husband ordered brisket and sausage and said were both very good. He had coleslaw which is also homemade and tasty. All was extremely good and priced reasonably.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

It’s housed in a modest building adjacent to a gas station but you can smell the goodness from the street. We love the ribs, turkey, and brisket. Their baked beans and ranch pasta salad are delicious, too. They know how to BBQ!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

I picked up a rack of ribs, potato salad,and baked beans. All were excellent as was the barbecue sauce. Best barbecue in Billings. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

The Best BBQ in billings M.T. Love blues BBQ. Clean Friendly, Right Price. It might be beside a gas station but very good.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Blues BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5