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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-332-2583
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...eating pork and beans cooked out of an old boot by a toothless guy named Cookie, then I might have expected this. What I got was the "Trio:" a bunch of pulled pork mixed in with their version of burnt ends (about which Arthur Bryant would shed a sad tear) topped with a sausage. The green beans were mushy, and... More 

Thank Eric G
Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered food for 6 people. We got a nice variety and everything was good. I like some things they serve more than others. We all loved the cornbread and the potato salad. No one liked the collard greens and we are collard greens people. The burnt ends and brisket were very good and we liked the ribs. My dad... More 

Thank Eyvonne K
Newton, MA
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used Blue Ribbon for a family cookout. It was a huge success and very little effort for me. Just ordered the food, picked it up, and thoroughly enjoyed the food and had time to connect with my guests.

Thank btnatale63
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i tried them years ago vowed never to return,but i did last month ,and its as bad as i remember..No original smoky flavors or coloring .Brisket was dry and flavorless,chicken was thick and chewy.i dont think this meat was prepared over real wood coals.Taste like it was baked in the oven with liquid smoke on it...

Thank carliss247
Boston area
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The good is good and it's not overly expensive (again, for the Boston area). It sounds like I'm 'damning with faint praise' but the food is is almost always good, and for BBQ it's as good as can be found is this area as well. The place is sort of a hole-in-the wall (but a nice hold-in-the-wall), a few stools... More 

Thank MyPetRabbit
Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pulled Pork Heaven! As a frequent traveler to Charleston, Blue Ribbon holds its own. Offering the delectable "dirty rice", as a side, only draws a patron in. Bulk up on the pickles, as they are house made and amazing!!

Thank honest reviewer
Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small, mainly take-out place has the best BarBQ (chicken, ribs, etc) in the region. And it is possible to get it gluten-free.

Thank Bob L
Newton, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

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 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 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

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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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?