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Blue Ribbon BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-648-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Mono, Canada
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere. The menu has a wide variety to choose from including sides such as cole slaw, mashed potatoes. The potatoe salad was amazing. Pulled pork sandwich is excellent too. Everything is. They have lots of free sauces at the counter for you to try on your meal. Highly recommended.

Thank robertprestoncon2017
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Solid BBQ for decent prices. I always get the pulled pork sandwich but they have all of the basic southern BBQ items you crave.

Thank Mandyb543
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have had take out from here many times. I had not had ribs in a while and was so looking forward to them. This time they were dry and the meat was tough. Not near the quality they had been on previous orders. I emailed the manager directly after I was here so as to avoid posting a negative... More 

Thank robertinma
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a regular here and have also sent several of our friends their way. Ribs are great. The burnt ends are hands down the best I have had in the Greater Boston area. Strongly recommended!!

Thank Subhrangshu D
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great spot for a hot home-cooked meal. Cole slaw and collard greens are so delicious! I usually do take-out or sit outside in the summer. Place is small.

Thank tracy7575
Arlington, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The BBQ here is outstanding! Ribs are top notch. Side dishes are also excellent. Service was quick and courteous. Atmosphere is that of a BBQ joint, unpretentious, so seating is limited and not fancy, but you will come back

Thank H9017AWjohnt
Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This little place puts out really good food. The ribs and chicken are aways good. They have different sauces to select from for the ribs and tasty side dishes. I have had them cater two back yard graduation party. Always great service.

Thank Teresa R
Watertown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Now, every barbecue addict has a favorite genre of the cuisine -- and that, for them, is the only true BBQ. So, there will, of course, be people who say that Blue Ribbon is not real barbecue and not that good. As I am not originally from barbecue country, I appreciate all barbecue that is well prepared and my opinion... More 

Thank mk02472
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

It is a nice option for a tasty meat meal. We liked the tables outside. The only minor issue is that food is too spicy for some of us.

Thank Antonio F
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I have been to Blue Ribbon BBQ a number of times. Really good quality. The sauces you can choose from make a huge difference. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

Thank matthew d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, 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: 908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-7427

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