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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-332-2583
11:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we live several states away, whenever we're in the Boston area, stopping by is a must! The Pulled Pork sandwich is fantastic as well as the choice of sides. We've been frequenting Blue Ribbon for 14 years (generally two to three times a year) and it only gets better with age. Thank You!!

Thank in2skigolf
Newton, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have tried time and again, perhaps it is their style of BBQ I do not love...not sure because I really love BBQ! Perhaps after a decade in Chicago I cannot accept east coast 'Que? Whatever it is I have never loved a meal from Blu Ribbon. (Blasphemy to most locals, I know.) But there it is.

Andover, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My half rack of St. Louis rib had seven lean, meaty pieces. The smoked flavor was delicious. In addition to a piece of cornbread, my platter came with two sides. The cole slaw had a good, tangy bite. Green beans were not as tasty and got cold very quickly.

Thank Allen P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited Blue Ribbon numerous times at Lunch. Very consistent, great menu, decent price. Don't expect to eat indoors, pretty small, and don't expect conversation with staff, they don't give you the tone of day, but hey your there for the food. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great pulled pork and sides with delicious sauce. Good friendly service and food that hits the spot. Ambience is simple and space very limited, but excellent for a quick bite and for takeout!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Don't expect a fancy place. Don't even expect a restaurant. This is a takeaway BBQ "joint" with a few, less than 12,stools and a counter top. This said, it's all about the BBQ...... Amongst us we tried the ribs, (excellent meaty and not dry at all), the pulled pork (well seasoned and delicious) the chicken and lentil soup (a perfectly... More 

Thank apprehensive
Cleveland, Ohio
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225 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Little different from what I'm used to with barbecue from other parts of the country. Pulled pork portion was plentiful. Not great flavor, unless I doused in sauce, but pork was tender. Sides were better part of the meal. Did not try any other barbecue meats on the menu. Get people in and out quickly.

Thank mikeys2
Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Blue Ribbon is a very consistent, mostly take-out restaurant ( there are a few tables if you wish to eat there). Crowds flock to pick up orders of ribs, jerk chicken, pulled pork, pulled chicken, beans, and corn bread. The portions are large and the prices are moderate. This is a popular place for take-out barbeque in Newton, MA.

Thank 999wanderlust
Newton, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

These people are professional and caring. The ribs were as good as the ones I got in St Louis. The pulled pork is delicious. The Blue Ribbon has a slot of sides to make the meal even more enjoyable. This is more of a take out place out place bit the food is still warm when I get home and... More 

Thank Rgreenwald
Norwood, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Blue Rivbon BBQ in Newton has some fantastic Authentic BBQ dishes and is conveniently located in West Newton right off the mass pike. Food tasted good prices were reasonable and parking was available nearby.

Thank Davedog14

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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?