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Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-648-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (35 reviews)
“brisket” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is definitely a take-out diner. There are a few tables crowded in but rather uncomfortable. The ribs were delicious and tender, the beans, potatoes, & rice were very tasty. The cornbread was awesome! Quick service.

Thank barbaragT6726EZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate to disagree with the other reviewers but this restaurant just didn't do it for me. The pulled pork sandwich was OK, not Tennessee good, but acceptable. I ordered it with no added sauce so I could savor the meat. The sides I chose,...More

Thank BigGuy01923
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just the right amount of burned ends to add to my brisket experience. I sat down to eat inside and enjoyed my meal. Good old mashed potatoes that I will order again. I liked the sauce bar to give me options on what I wanted...More

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pulled pork and it was moist and tender without any sauce. The potato salad is delicious and made with red skin potatoes. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the restroom was clean.

Thank erinhB9657JK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent BBQ. Not a lot of seating, although they add some sidewalk tables in the summer. Best for takeout. PREORDER BY PHONE OR WEBSITE -- then when you arrive, go straight to the phone-order counter (right next to the cashier) which effectively cuts you to...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 6 June 2017

So we got takeout for a crowd for an impromptu party. We got brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and cornbread. I added watermelon slices and a mixed green salad from home. The brisket was a little dry. The pulled chicken was okay--not bad but not...More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 2 May 2017

For 20 years Blue Ribbon BBQ has been serving up consistently great Southern BBQ. With very limited seating inside, they do put out a few tables on the sidewalk in the Summer. Easy online ordering and pick up. They offer a fabulous catering menu as...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Fancy, no. Good food, yes, yes, yes. Skip the cornbread and enjoy the bar-b-q meat feast. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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...More

Thank robertprestoncon2017
Reviewed 20 March 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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