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Blue Ribbon BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-332-2583
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very tasty food. Great sides. Locals college kids retirees and travelers. Good mix of people clean fun place great coleslaw and collard greens. The Jerk Chicken was unusual and very tasty

Thank Mikel S
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am extremely disappointed in the lack of customer service for this company. I was at work when a group of us placed an order for lunch, When we returned back to work we found that the order was not filled correctly When we called we were greeted with aggression and lack of accountability. The gentleman who answered the was... More 

Thank tfontanez
Newton, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is tiny with limited sitting. Best for take outs. Great BBQ and sides. Price is decent with good portion. Not a lot of parking too.

Thank triptonowhere_11
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 2 February 2017

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 2 February 2017

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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199 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?