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Blue Ribbon BBQ

1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
+1 617-332-2583
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“burnt ends” (29 reviews)
“brisket” (45 reviews)
“collard greens” (23 reviews)
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1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super yummy, juicy and finger licking BBQ menu with side dishes to match. A few seats at the counter. The take outs come with different BBQ sauces that my children savor...Great way to impress party guests and the family.

Thank YFSA2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistent yummy take-out! You won't ever want to go anywhere else for BBQ. Not extra spicy unless you want it, but delicious ribs and chicken!

Thank traveler1567
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I have gone to Blue Ribbon for over 20 years and love most of the food. But, alas, after so many years, I have to weigh in on two matters which, for me, keep Blue Ribbon from being a 4 or 5-rated establishment. First, their...More

Thank SilverCreekDragon
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

The WNewton Blue Ribbon BBQ is convenient, AND consistent in its perfect 1/2 chicken and burnt ends platters!

Thank smartcus
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Some of the best BBQ around! Fall off the bone ribs delicious sides and plenty of sauces. You'd be crazy not to try the ribs!!

Thank JustRose_CH
Reviewed 17 September 2017

BBQ at Blue Ribbon has been a long time family favorite. It is one of the only authentic barbecue places in the Boston area, and all-in-all, as good as any. It is more of a take-out place, but what you take out is great. The...More

Thank Wxe22
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Read a recent Globe article on "Top Ten BBQ" and Blue Ribbon figured prominently - so I put it in my places to visit category. I had lunch there today. The brisket was tough, dry and flavorless. The burnt ends should have been burned. The...More

Thank mo1953
Reviewed 19 August 2017

If you want the best BBQ in greater Boston this is it. Look no further. Ribs are incredible, pulled pork delicious and corn bread my mother couldn't make. I wish they served beer!

Thank jmdubarry
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My husband is a fanatic for BBQ so when we read the reviews on this place we decided to try it. First the good: nice quaint spot which was very nicely decorated and organized. Smelled and looked like the real deal. I ordered the pulled...More

Thank Tammy J
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I've loved Blue Ribbon for a long time; I've even served their food at a large party twice. But dinner tonight was disappointing. The pulled chicken was chunky, not really pulled. The piece of cornbread has gotten really small; it used to be a generous...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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