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“The real deal”
Review of Blue Ribbon BBQ

Blue Ribbon BBQ
Ranked #13 of 255 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 0 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The real deal”
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I've been a regular since they opened. These guys went to North Carolina and brought what they learned back. Other than occasional sub-par country ribs, apparently due to a supplier problem, I've never been disappointed. And they are always trying new things. But their old stand-by burnt ends are the best; if I serve Blue Ribbon to guests - they are always the first to go.

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Boston
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Love the place!!”
Reviewed 7 March 2012

Went there to grab some BBQ as a gift to myself and as always LOVE the place. Between the Pulled Pork, Ribs, beans, coleslaw and cornbread I was in BBQ heaven!

  • Visited March 2012
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Our go-to place for carry out barbeque”
Reviewed 2 March 2012

We have been going to Blue Ribbon for years, primarily for party food. Our favorite is Pulled Pork, smokey and delicious, particularly with the gold sauce. If you are ordering a quantity they can pack it so that you just warm it up before serving.
Experiment with other items to find your favorites!

Visited January 2012
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MASSACHUSETTS
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“Best BBQ”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

Great food! Great price! Thats nice! You will not leave here hungry. Parking across the street.

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Massachussetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great BBQ in Boston, good price, but really a take out joint”
Reviewed 25 February 2012

Blue Ribbon is the best place in Boston for BBQ. Now the Newton location has no real seating, just bar-type seating, so plan accordingly. The food is always delicious. It is a North Carolina style BBQ, so it is a more tangy, than sweet. My favorite is a beef brisket open-face sandwich, which is always moist and tasty. Most of the selections come with two sides which you can choose from a list of side dishes. They have great corn bread here (hint,hint). I like Blue Ribbon enough, that I catered a party with them, and again, I was not disappointed, nor were my guests. Also, the prices are very reasonable for all the food you get.

  • Visited February 2012
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