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Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-648-7427
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (39 reviews)
“brisket” (29 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Blue Ribbon BBQ is the real deal. Whether ordering the best salad in Arlington for a quick and hearty lunch or a family meal for 4, the food is flavorful, fresh and fabulous!! Best BBQ around. Hands down.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jboppy
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Have been a fan of Blue Ribbon for years. The food is always tasty and consistently good. Have used them for a few family functions.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Trip538740
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I've been coming here ever since I was a kid with my dad when my mom was away - superb food, great atmosphere, and I once found it highlighted in an international magazine while flying home! Such a good choice.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Zanna F
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit here. There were 4 in our party. The portion sizes were much larger than we anticipated. The meat was tender and fall of the bone good. The cornbread was very moist and delicious as was the collard greens. I would...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Gradz04
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Food is fantastic here, from catfish to brisket. I live nearby, and get takeout often - the sides are to die for! I wouldn't eat in, though. Conditions are cramped and noisy. I'm about to use them for catering a company event, and trust that...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank birutesdaina
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I don't love everything Blue Ribbon makes, but it is 90% solid as a place to go. I certainly still eat there often. Their brisket has slid in quality a little over the last couple of years. Their ribs are always good though, as is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Steven H
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

I live in the South where Barbecue restaurants are everywhere but I only eat brisket if I’m in Texas. They know how to make brisket. I was in Arlington and stopped at Blue Ribbon. Just for the heck of it I tried the brisket. OMG!!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Henry K
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

I have been going here for a number of years, at least 1 a month sometimes more :-) Their mash potatoes, and Texas Brisket, burnt ends is my favorite. It's fantastic.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gerald F
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

My hotel was about 2 miles away. I didn't feel like going out, so called delivery service. I wasn't sure how much food I was going to get, but I wasn't expecting the enormous serving of coleslaw and beans that came with my gigantic pulled...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MarFis
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We’ve been several times when visiting the area. The salads are delicious. I like the pulled pork and my other family members like the brisket. Delicious.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank robertprestoncon2017
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22 July 2017|
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Response from Diana P | Reviewed this property |
It usually does. The sauce was served via the bar. They might smoke it with nothing and you could probably add the pickled onion to add moisture or the cole slaw, Give them a call to ask them. They would be able to answer... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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: 908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-7427
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