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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%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (28 reviews)
“brisket” (45 reviews)
“collard greens” (23 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1375 Washington St, Newton, MA 02465-2003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank smartcus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 16 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 12 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 18 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 28 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

Thank 343,434
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I ate at the fantastic Blue Ribbon in 1996 and just moved back to Boston - and this is the second night in a row I'm enjoying the BBQ once again. Come solo, with another or do take-out. it's not a family-size place. their dedication...More

Thank randall d
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered lunch, to go, for eight, and the meal was delicious. From their pulled chicken and pork to their beef brisket, all I have to say is WOW! We placed a very large order and not a single item was incorrect or missing which...More

Thank pickyeater15
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

I would highly recommend Blue Ribbon BBQ for catering. Food was delicious and plentiful! Party take 2 today with plenty left over!

Thank eross1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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