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Blue Ribbon BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-648-7427
11:00 - 21:00
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Blue Ribbon is a really good BBQ takeout place in Arlington. Their ribs are tender and sweet and plentiful. Burnt ends are great and their pulled pork is juicy and yummy. Sides are traditional comfort food - collards, mashed potatoes, green beans, baked beans etc. prices are reasonable and service is fast. A good go-to for a mid week dinner!

Thank gchasan
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a local gem. It's a funky little cafe style place. No table service. You order at the counter and pick up on the other side. Inside seating is limited and sort of like a take out place. In the summer time there is outside seating on the sidewalk. Needless to say, many people come in to take... More 

Thank Jolize S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food! We are a regular at this place and love it every time. The ribs and the burnt ends are amazing!! The only downside is it is a bit short on space to sit so would recommend takeout if that would be an option

Thank Subhrangshu D
Arlington, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is a fabulous BBQ joint. I usually do take-out but they also have limited seating. The have all the basics - pulled pork, pulled chicken, ribs, brisket etc. Plentiful sides to choose from - a-la-cart or in bulk, they also cater. The flavors are exactly what they should be, rich, sweet, spicy!! The staff is amazing - even when... More 

Thank LynneA2
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Sometimes their food is great and sometimes it isn't but it's great more than not. The feedbag is a great deal for a group.

Thank Karen R
Boston, United States
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The BBQ ribs will fall right off the bones! Southern style food and it's excellent! Has a seating area and the service is good.

Thank Albie16
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Good BBQ. The burnt ends have gotten a little fatty over the last few years. Good sides, especially the mashed potatoes and the corn.

Thank Emily S
Arlington, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Blue Ribbon is the go to place for bbq take out. Try more than just the ribs. The variety of sauces will please any taste. The cornbread is wonderful and try alkl the sides. Collard greens are well done. If you do not like rib ends make sure when you order the ribs that you clearly state that you do... More 

Thank KevinAGould
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We always have a summa party at our house in Arlington. We cook a pig in the backyard and it takes a lot of time. We don't bother trying to cook all the sides. We order from BR. The baked beans are the BEST and the rest of the sides they are offering really are fantastic. Great service and good... More 

Thank RTrivia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Was very pleased with the quality of the food.Just great flavors.Service very good.Great to eat outside.

Thank Carmen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?