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Blue Ribbon BBQ

908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
+1 781-648-7427
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (35 reviews)
“brisket” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My first time here so I wasn't sure what to order so I got BBQ ribs with a very tasty sauce. The shop itself is rustic and the staff is friendly. I came at a busy time after noon. Would definitely come back or try...More

Thank GuySBosMia
Reviewed 9 August 2017

we used to go to red bones but blue ribbon is topping it with their juicy ribs and burned end oooh and their pulled pork ... even my 4yr old love their meat

Thank Kathleen D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We order the Feedbag for 6 every Sunday night. It feeds my family of 6 and gives us leftovers for the next few days.

Thank jennatripp
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This is definitely a take-out diner. There are a few tables crowded in but rather uncomfortable. The ribs were delicious and tender, the beans, potatoes, & rice were very tasty. The cornbread was awesome! Quick service.

Thank barbaragT6726EZ
Reviewed 14 July 2017

I hate to disagree with the other reviewers but this restaurant just didn't do it for me. The pulled pork sandwich was OK, not Tennessee good, but acceptable. I ordered it with no added sauce so I could savor the meat. The sides I chose,...More

Thank BigGuy01923
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Just the right amount of burned ends to add to my brisket experience. I sat down to eat inside and enjoyed my meal. Good old mashed potatoes that I will order again. I liked the sauce bar to give me options on what I wanted...More

Thank Diana P
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

I had the pulled pork and it was moist and tender without any sauce. The potato salad is delicious and made with red skin potatoes. The staff were all friendly and helpful and the restroom was clean.

Thank erinhB9657JK
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Excellent BBQ. Not a lot of seating, although they add some sidewalk tables in the summer. Best for takeout. PREORDER BY PHONE OR WEBSITE -- then when you arrive, go straight to the phone-order counter (right next to the cashier) which effectively cuts you to...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 7 June 2017

So we got takeout for a crowd for an impromptu party. We got brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken and cornbread. I added watermelon slices and a mixed green salad from home. The brisket was a little dry. The pulled chicken was okay--not bad but not...More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 2 May 2017

For 20 years Blue Ribbon BBQ has been serving up consistently great Southern BBQ. With very limited seating inside, they do put out a few tables on the sidewalk in the Summer. Easy online ordering and pick up. They offer a fabulous catering menu as...More

Thank Carolyn4evr
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23 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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