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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%
Travellers talk about
“burnt ends” (38 reviews)
“brisket” (22 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (26 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476-4702
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After the great reviews, I was so disappointed with my meal. The meat was very fatty so I had to give it to my dog cuz I couldn’t eat it.

Thank I-miss-Michael
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like their beef barbeque, but always ask for the source on the side. It is primarily a take-out place and is excellent for lunch, football games, etc.

Thank NewEnglandTraveler22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A go-to for Bar-B-Q cravings or easy fare for parties of all kinds. Great selections of meats, sides and fixin's! Quality consistently high. Can't go wrong with Blue Ribbon!

Thank picketfencemusic
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for bbq. The food is delicious, it’s good for takeout. Not much seating and no alcohol.

Thank kriedel2017
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food was delicious and there was enough for more than one meal. I would definitely go there again.

Thank kristiemdn
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We usually just get takeout from here when in town visiting our family. Great BBQ, beans, coleslaw and potato salad. Good food, service.

Thank maryellen262016
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

I brought my Dad and we split a burnt end platter with coleslaw and baked beans. Plenty of food for 2 in one platter order. Actually more then enough! Staff is very friendly and food comes quickly. The BBQ is excellent. Just the right amount...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Consistently good barbecue Arlington location sat outside byob Rib meat was moist Sides were good Service good

Thank 316dalet
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This take-out place has been around for many years. Look at the photos on their website and you will understand why. Your mouth will begin to water!

Thank kboardman
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Blue Ribbon serves BBQ in almost every Southern regional style: Carolina pulled port, Texas brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs, chicken, and veggies like greens and black-eye peas. It's all VERY good. Great cornbread too. Not fancy at all, just counter services, but you can order...More

Thank Dick C
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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