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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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The Blue Ribbon is a nice BBQ place. They has a few seats inside and a few outside in the nice weather. It is mostly a take out place for me. I like it as it has different BBQ foods than I make.. . I...More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

great food. make sure to try different sauces. overall it is good place to have a casual dinner. Try the following - Ribs - Pulled Pork the sides are nice. Try them in smaller portions as they gave a lot.

Thank Anand T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was the first time I'd eaten at the Blue Ribbon in nearly ten years (I used to work near there) and I had great hopes. Unfortunately, the meal and take home were both mediocre. I ordered a brisket sandwich for lunch and take home...More

Thank MarkLOlson
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

First of all, I don't consider myself a food critic, just know what I like. Also, I've experienced those BBQ feasts which resulted from pit masters sitting around the pit all night monitoring the pork butts over an open pit. I also realize that most...More

Thank flowerchild07
Reviewed 21 August 2017 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
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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, Kids, 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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