Blue Ribbon BBQ

BBQ Joint
908 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Yes (incl. Discover & American Express)
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    Charles N.
    "Everything is good, especially Texas Brisket and Burnt Ends."(4 Tips)
    Jonah L.
    "The pulled pork sandwich is the best I've ever had, hands down."(10 Tips)
    Amanda C.
    "cornbread stuffing and cheesy jalapeño grits."(2 Tips)
    Senator John B.
    "North Carolina hot vinegar"(2 Tips)
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  • barbecue
  • pulled pork
  • brisket
  • burnt ends
  • ribs
  • north carolina
  • cornbread
  • sandwiches
  • gold sauce
  • baked beans
  • family-friendly
  • good service
  • great value
  • good for a quick meal
  • burritos
  • cole slaw
  • cheese grits
  • pulled chicken
  • beet salad
  • meatloaf
  • Trish A.

    Outstanding pulled pork

    Trish Avola · 4 days ago
  • Chase K.

    Catering was excellent for a birthday party! Food was great! Nice, quality BBQ.

    Chase Klingaman · April 20
  • Russell H.

    Solid BBQ and def one of the best options in many miles.

    Russell Hirschorn · December 30, 2014
  • DayTripper D.

    Everything is good here.

    DayTripper Diva · August 17, 2014
  • patrick r.

    Bomb pulled pork and brisket. Good sauces.

    patrick ruster · August 14, 2014
  • Seth C.

    Pork ribs, pulled pork, dirty rice are all awesome. Been a die hard Blue Ribbon fan for years!

    Seth Cargiuolo · August 8, 2014
  • Jason J.

    North Carolina pulled bork, corn and sausage chowda and mashed potatoes.. All great!

    Jason Jenkins · April 25, 2014
  • Michael d.

    It is the best BBQ I have had in this area, the ribs and burnt ends were well smoked and their gold sauce was excellent, every side I tried was well made and pretty tasty.

    Michael deAntonio · March 18, 2014
  • George G.

    Try one of their soups! Perfect on these cold days.

    George Grieci · January 12, 2014
  • David C.

    Low key atmosphere. Great BBQ chicken. Moist and flavorful. Cool place!

    David Chilcote · December 23, 2013
  • Leslie M.

    Burnt ends!

    Leslie M. · December 8, 2013
  • Yvette F.

    Best smoked brisket I've had outside Texas. Best Bbq in Boston area.

    Yvette Fitch · September 9, 2013
  • Adam M.

    Great selection of meats and sides. I especially enjoyed the brisket, cheese grits, and baked beans.

    Adam Mason · July 28, 2013
  • Ingrid H.

    Omg mashed potatoes! So good - dont even want to know what they put to make it taste so awesome. I love that you can just get one rib when you are having a craving - they call it the "lone bone".

    Ingrid Hartman · July 8, 2013
  • Cathy N.

    Much better than the Newton location IMHO.

    Cathy N. · May 27, 2013
  • Michael M.

    Ribs were great as always. Lot's of food with every meal..always a favorite to eat at Blue Ribbon BBQ

    Michael Morrison · April 7, 2013
  • Lynne A.

    Crowded today

    Lynne Ahearn · June 17, 2012
  • Caitlin M.

    Very good, but can be a little skimpy on the sauce - ask for extra, they don't mind at all :)

    Caitlin Mason · May 10, 2012
  • Michael F.

    Everything is always amazing, but do yourself a favor and check out the specials before you order. I have some demanding friends, and none of us are ever disappointed

    Michael F · April 17, 2012
  • Joy L.

    Yummy. Great food. Servings are huge.

    Joy Labbe · March 26, 2012
  • Chuck V.

    Order a full rack of Memphis ribs. Half rack for here and the other half at home. Worth the money!!! Mmmm cornbread.

    Chuck Vasquez · March 7, 2012
  • Jonah L.

    The pulled pork sandwich is the best I've ever had, hands down.

    Jonah Loeb · February 21, 2012
  • Chris G.

    Delicious. Don't forget dessert - the sweet potato pie and cornbread stuffing are delicious.

    Chris G. · February 18, 2012
  • Jake S.

    The NC Gold sauce makes the sandwich.  Put it on the Pulled Pork and enjoy.  I liked the sides better than the sandwich.

    Jake Smith · February 3, 2012
  • Rosalee D.

    Delicious. Mashed was amazing, the pulled pork & burnt tip sandwiches were large and the price was cheap! 2 sides with each. Corn bread was yummy, light & moist. Even my 2 year old loved it!

    Rosalee DiScipio · November 26, 2011
  • Eric C.

    Excellent take-out... try the burritos for a more affordable option. Also easily order right from your iPhone using Mobilaurus.

    Eric Carlstrom · October 30, 2011
  • Glenn R.

    Slaw is good, but kick it up with some NC Hour Vinegar. Big Difference on the taste.

    Glenn Ringdahl · October 26, 2011
  • Senator John B.

    Hungry? Try a trio platter with pulled pork, beef brisket, and sausage. North Carolina hot vinegar is a delicious dip for beef and the sausage tastes great with spicy mustard. Eat!

    Senator John Blutarski · August 30, 2011
  • Suzie A.

    Their catering is a big hit at any event!

    Suzie Achorn · August 21, 2011
  • Emmanuel P.

    Ooooh, yeah! Pulled pork sandwich is awesome. Great sides too.

    Emmanuel Paraskakis · July 31, 2011
  • Chris S.

    Pulled pork is AMAZINGGG, omygod. Get some pulled pork, Mac and cheese, baked beans, and some ribs of course. Add in some slaw and cornbread and you have the best family dinner of the week!!!

    Chris Sellew · July 20, 2011
  • Laura

    Rib Ends and chipotle mustard. Yum

    Laura · March 25, 2011
  • James M.

    Ask the if they have colecanon, so good but they don't make it often enough

    James Marcus · February 27, 2011
  • Sam F.

    The coleslaw is great, but adding some of their mustard-based gold BBQ sauce to it makes a truly outstanding side dish.

    Sam Foreman · June 22, 2010
  • Amanda C.

    Special sides that are good - cornbread stuffing and cheesy jalapeño grits.

    Amanda Comperchio · May 22, 2010
  • Dan B.

    Heard great things but kind of disappointed by the Pulled Chicken Sandwich. Perhaps I'll stick to Beef next time.

    Dan Brown · May 13, 2010
  • Charles N.

    Everything is good, especially Texas Brisket and Burnt Ends. Read more

    Charles Norton · February 6, 2010
  • Colin B.

    M love's the smoked spicy sausage. G is big on the XXX hot sauce. P is a sweet girl.

    Colin Britton · January 23, 2010
  • J-Bird

    Burnt ends are delicious!

    J-Bird · January 9, 2010
  • Nathaniel D.

    You can't go wrong with a 3:2 ratio of hot to sweet sauce on anything.

    Nathaniel Dean · October 29, 2009
  • Lex N.

    smoked meatloaf and beet salad today!

    Lex Nemzer · September 1, 2009