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Blue Ribbon BBQ

BBQ Joint$$$$
Arlington Center, Arlington
  • Charles N.
    "Everything is good, especially Texas Brisket and Burnt Ends."(5 Tips)
    Four T.
    "North Carolina pork shoulder sandwich...."(3 Tips)
    Peter K.
    "The pulled pork and barbecue ribs are absolutely incredible."(12 Tips)
    Amanda C.
    "cornbread stuffing and cheesy jalapeño grits."(6 Tips)
48 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • pulled pork
  • brisket
  • north carolina
  • ribs
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  • Michael d.
    Michael deAntonioMarch 18, 2014
    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.
  • Ingrid H.
    Ingrid HartmanJuly 8, 2013
    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".
  • Rosalee D.
    Rosalee DiScipioNovember 26, 2011
    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!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SellewJuly 20, 2011
    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!!!
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiAugust 30, 2011
    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!
  • Michael F.
    Michael FApril 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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
  • Four T.
    Four TrianglesFebruary 17
    North Carolina pork shoulder sandwich.... Don't remember The exact name.. Corn bread is great, and so is the collard greens
  • Steve B.
    Brisket is tender and tasty,. Pair it up with a couple of the many delicious sides.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 3, 2012
    The NC Gold sauce makes the sandwich.  Put it on the Pulled Pork and enjoy.  I liked the sides better than the sandwich.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MorrisonApril 7, 2013
    Ribs were great as always. Lot's of food with every meal..always a favorite to eat at Blue Ribbon BBQ
  • Adam M.
    Adam MasonJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great selection of meats and sides. I especially enjoyed the brisket, cheese grits, and baked beans.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KuliAugust 30, 2015
    The pulled pork and barbecue ribs are absolutely incredible. I highly recommend this place
  • Jessica I.
    Love the pulled pork, but really everything is good. Spicy with bite and subtle sweetness.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 30, 2014
    Solid BBQ and def one of the best options in many miles.
  • Chase K.
    Chase KlingamanApril 20, 2015
    Catering was excellent for a birthday party! Food was great! Nice, quality BBQ.
  • Jason J.
    Jason JenkinsApril 25, 2014
    North Carolina pulled bork, corn and sausage chowda and mashed potatoes.. All great!
  • Chuck V.
    Chuck VasquezMarch 7, 2012
    Order a full rack of Memphis ribs. Half rack for here and the other half at home. Worth the money!!! Mmmm cornbread.
  • Seth C.
    Seth CargiuoloAugust 8, 2014
    Pork ribs, pulled pork, dirty rice are all awesome. Been a die hard Blue Ribbon fan for years!
  • David C.
    David ChilcoteDecember 23, 2013
    Low key atmosphere. Great BBQ chicken. Moist and flavorful. Cool place!
  • Yvette F.
    Yvette FitchSeptember 9, 2013
    Best smoked brisket I've had outside Texas. Best Bbq in Boston area.
  • Caitlin M.
    Caitlin MasonMay 10, 2012
    Very good, but can be a little skimpy on the sauce - ask for extra, they don't mind at all :)
  • Chris G.
    Chris G.February 18, 2012
    Delicious. Don't forget dessert - the sweet potato pie and cornbread stuffing are delicious.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CarlstromOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent take-out... try the burritos for a more affordable option. Also easily order right from your iPhone using Mobilaurus.
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 7
    Burnt ends and the specials are where it's at
  • Sam F.
    Sam ForemanJune 22, 2010
    The coleslaw is great, but adding some of their mustard-based gold BBQ sauce to it makes a truly outstanding side dish.
  • George G.
    George GrieciJanuary 12, 2014
    Try one of their soups! Perfect on these cold days.
  • Jonah L.
    Jonah LoebFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The pulled pork sandwich is the best I've ever had, hands down.
  • patrick r.
    patrick rusterAugust 14, 2014
    Bomb pulled pork and brisket. Good sauces.
  • Emmanuel P.
    Emmanuel ParaskakisJuly 31, 2011
    Ooooh, yeah! Pulled pork sandwich is awesome. Great sides too.
  • Glenn R.
    Glenn RingdahlOctober 26, 2011
    Slaw is good, but kick it up with some NC Hour Vinegar. Big Difference on the taste.
  • James M.
    James MarcusFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask the if they have colecanon, so good but they don't make it often enough
  • Cathy
    CathyMay 27, 2013
    Much better than the Newton location IMHO.
  • DayTripper D.
    DayTripper DivaAugust 17, 2014
    Everything is good here.
  • Trish A.
    Trish AvolaJuly 27, 2015
    Outstanding pulled pork
  • Suzie A.
    Suzie AchornAugust 21, 2011
    Their catering is a big hit at any event!
  • Joy L.
    Joy LabbeMarch 26, 2012
    Yummy. Great food. Servings are huge.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ComperchioMay 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Special sides that are good - cornbread stuffing and cheesy jalapeño grits.
  • Dan B.
    Dan BrownMay 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Heard great things but kind of disappointed by the Pulled Chicken Sandwich. Perhaps I'll stick to Beef next time.
  • Colin B.
    Colin BrittonJanuary 23, 2010
    M love's the smoked spicy sausage. G is big on the XXX hot sauce. P is a sweet girl.
  • Matty G.
    All the meats!!!
  • Laura
    LauraMarch 25, 2011
    Rib Ends and chipotle mustard. Yum
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie M.December 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Burnt ends!
  • Charles N.
    Charles NortonFebruary 6, 2010
    Everything is good, especially Texas Brisket and Burnt Ends. Read more
  • Lynne A.
    Lynne AhearnJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Crowded today
  • J-Bird
    J-BirdJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Burnt ends are delicious!
  • Nathaniel D.
    Nathaniel DeanOctober 29, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong with a 3:2 ratio of hot to sweet sauce on anything.
  • Ashley G.
  • Lex N.
    Lex NemzerSeptember 1, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    smoked meatloaf and beet salad today!
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