Newton >Food & Dining > Blue Ribbon Barbecue INC
1375 Washington St, Newton, MA | Directions 0246542.348563 -71.229171
Neighborhoods: West Newton, Waban
All aboard for a whistle-stop tour of Southern barbecue cuisines, all without leaving Newton. – The Scene
Families and young professionals come from far and wide to dig into heaping pulled pork platters and imposing slabs of ribs, amid a Southern roadside environment (counter service only). Lunch and dinner hours yield vastly different atmospheres: Daytime visitors enjoy a quiet, relaxed environment and rarely have a problem nabbing an open seat, while most nights bring standing-room-only crowds, forcing larger groups to skip the wait for a seat and take their meals to go.
Order an assortment of the Ribbon's slow-cooked meats to take a culinary tour of Southern barbecue styles--there's flavorful North Carolina pulled pork, moist Texas brisket, meaty Memphis dry-rubbed ribs, and smoky Kansas City burnt ends. Each platter comes with a choice of sides (maple-roasted sweet potatoes and creamy mac and cheese are among the top options). Leave room for a slice of delectable, homemade sweet potato pie for dessert.
Beowulf – The food and the sauces are great. As Shakespeare said of his barbecue, "readiness is all." And this barbecue is cooked appropriately, slowly. The people who run this place are competent and friendly and deserve every possible success. That said, we seldom get food here, anymore, because there is always someone in our group who wants baby back ribs, and Blue Ribbon does not make them. The rating questions are mostly inappropriate; this is mainly take-out.
REAL DEAL – WOW THIS IS SOME TASTY STUFF. GREAT RIBS AND SUACES SIDES SANDWICHES ETC...A MUST STOP FOR A QUICK BITE OR TO GO GOOD LEMONADE ICE TEA ON TAP TOO . THIS PLACE IS OFFERING A GREAT PUBLIC SERVICE
Awesome BBQ – Blue Ribbon is one of my favorites. If you want to sit down, go to Red Bones. If you're on any sort of schedule, go to Blue Ribbon. Both have similar quality food, Red Bones has larger portions but costs a bit more. I'd say the largest factor is your time constraints.
The best of the best – This is a fantastic restaurant. Great food, fanatical fans, great service. Whether they're catering a party or you just want some pulled pork for lunch, this is the place to go. Five stars!
Wicked Pissa! – Mush, this place is unbelievable! Big portions make you fat, but it's a good value and you can't beat the taste. Service is fast, and extremely friendly, even when the place is packed. Everything on the menu is great, never a dissappointment. Big Green salad is my Big Green friend. Pulled pork is a close friend too! Be there!
GOOD TAKE OUT – THIS IS GREAT TAKE OUT BBQ. I TOOK MY SOUTHERNER FATHER HERE AND HE LOVES IT. THEY DO A GREAT JOB WITHT EH BBQ AND SIDES. THE PRICE IS INEXPENSIVE. THE WAIT SHORT. ONLY DRAW BACK IS THAT THERE IS ONLY A FEW COUNTER SEATS AVAILABLE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT HOME.
Yummy, Yummy – Great tasting food with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The only negative is that sometimes it's hard to find a place to park.
gotta have it! – Blue Ribbon is a family favorite for bbq! This is true southern cooking. The smell alone will win you over...
Great Food!, Large Portions, Big Cornbread!
When you eat a meal from the Blue Ribbon Barbecue, it makes you remember your best barbecue experience as a kid.
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