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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Ranked #18 of 249 Restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
cumming, ga
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were visiting my daughter at college. She was craving BBQ. We had high hopes from ratings. It is very pricey. Me and my daughter got pulled pork sandwiches, my wife got a pulled chicken sandwich. Real pulled pork BBQ does not come with sauce mixed in. Customer is suppose to put on the kind of sauce... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Bring back the old manager and staff. Food has gone way downhill and place is a sad mess now. I will still eat and drink there but nothing can replace the 15 year run it had. People working here need to smile more and treat customers better.

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Had dinner here Saturday night, and the place was a mad house. We got our name down early enough to wait only 30 minutes, but I have to imagine they were over an hour by the time we sat down. The food was good, bordering on great. I had the pulled pork, sausage, and jerk beef combo plate with slaw... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I expected more from this place. It is a bit too much "western saloon" for me. But it may be Ok for students.

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Boston, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Every chance we get, we try barbecue. We love taking friends here for giant portions of satisfying BBQ, hush puppies, and for the casual atmosphere. The upstairs looks very much like any simple barbecue joint in North Carolina or Virginia, and the food is delicious. You'll certainly order too much. The downstairs is a little funky-looking - dark, low ceilings,... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This used to a great neighborhood place to satisfy a BBQ craving about 7 years ago, but after changing ownership once or twice it's just become mediocre, at best. The ambiance is fun at first, especially drinking out of those Ball manson jars, but the novelty wears off rather quickly. Most of the meat dishes I've had tend to be... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have never eaten at the actual Redbones restruant but I hear only great things. I have gotten takeout from them several times and it has always been wonderful! Their prices are very reasonable and they have some interesting menu items, the buffalo scallops are my favorite!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

When I lived in Boston, I used to go to Redbones all the time. Love it there! Great beer selection. Always a couple of cask beers and a ton of draft beers. Always a great place for a snack and a beer after work.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Redbones has been our go to place for BBQ for years. It's usually crowded and loud but the service is good and we have never felt rushed. On our last visit we noticed a difference in prices as well as portions. My husband's $24 rib combo plate was a bit pricey and the portion size was definitely smaller. My pulled... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Since we arrived in US I was willing to eat some ribs and this restaurant have some pretty good. The plate, with some side (we choose vegetables) is enouugh for two. Is really juice and succulent. To complete, they have a very good list of american beers. Me and my husband certainly will be back.

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