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Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
617-628-2200
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We love Redbones... I have been going for over two decades. But this was not a banner performance. There was some mishap in the kitchen and it took a very long time to get our meals. This was true at other tables as well. The food was good as always... although the brisket could have been cut a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went with a few friends to celebrate 4th July. Good food great drinks good value and service. The highlight was the broccoli dog which was ordered for fun but was awesome

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We love Redbones... I have been going for over two decades. But this was not a banner performance. There was some mishap in the kitchen and it took a very long time to get our meals. This was true at other tables as well. The food was good as always... although the brisket could have been cut a little smaller.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Liked the Hash. Family had baby back ribs and St. Louis ribs. Coming from Chicago with rib places everywhere, I thought the prices were high, but it looked like a fun ,local spot!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Redbones is a hippie quaint authentic southern fried delight! On a recent Friday evening, we were seated in less than 3 minutes. But: you could wait one hour or more to enjoy this Somerville treat on any given weekend night. Call ahead to RSVP. Try one of the authentic southern appetizers to start your meal: the fried okra is awesome!... More 

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Wilmington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Redbones has been around quite a while and has a great rep for down home cooked BBQ and good sides, great throw back atmosphere etc. They never disappoint and if the Pulled Pork is a little dryer than you like, toss some great sauce on it!

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Visited Redbones BBQ on a Saturday evening. Waited about 30-minutes in bar to be seated. Wide and interesting selection of draft beers. I had the pulled pork entrée that was average (bland, lacked kick). On the other hand, my wife ordered the St. Louis Ribs that were very tasty. Service both in the bar and the restaurant area was fast... More 

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Medford, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I have only had authentic Southern BBQ a handful of times when I was in the south, but this place was great. Very no frills, great for families & pretty casual. The beer list was surprisingly good & I got to have all my favorite comfort foods! I would totally recommend the corn fritters in maple syrup...such an odd combination... More 

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Boston, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Redbones has gone way down hill. So sad. We've given it 2 more chances than we should have, remembering how wonderful it used to be. Tonight, our 2 dinners were virtually tasteless. Salmon was awful, garlic mashed potatoes had no garlic and no taste, steak tips grisly and inedible. With this food, not that you'd want more but the portions... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Our group of four stopped in to grab a bite to eat. We ended up with a table of food! We got one of the combo meals for our four top. What a great way to sample a bit of everything. Our waitress was really great and the drinks were yummy. We rolled out of there very happy and will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

OK, so this isn't the most healthful food in the world! But it's some of the best BBQ I've ever had. My friend and I ordered two different meals, and were thus able to share and try the baby back ribs, Texas ribs, St. Louis ribs, steamed broccoli, baked beans, dirty rice, and pinto beans (well, they gave us the... More 

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Additional Information about Redbones Barbecue

Address: 55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
Phone Number: 617-628-2200
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Bar, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-628-2200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Bar, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?