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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
617-628-2200
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Ranked #15 of 247 restaurants in Somerville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue, Bar
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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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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Monroe, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went in a group of 7. Ages from 9 to 19 to 55, and all were happy & full. Atmosphere dark w funky neon painted walls, tables close together. Loud high energy vibe Food..all thimgs bbq! We did the family style meal for 6 a good value. Pulled ,pork,Jerk chicken , bby back ribs, Pulled jerk beef, rolls, coleslaw,blackbeans, &... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great place good food for family and friends. I like that they have all styles of ribs there. My 2 year old and 7 year old loved their meals and ate everything.

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Went here with a friend for dinner on a Sunday evening. The smells were super as we went in the door. Cooks were hustling at the back. The server, Rebecca, was knowledgeable and friendly. We had a pulled pork platter and combo platter. They were served with sauce, if wanted, on the tables. I prefer it that way. The pork... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. The fried pickles and jalapeños with tartar sauce were quite delicious. I had the BBQ hash plate with greens and mac and cheese, my boyfriend had the Jamaican beef sandwich plate. The portion sizes are gigantic- you definitely don't need to worry about leaving hungry. The meats and sides were decent but... More

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SMITHTOWN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a very unique place to have a meal. Drinks are served in jelly glasses with handles. the place is always crowded and very noisy. The food is mostly good, wholesome food. Conversation has to be kept at a minimum due to noise.

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Rockport, MA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had wonderful sandwiches for lunch but the potato salad and cole slaw that came with lunch were terrible. The potato salad appeared to be a smashed potato with no dressing, no spices. Cole slaw had little dressing - a watery liquid was in the bottom of the plate. Both salad and slaw were absolutely tasteless with no flavor. Would... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just what you would exspect from a "real bbq place"... nothing fancy just good food... the ribs and sauce is great, it gets very busy so if go, go early and you won't regret it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Redbones really strives to reverse the notion that Northern barbeque fails to live up to Southern standards, and makes a good attempt, even if falling a bit short of its goal. Where the restaurant really nails it is atmosphere; sweet tea in mason jars, comfortable seating, country music wafting quietly from its speakers, all bring in the "BBQ Charm" I... More

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Redbones is not the place to go if you're looking to eat a light salad. If you are looking to indulge in delicious comfort food in a super casual setting, this is the place to go. The restaurant is right in Davis Square which is very convenient to the T. The service was really good and the food came out... More

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lots of hype about this place, but I didn't find anything special about it. Yes, it's been around for awhile, but you can find better BBQ and ribs elsewhere for comparable or lower price.

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