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Redbones Barbecue

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Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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55 Chester Street, 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 132
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great late nite dinner

After a night of drinking in Davis Square, we went to Redbones for a heavy late dinner. We got there right before midnight and we were able to find a table downstairs. The service was friendly and the prices were reasonable. The ribs were great and the beef brisket was even better. I could have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Kim-Marie
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Boston
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I like Redbones and I've been eating here since they opened. However I must admit my personal belief is that the quality has slipped. Too bad but true. Brian

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I have a friend who lives in Somerville, and we've come here every time I've visited (three times total now). To keep it brief: the food is incredible. I can't compare to "authentic" Southern food, but it's hands-down the best BBQ I've had in the Northeast. I've sampled just about everything on the menu, and it was all sumptuous. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The easy menu for 4 is an excellent choice to sample the ribs (baby ribs or St Louis), pull pork, and chicken along with Cole slaw and beans. Plenty of tasty yummy food for a family of 4. Be careful with the spice sauce, it is really really spicy. I won't recommend that.

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EastCoastUSA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Been going here since 1987. Food was great! Music was great! Staff was great! Over the last few years (new owner maybe?) the place has gone way down hill. Selections are fewer and portions much much smaller. Staff is less knowledgeable, and less helpful for that matter. Very disappointing. Don't bother.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

As locals, we've been patrons of Redbones for over 20 years. Gave up long ago trying to get in on Friday or Saturday evenings -- endless lines. Went there last night (a Wednesday) and were told there'd be a 35-minute wait. Debated (there are many other good options nearby), but decided to stay. After 20 minutes, we were told we'd... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place is awesome! Great Southern food at a great price. Great service, and very affordable. This place is in Somerville off of Chester street.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After a night of drinking in Davis Square, we went to Redbones for a heavy late dinner. We got there right before midnight and we were able to find a table downstairs. The service was friendly and the prices were reasonable. The ribs were great and the beef brisket was even better. I could have done without the buffalo wings,... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This place was just okay. Tried the mac and cheese, brisket, and sausage. The food could have been warmer when we got it, and the brisket was bit dry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 55 Chester Street, 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?