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Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Mandello del Lario, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My aunt craved BBQ. And living in Italy it is always a treat when it's good. This was really good. My uncle risked the brisket and wasn't disappointed. Even the beer perfectly complimented the meal. I would recommend it to anyone looking for informal BBQ dining.

Thank Carol F
Somerville, Massachusetts
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife & I have always enjoyed Redbone's. The owner is originally from down south. The food is always consistent and the atmosphere is pretty cool. Not to mention Redbone's has been around for a long time and is a staple in Somerville.

Thank fjade2002
Walpole, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I come from a long line of Redbones' lovers. My family and I have been eating here since the early 90's and it's delicious every time. Their pulled pork sandwich is the most delicious BBQ sandwich I have ever had! There is nothing else like this sandwich- it's piled high with a generous amount of tender meat, comes on a... More 

Thank myruffian
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Ribs, generous sides (2), crafty drinks and cool vibe downstairs = great group experience. St. Louis ribs came of the bone real easy, and compared to other rib eating experiences, weren't messy. The restaurant is located in a cool area as well.

Thank Jon A
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a win! Best brisket ever! Have been a fan for almost 30 years and never disappointed. Margaritas hit the spot on a hot day .

Thank twice_as_nice
Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their bbq is awesome. I mean, that's what they do, right? OMG! So good! Their margaritas are awesome! I had a spicy margarita which I would not ordinarily get, but was it good!!!! Their desserts are not that great. I got the beignets. If you've never been to New Orleans, they might be ok, but don't expect Cafe du Monde... More 

Thank MGD02135
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

We eat here every couple of weeks. It's a nice no-frills bbq joint, with well prepared meats and a nicely cultivated and frequently updated craft beer collection on tap. Their seating covers two floors so even on Fridays you can usually snag a table if you are willing to sit at the counter or in the basement. Our favorites are... More 

Thank enorton82
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Really good food. Not fancy. Very casual. A lot of history. Friendly staff. My husband had the ribs and loved it. Thanks LGJ

Thank LGJ2015
Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch and the ribs were OK. I think this place is gotten to Van Ness and they are resting on their laurels. The beer selection was quite good.

Thank michael a
Atkinson, New Hampshire
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Awesome BBQ. I got Barbecue Belt With 1 texas rib, 2 st louis ribs, 2 baby back ribs, sliced brisket & house smoked sausage. Everything was cooked to perfection. The meat peeled right off the bone and practically melted in your mouth. The sausage was one of if not the best I ever had. For sides I got the dirty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: 617-628-2200

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