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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (46 reviews)
“ribs” (115 reviews)
“cornbread” (57 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommened this restaurant by a friend who lives in the area on our recent holiday to the USA, the recommendation was spot on. Our kids had never been to the US before and the first meal they had was a classic. So delicious...More

Thank hoopBagneresDeLuchon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My son, a Somerville resident, gave me a choice of his top picks for a Sunday lunch. When I chose Redbones, he thought I'd love it. Well, kind of. Myself and a friend had the pulled chicken sandwich; he devoured his. I picked out the...More

Thank SheilaG1926
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seems that the pork and beef ribs are a little less meaty with each passing year but it is still a favorite. The barbecue belt is good with the brisket being the main standout! Buffalo wings are also very good.

Thank fishaday
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We were 8, both family and friends, and had not only great food but a great humorous waiter. The fried okra, nachos, wings, and fried pickles were just starters followed by enormous plates of food. Whether it was chicken or ribs all were well prepared...More

Thank 36sued
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious. Real bbq along with the sides. Many options to choose from. This place does serve alcoholic beverages and cocktails. The desserts are sinfully good if you have any space left for it. A kids menu is available too. They do have...More

Thank Gradz04
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Was looking forward to going here - particularly given the reviews. Shared a number of appetisers - most memorable was the cat fingers. Then shared the barbecue belt to get a taste of everything. But found that everything tasted a bit the same. Can’t even...More

Thank L7181MWrichardh
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Went on a week night and the place was packed. All night. Food is incredible. With this much business you can hire more servers. Not a fan of watching other tables get food before we do, seeing servers mix up orders. You can do better....More

1  Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Delicious melty ribs, with sauces that are worth licking your fingers for - and they're gluten free. Long list of margaritas from the world's okayest bartender (at least that's what his shirt said!). Sit in the under bones if you can - feels like a...More

Thank lealikeintea
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere/decor of the restaurant (It’s fun to sit at the bar and watch the chefs) and the food. Our favorite was the hash and the mac and cheese side-delish! The waitress was nice and helpful while choosing our meal, but we really disliked...More

Thank theredbomber
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We live in the south and have had a lot of BBQ over the years and hands down this was the best brisket I have ever had. The sandwich is huge. The server was very nice but it did seem disorganized a bit (but it...More

Thank tlburch51
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Deanna D
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Response from Martha2010 | Reviewed this property |
I believe only street parking - we were lucky to find a parking spot right in front of the restaurant
April 20, 2016|
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Response from Marconi33 | Reviewed this property |
Other than a couple of B&B's on Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge, there are no hotels near Redbones.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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: +1 617-628-2200
  • E-mail
Authentic Home - Style Southern Food
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