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Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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37 reviews
26 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 

Thank Chuck G
Somerville, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Redbones the day of Porchfest. Local place where you can always meet a friend at the bar. Was a bit disappointed in the bartenders pick for a cider. I told him that I didn't like it too sweet. He poured me something that tasted quite bitter. Oh well I asked him to decide for me. Ordered the corn... More 

Thank Kerri M
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been coming to Redbones for 20 years. It was something special. Even had them cater an event. But it's not quite as good as it used to be. Maybe it was just the dry cornbread, which was an extra charge. The fried okra was delicious as always, and my brisket was good. I'd still recommend the place (though not... More 

Thank LexGSR
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Today was one of our many trips to Redbones over the years. The menu has changed slightly over time, but the basic barbecue theme has not. In addition to baby backs, they have Texas ribs, fried catfish, pulled pork, sausage, and a seasonal chili. We had baby back ribs, which is our favorite. They have a cask beer that I... More 

Thank edeksattic
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

For many years I lived in the Boston-Cambridge area, within walking distance of Davis Square (Somerville). I probably walked by it several times but, either I never noticed, or simply ignored what from the outside looks like an unattractive neighborhood watering hole. Until my taste buds received an alert from an accidental internet recommendation of the 10 best places for... More 

Thank Rafael R
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This restaurant is an essential place for us to visit on every trip to Beantown. It doesn't look much from the outside, and its formica tables belie the quality of the food - it is only the inevitable crowd of people that always seem to be there that let you know it has a well deserved good reputation. The 'draft... 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
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, 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?