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Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
12:00 pm - 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Redbones for dinner October 2015 & 2016, & enjoyed great BBQ both times. The restaurant is very informal, & service is great. Make a reservation, as it is very popular.

Thank Pamela G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

had lunch w/ 4 friends. everyone enjoyed their meals, most ordered the lunch special. It was tasty and the place was doing well for a Thursday!

Thank marybeth02140
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visiting Boston and area. Son said the first place to go was Redbones. So we did! Got seated right away no reservations on Wednesday night. Nice selection of beer and wines. Kansas City ribs are very large and tender. Dry rub so you add your own sauce. Only 2 types though, spicy and sweet. I think superior to Famous Daves,... More 

Thank MontyMcD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always good, plentiful food, solid southern bbq, love the collards! My husband would eat here often if we lived closer.

Thank mjacobs
Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The barbecue at Redbones is absolutely delicious. I was impressed by the depth of the menu and the speed of the service. In a mark of every good BBQ place, the cornbread was out of this world. Loved their pulled pork and their burnt tips. Very surprising for a BBQ place in Boston, but they nailed it.

Thank Allan L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family had a large reunion at Redbones. Though the music was a touch loud, this was some of the best barbecue I've had. The service was excellent and the atmosphere fun and friendly. Walking in, I wasn't expecting much because not many people think of Massachusetts as having good barbecue, but this was really great! I got the pulled... More 

Thank Rachel G
Millersville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Returned to Redbones recently for the late-night Chicken and Waffles special, and it was the best meal I had during my trip. The waffles were amazing...I don't know what they did to them, but I know that I loved them. I've never been disappointed by a meal here, but if I had to give a recommendation, I'd say corn fritters... More 

Thank Christine U
Windham, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dry ribs just don't cut it, they were so dry they should have been jerky. My husband's pulled pork was tasteless the collard greens were on there other hand excellent as was the potato salad. They did take the ribs off the bill which was nice of them. Still won't go back.

Thank ljj4pcj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy little place for BBQ. Meals were the perfect size. I got the Memphis ribs with onion rings and roasted vegies my husband got the pulled pork hash with baked beans and cold slaw. Cornbread on the side. All was very tasty. I thought the cornbread was a little dry, but that's my preference. Tables a very close together and... More 

Thank grdnT
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat, have a drink and hang with friends. Good for medium sized groups. BBQ and margaritas recommended!

Thank Steve S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, 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?