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Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pulled pork” (46 reviews)
“ribs” (114 reviews)
“cornbread” (57 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Richard H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I think this restaurant could be better. The food was fine, but watching the staff operate was like watching people trying to get out of a corn maze.. so much confusion. Since I was eating by myself, the kid at the door said I could...More

Thank MarFis
Reviewed July 19, 2018

We are from the UK, and I have reviewed this restaurant before but it is so good we go back each time we are in Boston and this time we took some BBQ loving UK friends with us and they loved it too. We went...More

Thank Nick_Harris
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Not quite what you'd get on a dirt road in Alabama but a pretty good approximation. The pulled pork is tender and moist with plenty of smoked-in hickory flavor. The ribs were meaty, smoky, and moist though they could have been a tad more of...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This review combines two recent experiences. I ordered take-out last month, and parts of my order were missing, and the food I received was not great. I emailed the restaurant to explain the specific issues, and they responded (after a couple attempts at contacting) with...More

Thank Chris_CAB
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We've been coming to Redbones since the 1980s and haven't been disappointed yet! Best ribs, brisket, and pulled pork we've ever eaten. It even rivals some of the restaurants we've tried in Memphis! Small, hole in the wall place but so worth it. Only drawback...More

Thank L P
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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
Families with children, Kids, 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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