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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (41 reviews)
“ribs” (102 reviews)
“cornbread” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This incredible restaurant was a delight to find. It is located on a side street off Davis Square, and it is well worth eating there. Their barbecue beef or pulled chicken will be great choices, served with the perfectly made corn bread side. A definite...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant came recommended by a Bostonian woman who was working in a Crabtree and Evelyn shop downtown. Hey, I always ask and when they heard we were visiting Somerville she said if we like BBQ this was the place to go. She was right. Located...More

Thank Lvttx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great BBQ dinner! We had the dinner special, brisket or pulled pork or ribs with two yummy sides! Polished it off with pecan pie!

Thank 352donnal
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I saw this place on Phanton Gourmet, so I had to give it a try. What a great experience. So many craft beers and the food is delicious. Is so close to home so I go there at least once a month. Great job guy!!!

Thank Dani F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Food is good southern fair. It's been in Davis Square forever. Good dirty rice, great beer selection and wonderful barbecue. Don't forget the collard greens and corn bread.

Thank WeloveNOLA
Reviewed 30 June 2017

With the goal of eating BBQ in all 50 states in mind, yesterday we headed to Redbones. It's a hole in the wall that's been there forever and contains interesting humans of every conceivable type - goth, prep, the Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka,...More

Thank DeeJayGude
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We are from the south, travel often, wide and far, have seen lots of BBQ. Redbones really is pretty good; as good as you'll find anywhere. Best BBQ in Boston and surrounding area. Prices are fair and about what you would expect to pay in...More

Thank PJM102
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night, it was very packed but i figured if people were waiting over an hour it must be great. Boy am I happy I waited. I've never had chicken and waffles and this one I don't think anyone will beat....More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Fantastic BBQ. Great beer selection. A bit loud. A lot of fun. Love the ribs and the brisket. Great stuff.

Thank jmoeling
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to visit our friends in Boston, they took us here for dinner. We all ordered the beef brisket dinner special and it was absolutely delicious! We ended up sitting in the downstairs area, which has the really cool vibe and really...More

Thank Jennifer S
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Deanna D
1 May 2016|
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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
20 April 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-628-2200
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Authentic Home - Style Southern Food
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