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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (40 reviews)
“ribs” (97 reviews)
“cornbread” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

If you are looking for good BBQ, you need to go to Redbones. They have a great beer list, always changing! My only warning is that going on the weekend night will be very difficult. The place is always backed on Friday and Saturday nights....More

Thank Tyrealhsm
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Crowded as ever but the food was lackluster at best. The chili was a bowl of green liquid with a few pieces of meet and beans. The ribs were fatty and tasteless. 5 people sharing 3 meals and still $92! Time to step it up...More

Thank RARPhantom
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Luckily we arrive.a little early and before the rush of dinnertime. We were promptly seated and our waiter appeared very quickly to great us and take our drink orders. They offer a wide selection of beers, probably the best bourbon selection I have seen in...More

Thank 112bal
Reviewed 27 September 2013 via mobile

This place is always in demand, which is surprising considering that the food is nothing to be proud of, especially for the prices. Pains me to say it because the staff is great, from the greeters to the guy who home delivers food on his...More

Thank FuriousTiki
Reviewed 20 September 2013

Had delivery from here with a big group. Really great chicken and brisket. Sides good also. For not being in Texas, this is pretty good barbecue!

Thank jays165
Reviewed 13 September 2013

I haven't been here for a while because it was so bad the one time I did go that I never want to waste my money again. I wish Trip Advisor allowed you to choose "more than a year ago" in their review section of...More

Thank WeBJamman
Reviewed 16 August 2013

Love BBQ and smoke my own meats, so when we were headed to Sculler's for a jazz night, we needed a place to get some stick to your ribs kind of food. Redbones was it. Cole slaw was good. The brisket had a nice bark,...More

Thank JR_Kemet
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Not my first visit, but I try to eat there every time I'm in the Boston area. This was my daughter's first visit and she loved it! She insisted that next time we go to Boston, we had to take daddy there. Filling, delicious food...More

Thank all12579
Reviewed 23 July 2013 via mobile

Looking for a place to eat and we found this place and decided to try it. Ordered fried okra, fried pickles and hush puppies. Fried okra and hush puppies were horrible, they should come off the menu. Had better fried okra at Church's fried chicken...More

Thank Lilshep
Reviewed 17 July 2013

The smell of BBQ hits you as you park your car. The place is very busy (at least when I was there), but there weren't any problems in getting a table. The food is simply outstanding and their beer choices blew me away. The service...More

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Deanna D
Is there a parking lot or is it street parking?
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
are you near hotels
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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