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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (111 reviews)
“cornbread” (55 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Just what you would exspect from a "real bbq place"... nothing fancy just good food... the ribs and sauce is great, it gets very busy so if go, go early and you won't regret it.

Thank pbruno33
Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

Redbones really strives to reverse the notion that Northern barbeque fails to live up to Southern standards, and makes a good attempt, even if falling a bit short of its goal. Where the restaurant really nails it is atmosphere; sweet tea in mason jars, comfortable...More

1  Thank Forschberr
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Redbones is not the place to go if you're looking to eat a light salad. If you are looking to indulge in delicious comfort food in a super casual setting, this is the place to go. The restaurant is right in Davis Square which is...More

Thank bostonkse
Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lots of hype about this place, but I didn't find anything special about it. Yes, it's been around for awhile, but you can find better BBQ and ribs elsewhere for comparable or lower price.

Thank Professor10_10
Reviewed May 19, 2014

A nice attempt by northerners to make barbecue; problem is it doesn't quite hack it. The ribs are burnt and the pulled pork is dry. The highlight is the pulled beef - nice. Go here in a pinch or if you are already drunk.

Thank GlobetrottingSwede
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The ribs here are great and a variety of microbrewery beverages available too. The cornbread is delicious.

Thank Tracy D
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is our favorite go to place for take out BBQ. Pork and beef ribs are awesome. Mostly get take out - not a big fan of the noise in the restaurant and usually very crowded.

Thank Abstraction
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Living just down the street, we regularly go to share a plate of ribs and beer. It's noisy and packed with students.

Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'm originally from Alabama, so I thought finding good BBQ in the area would be difficult - not here. It's your typical BBQ joint, nothig fancy but great quality food. From the pulled pork to the brisket, including the sides, tasted like homegrown. Can be...More

Thank JohnandKateBoston
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

I'm from the south, live in Somerville, and on occasion come here for BBQ. It's not the best BBQ by a long shot and it is very overpriced. The atmosphere is hipster cool enough though and they have a great beer selection on tap. Service...More

Thank Christian W
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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
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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
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
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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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