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Redbones Barbecue

) #6 of 252 Restaurants in Somerville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , 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” (40 reviews)
“ribs” (100 reviews)
“cornbread” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 15 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 15 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
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Redbones can get crowded, but it's often possible to get a seat at the bar, even if there aren't tables available. This is the best seat in the house, anyway, because it overlooks the kitchen! Brisket is good, but not great. Ribs are excellent, as...More

Thank Stephanie E
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Nothing wrong with the setting. From the outside or the inside, this place looks and feels like a classic barbecue joint in KC, or Tuscaloosa, AL, or Taylor, TX. And some of the food is pretty good too. The pulled porks sandwich I had was...More

Thank morl8tr
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Deanna D
2 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
21 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
US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
Authentic Home - Style Southern Food
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