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Redbones Barbecue

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55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
11:30 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was not terribly impressed with this place, the drinks were good, but the food was just ok (next time I won't eat here, I'll just go to the bar).

Thank Jana B
Milan, Italy
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219 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here with friends for dinner... and I was really curious to try their food cause every time i walk in the area my nose is so attracted.... The location is nice, big and a bit noisy, but there is a good and friendly atmosphere. The ribs were... just gorgeous... I really hope I'll go back there soon !

Thank Pece_77
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming here for 20 years. It is great BBQ. The sides are solid and traditional - mac and cheese, beans, rice, slaw. Aside from the brisket and ribs I love the Buffalo shrimp and the fried catfish is awesome! I like the catfish fingers better than the sandwich - more batter and super crispy. I do miss... More 

Thank TravelerBoston2012
Birmingham, Alabama
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stopped in last week, after a recommendation from a client i was working with in Medford. while not being an expert, i find living in the south and having BBQ from Memphis and Kansas City, i usually find other places as lacking. however, Redbones blew me away. it was easily the 2nd best Brisket I have had, and the Sauce... More 

Thank mmarston2009
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you love BBQ this is this place to be. Arkansas, Memphis, Beef ribs and Baby backs chicken and a different home made sausage every day; served with dirty rice, slaw,the bean of the day and sauced mild to hot or a southern vinegar sweet and don't forget the corn bread. I could fill up on the hush puppies alone... More 

Thank iroam m
Framingham, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Love the food. The quirky neighborhood. Intimate dining in a unique crowded always busy slow cooking bar b que in Somerville this is the place for you. Try to find a time when fewer people eat it's always busy. It's always crowded because the food is so good. Ribs chicken brisket good food all day. Don't come with your vegan... More 

Thank JohnZabjr
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Redbones for dinner October 2015 & 2016, & enjoyed great BBQ both times. The restaurant is very informal, & service is great. Make a reservation, as it is very popular.

Thank Pamela G
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

had lunch w/ 4 friends. everyone enjoyed their meals, most ordered the lunch special. It was tasty and the place was doing well for a Thursday!

Thank marybeth02140
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visiting Boston and area. Son said the first place to go was Redbones. So we did! Got seated right away no reservations on Wednesday night. Nice selection of beer and wines. Kansas City ribs are very large and tender. Dry rub so you add your own sauce. Only 2 types though, spicy and sweet. I think superior to Famous Daves,... More 

Thank MontyMcD
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215 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Always good, plentiful food, solid southern bbq, love the collards! My husband would eat here often if we lived closer.

Thank mjacobs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?