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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh yes! Bringing the yum factor to Davis Sq! Lots of different options. 30 beers on tap. Beignets! Yes you heard right Beignets in Mass. This place combines quick service, tasty food, and fun. I recommend getting a seat at the counter if you can. Its amazing to watch what they do in the kitchen. Great food!

Thank ravenwell
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 6 PM and asked if wee wanted to be seated at the counter. This is the best seat in the house! Right in front of the cooks. We were waited on immediately. The menu was extensive. I decided on the pulled chicken sandwich with broccoli and fries. My partner had the belt. Ribs/sausage and brisket. He had... More 

Thank quiltsnh
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
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183 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the shrimp and grits - tough shrimp, mushy grits. Shared my wife's ribs. Fair. Roasted veggies were good. Not overpriced. Wouldn't go back.

Thank Pierre R
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the second a Saturday in a row we found ourselves out of the burbs and in a BBQ joint. Not too shabby! Redbones has always been amazing, I've been many times but this was honey's first visit. One thing. Can say is that for the 25 or so years since my first visit they are still consistently good. They... More 

Thank TAH65
Boulder, Colorado
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting family, and one night had takeout for dinner from this restaurant. We had sliced brisket, BBQ beans, coleslaw, and cornbread. Everything was excellent. It was also good cold the next day for lunch. Highly recommended.

Thank Eric H
Boston, Massachusetts
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know what you're thinking, "Why the hell would a vegetarian go to a BBQ place?" Rest assured there are a few vegetarian options and they are quite good. I personally prefer the bar area, it's cozy and fun. Order the fried pickles and jalapenos. Nice spot to stop in and have a few drinks and bite to eat. It's... More 

Thank samls86
Saugus, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place used to be the best barbecue around and I don't know what happened if they changed Cooks a new management but the food is gone downhill big time we used to eat there all the time we went last night and it was very very disappointing everything was dry the dirty rice didn't even taste good we will... More 

Thank Lisa F
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Just visited for my first time and it was delicious! Service was great ( beyond great, actually )even though the staff got stuck dealing with a lot of impatient customers waiting for tables. Very busy on the weekends but a nice bar to grab a drink at while you wait as well.

Thank levinwest
Des Plaines, Illinois
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Relatives live nearby so we ordered in from Redbones and were not disappointed. The food was great and even had leftover brisket For breakfast the next morning. Yum!!

Thank Jim_Ur
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Awesome food with a cool environment. The wait was longer than I would have liked and it was very tight eating quarters. The mac n cheese was my favorite. Nice to have true BBQ place nearby.

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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, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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?