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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (43 reviews)
“ribs” (104 reviews)
“cornbread” (53 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Redbones Barbecue and were extremely pleased with the quality and flavor of the many dishes we sampled. The St Louis ribs were amazing and the baby back ribs just as good. Service was fantastic and we love the atmosphere in...More

Thank mkvt802
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very good BBQ spot, brisket is very good, slightly fatty but overall didn't ruin it. Sides are good. Service was acceptable. Good BBQ option in this neighborhood.

Thank David P
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This place is very good for any kind of B B Q. Thet have an upstairs and a downstairs. I been here twice and ate downstairs both times. The place is busy, sometimes noisy, but a lot of. Beer on tap is cold. When in...More

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Redbone's is a fun lively place for some of the best barbecue in the Boston area. We started our dinner with the Buffalo Shrimp, which were nice and spicy and served with blue cheese dressing and celery. We then had the Jerk Chicken, which was...More

Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I was in Boston for my birthday and I chose Redbones for my meal after having had excellent experiences there in the past; this trip was no different. If you like BBQ and craft beer then you can stop reading, Redbones is for you. I...More

Thank Chrisomatic
Reviewed 3 October 2017

You just can't get the same BBQ as in Texas or North Carolina unless you're in Texas of North Carolina. However, considering it's New England, Red Bones ain't bad and as close as I think I'm going to come.

Thank TangoCarmen
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I haven't been to Redbone's for over 15 years and took my family there last night to celebrate my son's bday. It was as good if not better than I remember, although I was disappointed to see they no longer have corn pudding on the...More

Thank dodokou
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well worth eating in there.stunning ribs and meat. Beer selection is great. We always brings guests when visiting and it is always a success. Parking could be difficult so plan ahead.Very close to Davi Square sstop

Reviewed 24 August 2017

We had reservations after a Sox game for a group of 17. Got there early and were entertained by the bartender, we were seated promptly on time downstairs at one long table, a little hard to manage in and out but we dealt with it....More

Thank John L
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This incredible restaurant was a delight to find. It is located on a side street off Davis Square, and it is well worth eating there. Their barbecue beef or pulled chicken will be great choices, served with the perfectly made corn bread side. A definite...More

Thank Caroline H
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
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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