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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%
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“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 1 week ago via mobile

really takes you out of davis square for an hour! the menu is overwhelming with all to choose from. i did not go hungry enough.... my fried chicken was perfect and i samples some pulled pork that was amazing as well. awesome beer list and...More

Thank chelsea a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a while back for an anniversary meal, as my favourite types of restaurants are ones that serve lots of meat. Sure enough I wasn't disappointed at Redbones, restaurant is a little cramped, but the taste of the food quickly drowns that out. When we...More

Thank Sophie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food conveniently located in the heart of Davis Square in Somerville. You'll find this gem crowded on the weekends. Tourists and locals alike flock to this Somerville institution for their take on southern comfort food. Come for the food and stay for the ambiance.

Thank Byron G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent business lunch today feasting on the tripe meat combo: BBQ Hash, Sausage and Fried Chicken. The Collard Greens and Broccoli were fresh and tasty. My business partner enjoyed the Cat Fish and Brisket. The service was friendly and efficient (Thank You, Elizabeth)....More

Thank ggwattley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's an awful lot to like here: First-rate food, reasonable prices, a funky but not sketchy atmosphere. So, first the potential downsides: Service can be a shade slow; if you're in a hurry, look elsewhere. And the dining room squeezes in a whole bunch of...More

Thank DonInConnecticut
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's a bit difficult to find good BBQ over here in the Northern Frozenlands, but I must say this place impressed me. Highly recommended!

Thank Felix R
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Have been here several times. Good consistent Barbecue. Most orders come with two sides. Service sometimes good, sometimes so-so. I had a generous pulled chicken sandwich with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. My companion had ribs with mac and cheese and collard greens (I think)....More

Thank LensReview
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Have eaten here a couple times during the past few years. Decent BBQ for the northeast. Beware of ordering chicken "Hot" spicy option unless you REALLY LIKE it hot. Ordered chicken and waffles "hot/spicy" and struggled to eat just one piece. I generally like spicy/hot...More

Thank Frostyonline
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Fantastic draught list! In addition to beers, lots of great local ciders on tap. One of the highlights of the evening. I had the Downeast Roasted Joe (coffee & bourbon infused cider - amazing!) and my husband got the Ballast Point Orange Vanilla Fathom (incredible!)...More

Thank Evniki B
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great barbecue reasonable prices. Take car service no where to park. Ribs, brisket and pulled pork are very flavorful.

Thank madd0562
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Deanna D
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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