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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
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Saugus, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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.

Thank Z6027BNpaulr
Medford, Massachusetts
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yeah, it's BBQ in Davis, and it's a funky vibe, but that's about it. I've eaten there several times and frankly I can't remember one truly great meal. Take out, Dine in, Big group, small group, weekday, weekend, morning, noon, or night - completely average, dry-ish and tough meats disguised as BBQ. It's the "Mikes" of BBQ if you are... More 

Thank realboston
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I know this is a bbq place, the bbq is very good for a north east bbq place no doubt. But I have to tell you the mac and cheese is the best mac and cheese i have had so far in my 37 yrs on this earth hands down. As for the bbq, its bomb. The actual... More 

Thank tbiz08
Somerville, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love redbones, I can't believe I've waited this long to leave a review. The ribs and mac and cheese are my go to but we have yet to order something we didn't like. Definitely a neighborhood favorite.

Thank CCtravels986
Quincy, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of southern barbecue cuisine or are thinking about trying it, head on over to Red ones for a feast. I highly recommend the beef brisket as well as the homemade sausages. The corn bread and never ending Mason jars full of lemonade are great additions as well.

Thank Ray T
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Redbones is a landmark - everyone has to go at least once. The food is really good - authentic BBQ. Personally, I'm not a big fan of the crowded scene; but you can't visit Davis Square without visiting Redbones. Just sayin.

Thank GraceMarieGMC
Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love barbecue and good craft beer. This has both, and lots if comfort food and dessert options. It's loud sometimes which is a bummer, but other than that the food, drinks and prices are good.

Thank Karen W

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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
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?