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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pulled pork” (45 reviews)
“ribs” (105 reviews)
“cornbread” (54 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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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
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Pulled pork was good. However the barbecue sauce is supposed to make the meal and it did not. Green beans tasted like microwave green beans.

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

They aren't on the menu, but I love the fried pickles. I probably come here a few times a year and I'm never disappointed. Beer selection is pretty good too!

Thank Stephen K
Reviewed 15 November 2017 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

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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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
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