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Redbones Barbecue

55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
+1 617-628-2200
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pulled pork” (46 reviews)
“ribs” (114 reviews)
“cornbread” (57 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA 02144-3001
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious melty ribs, with sauces that are worth licking your fingers for - and they're gluten free. Long list of margaritas from the world's okayest bartender (at least that's what his shirt said!). Sit in the under bones if you can - feels like a...More

Thank lealikeintea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere/decor of the restaurant (It’s fun to sit at the bar and watch the chefs) and the food. Our favorite was the hash and the mac and cheese side-delish! The waitress was nice and helpful while choosing our meal, but we really disliked...More

Thank theredbomber
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in the south and have had a lot of BBQ over the years and hands down this was the best brisket I have ever had. The sandwich is huge. The server was very nice but it did seem disorganized a bit (but it...More

Thank tlburch51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think this restaurant could be better. The food was fine, but watching the staff operate was like watching people trying to get out of a corn maze.. so much confusion. Since I was eating by myself, the kid at the door said I could...More

Thank MarFis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are from the UK, and I have reviewed this restaurant before but it is so good we go back each time we are in Boston and this time we took some BBQ loving UK friends with us and they loved it too. We went...More

Thank Nick_Harris
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not quite what you'd get on a dirt road in Alabama but a pretty good approximation. The pulled pork is tender and moist with plenty of smoked-in hickory flavor. The ribs were meaty, smoky, and moist though they could have been a tad more of...More

Thank Ken L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This review combines two recent experiences. I ordered take-out last month, and parts of my order were missing, and the food I received was not great. I emailed the restaurant to explain the specific issues, and they responded (after a couple attempts at contacting) with...More

Thank Chris_CAB
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We've been coming to Redbones since the 1980s and haven't been disappointed yet! Best ribs, brisket, and pulled pork we've ever eaten. It even rivals some of the restaurants we've tried in Memphis! Small, hole in the wall place but so worth it. Only drawback...More

Thank L P
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Good old boy’s bar b q in a city setting. St Louis ribs were dry rub and outstanding. Pulled pork and chicken were also very good. Baked beans, roasted veggies and potato salad top notch. Big selection of beers on tap and not. Downstairs dining...More

Thank Justdesert4me
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We really enjoyed our dinners! We had Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, and Memphis Ribs. All were delicious! The BBQ sauce tasted different on the pulled pork and the pulled chicken and we liked both. The ribs were dry rubbed and served with BBQ sauce on...More

Thank jajtrip
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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