Taps: 28 / Bottles: 40
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 112 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by albern:
3.88/5 rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I remember when this place opened and I used to live in West Somerville. I was a pretty regular customer. I've only been in there a few times in the last couple of years, but the beer selection has always been first rate, and the owners are quite active sponsors of good beer events. The food is good if you are into messy barbeque. The only downside is that the bar room is quite narrow and separated from the restaurant which means that a few dozen people standing will make it very packed in that area. The restaurant is always crowded which invariably means that there are plenty of people waiting in the bar area. The downstairs is a bit dark and low ceilinged for my tastes. Red Bones is a great place for people who like beer variety. On the way home, go to Elm Street Liquors just down the street for a truly impressive variety of beers to takeout.
07-10-2007 23:41:08 | More by albern
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4.33/5 rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I went here for the first time this past Saturday after the ACBF, its really not what I had imagined it would be. It's tightly packed with chairs, loud, eclectic and crowded. We've got a bar on the left with seating against the wall and seating at the bar as well. On the right side of the wall is the main dining area. We grabbed a beer and snagged a couple of seats in the bar area while we waited for our table. The service was great despite the number of patrons filling the place like they know how to handle busy. We waited 30 min or so for out table and ordered some hush puppies as an appetizer. We both got brisket, I got a plate and my company had a sandwich. The food is great, the brisket was tender, ample and flavorful, the dirty rice side was also great. Its barbeque and its done well and priced as such. If in the area I would definitely come back.
06-03-2012 21:53:20 | More by johnnnniee
4.23/5 rDev +1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is a serious BBQ place with an extensive choice of BBQ meat. The plates are huge and I had hard time eating more then half of what was in my plate. Extensive selection of craft beers from MA and around the world is also plus. The place is quite popular and we had to wait about half-hour before being seated even though we showed past 8pm on a Sunday night. It doesn’t really matter has it leave time to sit around the bar and have a few drinks. The waitress was great and really helpful. The only things that I though could be improving upon would be the sides, the coleslaw was lacking in flavour and the beans were not sweet or smoky enough (the mac and cheese was great though). This place is really worth the half-hour train ride from Central Boston.
05-08-2012 14:52:06 | More by Phyl21ca
3.7/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I Love Redbones! I was killing for some BBQ since moving up here from NC, and Red Bones hit the spot. We frequent this place often because of the awesome environment, delicious hot comfort food, beer wheel (you'll hear more about that later) and friendly staff.
While Redbones offers a dining area, we always sit at the bar upstairs. This, in my opinion, is where the action is. You may have to stay for a while before getting seats but I promise it's worth the wait.
What is this wheel you ask? It's a wheel of fortune wheel that lands on a number. This number corresponds with a beer (huge beer selection). You have to drink the beer you are given....while this sounds risky, it really makes it a fun experience.
The food is delicious.... I go between the pulled pork sandwich and the buffalo wings. The hush puppies are also to die for. They offer a million different ways to eat meat...what's not to love? Just go, trust me.
11-21-2011 17:35:43 | More by seanwhite
3.8/5 rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I went here on a random Tuesday night looking to get a few good craft beers and some good eats. I was delighted by the food menu and the selection of beers was better then most places. I manged to even have a local favorite on cask. I was dining late at night but what I ordered was really Delicious and was ready pretty quickly as I enjoyed the nightlife while it was getting ready. The bar tender was occupied for part of the time while I ran empty on my first beer but made up for it by getting my next beer right to me with a smile. Good prices for the beer and food I had I would totally consider coming back here again.
10-13-2011 06:16:54 | More by Duhast500
3.75/5 rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
RedBones is a good stop for any food and beer enthusiast. The atmosphere is a pretty crowded restaurant with small tables and a busy feel. Usually packed and a ton of servers running all over the place. Quality of the food and beer is good, I have been satisfied with both on several occasions. Service is the only gripe I have with Redbones. Both times I went, it was fairly slow to get in and get food. The one time we asked for a split check, we literally had to beg the waitress and she was still very rude about it, it took more time for her to argue with us then to actually just split the check. Beer selection is always above average, a great taplist that covers all bases. Good locals and craft beer from around the country. Cambridge Brewing is usually represented well here. Food was awesome both times I had it, great ribs and pork dishes, as well as sides for the BBQ. On the pricier side for me (not sure how Boston residents feel).
08-12-2011 17:02:32 | More by cbutova
Redbones Barbeque in Somerville, MA
93 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.