Redbones Barbeque

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4.17/5
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155 Ratings
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PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

55 Chester St
Somerville, Massachusetts, 02144-3001
United States

(617) 628-2200 | map
redbones.com

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None provided.

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
155
pDev:
9.83%
 
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 116
Reviews by CAMRAhardliner:
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is amazing.

Outside there were several people milling around and we were told there would be a wait for a table, but there was space at the bar facing the kitchen. This was a very cool experience, it was essentially like being in the kitchen. About a foot away were the cooks frantically turning out BBQ dishes for what seemed like 250 people. To the left of me were the friendly wait staff hurriedly picking up dishes.

Considering how packed the place was, I wasnt expecting service to be very quick but immediately after sitting down, a waiter was taking our drinks order. In the meantime, one of the chefs in the kitchen gave us a free pork rib appetizer.

The menu is expansive with dozens and dozens of bbq items. I had a pulled pork plate and my friend had a beef brisket plate. Everything was good, the mashed potatoes and corn bread were amazing. The beer menu wasnt as big as I expected but it was extremely high quality, with a focus on local stuff and hoppy stuff. I got an Opa Opa IPA which was way too quaffable in the summer heat, then a Racer 5 IPA. Both tasted fresh and were served at the right temp. Brooklyn Blast was available on cask and for some inexplicable reason I didnt try it.

The atmosphere of the place was frenetic, with every seat taken and people walking around all over the place. There was lots of beerphanalia and texas kitsch all over the walls. Along with the picnic bench like tables, rockabilly music and expansive menu this place must be the most authentic BBQ place Ive ever visited.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LXMRTN
4.63/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NextJen
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Can be extremely busy but it is worth the wait. Generous beer menu.

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Photo of Ela
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
3.71/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of scxcrunner
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gatch
4.46/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Can't go wrong with Redbones! For BBQ in New England, it's superb.

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Photo of JratBones
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.13/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Child_Pugh
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Would go more, but their beers are always $1-$3 more expensive than they should be. excellent food.

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Photo of Theheroguy
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Redbones has a great beer selection. They have a variety of sizes 10.5 oz-33oz. Their menu has detailed descriptions of the beers with prices listed for each serving size. Their prices are great and the staff knows how to serve beer properly. The food is great but it isn't authentic barbecue its like Tex-Mex compared to Mexican food. It is delicious but it just not the same. You can't go wrong with this place.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Reagan1984
2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Truly one of the most over-rated places ever. Let's be sure to split this into two distinct reviews. Their beer list is nice and if you are ONLY looking for a quality beer and are standing out front. Fine, pop in and only order a beer. However, in a world of choices as a whole this place is nowhere near a great option. The BBQ claims to be authentic and isn't even close. Let's just say I asked if they had NC vinegar style sauce...... the waiter literally brought me cider vinegar. just cider vinegar. Go elsewhere for food & beer

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Photo of PhilF
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Redbones Barbeque in Somerville, MA
Place rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 155 ratings