Redbones Barbeque

Redbones BarbequeRedbones Barbeque
Redbones BarbequeRedbones Barbeque
Bar, Eatery

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

(617) 628-2200 | map
redbones.com

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
157
pDev:
9.83%
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Reviews by DrJay:
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DrJay from Texas

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

I've been here quite a few times now, but always for lunch. Other reviewers have scared me away from trying to come here later in the evening due to the apparent crowds. Lunch is a different matter and I've been able to bring the family, including a preschooler, without any trouble. Roughly 20 taps, nice mix of locals, US craft, and European brews. Cask has been available during a couple of my visits too. The BBQ is solid and the portions are ridiculous. My current favourite lunch deal is the combo - a big bowl filled with a seemingly random selection of whatever BBQ they've got in the kitchen for $9. Plus a whole plate of sides. Prices on food and drink are reasonable and I've always had good service here. Recommended.

Jun 12, 2010
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

May 16, 2020
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cratez from Canada (ON)

4.21/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

What I had: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA on tap, BBQ Beef Plate with beans and coleslaw, Corn Bread to split, Pulled Pork Sandwich and soda for my better half.
What I liked: Unpretentious, casual atmosphere, awesome decor, fast and friendly service, delicious smokehouse fare, robust draught list, parking nearby.
What I disliked: Beer prices are a tad high as the more interesting stuff is $7/pint and Belgian draughts are twice that amount. But you’re paying for quality in a well-to-do area.
Would I go back? For sure. Redbones nails the beer and barbecue theme with its authentic Southern food, redneck ambiance, and impressive tap lineup. Worth a visit.
Overall Rating: 84

Jan 29, 2020
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LXMRTN from New Hampshire

4.63/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Feb 09, 2018
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NextJen from Massachusetts

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

Jun 13, 2017
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deniserat from California

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.

Jun 15, 2016
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Ela from Massachusetts

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

Apr 10, 2016
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jtk21351 from California

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

Feb 26, 2016
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

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

Jan 03, 2016
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scxcrunner from Massachusetts

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

Oct 19, 2015
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Jason from Massachusetts

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

Sep 29, 2015
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Gatch from Rhode Island

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.

May 13, 2015
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JratBones from Massachusetts

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

Apr 21, 2015
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SveNss0N from Massachusetts

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

Apr 15, 2015
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Sweeneydawg from Massachusetts

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

Apr 08, 2015
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

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

Mar 25, 2015
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Child_Pugh from Rhode Island

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

Mar 24, 2015
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mklisz from New Hampshire

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

Mar 04, 2015
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benzalman from California

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.

Feb 23, 2015
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Theheroguy from Maryland

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.

Feb 21, 2015
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brother_rebus from Maine

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

Feb 02, 2015
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Dicers from Colorado

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

Dec 28, 2014
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

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

Dec 21, 2014
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TheBungyo from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Dec 13, 2014
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

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

Dec 07, 2014
Redbones Barbeque in Somerville, MA
Place rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 157 ratings