Redbones Barbeque

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4.17/5
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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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PLACE STATS
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
155
pDev:
9.83%
 
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 116
Reviews by FirstMan:
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I faced rain, sleet and snow last night on my way to Redbones. Not to mention an hour in bad traffic on the Turnpike.

I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Redbones is located on a side street not far from Tufts University. It's a little hard to find, what with all the one-way streets in the area, but once you find it, you're bound to be happy. My impression of the outside was that it was a little cold and nightclubbish - no big windows to see inside - , but once you go in, the interior is warm and inviting.

The place is broken up into two sections - neither of which is very big. The bar area is on the left side of the building and on the right is the dining room. Both are decorated with great Southern decor that isn't too kitchy at all. I was there just before Halloween, so I had a nice beheaded statue to look at, but probably you won't have that pleasure...

The beer selection is fantastic. There are about 20 taps, with only 2 dedicated to macros - PBR was one, I think. Didn't pay too much attention to them... There were about 10 local brews on - I had the Dragonslayer stout from Middle Ages, along with a good selection from other American micros. What really warmed my heart was that there was a great variety on tap - 3 stouts, a barleywine, a couple IPAs, Pale, Lagers, etc. Often places with a lot of taps will shy away from the darker beers - not here. Loved it.

But you know what - even though the beer is great, you will probably only want to have one if you are eating. The food is that good and there's that much of it. I had the Meat and 3 veggies - 1/4 chicken with yams and a double serving of fried okra (my absolute all time favorite vegetable - yes, I was born and raised in the South). My wife had the catfish dinner. Everything was fantastic and really, truly authentic southern cuisine.

For what you get, the price is perfectly reasonable. I highly recommend Redbones. I'll definitely be going back.

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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