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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

116 Reviews
Redbones BarbequeRedbones Barbeque
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
Score:
93
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
153
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Taps:
28
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 116 | Ratings: 153
Reviews by NoLiberty:
Photo of NoLiberty
3.68/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I visited RedBone strictly for its beer selection while the food came as a sidenote. The atmosphere is southern-BBQ-dive façade with comforts for the uniquely Boston college crowd that surrounds Davis Square.

The bar, where I ate, is casual and clean and serves up the same fare and food as the dining room. The corn fritters came with real maple syrup, the nachos were hardy but not mushy, and the succotash was delicious.

The bartenders are local and polite, but not quite attentive enough for a beer-fool full of questions.

The beer selection is modest but well rounded with good variety in both its bottles and drafts. 2 Belgians, 8-10 micros, 4 Germans and a handful of schwill to pay the bills. I drank DeRanke Bitter, Fantome Pissenlit, Heavyweight Imperial Porter and Julius Echter Hefe-Weiss. I'm not sure Jason's concerns about dirty lines are still true, but I expect a bit less from draft Belgians to begin with and I'd never had DeRanke or Fantome on tap.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of deniserat
5/5  rDev +19.6%
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 -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jtk21351
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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

Photo of scxcrunner
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of Gatch
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Sweeneydawg
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Child_Pugh
4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
3.93/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of benzalman
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
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 +2.6%
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 -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of rjp217
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Reagan1984
2.75/5  rDev -34.2%

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Redbones Barbeque in Somerville, MA
4.18 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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