Redbones Barbeque

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
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
www.redbones.com

Notes:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate

Grab a complimentary copy of BeerAdvocate magazine here while supplies last.
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
153
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Taps:
28
Bottles/Cans:
40
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
N
View: Place Ratings | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 116 | Ratings: 153
Reviews by albern:
Photo of albern
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

 856 characters

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.

67 characters

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.

66 characters

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.

99 characters

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.

 414 characters

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

 542 characters

Photo of PhilF
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of LennyBound
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of CAMay
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Redbones Barbeque in Somerville, MA
93 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe