Kitchen Open 11:30am-10:30pm, last call 11:00pm
Tuesday thru Saturday
Kitchen Open 11:30am-12:30am, last call 12:45am
Went with a party of 8. Was told we’d be seated and served separately. When I told them we’d be going somewhere else they were able to accommodate my party (i made the reservation 2 weeks in advance). Food was good.
I expected much better food at Redbones. We arrived at 4:45 on a Saturday, so the food should have been fresh. However, it was all overdone - both the ribs and the chicken wings. How can you dry out and burn ribs and wings??
We visited RB on a Sunday afternoon. The food was great, especially barbecue items and sides. Nacho's great, too. Service was great. The bar was fun to catch part of the game. Price was reasonable. Look forward to going back.
Ok food, great atmosphere. Long a Somerville fixture and still worth going to.
Great food. Good beer. Be prepared to sit very close to other people in the restaurant, and it will be noisey. There’s a downstairs but you feel like you’re at a glow in the dark mini-putt. May not be for everyone, but worth the food and beer.
The food and ambiance is top notch. This is your go to bbq place.
Excellent BBQ. They handled a party of 10 with ease on a Saturday night.
Fun time at Red Bones! St. Louis ribs are great! My kids loved the chicken and waffles!
Food was pretty good but the service could’ve been better. Had to repeat requests to waiters several time before we got it.
The Food is usually very good. I had 1/2 rack Baby Back Ribs which were juicy and good. Some of the others in my party had the 1/4 rack special and they were very dry and not an ample portion. This could just be a one time thing. I sure hope so.
Came here with my college-age son for a casual dinner that set the mood for light conversation. The food was out of this world delicious, and lots of it. The ambiance was relaxed and fun...just like an outdoor barbecue, right down to light banter with the guests at other tables. Everyone was having fun, including the waitstaff, who were friendly and attentive at all times. Can't wait to come here again!
Best ribs in the Boston metro area. They have many gluten free options. Food is DELICIOUS! I love coming here for the bbq vibe!
Too much salt on the food
Horrible service! The waiter never came back! Food better than service
We were seated promptly - at our reserved time - in spite of the music festival that was being held just outside the door! I was impressed.
I eat here all the time, mostly just at the bar with a couple other people and service is usually pretty good and fast. This time we went with a group of 7 for my birthday and had an 8:00 reservation...but we probably didn’t get sat until after 8:30. I understood, they are busy and there was a long wait. Once our food arrived, myself and one other were missing our food for probably 20 minutes. The waitress never stopped by to check on us so everyone was practically done with their meals by the time we got ahold of our waitress to let her know some food never came (we had to get up and ask another waiter to get our waitress). There was no apology for any of this either which was upsetting. I usually LOVE this place, I chose it to celebrate my birthday, but this experience was just blah.
I will definitely be back as the food is delicious but will probably stick with sitting at the bar with a smaller group.
Downstairs seating is more private and cool! Upstairs lights are super bright. Mac and cheese is to die for, catfish was good but definitely go for bbq.
Redbones always does the job. Now with reservations it makes dining there much less of a hassle. The staff is always prompt and pleasant. The BBQ is about as good as you can get around here although the hot (not temperature) fried chicken may be regional style around Tennessee it is a bit much.
If you want good BBQ with good service and good beer this is the place.
Great BBQ food in an eclectic environment.
This restaurant was a great find! Wonderful southern barbeque offerings. Pulled pork was deliciously smoky and the tangy sauce a perfect compliment. The thin French Fries were very tasty; ribs were fall-off-the-bones perfect. The fried catfish sandwich was most and flavorful. This is a "hole in the wall" type of place; very casual, tables close together and with an energetic vibe. Beignets were served hot with a generous amount of powdered sugar and the coconut-cream pie was creamy, not overly sweet with a generous amount of perfectly toasted coconut sprinkled on top. We'll be back to try other things like the buffalo shrimp, fried okra and shrimp & grits!
Dined at Redbones on Labor Day weekend. Made reservations but it wasn't crowded. We received our food within 10 minutes of ordering. Ribs, pulled chicken were amazing, cornbread was good and Mac and cheese was just OK. Service was friendly and efficient. There was an error on my check that was quickly resolved. I will definitely return when I am craving great BBQ.
Tasty food, fun atmosphere! Very loud, hard to have conversation. Enjoyed the choice of side dishes. Friendly staff.
If you want real Bbq stuff especially ribs . This is the place. All ribs are dry rub and if you want a sauce you add it at your table. Once college kicks in this place gets very busy.
The food is outstanding! Really authentic BBQ. Pretty small, tables are very close together and it's really loud. But the food is fantastic.
Kind of a mixed bag. Buffalo shrimp were tasty as was pulled pork and the st Louis ribs. Fried chicken I'd pass on. Slaw was serviceable. Sauce needs some work.
Awesome. Servers have all been there a really long time so they are knowledgeable and friendly.
Always liked the food when I had it at parties catered by RedBones, but it was better at the restaurant! Excellent ribs, the dry rubs were perfect. Service was great.
Not quite what you’d get on a dirt road in Alabama but a pretty good approximation. The pulled pork is tender and moist with plenty of smoked-in hickory flavor. The ribs were meaty, smoky, and moist though they could have been a tad more of the latter. I prefer hot BBQ sauce and theirs has good bite to it although I did add some Tabasco, but it didn’t need much. The sauce cooked on the ribs also had lots o’ tangy-and-hot goodness to it. Now, the sides. Redbone’s mac & cheese is excellent. The mashed potatoes are pretty good. Not great but they do the job. I’d like to see them cook the collard greens a tad longer but their recipe is tasty. I’d also like to see some pickled pepper juice available so the collards can be eaten as God intended. Cornbread was good. I’m not a fan of sweetened cornbread, and while theirs is sweetened, it is less so than most. In the absence of skillet cornbread, it does just fine—moist, flavorful, a smooth texture (not grainy or mealy, as with some cornbreads). Our waiter was extremely nice, very helpful, and efficient to boot. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable with lots of sweet soul music. Redbones is a good choice to get a BBQ fix if you can’t make it down South.
If basing solely on food, I’d give a thumbs up. However, tonight’s service was AWFUL.
We had 6:15 reservations, we checked in at 6:14 and were told we’d be seated shortly. We were subsequently ignored/avoided until 6:40 when we approached them because we noticed others were being seated ahead of us, out of turn. They seated us at 6:45, and we ordered our food and drinks right away. Our food did not arrive until 7:45... we had a waitress quickly check in with us once during that hour. She did offer us cornbread due to the wait, but did not ask to refill drinks. When the food arrived, I asked for a 2nd beer, which didn’t come out until 20 minutes later when I was almost done with my meal (I just sent it back at that point). They did comp the bill 20%, but not until I actively went up to the waitress and asked her to take the 2nd beer off our check.
They could have easily offset the extra delay by being proactive and attentive once we were seated, but instead took an avoidant approach which was very off-putting.
As usual, Redbones is great. Top quality barbecue, choice of rib types and sauce types. The sides are so good and the list so long, it's hard to choose. Handled food allergies with care. Friendly staff, great service.
The waiter was very personable. The food is hardy and good value.
I love Redbones! I always come back for more. I now live just over an hour away and I still make the drive for the amazing ribs. Being spoiled with ribs from the south this is just as good!
Excellent food, very "cosy". Service unremarkable
Delicious and fun atmosphere
I have a dairy allergy and specifically asked the waiter for sides made without butter/cream/milk/etc. He recommended steamed broccoli and roast vegetables. I took a bite of the vegetables and tasted butter. I had a reaction that night. The waiter made no effort to check with the kitchen or look up an allergy menu and stupidly, I trusted him.
The food was good as always but the service wasn’t as good as I remembered our waiter was very quiet and kind of rude in a low key way and forgot one of sides but was kind enough to ask if we wanted to take it home or if we would like him to take it off our bill which was the option we chose.
Delicious brisket! You get a lot for your money. This place isn't fancy, but wonderful barbecue!
I made a reservation for 7:00. The table wasn't ready for us, so we had to wait. Then they got us confused with another party, and sent us to the wrong table. To make a long story short, we weren't seated until 8:00. They did give us free drinks, however. The food was fantastic, worth the wait.
Daniel gave us great service, very patient, and accommodating.