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Redbones BBQ

4.5
277 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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Redbones is a well established, much loved restaurant located in Davis Square - Somerville, Massachusetts (click here for directions). RedBones has become a favorite for many folks over the years, most likely due to its authentic downhome-style Southern food, its unique ambiance, and the genuine friendliness of its staff. Redbones also offers 24 fresh microbrews on tap and often hosts local Brew Fests. Catering and delivery are available for private functions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Sunday and Monday
Kitchen Open 11:30am-10:30pm, last call 11:00pm
Tuesday thru Saturday
Kitchen Open 11:30am-12:30am, last call 12:45am
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Phone number
(617) 628-2200
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Red line- Davis Square
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Full Bar
What 277 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.1
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dave (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Beignets were a great way to end the meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic draught list! In addition to beers, lots of great local ciders on tap. One of the highlights of the evening. I had the Downeast Roasted Joe (coffee & bourbon infused cider - amazing!) and my husband got the Ballast Point Orange Vanilla Fathom (incredible!)

My husband ordered the pulled pork dinner with dirty rice and baked beans. Everything was on point.

I ordered the smoked sausage with cornbread and french fries. The sausage was super spicy. I'm personally a fan of everything spicy, but if you're not expecting it, it might be a surprise for something. Overall delicious. The french fries were nothing special and the weakest link out of everything, but the cornbread was out of this world.

The ambiance is very casual. The service was friendly, but not necessarily a focus. If you're not a high maintenance person who likes to enjoy yummy barbecue comfort food in a casual environment, then this is the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Redbones never disappoints - pulled pork, mac and cheese and biscuits. Yes, please!

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Family gathering of 12. Great service, fabulous food, lively atmosphere. Everyone left full, happy, and wishing we could dine here together more often. Keep up the great work, Redbones!

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natrovrod (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I made a reservation a week in advance and called to confirm the morning of the dinner. When we arrived, the table wasn't set up and hostess was brusk and uncommunicative. Once we sat down, we really enjoyed our meal and our waitress was helpful and patient.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Waitress was personable and informative but service extremely slow even for a casual, leisurely dinner. Food was ok - nothing notable.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

#foodadventurefriday

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Fried chicken, ribs, collards, mac and cheese. I don't think I need to say anything else. Go to Redbones, get messy, feel full, be happy.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing as always. Favorite restairant in Somerville and perfect, quiet spot for a New Year's dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We made a 730 reservation, but weren't seated until 8pm because the hostess wasn't really paying attention to seating customers. The food was okay overall, but the beef ribs were really dry and oversmoked. Brisket was pretty good as were the sides and desserts and our waiter provided attentive service. I ate here primarily because I had been given a gift card, but based on my experience I will not be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Way too much salt in the rub, still thirsty next morning
On a more trivial but odd note: since I was last there they've repainted the dining room. Oddly, they didn't take down pictures before painting, so all the frames have a thin shim of blue paint around the edges

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vipGLK02129 (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

We've been going to Red Bones for years but this is the second time that we've been really disappointed. Ribs were dry and just not very good. I sent my margarita back because it was basically all lime concentrate. When the waitress brought a 'new' one back, I'm positive it was the same drink just with more ice in it. (She wasn't very personable or nice either.) We had drinks up in the bar upstairs and it was what it was supposed to be. Too bad because we used to love the place but will be going to the various other BBQ places that are popping up all over the city.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Waitstaff was clumsy and inexperienced

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Waitress was great, server was amusingly disinterested

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Casual and cool!

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vipActonDad (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Brought my sons and they loved the atmosphere and we all loved the food. Top notch meats and sides are a great value.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Great ribs! Excellent beer choice! Ambiance fantastic. A gem in Somerville!

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vipCTTraveler (Charlotte)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing fancy about the atmosphere. Small restaurant. Server was very attentive and fun. As for the food the meats and sauces were good. Tender ribs and brisket. Sides were just ok.

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ProKeds (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

It had been many years since I last sampled the deliciousness that is Redbones, and I am relieved to report that they have maintained the high level of quality I came to expect during my grad school years in the late 90's. The baby back ribs are as tasty as ever, and the beer selection is excellent, offering something for every taste. I was happy to discover that the no-reservations, cash-only polices had been revised in the intervening years.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

So delicious !!! We’ve been craving BBQ since we were in NC this past May! We drove from Lowell and can’t wait to back! 🐷 Service was great!!!

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