Kitchen Open 11:30am-10:30pm, last call 11:00pm
Tuesday thru Saturday
Kitchen Open 11:30am-12:30am, last call 12:45am
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.
Service was a little wanting -- had to ask for things multiple times, appetizers arrived at same time as mains, one person in party was served 10 minutes after everyone else at table. On the plus side, food was good and beer selection was good. Ambiance was nice and lively. A cool and popular neighborhood spot.
Staff was very nice and helpful and the food was so delicious!
Been to redbones a lot, we take visiting friends/family but this time made us not want to go back. It took three servers over 15 minutes to come over and the place was empty. Everytime we tried to ask they said one minute. The guy with the fedora might as well been sleeping, the man wearing the scarf honestly took 10 min to set a table and the lady kept walking in circles. Food was good like usual but we were very disappointed in being ripped off with a meal. One of us ordered the dinner special and the other ordered the brisket meal. You pay $5 for the meal and get an extra piece of meat but a very small piece plus No cornbread, that was BS and I’ll be re-yelping redbones on my account.
The food was really good but pricey for such loud, casual restaurant. I ordered baby back ribs (among the best I've ever had!), fried chicken, pinto beans and slaw. Very satisfying. But I was not expecting to pay $25! I thought that was a lot for 4 ribs and one small piece of chicken. My friend ordered fried chicken and three sides for $21. He got one small piece of chicken. We commented to our waitress about the paltry portion and she "snuck" him another piece.
Excellent BBQ - definitely top 5 ever. Visit every time I’m in Medford. Wish one opened in my town.
Great food, servers, and atmosphere. Ate in the basement level dining room and although it was dark and loud, definitely preferred it to the upstairs. Would recommend for great BBQ and beer and the fried jalapeños and pickles are a must.
We've gone to Redbones several times and the staff is excellent as is the BBQ.
I just love Redbones! I took my partner th ere for the first time and we sat at the kitchen bar. He loved the pulled pork and brisket and sides and now no have to take him back for ribs soon!
Fried pickles? Check.
Pulled pork? Check.
Mac and cheese? Check.
Biscuits and fresh jam? Check.
Really great beer? Check.
I'll always come back to Redbones!
When you go out for BBQ it’s all about the food. Redbones delivers with fall off the bone ribs that are packed with flavor and crispy, melty and tangy pulled pork and awesome sides like collars and fried ochre. Brisket was a little underwhelming and overshadowed by the pork products. The kids loved it too! Only downer was the slow as molasses staff and sporadic pacing. But it was tasty enough to forget that. Surprised to find such good BBQ in this area!
loved the fried oysters, excellent ribs and fabulous brisket
I love this place! I take everyone who visits me here. The space is cool, the food is AMAZING, and the servers are all so nice and attentive (without breathing down your neck).
Great food and love it here! Slower service sometimes
Usually, I would recommend Redbones. The food is great and service is usually ok. On this occasion, we had made a reservation but still had to wait for an hour to be seated and had to check with the waiters regularly that we were not forgotten. Very impatient service once we got seated and far from friendly.
No appearance from any management either as I would usually expect if there was a problem or complaint. Its like they couldnt care less.
We had mike as the bartender when we got there and he was phenomenal! We had Elizabeth as our waitress and she was a doll! Great vibe and great food!
There are to rooms, first floor and basement. The basement contains a bar and is a little bit more noisy. However, the ambiance is great in the basement, so I prefer dining down there. The brisket is really good and the diner special is great value.
Most of the ribs were over cooked and dry
I went with friends for dinner on Monday. This is my 3rd time at this restaurant. The food was great. I really liked St. Louis style ribs. We enjoyed the foods with favorite beer. That was awesome.
Amazing food though hostess accidentally gave our table for a large group away but they sat us with in about ten min. Food took a little while to come out but it was worth it.
We waited for 45 mins for fried chicken that was cold. The server brought corn bread as the food was arriving. We used to love this place - it has gone downhill.
Beignets were a great way to end the meal.
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.
Redbones never disappoints - pulled pork, mac and cheese and biscuits. Yes, please!
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!
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.
Waitress was personable and informative but service extremely slow even for a casual, leisurely dinner. Food was ok - nothing notable.
Awesome bbq in a really cool setting!
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.
Amazing as always. Favorite restairant in Somerville and perfect, quiet spot for a New Year's dinner.
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.
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