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Danny
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love the place- ribs and margaritas. We are sorry our son is graduating from Tufts as we won't get to go any more

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ShereeL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a good time at redbones, service is great and fast. food is delicious as always.

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vipPaulS
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Bbq in Massachusetts and I've tried most of them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Me and our lass.

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ericz
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Ribs were so dry and charred. I thought I was eating charcoal

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Shee5
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place larger groups. We brought our teenagers here and they loved it. Food is delicious. Meat falls off the bone. Beignets are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just hanging out with family.

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Funky
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The tables are too packed in. Sitting down, going to restroom etc - everytime you or anyone else moves they bump into you. Uncomfortable. Basically the food is great so you eat fast and leave.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Comfortable fun atmosphere! Thank you for everything!

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Stano89
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dry rubbed ribs are amazing. Quality BBQ that has been satisfying me for over 18 years!

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MBBBBB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my son’s CPA passing score on 1st exam, he chose to eat @ Red Bones, great choice. I reserved via Open Tables for 4 & we were immediately seated upon arrival. Service was prompt for apps & meals. Baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches & pulled pork dinner ordered. Absolutely delicious! App portion of pulled pork was small for 4, recommend ordering 2. Dinner portions were excellent!

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DanielleO
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready for us when we got there and they did not have a problem that were 7 instead of 8. Our server was attentive and very nice. The food was amazing - we ordered just about everything! Loved the murals and atmosphere.

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Dave
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Redbones has gone down hill from what it once was. The ribs were dry and fatty. They were great once but that was a long time ago.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food! Awesome service! The collard greens were the best part. Will definitely be back!

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micciullal
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

delicious bbq in a funky restaurant with bright art on the walls. Very live atmosphere. However, that being said, I would've given 1 or 2 more stars due to the service. First off the bat, there was so much confusion at the front door, 2 people taking names and just seating people, where as they seemed confused when we mentioned we had reservations party of 4, 7pm. One person figured it out and we were led to our table. We were then greeted by a waitress who really seemed like she wanted to be anywhere but there. I get it, but seriously, it was not crowded for a Friday night, surprisingly. She made us feel very rushed. she dropped off drinks in a rush, dropped off waters in a rush, when I had a question, she seemed put out. Then when we ordered our meals, my husband specifically ordered the Smoked BBQ Chicken dinner, with his 2 sides. Our meals came to us and she gave him his dinner which was just a Fried Chicken dinner, with sides. When he mentioned this to the waitress, she responded as if we were stupid, saying "Yeah, well we don't have the Smoked Chicken tonight," Well, don't you think you could've mentioned that to us as my husband was placing his order?? Seriously, and my husband is the nicest man (he's a head chef in another restaurant, by the way), and he just decided to take it, because everyone else had their dinners, and it was getting late (very slow service too) and he's not like that, bad karma with the kitchen to send back food. She was quick to drop off the check, didn't even ask if we wanted to see a dessert menu. I saw her and she had already changed to her street clothes. Looks like she was dying to get out of there. Yes, we will probably go back, but maybe for a lunch special, and upstairs where it has a more relaxed vibe. BTW, fried chicken was tender, and moist, but skin, which looked crispy, was really not, it was soggy, no crisp or crunch to the texture, but tasty. Collard greens very flavorful, too

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Family get together. Location was a factor. We could all get there without much hassle. BBQ was good. Portions were adequate. Staff was friendly. Value for food was reasonable. Will return within 6 months.

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were fabulous. Service and server were very friendly and helpful.
It’s a noisy place but that’s something you can over look as everything is perfect!

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vipBostonFoodie
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food! Very chill and casual place.

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JS91
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best BBQ food in Boston area - especially the St. Louis ribs and brisket. Staff is very friendly and helpful with choices and the rotating draft list is impressive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!! I loved it.

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vipGailK
New England
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and fun atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome bbq at reasonable prices

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vipTimC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Best BBQ around bar none. Have visited several of the "top" BBQ spots in the area and none compare. This place is true over the fire BBQ. My family has visited three times in the last month it's so good. We live an hour away so that's saying something!

The beef brisket is unbelievable, as are the beef ribs and Memphis pork ribs. Great selection of sides, combination plates and other non-beef/pork options too. My oldest daughter loves the catfish and my little ones the chicken and waffles. Not to mention the that bag of powdered sugar beignets to finish!

Parking can be an issue as the area is very busy and parking is scarce so arrive a little early. There is a metered lot around the corner but it's hit or miss Seating is tight upstairs but very family friendly. I prefer the downstairs area as it's darker and more unique, but it can get a bit "lively" later in the evening, so keep that in mind if you're bringing little kids.

If you love great BBQ, especially brisket or ribs, this place is worth a visit!

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NewYorkforaday
New England
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What BBQ? That’s BBQ.

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BBQueen
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always great smoked and pulled meat. I'd give it a 5 star except that the brisket on one dinner was luke-warm. But we enjoyed it anyway.

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StephenV
New England
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers was very polite excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was exceptional and was extremely kid friendly. Food was great!

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vipDinerdelight
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great waiter!

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vipDelicious
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RedBones is such a treat for my remote colleagues from the south. I love bringing them there for some great BBQ options. I love coming here for business or personal dinners and lunches. There is something for everyone! The downstairs space is fun, but I personally prefer the casual energy in the seating by the kitchen or at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Food was served cold and did not get what we ordered.

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vipsteve
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always consistent when you can get in. Always busy . Parking is the issue

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LeahB
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is consistently good - and this time was no exception.

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JBAcobra
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

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JS91
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

best BBQ in Boston. Ribs and pulled pork were slow cooked to perfection and the all the sides were fantastic - onion rings in particular

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Returned to Red Bones after a 10 years since last visit, not much had changed. The food was outstanding as always! The ambiance and service was great!! The fried okra was absolutely amazing, lightly breaded, no grease, fresh and flavorful. Ribs and pulled meats are out of this world!! Keep up the great work!!!

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vipdoonhart
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Basic BBQ in Cambridge/Sommerville; decent sides, large portions, good smoked meats, especially brisket. Nice beer selection and friendly staff. My third visit, from afar, left with been-here-done-that feeling. Good for large groups (6+).

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DianeD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve already recommended Red Bones to several friends.
My husband ate at Red Bones frequently when he was on the faculty at Prospect Hill Academy.
Everything about Red Bones was awesome!
Waitress was great!
We will go again to Red Bones. Also we never felt rushed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Redbones. If you like (love) BBQ, you really cannot go wrong. Yum, delicious. Just don't worry about the calories.

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Redbones BBQ is rated 4.6 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.