Redbones Barbecue

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Neighborhoods: Davis Square
Cuisine: Barbecue, Cajun, BBQ

Redbones Barbecue is a Barbecue, Cajun, and BBQ restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped more than 18%.

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mjlyons

 Cambridge, MA
 

Just wanted to review some individual dishes... Read my ...

Just wanted to review some individual dishes… Read my previous review for this restaurant here

Jerk Beef

This is the spiciest thing on the menu. Really delicious but real spicy. Watch out!

Rack Memphis Pork Ribs

Great ribs, but not the best I’ve had.

BBQ Meat and Rib Combo

A good combo – the beans, slaw, and cornbread are great too.

The Barbecue Belt

This is an insane amount of meat. Only for those who enjoy eating mass amounts of food.

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dickcaro

 Arlington, MA
 

Boston area's best overall BBQ

The decor is like an old barroom, crowded closely spaced tables, but the service is fast and very friendly. But it’s the FOOD that keeps me coming back. Very tender ribs, lots of southern soul food, and mixed with several genuine Texas BBQ and Mexican specialties. This time, I tried their Chili Verde – and it’s the very best I have ever tasted! Better than in Mexico City. It’s enough for a full meal by itself. Collard greens were like home, and there was great cornbread to sop up the potliquor. The onion straws were like homemade onion rings – good but nothing special. We ordered a large order of St. Louis ribs to share and took half home. I’m on the South Beach diet, and this place rocks for me. There are plenty of low carb dishes, but enough of the other stuff to tempt you too.

Chili Verde

Best I have ever eaten; better than in Mexico City. Tender pork in a rich green soup loaded with cheese and served with homemade corn tortilla chips. YUM!

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cmb_bmc

 Wakefield, MA
 

Finger Lickin' Good!

Redbones ribs are out of this world. Have tried all different styles and choice really depends on mood, but most recently had the baby backs with hush puppies and a special with baby backs and fries. The ribs were fall off the bone de-lish and plenty of leftovers to enjoy again for lunch the next day.
Other favorites include the pulled-pork, which we sometimes get as take-out and use for sliders, and the St. Louis ribs with sweet or hot sauce (again, this depends on the mood – as well as personal preference).
Atmosphere is very laid back and not for everyone. If you’re at all uptight this is probably not the place for you.
Funny dessert option called “White trash sundae” – We ordered just because we were curious. It was good, but next time we’ll save room for their yummy slices of pie.

Baby Backs And...

Baby backs are fabulous. The meat falls off the bone and you can’t beat the price on the 1/2 rack and fries special.

St. Louis Style Ribs

St. Louis style ribs are tender and meaty. I enjoy mixing the sweet and hot sauces together for a sweet taste with spicy kick.

Corn fritters

Love these with maple syrup. Nice sweet touch when eating ribs with a spicy sauce.

Pint of Pulled Pork

The pulled pork makes great sliders. Fun game-day food.

August 28, 2015
 

Redbones is a hippie quaint authentic southern fried delight! On a recent Friday evening, we were seated in less than 3 minutes. But: you could wait one hour or more to enjoy this Somerville treat on any given weekend night. Call ahead to…
September 5, 2012
 

get in early and then hit johnny D's for some awsome blues. cause you aint needin anything else after fasting on the best BBQ this side of the M/D line\r \r

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Barbecue Cajun BBQ
Tips
  • Half-priced appetizers are served at the bar, weekdays from 4pm to 6pm.
  • While the restaurant's dinner menu is a treat, there's no beating the daily all-you-can-eat buffet, which offers endless amounts of meats and sides for $10 until 4pm.
  • Burn off your dinner by leaving the car at home and taking the bike out for a spin. The nation's first free bicycle valet service is available on weeknights and all day on weekends.
  • It's jumping almost every night--both in the smoke-free upstairs, popular with families, and the darker, bar-dominated downstairs.
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Hours
Mon-Sat 11:00AM - 12:30AM
Sun 12:00PM - 12:30AM
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From CityGrid: 

When Redbones Barbecue opened in 1987, a BBQ restaurant of its authenticity was virtually unheard of north of the Mason Dixon Line. Years later, with BBQ joints popping up everywhere, Redbones still stands out because of the fun, the food, and the wide range of services. Customers and staffers alike share the spirit of Redbones, where community rather than commercialism is the order of the day.\n\nThe Fun - In the dining room, there is a constant flow of customers, waitstaff, music and food. Nostalgic photographs of BBQ days gone by, autographed photos of rhythm and blues greats, and artistic, homemade menus and signs adorn the walls of the unpretentious main room. For the curious, there are counter seats up front, where people can observe first hand the action of the open kitchen and chat with the pitmaster and crew. Call us today for a takeout order at 857-254-8894 or stop in and see us.

  • Best Barbecue in Boston
  • Phoenix Best of 2012 Award for Barbecue.
  • Takeout 857-254-8894

Redbones Barbecue  Restaurant Reviews

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  • 3/14/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 2/22/2014 A diner from Newark, NJ tried it and liked it. They liked the food and liked the service.

  • 9/30/2013 A diner from Gloucester, MA tried it.

Redbones Barbecue is located near the cities of Cambridge, Jericho, West Somerville, Mid Cambridge, and Charlestown.
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