Like phone numbers and ill-considered doctoral theses, barbecue sauce often ends up on a napkin. Dole out savory blots with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Southern barbecue fare at Redbones in Somerville.
At Redbones, eaters seated at the counter gaze at the busy pitmaster and team of cooks, who pull five types of ribs, fish, and jerk barbecue from atop the charcoal. During dinner, diners peruse a menu of authentic bites with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. The pulled-pork sandwich graces a toasted roll with pickles and slaw, chaperoned by a toothsome pair of beans and potato salad ($9.99), and the grilled salmon with crispy potatoes ($15.99) pairs seafood and tubers better than a fish tank carved from a giant potato. More than five types of ribs include the thick-cut, country-style Arkansas–style variety ($13.99+) and the slow-smoked, oversized Texas–style flavor (16.99+), and the sausage dinner couples homemade encased meat with dirty rice and beans ($10.99).
As they chow down on flame-enhanced edibles and check out the autographed pictures of R & B heroes adorning the walls, patrons take in the rock and bluegrass stylings of instrumentalists from The Real School of Music during occasional live performances that relieve cooks of their responsibility to sing ingredients lists out of the kitchen.
55 Chester St.
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144Get Directions