Friday, November 21, 2014

Best Boston BBQ: Redbones

Best Boston BBQ RedBones
RedBones mural

They say those in Boston hardly ever cross the river. Boston proper lays on one side, with Brookline, Allston, South End, Southie and Jamaica Plain, while Cambridge, Charlestown and Somerville stay on the other side. 

Though I've lived here for over a year now, I can probably count the number of times I've been to the other side on one hand. This is simply because of the distance - it's about an hour commute on two trains to get from one side to the other.

That said, we've heard such great things about Davis Square in Somerville, and we recently got to adventure up there to see what all the fuss was about! We stopped for lunch at Redbones, which I was told by multiple people is the best BBQ in town.

Best Boston BBQ?

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Before even going inside, I was charmed by the adorable mural and welcome sign on the walls outside.

Best Boston BBQ RedBones

Instead of rolls, we were given complimentary cornbread and water in gigantic mason jars to start. I loved these touches. The waiter never had to refill our waters because the jars were so large.

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St. Louis Style Ribs: lean and tender smaller pork ribs. This dish came with 2 sides - this time, collard greens and beans. The meat was tender and fell right off the bones. So good!

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I ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich, a plate that comes with 2 sides as if it's not a big enough portion already. I asked for the mac n cheese & steamed broccoli. Everything was delicious, and with some added sweet BBQ sauce the sandwich was perfect - so hearty and packed with flavor.

Best Boston BBQ RedBones

I forgot to ask what was down there! Good excuse to go back and check. Either way, I love the funky decoration. Reminds me of the restaurants you find on Haight Street back home in San Francisco.

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49 comments

  1. Oh my gosh I love BBQ!!! That pulled pork sandwich looks amazing. I love BBQ from Sonny's! So yummy :D

    Jessica
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  2. These photographs are so good and the food looks amazing! Great post as always too! x x

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  3. STARVING just reading this!! Those ribs look incredible and not even lying, pulled pork and mac and cheese is MY FAVORITE MEAL!!! Looks so good!!


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  4. Yum I'm starving now. (:

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  5. You look stunning! Amazing pictures!

    ♥XO♥

    Jeanne

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  6. Family bbqs! I never had cornbread...

    Mrsinlondon.co.uk

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  7. Honestly, I haven't had that much BBQ (in the American sense), so I can't choose a favorite, really. And when I lived near Boston, I hardly crossed the river either - maybe twice, such a shame. We went to Cambridge alot, though. :-)

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  8. That looks so delicious! It's funny that Boston has that separation with the river, I live in London and it's the same thing! I've lived here for three years and I hardly ever go south of the river, I don't know that area at all!
    Cx
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  9. That place looks so cool and arty! love places like that. food look nice!


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  10. Yum that looks so good! I always like heading out and finding somewhere new - haven't had BBQ in ages but I need to soon :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  11. Love your jacket with the fur hood! Nice look on you!

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  12. I love your jacket, it looks so cute on you! I used to hang out in the South End a lot when I was in my undergrad years at Simmons. You bring back memories with some of the places you listed in this post!

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  13. I love BBQ too! The pulled pork was dangerously good. :)

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  14. Thanks so much!! It's just with my iphone 4s, but the camera isn't bad! :)

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  15. Yesss!! I'm with you girl, bbq & mac n cheese all the way :)

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  16. Hahah thanks Kiki! Hope you're enjoying your weekend too!

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  17. Aw thanks so much Jeanne! I love the camera in my iphone, it's pretty good!

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  18. Never had cornbread! I highly recommend it if you get the chance :)

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  19. Yes, the saying is so true about the river! Cambridge is super fun though :)

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  20. Oh really? That's so interesting! I still majorly need a trip to europe/london to explore :)

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  21. I love that too! It's so fun to explore :)

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  22. Thanks mumu! It's really warm too :)

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  23. Omg you went to simmons? My roommate is doing grad school there now hahah. Glad I could create some nastalgia for you! :)

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  24. That looks amazing... In California, Phil's BBQ is deemed the best... but since I don't really eat bbq ribs, I wouldn't know.. I liked their bbq chicken though :)


    P.S., do you ask for permission when you take photos? (tweet me!)

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  25. Nothing better than a good BBQ restaurant! Your dish looks delish.


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  26. Lovely photos and food looks amazing! :)
    I followed you on gfc now <3
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  27. Yum!! I love some good BBQ! There's a place by me that has the best!! I actually just had this weekend! So amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  28. I always love unique places like this. Looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  29. Very nice photos!!!
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  30. How fun!! I live in KC and we tend to think we have the worlds best bbq... i swear there is a restaurant on every block, haha!
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  31. Hm I just moved out here from SF and I've never tried Phil's! I'll have to track it down when I'm back for the holidays :)

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  32. Thank you! I'll check out your site asap :)

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  33. Nice! You can't go wrong with BBQ :)

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  34. Hahah omg that sounds amazing! I bet they're all so good too :)

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  35. Oh that pulled pork looks so good! We are so bad about trying new restuarants, which is something I would really like to change. There are so many good places that are probably worth the drive!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  36. I'm not a huge fan of BBQ but I'll have to check this place out next time I'm in the neighborhood!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  37. The food sounds delicious, I love the welcome sign as well aha!

    The
    Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

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  38. i appreciate a quality restaurant with a concept.

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  39. Yes! It's a simple change that makes a huge difference :)

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  40. Yum! I haven't had bbq in forever! Makes me miss summer!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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