Barbecue, beer, and bonhomie: it’s an old formula that has garnered REDBONES BARBECUE its long-time loyal following. It doesn’t hurt that its ’cue is the real deal, long-smoked low and slow — a concept it helped popularize in a town that had long equated barbecue with simple grilling. The staff is by turns sassy and accommodating, working a first-floor space that is bright and loud, and a funkier, darker, cool-art-lined downstairs. Great ribs and gentle prices add up to long lines and waits, but the Davis Square hangout has hit a leisurely sweet spot that keeps the carnivores coming back.
REDBONES BARBECUE | 55 Chester Street, Somerville | 617.628.2200 | redbones.com