Best of Boston

2002 BEST Barbecue Restaurant

Redbones

Sentimental favorite Redbones has been challenged over the last few years by a whole herd of new barbecue joints. But there’s no beating the heaping portions of Memphis-, Texas-, Arkansas-, and St. Louis-style Fred Flintstone-sized ribs, chicken, pulled pork, and beef brisket; the appetizers, like catfingers and buffalo shrimp; the seemingly infinite draft beer selection; and the hillbilly ambiance. Okay, so the service is more Boston than Baton Rouge. But it makes up in efficiency for what lacks in warmth.

55 Chester St., Davis Square Somerville 617-628-2200 redbones.com/