Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Redbones Is Opening The BBQ Rib Shack in Cambridge's Kendall Square

A popular BBQ joint in Somerville that recently put a food truck on the road is about to expand a bit more, opening a new restaurant in Cambridge's Kendall Square.

According to The Feast, Redbones on Chester Street in Davis Square is opening a quick-service spot called The BBQ Rib Shack on Athenaeum Street (between Binney Street and Main Street), and it could be open as early as tomorrow. [AUGUST 23 UPDATE: According to the Redbones Twitter page, the opening of The BBQ Rib Shack was delayed, but a new post states that it opens today at 11:00 AM.] The article mentions that The BBQ Rib Shack will be a lunch-only place (and weekdays only), with a little bit of outdoor seating and a more limited version of the Redbones menu, including pulled pork, BBQ beef sandwiches, St. Louis-style ribs, and macaroni and cheese. The new spot will not be serving alcohol, and it sounds like more of a takeout place than Redbones.

Redbones recently set up a food truck that can be found in various parts of Boston, including in front of the Boston Public Library and on Stuart Street at the corner of Trinity Place. More information on the food truck can be found at this page: Redbones in Somerville to Put a Food Truck on the Road

The Boston Globe states that The BBQ Rib Shack will be open Monday through Friday from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (some sources have been saying it will close at 3:00 PM, but the 5:00 PM time has been confirmed).

The address for this new barbecue spot in Kendall Square is: The BBQ Rib Shack, 300 Athenaeum Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142. The website for Redbones can be found at

Thanks to food writer Christine Liu for bringing this to our attention.