View Full Version : Is there GREAT BBQ in NYC?

12-06-2012, 04:50 PM
The family willl be in New York from Dec26-Jan1. I always try BBQ when we go somewhere so I am looking for suggestions.


12-06-2012, 05:00 PM
Great? No. But worth trying out, yes. Some people will tell you hill country or blue smoke. They are not bad but the best is probably dinosaur just inside harlem. No its not like the Harlem you hear about in the movies. they are usually busy but have good pulled pork and ribs.

Stay away for the Neeley's restaurant. Its terrible.

If you can get to brooklyn, I hear Fette Sau is amazing.

Brother Matt
12-06-2012, 05:04 PM
I ate at Fette Sau a month ago or so. I thought it was fantastic. Had brisket and some goat, both were wonderful. Neat atmosphere as well. I'd go back for sure.

12-06-2012, 05:13 PM
Brother PigTrip(Gary) has an excellent blog on BBQ joints in the northeast. Here is his list for NYC with links to his educated reviews of many of them.


12-06-2012, 06:35 PM
Virgil's right in Times Square. Best Butts on Broadway!
Sun night they have smoked prime rib... delicious.

12-06-2012, 06:37 PM
I'll 2nd Dinosaur. Been to the ones in ROC and SYR and both were great. Also, I would check out Brisket Town (Brooklyn). I haven't been there, but the owner trained under Aaron Franklin and at Mueller's in Central TX. His Twitter is @danieldelaney.

12-07-2012, 08:04 AM
Great info and thank you!

RL Reeves Jr
12-28-2012, 10:03 PM
Delaney BBQ in Brooklyn's kicking up a fuss. The owner came out to Austin and bought Aaron Franklin's smoker to haul back to NYC, and a Uhaul filled with Texas post oak. He's getting some good reviews. I interviewed him here http://chowpapi.com/wordpress/wordpress-2.8.6/wordpress/daniel-delaney-of-brisketlab-sits-down-with-rl-reeves-jr/ seems like a genuine man.