Craving some delicious barbecue in metropolitan area, such as New York City? Look no further because this guide will present to you, barbecue lovers, some of the finest barbecue eateries and restaurants in New York City. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get messy as we chow down the five best barbecue places in the area. Of course there are many good places in NYC , but these are our favorite places!
(1) Blue Smoke
Located in 116 E. 27th Street, Blue Smoke boasts delicious, mouth-watering barbecue. The joint features red vinyl booths and an attractive ceiling. There are so numerous entrees, side dishes, and desserts to select from. The restaurant’s fan favorite dishes are Memphis-style baby back ribs, salt and pepper beef ribs, and the pulled pork sandwich.
One of the hot spots in the Gramercy section of the city, the barbecue joint opens on Sundays-Mondays from 11:30 am-10 pm, Tuesdays-Thursdays from 11:30 am-11 pm, and Fridays-Saturdays from 11:30 am- 1 am. Prices range as low as $15 to as high as $35. The restaurant’s prices are slightly higher than your typical average barbecue restaurant, but with the delicious food the money is worth paying for.
(2) Dallas BBQ
Who needs to go to Texas for some high quality barbecue? Look no further because there is a famous barbecue restaurant right in the heart of New York City. Located in 241 W. 42nd Street, Dallas BBQ has the best wings, ribs, and sandwiches to die for. At such a low price, you can get so much food. Pair your meal with a beer and you are good to go for the day. The meals come in large portions but no need to fret, you can take it home for a late-night snack. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Inspired by the barbecue in Kansas, RUB’s delicacies has garnered numerous dining accolades. Located in 208 W. 23rd Street, the restaurant’s interior boasts pleasant lighting and a welcoming ambiance. The joint’s most beloved dishes include the barbecue beef brisket, ribs, and chicken. Some side dishes French fries, collard greens, and beans. The best (but unhealthy) dessert are the fried oreos. Prices range as low as $15 to as high as $23. The restaurant is opened as follows: Monday-Thursday, 11:30am-11pm; Friday-Saturday, 11:30am-midnight and Sunday, 11:30am-10pm.
(4) Virgil’s Barbecue
This restaurant is the most popular barbecue joint in the Midtown area. Virgil’s offers a number of different foods such as the Memphis pork ribs, pulled pork, and smoked ham. Most of the dishes are smoked over a variety of hickory, oak, and fruitwoods smokers. Located in 152 W. 44th Street, the joint is frequently visited by tourists and inhabitants alike. Sunday-Monday 11am-11pm, Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-midnight, and Saturday 11am-midnight. Prices range from $16-$30. Your best bet to come is during hours when Broadway watchers are in the theaters because it is much less crowded.
(5) Southern Hospitality
People tend to come here for a reason. Okay fine, the food is great and delicious. However, there is one othr reason. To catch a glimpse of celebrity Justin Timberlake, that is! Putting aside the love of Timberlake, the food is decent. The best dishes are the Memphis ribs, chicken strips, and the baby back ribs. There is quite a selection from the side dishes which includes onion rings, French fries, and mac and cheese. Hours of operation are as follows: Monday-Friday, 4pm-2am; Saturday-Sunday, 11:30am-2am. Prices range from $12 to $30.
So if you happen to be in the city and searching for some good old comfort food, these are five of the best restaurants in the area. Don’t be afraid to get dirty when eating these delectable barbecue dishes. Food and fun, I mean come on, where can you find that often?