We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Billy Joes Ribworks

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
26 Front Street, Newburgh, NY
Improve this listing
Add hours for Billy Joes Ribworks and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Description: 845-565-1560 Zipcode 12550

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 278 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
  • 93
    Very good
  • 70
  • 23
  • 14
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
go for the LIVELY atmosphere, not the food

Ok food but lively bar, younger 20-35 crowds. Almost, if service was better, a fast food meeting place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
New Paltz, New York
Add Photo Write a Review

278 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
New York
Level Contributor
248 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They serve an entire rack of beef ribs! Great value and delicious. Enjoyed the side of fresh broccoli. Service is fun and attentive. They go the extra mile to make sure you are happy. Lively place on the river.

Thank Richard Y
Towson, Maryland
Level Contributor
76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place! From the smoked chicken wings to the ribs, Mac, baked beans, and corn bread.. My son loves the Mac and cheese/ brisket sandwich on Texas toast. It's the only place we go when in town!

Thank bsdesigns9
Newburgh, New York
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and husband love the BBQ! The salads are great and large portions. Love to sit by the water in the summer months and have a watermelon beer!

Thank Mssftnss
Valley Stream, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to the staff and owner Joe. My daughter is a student at Mount Saint Mary College and I asked her where would she like to go for birthday dinner in two weeks. She told many of the students and parents are going to Billie Joe's and love it. So today January 24, 2016 after I drop my daughter... More 

1 Thank Kari P
Pine Bush, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If atmosphere is a part of your dining experience than Billy Joes' Ribworks is a destination point for BBQ eating. It is located on the Hudson River in Newburgh, NY and provides both indoor and (in better weather) outdoor seating. But a view without good food and drink would be disappointing. Neither has been the case. We have visited this... More 

Thank Dick R
New Paltz, New York
Level Contributor
58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Ok food but lively bar, younger 20-35 crowds. Almost, if service was better, a fast food meeting place.

Thank FrankRugg
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I was wondering why such a HUGE restaurant was so empty. BBQ places are usually full of people. I ordered their beef rib and after the first bite I saw why. It was the complete opposite of what food should ever taste like. Took two more bites out of greed and asked for a box to take the rest home... More 

Level Contributor
26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Ordered the ribs but was very disappointed. Ended up with the catfish sandwich was was okay. The best part of the visit was the pumpkin beer.

Thank Lorraine M
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Took a number of folks there from work a month or so ago. Wednesday night, not super busy. Our server was friendly and polite. She knew the menu well. I went with the Mac n Cheese. Talk about huge portions. Everyone enjoyed their food. The establishment is clean and the decor is fun to check out through your meal. There... More 

Thank Timothy Y
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went there for dinner and our server came over she never mentioned her name, or smiled. She took our order I got the grilled Mac and cheese sandwich my husband got a brisket sandwich. A other server dropped it off, our server didn't come by for a long time got me a refill and disappeared. We... More 

Thank Jorrie H

Travelers who viewed Billy Joes Ribworks also viewed


Been to Billy Joes Ribworks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Front Street, Newburgh, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Newburgh
  • Phone Number: 845-565-1560

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view


845-565-1560 Zipcode 12550

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Billy Joes Ribworks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?