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Brooks House of Bar-B-Q's

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5560 State Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
(607) 432-1782
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A Must Stop while in Oneonta, NY.!!!

I have lived in Oneonta for almost my entire life and have literally ate at Brooks House of Barbecue hundreds of times with family, friends, business clients, etc. I safely say that I have tasted a wide selection of their menu multiple times. Brooks is a family friendly restaurant, with excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
chad s
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Oneonta, New York
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a must when you are anywhere in the area. They always have a crowd and usually a wait to be seated. If you want a taste of everything, get the sampler-ribs, chicken, pork and beef. Comes with a side and salad bar for $11.29.

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Oneonta for almost my entire life and have literally ate at Brooks House of Barbecue hundreds of times with family, friends, business clients, etc. I safely say that I have tasted a wide selection of their menu multiple times. Brooks is a family friendly restaurant, with excellent service and quality food at a very, very reasonable... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We live in the south. But this upstate NY place has the best BBQ chicken we have ever had in our mouths. Get it to go or eat in. Actually do both; eat in and get one to go.

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Brewster, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We are originally from Missouri and now live in NY. Our ball team visited this establishment during a tournament and we had heard great things about BBQ. Staff was great, atmosphere was great. They have a pavilion outside for large groups which worked out great for us. The food was ok, I may have a picky pallet being I am... More 

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Johnstown, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

The chicken/ribs at Brook's BBQ fundraisers is always great and when in the area, we try to stop in to the restaurant. Our visit on August 21 might be our last. The chicken, usually juicy, flavorful, and cooked perfectly was dry, bland, and black/burnt. I realize good bbq has char but this chicken was unlike any we have had from... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I think Brooks is uneven, overall, I'd give it 3.5 stars, somewhere between middling and very good. I have had wonderful chicken, then I've had only okay chicken, that was dry. I have eaten there maybe fifteen times, always drawn in by the smoky smell on my way to the store, and the memory of the times when the chicken... More 

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Amsterdam, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I usually eat Brooks barbecue at fundraisers so I figured I give the restaurant a try I expected a lot more the food was good but not great. The chicken is always delicious but mine was a little dry the ribs were disappointing I got the chicken and rib meal there were three ribs the taste was OK they did... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellent restaurant/good food and service was great. The menu was full of great items at a reasonable price. Very clean. Nice gift shop and excellent picnic area .

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New York Suburbs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed the food and ambience but NOT the wait especially on a very hot summer evening and with four young children. Ice cream stop in the back was perfect. Good waitstaff.

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Whippany, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Even while in COOPERSTOWN it is worth the 15 min. trip to this spot. This restaurant is very large there were many cars in the lot (tues. night). We were seated promptly and the server followed closely behind. The service, food, and staff were a total hit. Food, me Chicken and Rib combo, you have a choice of dark or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5560 State Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: (607) 432-1782

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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