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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 47
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  • 19
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  • 7
    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
Delish homemade coleslaw

Waitresses are friendly enough. Salad bar is awesome! Always a good sized crowd. Dining area reminds me of the old Morrison Cafeterias- Large and impersonal. But good for what it is. Overall I would say it is a really good B.B.Q. joint. Also, if you like sweet BBQ sauce you will love Brooks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
joseph f
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Oneonta, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Oneonta, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Waitresses are friendly enough. Salad bar is awesome! Always a good sized crowd. Dining area reminds me of the old Morrison Cafeterias- Large and impersonal. But good for what it is. Overall I would say it is a really good B.B.Q. joint. Also, if you like sweet BBQ sauce you will love Brooks.

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Barrow, Alaska
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69 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Service from everyone was very friendly, welcoming and helpful. However the server clearly tried upselling me constantly which gets old fast. I know they are harped on by owners to do so, however I will have to be in the mood to come back. I went solo...no wait if you sit at the counter, however no one will tell you... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Get the half chicken it's their specialty, done in the Yankee vinegar style over a charcoal pit... the light char on the chicken skin is one of the best things you'll ever taste. The service is excellent and speedy. We've been eating here for as long as I can remember, and nothing ever changes because it's already the best.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Brooks is okay, but definitely overrated. Good if you are bringing a large party of people, than this is definitely the place to go.

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Damascus, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Brooks fantastic service Bbq Chicken is not what I'm used to but it is very good light on the sauce big on flavor

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Syracuse, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have been going to Brooke's for many years. The chicken is the best! This is the place to take a visitor to show them what the best in the area is like.

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New City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The location gets very busy at dinner time. I suggest eating earlier to beat the crowds. I arrived at 5:30 PM and I was third in line. After that the line was out the door. If the customers are willing to wait in line to enter, the food and value MUST be good. I ordered the BBQ sampler which included... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The sauce is excellent, chicken not over done like some other places. Service was good, Salad bar just OK, no liquor license but great just the same. Excellent for family.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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38 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My first of many visits to the restaurant was a really great experience. I asked the waitress what was good and that it was my first visit. She suggested the BBQ Sampler Dinner which includes: Chicken, Ribs, Slice Beef and Pork. I liked everything but the pork as it was a bit dry for me. You’re served warm fresh home... More 

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New Jersey
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Made the 30 mile drive to get take-out. Half chickens, ribs, cole slaw, bread, peas. We enjoyed the huge meal with family at home. Only thing missing was the open salad bar! But we made up for it with wine!

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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: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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