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5560 State Hwy 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
(607) 432-1782
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Gotta to back more often

Here is a great family restaurant. I know it. I've eaten there many times before. But haven't been there for a long time. Maybe because it is closed Mondays, a day which I will be driving by. Maybe because it's opened Sundays. And Friday nights. Two times the parking lot is so full you can't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Henry S
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Vestal, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Vestal, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Here is a great family restaurant. I know it. I've eaten there many times before. But haven't been there for a long time. Maybe because it is closed Mondays, a day which I will be driving by. Maybe because it's opened Sundays. And Friday nights. Two times the parking lot is so full you can't get in; and if you... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On a recommendation from my husbands co-worker, we drove the 17 miles away from our hotel to see what the rave was about. There are no reservations, first come first serve. The line seemed to move fairly quickly for a Saturday night. Salad bar needs a little bit more variety, but overall it was good. Barbequed chicken was very good... More 

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Cooperstown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

For years Brooks has been an occasional treat for my family. We all agreed that the last meal was not very good. Especially the macaroni, bean and coleslaw salads. They shouldn't mess with success.

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Newfield, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everyone in our party liked their food, but no one loved it. This is a very busy restaurant with what must be a very busy kitchen. If you're not expecting gourmet, it'll be fine. I personally found the grilled salmon to be adequate, and thankfully not overcooked. The portion was rather small however. "Baked" potatoes come wrapped in aluminum foil,... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Listen..Brooks has good food..and reasonably priced..but it is nothing supreme..most of us make better BBQ in our own backyards. Way over hyped..almost zero dinning atmosphere..Oneonta is rich in quality dinning..spread your wings for some finer places in town to eat

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Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Ate here after a tip from hotel manager wow was it good ,even brought home bottles of sauce would return again if closer

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Greene, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great restaurant - Great food - love their BBQ chicken and fudge brownie dessert! Loved the decor and the fact it was very spacious not crowded together. Staff was very friendly and helpful!

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oneonta, new york
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We use to feel cheated going to Brooks because the chickens and rib servings were so small. In recent years, we are happy returnees. The ribs are delicious; the varies of foods have expanded; the salad bar although not great has expanded. A good place to go with family and informal dining with friends.

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Oneonta, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Brooks has been a local favorite for many years. You can't miss with either the chicken or the ribs meal. Good food at a reasonable price.

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Brewster, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Lunch was ok, fair portions. Food is mass produced, nothing spectacular. Huge line to get in. Other local restaurants had nicer options.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?