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Max's Memphis Barbecue

138 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-6297
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Ranked #7 of 44 restaurants in Red Hook
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Port Charlotte
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Little gem of a restaurant in Red Hook, NY. Was delighted with my choice of crab cakes. They weren't greasy and were light and delicious. My sides were collard greens which could have been seasoned more but were still delicious. Their white cheddar cheese mac 'n cheese was just "out of this world." The best mac 'n cheese ever. The... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Never have I felt as invisible as the day I went to Max's. From the person at the door to our waitress all were sucking on their teeth and looking elsewhere. The salads were not fresh and the entrees were mediocre at best. Should have opted for Albany Post Roadhouse across the street.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Terrific restaurant in Red Hook! It's been around for a long time and always wonderful. Lovely atmosphere, relatively quiet even though always busy. Great drinks, wine and beer. Comfort food and they are very accommodating to vegetarians as well. The service is always excellent! We love this place. Many choices of restaurants in the Hudson Valley and this one is... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Who would expect to find really fine BBQ in such an out of the way place as Red Hook, NY. Great ribs, chicken and brisket. I loved it.

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Baffled by comments by recent reviewers. Sure the place is loud when its packed. Sit outside or come back when it's less crowded. Duh. The ribs are some of THE best in Dutchess County. Everything from the corn bread to the fries, mac-n-cheese and a good list of other sides are absolutely yummo. Wash it all down with a Bluepoint... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Have had many visits to Max's but things have devolved into total disregard for the customer. Not only do they ignore you but more than that they do not acknowledge their errors. Last visit August 23 , 2013...got the order wrong three times and spent 2 hours and 15 minutes from start to finish and missed the movie at the... More

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Athens, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We loved Max's Memphis BBQ. For years it was a go to place because although the ambiance was far too loud, the food more than made up for it and the service was good. That seems to have undergone a drastic change. I called in a take out order for a whole chicken and a couple of sides. The woman... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

I think we have been there enough times to have tried most all of the sides. My favorites are still the Greens and the Cheesy Grits. I had the Brisket and 'almost' considered not finishing everything, but I managed. Everyone else enjoyed the dinners also.

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Hopewell, New York
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231 reviews 231 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Max's does ok BBQ. It's not what I would consider traditional BBQ because they really don't provide any sauce variety. This drawback is not uncommon in this area but we do have some places that do traditional BBQ with a variety of hose made sauces that I think makes the BBQ experience that much more enjoyable.

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Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This place is a special treat for sure. The food is fantastic (try the brisket) and the local wine and beer list leaves no stone unturned. Great manager too.

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