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Max's Memphis Barbecue

138 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
(845) 758-6297
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Ranked #6 of 44 restaurants in Red Hook
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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Niagara Falls, New York
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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46 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The ribs and grits as well as the chicken gumbo were good,but the kale and chili were just ok. There were nice local beer options.

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