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Max's Memphis Barbeque

136 South Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571
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Ranked #10 of 43 Restaurants in Red Hook
Price range: $0 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 6, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After a couple of positive experiences at this restaurant we developed a false confidence about it. Last night after an early movie we stopped for a quick meal. The wait staff was distracted and forgetful, the food barely warm and the brisket was dry and over-cooked. It was not especially crowded for a Friday night, so the staff shouldn't have... More

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Port Charlotte
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Rhinebeck, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My wife and I have been here MANY times over the years, and it became our go-to place for a quick delicious B-B-Q on movie night, or a Sunday afternoon/evening. We gave them the benefit of the doubt the last couple visits, perhaps an "off night," etc. I am very sad to say last night was the worst, and totally... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Max's Memphis Barbeque presents various barbequed or slow-cooked dishes with Southern-style sides; you can order full plates or sandwiches. Nice ambience: clean, full bar at entry and dining room off to the side with a high ceiling painted grey with white beams giving illusion of a rehabbed farmhouse. Memphis R & B, pop-soul music played. Fresh cornbread served at the... More

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New York City, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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108 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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