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Brother Jimmy's BBQ

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6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
787 791 1000
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 48
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  • 33
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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When you are hungry it is fine but very average. Food was not too hot. Service was good but would not rush back

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
chelst5
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Bethesda, MD
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Bethesda, MD
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

When you are hungry it is fine but very average. Food was not too hot. Service was good but would not rush back

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This has to be the worst bar b que I've eaten. A bad and strong vinegar flavor and ribs or pulled pork wasn't even warm. Chicken was so dry and no flavor at all. Food was over priced and 22 oz beer was 12 dollars. Food was way over priced and I don't know how this place stays open. Terrible... More 

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Vienna, VA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were looking for a low key evening in Isla Verde and tried this BBQ place in the El San Juan. (We regularly enjoy similar spots in DC.). Unfortunately, this didn't meet our expectations. The combination of sports TV and constant loud music was very annoying, the food simply OK, the service friendly but rushed and inept (completely forgot our... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I have lived in Puerto Rico, at least part of the year, basically within a block of the El San Juan, for about 16 years. The El San Juan used to be the pinnacle of service and quality. I do not know what happened with Brother Jimmy's. The service is absolutely terrible! We had to seat ourselves after waiting for... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The view is great...this was the first place we ate at when we got to San Juan. The food was mediocre. I ate at many more places in the neighborhood that were way better. There was nothing special about it, but the view was great.

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Milford, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I really liked this place!! I sat at the bar and the service was awesome!! Ribs great! The sides werent bad.My wife got the pulled chicken,it was also good

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

So went to this place for the first time and I loved the ribs. I got the one that brought the three different styles of ribs they make and my fave was the regular ones with bbq. The one with like garlic or mojito or whatever it was were gross though. Very dry too. Everything else was excellent too, including... More 

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Islip Terrace, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a great time at Brother Jimmys,I had Ribs witch were good my wife had A chicken breast it was dry so the took if off the bill

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The waiter acted like he was irritated to have to wait on us! I never got the cole slaw I ordered and it was on the bill! We did have 2 children with us and I got the impression he did not like having children at the table. Will never go back!

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Rochester, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Located on the roof of the hotel, the view was awesome. They had all the football games on and had some decent beer specials. The Q is typical of a chain BBQ eatery, ribs are over cooked. The wait was 45 minutes one night. So we decided to go else where. This was around 7 pm, so get there early.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6063 Isla Verde Avenue, Carolina 00979, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Carolina
  • Phone Number: 787 791 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

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