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Brooks House of Bar-B-Q's

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5560 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
(607) 432-1782
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 861 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My companion first dined at Brooks 42 years ago. She remembers the barbecued, smoked chicken from back then. According to her, it has not changed. It is still tasty and tender. Now you can get a senior meal size--a quarter chicken. If you choose the white meat, they serve you the breast and wing. If you opt for dark, you... More 

Thank StarWeez
Newark Valley, New York
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Okay, I didn't get the BBQ, but I tried my kids'. Chicken is nothing special. I got the breaded seafood platter. I should have saved the $ and got a frozen Mrs. Paul's tv dinner-- would have tasted the same. And what's with the gross red, nasty apple?? ring? No one eats it, and it bleeds red all over your... More 

Thank Sillymee
Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We thought about dining here but arrived too late at night. Nevertheless, our local friends asked us to bring some takeout for lunch the next day. It became apparent why they, and James Beard, hold this local business in high esteem. Try it if you are in town and like barbecue. You will agree.

Thank Arden O
Oneonta, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very busy restaurant. The food is very good. However,they have removed a lot of favorites from they're menu. Otherwise I'd give 5 stars.

Thank bjdesus
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment you can in and served in a reasonable amount of time. The facility seats hundred with outside facilities with nice overlook.

Thank Chet H
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value the chicken just falls off the bone! Worth the drive down from Cooperstown for sure. Will return for certain.

Thank sjredden
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, smokey, tender, fall off the bone chicken. Mmmm. Dreaming about it still and the fresh sweet corn on the cob. Good salad bar and baked potato too. I mean...you can't go wrong here. Worth a drive from any distance. Like seriously, a "must eat before you die" kind of place.

Thank Anne K
Conklin, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for lunch or dinner, with the best BBQ around and a nice eating environment indoors or out. If you're in town its worth a visit. Easy to get to off I88 exit 17. Stop in and try it, you won't be disappointed!

1 Thank cecelaine25
New York City, New York
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have had so may great experiences at Brooks! Always great service and absolutely delicious food! A family favorite that we return to again and again during our weekends at out upstate house.

Thank speechie13
Long Island
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I gave this 5 stars in context. It's not a 5 star fancy joint by any means but if you like good ribs & chicken this is the place in this area. I'm not a bbq fan but my brother raved about this place from his college days at Oneonta so we went. Every single thing that came... More 

Thank myboysmom4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5560 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: (607) 432-1782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?