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Harley's Smokeshack & BBQ

$$ - $$$
Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
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116th Street, East Harlem, New York City, NY 10035
+1 212-828-6723
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

This, depending on your preference and tastes is either amazing or a vision of hell. . On entry the lighting is quite low. The first impression is of a narrow corridor with a few seats and tables, then the bar. Stools along the bar face 3 TV screens showing mainly sports, a large array of spirits and beers (draft &... More 

Thank Packer_0ne
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

So I found myself on the east side with some friends and we ordered this and that, typical bar food. No complaints and believe me, in east harlem theres loads to complain about. The service was attentive and the food came out relatively quickly. The vibe is cool like a western dive, lots of wood and christmas lights. It can... More 

Thank RandallinNYC
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I just walked out of this location and will never return not recommend it to anyone. Arrived about 30 minutes ago and we never saw the host to seat us. We had to walk in and wave to get attention. I'm assuming the female was the host and she wanted to sit us in a dark small corner. We chose... More 

Thank burgundyboo28
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

came for wing night- waited 15 min for a server finally came- took order but advised me they were "out of" this, that and the other- it wasnt even 7pm at 7:30 server returned to say "there's a large party downstairs- that's why your food is A LITTLE late. 20 min later STILL NOTHING. wont be back

Thank raccoon017
Meriden, Connecticut
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

We have eaten here many times while visiting family in the area. I always seem to go back to the same thing.. the Beef Brisket sandwich. It is well seasoned and so good! We have also tried the Chicken Nachos, Caesar Salad and the Catfish & Shrimp dinner. Not really the place for shrimp and catfish. I will stick with... More 

Thank jlkkshic
Forest Hills, New York, United States
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

On 116th Street at 1st Avenue in "Spanish Harlem", this BBQ place serves exceptional Ribs and Wings with moderate prices. In particular I recommend the large and meaty BBQ Wings especially at Happy hour.

Thank John L
New York City, New York
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This restaurant is truly 'a rose in concrete'! The atmosphere, the food and the service was an A+. Such a tasty menu---sweet corn souffle, who knew!! An absolute 3 'yums' up! I will definitely go again. They even have a happy hour!! Awesome experience...

Thank m00kii
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

From the time we walked in the service was uncommonly good for NYC; where did they find their staff?? Great drink specials during the day, and the Margarita was very tasty and the alcohol was generously pored. Two meat sampler plate was a big serving and the choice of two sides (from a good list) put it over the top.... More 

1 Thank mirtone
Cape Coral, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

I make sure I stop in here every time I'm in NYC. Spent a lot of football Sundays turned karaoke in here great food , best service. A real neighbor bar feel

1 Thank Alex K
Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

Truly one of the very best meals I have ever had, was at Harleys Smokeshack on W 44 Street. Actually went back on our last night in NYC, because we were so impressed. The Ribs, Pulled Pork and Brisket were fantastic. So were the home made corn bread, which was brought as a free starter. Service was excellent. Our waitress... More 

3 Thank BMIsaacs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116th Street, East Harlem, New York City, NY 10035
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
  • Phone Number: +1 212-828-6723

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