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“Wow! Can't fault it.”

Virgil's Real Barbecue-Time Square
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Ranked #354 of 13,681 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Broadway and 44th
Transit: LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.
Description: Virgil's Real Barbecue has been acclaimed as one of America's top 10 BBQ restaurants. Established 1994, Virgil's meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor. Virgil's Real BBQ is located in Times Square, New York.
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“Wow! Can't fault it.”
Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

This meal was amazing! If I had to recommend only one place to eat in NYC, this would be it. My husband and I shared the plate, which had BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, BBQ beef brisket, fries, cheese grits and corn muffins. Wow! The waiter was lovely, so helpful. We didn't know what grits were like, so he said if we ordered them and didn't like them, he'd replace them. Didn't need to though. Couldn't manage a desert. Very reasonable prices. I wish there was one of these in the UK!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

You have to get the ULTIMATE LEMONADE! This is their signature drink, and it is awesome! The bartender actually told me what was in it, this time, so I am going to try to make it at home. It will cost you $11-$12 but you will only want one! The food is great
as well, we sat at the bar and had the nachos - with BBQ sauce! Neat atmosphere and great location. A favorite of mine in NYC!

Visited January 2013
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Middlebury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“great for pre or post theater”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

THis restaurant was recommended by my cousin who lives in NYC and is a real foodie. Needed a place near the theater district and suitable for a 5 year old also. VIrgils fit the bill. Good selection on regular menu. Children's menu was typical of what you usually get and my granddaughter does not eat many of the offerings such as hotdogs. She shared the pulled pork with her mother but it was a bit too spicy for her ( her mother makes great pulled port.) ALl the TV screens were a bit distracting for her but ambiance was fine otherwise. Staff was attentive. I had made reservations through open table so no problem being seated but as we left it was really filling up. Told our waitstaff that we had matinee tickets so service was prompt.
Looked as if it had a nice selection of draft and long necks but at 12:30 and with a 5 year old I wasnt' that interested

  • Visited February 2013
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Warwick, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Just ok”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

The place was packed to capacity when we entered. Our first impression was from the rude Maitre'd. We approached him to see if the rest of our party had already been seated and he ignorantly told us to move out of the way. (We had approached the podium he was stationed at). We shook that off and made our way to our table. The atmosphere was decent, but the food was just ok. The waiter made numerous errors with our order, but we just rolled with it. I thought it was over priced for the quality, but it is New York!

Visited January 2013
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“excellent dinner, with affordable pricing!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Hopefully they will never change their concept! Nice athmosphere, great food with affordable prices - friendly and effective service - and what a location... We will go again!

  • Visited January 2013
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