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“Great lunch before the theater!”

Virgil's Real BBQ -Time Square
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Ranked #331 of 13,938 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Virgil's is a great place to have lunch before attending a Broadway matinee. The service is good , the prices are reasonable and the food is delicious....AND it's close to all the theaters. If you love grits, try Virgil's Cheesy Grits side dish...yummy!!!

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Thank LGS05
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Excellent meal but too large sized plates for a foreigner...

Its situation very close to Times Square gives to the BBQ a real advantage to any all others

tips : try the 4 meats plate but eat very slooooowly

Thank Guillaume L
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Loved the train wreck fries and could have made an entire meal out of them! Instead we ended up splitting a delicious pork BBQ sandwich for our entree. The service was good, despite it being a very busy restaurant!

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

The food was incredible!
On the first visit we had the mixed platter of pulled pork, dry rub ribs and bbq brisket with a side of fries and macaroni cheese. On the second visit we had another mixed platter with pulled chicken, pulled pork, bbq brisket with the above sides and a portion of tramp ribs. The second occasion was my partners birthday so we pushed the boat out with the extra ribs. The portions are extremely generous and very reasonably priced.
The staff were excellent, happy to explain what each dish was and providing great recommendations! Bring Virgil's to London!

Thank Tedmead
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We spent a week in New York and Virgil's delivered the best meal of our stay. We first visited on 27 September for lunch. Service from Mitchell was quick, professional and friendly. We went for the combos to try a bit of everything and they did not disappoint. The subtle wood-smoked ribs were the best flavoured we have tasted IN THE WORLD! The pulled pork and pulled chicken were also to die for, though I couldn't finish mine I was so full. It wasn't the cheapest meal we had in NYC at $35 per head inc. tax + tips, but it was the best value-for-money. In fact it was so good we went back for supper two days later and were not disappointed. This time we were served well by Roberto. We had learned from the first trip not to order so much and this time we cleaned our plates and still felt full for just $25.50 per head all in. Definitely the foodie find of our trip.

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Thank The_Budget_Gourmand
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