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“Really good BBQ ”

Virgil's Real Barbecue
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Ranked #385 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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: We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
England, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Really good BBQ ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I'd eaten here around 15 years ago and on many returns to NYC not gone again because I snootily thought that the location off Times Sq must make it a tourist trap. Ok, I'm a tourist in NYC so maybe it is - but I'm happy I went again and re-discovered Virgil's! We booked online (thank goodness - it was heaving) and were seated after a short wait at the bar. Upstairs was very hot (seriously, turn the air con on!) but the food was great. The ribs are tender and the steaks good. Portion sizes are huge as you'd imagine! If you're looking for a good BBQ restaurant in Times Sq area this is the one.

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Cincinnati, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“AMAZING Food!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is a high recommendation to try this. Had ribs, pulled pork, smashed potatoes, etc. Absolutely wonderful food & service. Not too bad of a price for NYC. Try it, you'll love it.

  • Visited March 2014
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Medford, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Some good BBQ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

We go to Virgils at least 3 times a year. I always get the Pigout with beans and collard greens
you are given a small towel to catch the bbq. There are 2 floors and prefer the 2nd floor usually to many people waiting on first floor. The secret to Virgils is reservations make them if you are a party of 2 you can walk up leave your name and get a table in 60 minutes, then go walk around or go to a bar for a drink and return. parties of 4 or more need reservations simply call ahead.
You must try the fried pickles. Great meal after a weekend matinee. For Manhattan it is a good
value.

  • Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Love this place! Meat heaven!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great food, great service. Feels like it's more old New York than anywhere else nearby due to the really historic feel. The frozen Piña Colada (almost a pint) is fantastic and great value. Try the bar for drinks first as there is normally a happy hour which isn't available in the restaurant section. The portions here are HUGE!! Great food though if you like real meat and BBQ.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Recommended! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Food is very tasty and not expensive. Great atmosphere. Awesome location. Would definitely go back! Would also recommend to everyone!

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