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“Great beef bbq, a little hit or miss on the rest”

Hill Country Barbecue Market
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Ranked #1,056 of 14,591 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $18 - $38
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Flatiron District
Cross street: Between Broadway and 6th Avenue
Transit: 1, 6, N, R, & W trains to 28th Street, and F & M trains to 23rd Street.
Reviewed February 19, 2013

The good: beef brisket is smokey and juicy and delicious and as authentic as you'll get outside of Texas. The chicken is damn good too, really moist and lots of flavor. I also loved some of the sides, like the cornbread was the real deal as were the beans and the sweet potato mash. You order by the pound so its awesome to get this huge platter of meat and dive in with a bunch of friends. The place has great ambiance and a good vibe for a bbq joint, they really did a nice job making it feel like you are eating in an old barn in the south somewhere instead of in the middle of Manhattan. The staff are friendly and casual and explain how the unique ordering process works (you get a meal ticket, then walk up to the counters and pick what you want and they stamp it on your ticket, then you pay for the whole thing at the end). Oh and their bbq sauces were pretty good too.

The bad: the poor pork ribs were dried out and a little too salty. Pork ribs need to be a little fatty (finger licking) and fall off the bone tender and they were neither, very disappointing. The collards weren't cooked down enough and also had too much salt in them. The drinks were weird too, the waitress comes over and takes your drink order which is kept on a separate check than the food for some reason (though they were nice enough to combine them for us when we went to settle up). She also bafflingly tried to sell us a 'bucket of beer' which sounds great until she mentioned that it was the exact same price as ordering the beers individually...that makes no sense at all, the bucket in and of itself doesn't magically make it more fun or something, it was very strange

The ugly: someone needs to teach them how to make a proper mac n cheese because this was a disgrace to a noble side dish and one ofmy favorites. First of all it called is MAC and cheese, not PENNE and cheese, get the pasta right you morons! It was under seasoned, gloppy cheese not fully melted or integrated into the whole, it was just not good at all. Also I know its NYC and everything is more expensive but their prices are way up there.

Bottom line is that its pretty damn good if you stick to the beef (which they do exceptionally well) and the good sides. Its a fun place to eat so go with a big group of friends if you can because then you can order several different choices and everyone can try them and its quite festive and fun. There isn't a lot of choice for good bbq in Manhattan but this place is worth a trip.

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Thank snoogle
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have been to this restaurant several times. And I really like the way your order your food: Going to pick it up yourself and seeing how they cut the meat in front of you. The food is great, and not just the meat. The green bean casserole or the braised collard greens with bacon are amazing sides. The only problem is that it's easy to order too much. So definetely one of the best BBQ places in NYC.

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Thank LDRO
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Went on a Monday night for the all you can eat offer but the meat was disappointing. The choice was only ribs which were very fatty, chicken which was really dry and brisket which again was a bit dry however you had a choice of over 12 sides and it was ok but not worth the money. If I went again I'd choose from the main menu instead.

Thank Lynnep_Willerby
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We visited and loved!! Got brisket, ribs and chicken combo and yummmmm!
The mac and cheese was great too!
Recommend

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1  Thank Charlotte L
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I guess I thought I would be eating the best BBQ In NYC, but......It was just ok, not bad, and averrage food. We got the combo of pork ribs, beef ribs, sausage, brisket served on thick sheet of paper, the way they use to wrap meat In the ''old'' days. it was different, not saying I didnt like it. I found the beef ribs to be the best to my liking, lots of side sauces to use. The sides were just ok. The cost for this was $25.00, And to be honest, it would serve 2 people just fine. The atmosphere was ''country''..its different.

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Thank coach787
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