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Best Barbecue Joint – New York – Reader’s Poll

What is the best BBQ Joint in New York? There really isn’t a ‘New York’ style of BBQ, so instead it’s a mash up of styles from all four major BBQ regions with a dash of everything in between. This combined with incredible pitmasters (some of them with strong culinary backgrounds) provides for a wealth of potential joints to choose from.

Photo of New York BBQ courtesy of Daniel Krieger

So what is your favorite BBQ Joint in New York? I’ll be running this question for a week and we’ll see what the BBQ community comes up with. Below is a list of potential choices, but please email, tweet, or comment below as to whatever joint (or joints) you feel should make the cut (if you provide multiple joints please provide a numerical value to each).

Blue Smoke
Daisy May’s BBQ
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – NYC
Fatty ‘Cue
Fette Sau
Hill Country Barbecue Market
Rub BBQ – Righteous Urban Barbecue
Southern Hospitality Barbecue
Virgil’s Real Barbecue

Photo of New York BBQ courtesy of Daniel Krieger

You can see all the barbecue joints in New York by clicking here

Posted in BBQ Joints on by kevin - Comments (5)


  1. are we talking NYC or all of NY State including upstate? If we are talking upstate lots of good choices such as Sticky Lips in Rochester or Unkle Moe’s in Rochester!

    Comment by Rob Blair — March 16, 2011 @ 1:13 am

  2. Rob, all of New York. I’ll add those joints to the votes. Thanks!

    Comment by kevin — March 16, 2011 @ 2:09 am


    The Memphis ribs are fabulous and the peppered beef brisket is out of this world.

    Plus, the desserts are incredible.

    Fette Sau a close second.

    Comment by John Farrish — March 16, 2011 @ 2:21 am

  4. Because as you pointed out, there is no NY Style, it’s hard to pick just one place as different places do different things right. For me, I’d have to go:

    ribs – Virgils
    chicken – wildwood
    pork – Daisy Maes
    brisket – Hill Country
    favorite bbq dish – burnt ends platter at R.U.B.
    favorite bbq place to show off/impress – Fette Sau

    Overall bbq place that makes me think I’m not in NYC.. I’d have to go with Hill Country.

    Comment by Patrick — March 16, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

  5. SwingBelly’s in Long Beach also belongs on this list.

    Comment by Charles — May 1, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

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