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Virgils BBQ Bar NYC

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  • Virgils BBQ is located in Manhattan's Times Square, close to popular NYC attractions like Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building.
  • Virgils NYC BBQ serves alcoholic beverages.
  • Walk-ins are accepted at Virgils BBQ in NYC, but reservations are recommended.

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Midtown West

152 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
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Nearest Transit:
42nd St-5th Ave-6th Ave (7, B, D, F, V); Times Square-42nd St (1, 2, 3, S, 7, N, Q, R, W, A, C, E)

Hours of Operation:
Mon. 11am-11pm, Tues.-Fri. 11:30am-12am, Sat. 9am-12am, Sun. 9am-11pm

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The Best Barbecue in New York at Virgils NYC

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Features: Having opened in April of 1994, Virgils NYC is the original New York City barbecue restaurant. Here at this popular NYC restaurant you'll find everything from Memphis pork spare ribs and Texas sliced beef brisket to whole barbecued chickens and Carolina pulled pork shoulder. Even vegetarians will be delighted by Virgils NYC, which features delicious salads and daily fish specials.

Why We Dine: There are many reasons Virgils BBQ is one of the most popular barbecue restaurants in NYC. For one thing, you get a lot for your money. Menu items are cheap, portions are large, and the food is finger-licking good. For another thing, you get variety. Not only will you find the very best in Southern barbecue, you'll find Creole, Cajun, soul, and comfort foods, too.

  • Cheap Eats: One of the best things about Virgils NYC is the price you'll pay for the pleasure of eating there. This affordable restaurant in NYC offers barbecue beef sandwiches for as little as $13.95 and hot dogs for as little as $9.95. Not bad for one of the most expensive cities in the world!
  • Classic Beverages: While Virgils NYC does not serve alcoholic beverages, you won't have any trouble finding something refreshing to drink. Menu items at Virgils BBQ include freshly squeezed lemonade, Stewart's Root Beer, Stewart's Cream Soda, Boylan's Birch Beer, Boylan's Black Cherry Soda, milk shakes, ice cream sodas, and assorted teas and coffees.
  • Best BBQ in NYC: Nowhere else in NYC will you find the authentic, rich flavor of real Southern barbecue that you find at Virgils NYC. Two genuine Southern Pride smokers, each with a maximum capacity of 1,400 pounds, ensure that you get the very best Memphis pork spare ribs, Texas sliced beef brisket, whole barbecued chickens, and Carolina pulled pork shoulder.

Inside Knowledge: Virgils NYC began in 1993, when legendary restauranteur Artie Culter decided to add to his restaurant empire by building an authentic barbecue restaurant in Times Square. After touring the back roads of Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Missouri, and Texas, and sampling the best regional barbecue he could find, Artie opened Virgils NYC in April of 1994.

We Recommend:

  • Virgil's Pig Out: As we've already mentioned, the portions at Virgils NYC are more than generous. With Virgils Pig Out, they're massive. This filling entree features all the best that Virgils BBQ has to offer, including ribs, chicken, brisket, pork, and Texas link.
  • Chicago Style Charred Hot Dogs: Needless to say, the barbecue at Virgils NYC is outstanding. But Virgils NYC has a lot more to offer than just barbecue. We recommend the Chicago-style charred hot dogs, which feature mustard, relish, hot peppers, tomatoes, onions, pickle, and celery salt.

Restaurant Amenities

  • Cheap Eats
  • Fresh Food
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Dining
  • Pre-Theater
  • Premier Location
  • Take-Out Available