Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC
The Brooklyn Star is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

1. The Brooklyn Star

9.4
593 Lorimer St (at Conselyea St), Brooklyn, NY
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Williamsburg · 253 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: On this family-style menu, the “small” plates are big & the “big” plates are huge. Try the popular bacon-flecked mac and cheese ($9), fried pig tails ($11) and tripe chili with Fritos ($9). Read more.

Black Market is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

2. Black Market

8.3
110 Avenue A (E 7th St), New York, NY
American Restaurant · East Village · 98 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The star of the no-frills menu here is the sizable cheeseburger ($12): Made with well-seasoned, griddled patties, the hefty sandwich oozes melted American cheese from beneath a toasted potato bun. Read more.

Buvette is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

3. Buvette

9.5
42 Grove St (btwn Bedford & Bleecker St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · West Village · 348 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: French-leaning small plates can be cobbled together to compose an excellent & affordable meal here. Try the classic croque madame ($10) or the brandade ($9), a pot of featherlight whipped salt cod. Read more.

Bocca East is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

4. Bocca East

8.0
1496 2nd Ave (at E 78th St.), New York, NY
Italian Restaurant · Upper East Side · 47 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Try the ravioli-like cappellacci ai profumi di primavera ($14) here, stuffed with a blend of sautéed asparagus and artichoke mixed with a nutty Castelmagno cheese. Read more.

Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Hall is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

5. Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Hall

8.6
44 Berry St (at N 11th St), Brooklyn, NY
BBQ Joint · Williamsburg · 155 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Try the lush beef brisket, which spends up to 14 hours in the smoker before it hits the table; leaner cuts are sliced for platters ($15), while the fattier meat gets chopped up for sandwiches ($10). Read more.

The Queens Kickshaw is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

6. The Queens Kickshaw

9.3
4017 Broadway (at Steinway St), Astoria, NY
Café · Astoria · 234 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Here, grilled cheese receives the star treatment & all sandwiches are under $11. Try the rich melted Gouda, offset with pickled jalapeños, sweet guava jam & creamy black-bean hummus on brioche ($10). Read more.

Rabbithole is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

7. Rabbithole

9.2
352 Bedford Ave (btwn S 3rd & S 4th St.), Brooklyn, NY
American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 162 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: The candlelit patio here is a perfect spot to relax with a date. Nibble white-wine–steamed mussels with spicy chorizo ($13) or massive sandwiches like the mint-laced lamb burger ($13). Read more.

Red Rooster is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

8. Red Rooster

9.2
310 Malcolm X Blvd (btwn W 125th & W 126th St), New York, NY
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant · Central Harlem · 441 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Graze on dishes like creamy mac ’n’ greens ($14)—a blend of collards, Gouda, New York cheddar & Comté—or rib-sticking dirty rice and shrimp ($11). Close with the shareable spiced chocolate cake ($10). Read more.

Traif is one of Cheap Eats: Fill Up for $15 or Less in NYC.

9. Traif

9.3
229 S 4th St (btwn Roebling & Havemeyer St), Brooklyn, NY
New American Restaurant · Williamsburg · 270 tips and reviews

Time Out New YorkTime Out New York: Most of the snacks on chef Jason Marcus’s often-changing menu are $10 or less. Snag a table on the lush back patio, & feast with the knowledge you’re filling your belly without emptying your wallet. Read more.