Fette Sau

Fette Sau

BBQ Joint$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Mike W.
    Mike WinstonJune 24, 2014
    As incredibly good as the real deal BBQ spots in Texas and I don't take that statement lightly. Don't miss the Beef Brisket, Sausage, and Beef Short Ribs. Read all about it on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • NYC Pride
    NYC PrideMarch 3, 2013
    Our pick for "Best BBQ" thanks to their delectable selection of smoked-on-site meats. The communal seating and patio space are the perfect setting for sharing some of their famous pork belly. Read more
  • Ras M.
    Ras MaliceSeptember 2, 2013
    Everything was quite delicious, but RIBS are the shining star of the meats. Bringpatience with you--the seating situation is a free for all. Sides: Broccoli salad is a go+tasty pickles. Will return
  • J S.
    J ScottJuly 30, 2012
    Just want to experience the delicious meats an laid bak environs (Williamsburg for driveway, but it's good) come before 6:30 on a Monday. Btw that beverage pictured is =pts ginger ale, root beer & Ri.
  • Eater
    EaterSeptember 18, 2010
    Once a trendsetter, now a member of the Williamsburg establishment, Fette Sau serves up a rotating menu of pork and beef ribs that leads some to tag it as the best BBQ in NYC. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
    Upvoted Jul 24
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    Fette Sau serves spectacular smoked meats by the pound - pulled pork shoulder, loin chops and boneless beef ribs. The baked beans are pretty meaty themselves, so consider yourself forewarned. Read more
    Upvoted Jul 14
  • Dominik L.
    Dominik L.September 23, 2014
    Beautiful location, awesome food (ask for a mixed plate) and friendly staff which would not loose their coolness if they would give their customers a smile from time to time! :)
  • Emiliano V.
    Emiliano ViscarraDecember 28, 2015
    One of the best places I found for eating BBQ. It's my favorite along with Mighty Quinns. Only downside is that you need to wait in line and then find a seat so it's annoying for big groups.
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyApril 13, 2015
    The patio is the perfect place to enjoy some barbecue and craft beer on a warm afternoon. The meat is a bit spicy, but that's a good thing in my book.
  • Eva D.
    Eva Drago6 days ago
    Best BBQ in Williamsburg! Sit outside, don't miss the pulled pork and brisket. Amazing fresh, homemade pickles. Fun brunch option, good way to avoid the crowds.👌🏻
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    Smoky as a brush fire on the prairie. The boutique meat selection is quirky and variable. Sides like potato salad and crunchy pickles are better than even Texas barbecues. Read more
  • samantha h.
    samantha hankinsAugust 9, 2014
    I love you. Amazing juicy BBQ. Great sauces. Usually come with a friend and get at least a half pound of each thing. Without a doubt my favorite place in NYC. Get there early, lines are standard.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableNovember 7, 2014
    Get saucy at this festive, industrial-looking BBQ spot, housed in a former garage. Toast to your birth with beer by the gallon and whiskey by the Mason jar. Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJanuary 21, 2011
    For BBQ and Meat lovers! Awesome Brisket, Pork Ribs and Berkshire Belly. The Baked Beans and Potato Salad are rockin. Get a pitcher of Sly Fox Rauch.
  • Vito T.
    Vito TartagliaOctober 14, 2015
    Averaging $25/pd, a perfect bbq meat that will bring you in heaven. The pork belly is highly suggested. Also good beers on tap. A must for meat lovers.
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    It’s a former ironworker’s shop, refitted with long picnic tables, giant smokers, and a bourbon bar. And it serves some of the best BBQ north of the Mason-Dixon. Read more
  • RJ D.
    RJ DuganSeptember 5, 2013
    Send someone to order drinks from the bar while you wait in line-it gets long. Everything is good (for meat lovers) except for the brisket. Brisket is tough to get right in large quantities-imo. GF!
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenApril 29
    Outdoor seating in an alley, communal tables, beer in mason jars and can be ordered in half pint. Order the pork belly and thank me later!
  • Mara B.
    Mara BinudinSeptember 7, 2014
    Great food, communal tables, easy going and cool vibe. Probably went there 8 times. Always bring tourist friends there or just go there cause of craving
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJune 27, 2013
    An ever-popular neighborhood spot with plenty of good beer to go along with the 'cue. The specials cuts, like pork cheeks and lamb belly, are by far the best.
  • George S.
    George SpartanAugust 30, 2012
    If you love someone down to earth bring Em here. Some of the Best FN BBQ I've ever in NYC. Seating & waiting is horrendous. Plan ahead be hungry & well peed B4 coming here the lines are long wknds etc
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyNovember 20, 2013
    As legit a cocktail bar as hip mess hall. Grab a muddled bourbon cocktail while you wait to weigh-to-pay your portions of pork (belly, shoulder, cheeks), Wagyu beef, and broccoli salad.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinFebruary 6, 2015
    The lines get long, but's it's worth it. Divide and conquer is the best way to go: beer pitcher duty, table duty and brisket/pulled pork/ribs duty. Execute to perfection.
  • Chelsea B.
    Chelsea BalkanJuly 28, 2013
    #FabuLIST #DubiDO for two people get 1/2 lb ribs, 1/4 pork belly (my fav!), and 1/4 pulled pork. Broccoli side is very spicy but the pickles are great for cleansing the palate.
  • Ed F.
    Ed FrazierOctober 1, 2013
    Ribs, Brisket were on point! Bourbon Mule (Bar) was fantastic! Get there around 7 for little to no wait! Don't forget desert and plan on eating too much food :) All major CC accepted!
  • The Spark Group
    The Spark GroupJune 6, 2011
    Great atmosphere, great food. If you're in the mood for great BBQ, you cannot go wrong here. Bring a group of friends and order for sharing. It's all worth having. Our favorite: the pork belly.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCAugust 2, 2011
    Need some BBQ, head over to Fette Sau. The menu varies daily and It's self serve Texas cafeteria style. We love the pulled pork, sausage and baked beans! They also have an amazing bourbon selection.
  • Pablo G.
    Pablo Guevara CarameloDecember 1, 2013
    short rubs are by far the best, pork belly is also good, take the german salad and some beans. Sausages are not so high quality compares with the rest, a meal around 30$ and beer 7$
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 23, 2011
    A former ironworker’s shop that serves some of the best BBQ north of the Mason-Dixon. Order the smoked prime rib medium rare and sit at a picnic table, take in the butchery charts and dig in.
  • Yanin D.
    Yanin De JesusDecember 11, 2014
    I love the belly, sausage and beans. The pulled pork and ribs are great. This is what my bf and I get all the time:2 sausagesSmall beansPickles1/3 lb belly1/3 brisket1/4 pulled pork
  • Nat H.
    Nat HarwardDecember 21, 2013
    BBQ Brisket: "Everything you could possibly require on a cold winter night: a blazing fireplace, vast quantities of smoky, succulent barbecue, and a wide selection of excellent whiskeys." Read more
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 14, 2012
    Some of the best BBQ in New York and one of our favorite places grab a bite before hitting a show at the Knitting Factory. Just make sure to get there early because there is always a line.
  • AskMen
    AskMenJune 3, 2011
    No question, it's the best barbecue in the city. The best part is the casual & playful atmosphere: beer served in mason jars, buffet style line-up & huge communal tables. Read more
  • Eric R.
    Eric RautioFebruary 5, 2011
    if you are lucky enough to visit while they have beef cheeks on the menu, do not hold back. they are perhaps the best meat they have: crunchy chewy on the outside, tender on the inside, super flavor!
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyNovember 12, 2012
    Brisket, pork, sausage, beans, sauerkraut, mac and cheese, GET IT ALL and make amazing little sandwiches with your potato rolls. Oh! and try all the different bbq sauces, they're all awesome.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhFebruary 20, 2015
    Order pastrami, brisket, wagyu beef cheeks, pork shoulder, pork belly & pork cheek! The meats are all tender & juicy & they have those needed smoke rings. Remember, it's by pound!
  • Jake S.
    The pulled pork was a bit dry, and the three sauces (vinegar, sweet, and spicy) were all a bit lackluster. I liked the experience, but the food was lacking. Burnt End beans were very good.
  • Colleen E.
    Colleen ElizabethJune 9, 2012
    The pulled pork, sausage links, and baked beans are to die for. No line if you come on a rainy day, otherwise be prepared for it to wrap around to the sidewalk. Well worth it.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniAugust 30, 2013
    Expect to wait. Too close to the Bedford stop, so it gets the NJ tourists. But it's absolutely incredible BBQ--perhaps the best in the city--and has some great beers to wash it down.
  • Calvin T.
    Calvin TeohOctober 8, 2012
    Come hungry. Meat by the pound American BBQ at it's best. Vegetarians steer clear. Communal seating here so get one of your party to secure a spot while someone else goes up and orders.
  • JunkyardJoe
    JunkyardJoeAugust 12, 2014
    The pulled pork and pork belly are delicious! The brisket is not as tender and savory as it should be. The beans are ok. Go with a group and share a large tray of food.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PyatetskyAugust 23, 2015
    As far as bbq joints go, fette sau's does the job but it's far from great. The meats can get dried out from sitting in their case and the sauces are ok. I like more tang. Def check out Mighty Quinn's
  • Olly N.
    Olly NewportSeptember 5, 2015
    Very decent BBQ — 1/4 brisket, 1/4 pulled pork, 1 sausage and BBQ beans. Service from the bar was wrong side of the bed territory.
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadApril 15, 2015
    This is one of the few places around that is worth the wait. As usual, the people who come here aren't the greatest, but just grab a whiskey and you'll be fine.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PerryNovember 11, 2011
    The smell alone is intoxicating, but the meat is divine. Pulled pork, sausage, and brisket are my favorites. Until Fette Sau, I never knew that I could crave and lust over baked beans.
  • Raphael L.
    Still got it. Even after years, the brisket is great and the ribs fall off the bone. If you're in the mood for bbq, it's pretty much exactly the right place.
  • Lewis K.
    Lewis KingJanuary 10, 2015
    A word of warning: it's very easy to spend a fortune here if you don't understand how big the portions are. Also they'll serve you before there is anywhere to sit... Great food though
  • Abdullatif
    AbdullatifNovember 8, 2014
    Great BBQ joint inside a garage. They have an amazing brisket. Try not to miss it while you're in Brooklyn.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HJuly 28, 2011
    Really good. The pulled pork was awesome, not doused in sauce. Pork ribs were super juicy, beef ribs were kinda dry. Try the potato salad, its not the normal mayo-soaked kind. Pass on the sweet tea.
  • Haley H.
    Haley Hughes BryanJune 10, 2012
    Slap your mama it's so good! Get the pork ribs, pork shoulder (no sauce, perfect smoky flavor), brisket, and burnt end baked beans with a beer to wash it down with.
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