Fette Sau

Fette Sau

BBQ Joint · Williamsburg
354 Metropolitan Ave (btwn Havemeyer & Roebling St), Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.4/10

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    New York Habitat
    "The best bbq in Brooklyn hands down."(26 Tips)
    Lauren D.
    "Awesome meat, got the brisket, pickles, & key-lime pie for dessert!"(105 Tips)
    David Z.
    "Pork belly, bacon, and those beans are also great."(48 Tips)
    Mara B.
    "Great food, communal tables, easy going and cool vibe."(6 Tips)
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  • barbecue
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  • whiskey
  • casual
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  • baked beans
  • good for groups
  • beer
  • potato salad
  • communal seating
  • bourbon
  • beef
  • burnt ends
  • good for a late night
  • sausage
  • picnic tables
  • Mike W.

    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

    Mike Winston · June 24, 2014
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  • NYC Pride

    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

    NYC Pride · March 3, 2013
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  • Ras M.

    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

    Ras Malice · September 2, 2013
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  • J S.

    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.

    J Scott · July 30, 2012
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  • Gothamist

    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

    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
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  • Dominik L.

    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! :)

    Dominik L. · September 23, 2014
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  • Village Voice

    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

    Village Voice · August 4, 2014
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  • Alex P.

    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

    Alex Pyatetsky · August 23, 2015
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  • Emiliano V.

    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.

    Emiliano Viscarra · December 28, 2015
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  • RJ D.

    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!

    RJ Dugan · September 5, 2013
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  • samantha h.

    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.

    samantha hankins · August 9, 2014
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  • Big Bad W.

    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

    Big Bad Wolf · August 30, 2012
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  • NearSay NYC

    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.

    NearSay NYC · August 2, 2011
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  • Cole K.

    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.

    Cole Kennedy · April 13, 2015
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  • Men's Health Mag

    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

    Men's Health Mag · August 3, 2014
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  • The Spark Group

    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.

    The Spark Group · June 6, 2011
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  • Eric R.

    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!

    Eric Rautio · February 5, 2011
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  • Vito T.

    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.

    Vito Tartaglia · October 14, 2015
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  • DailyCandy

    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.

    DailyCandy · November 20, 2013
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  • Mike H.

    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.

    Mike H · July 28, 2011
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  • Francisco

    Unfortunately, I have lived in North Carolina and this is just mediocre Pulled Pork BBQ. Also their sauces need name tags. I guess this is the best you can get in NYC, but I would't do the line again

    Francisco · May 13, 2013
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  • Men's Health Mag

    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.

    Men's Health Mag · September 23, 2011
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  • exfm

    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.

    exfm · February 14, 2012
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  • Ed F.

    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!

    Ed Frazier · October 1, 2013
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  • Eater

    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

    Eater · September 18, 2010
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  • Tasting Table

    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

    Tasting Table · November 7, 2014
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  • Nat H.

    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

    Nat Harward · December 21, 2013
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  • Kev S.

    Dont be stingy. Order more then u can handle, cuz that line ain't getting any shorter. Get a gallon of beer and make sure to eat as sloppy as possible. Its how god intended you to eat this shit.

    Kev Skinny · August 14, 2014
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  • The Corcoran Group

    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.

    The Corcoran Group · January 21, 2011
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  • Chelsea D.

    #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.

    Chelsea Dubinsky · July 28, 2013
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  • Pablo G.

    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$

    Pablo Guevara Caramelo · December 1, 2013
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  • Mara B.

    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

    Mara Binudin · September 7, 2014
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  • Rich K.

    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.

    Rich Kearney · November 12, 2012
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  • Chet M.

    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.

    Chet Mancini · August 30, 2013
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  • Lewis K.

    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

    Lewis King · January 10, 2015
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  • Calvin T.

    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.

    Calvin Teoh · October 8, 2012
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  • Ray L.

    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.

    Ray Lin · February 6, 2015
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  • Robert G.

    Only 1 way to get a table here: order beers first, watch the tables like a hawk and ask if anybody is leaving as soon as you notice a twitch. After sitting down, send one of you to order. Good luck!

    Robert Gaal · February 12, 2011
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  • Cooper S.

    Spread your group out wisely. One person waits in line for the meat and orders for the table (sharing is caring), one person to the bar for liters of beer. And 1 brave soul looks for a table.

    Cooper Smith · June 18, 2012
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  • Pei 👻 W.

    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!

    Pei 👻 Wen · 4 days ago
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  • Kate Y.

    They sell bbq by the pound, nothing is bad here so try a little bit of everything. Get here earlier in the day, they can run out later at night.

    Kate Yan · July 6, 2015
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  • Colleen E.

    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.

    Colleen Elizabeth · June 9, 2012
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  • JunkyardJoe

    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.

    JunkyardJoe · August 12, 2014
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  • Mark L.

    It gets crowded but it's totally worth the wait. Although you may be tempted to eat outside on a cold night, don't as the food will cool off very quickly. BBQ is not meant to be cold.

    Mark Lee · December 9, 2010
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  • Jessica P.

    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.

    Jessica Perry · November 11, 2011
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  • Kimmie O.

    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!

    Kimmie Ohh · February 20, 2015
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  • AskMen

    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

    AskMen · June 3, 2011
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  • Experiences

    Ace BBQ, brilliant sides, huge wooden tables for cozy communal seating, magical flatscreen "fireplace," and, last we checked, 30 kinds of bourbon. Don't go there looking for a salad.

    Experiences · August 10, 2012
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  • Becca B.

    Order a pound of a brisket and dine cafeteria style with your carnivorous friends. The baked beans are a little too sweet for my liking.

    Becca Bae · September 11, 2014
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