Hometown Bar-B-Que

Hometown Bar-B-Que

454 Van Brunt St (at Reed St.), Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Wed
    • 5:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Thu–Fri
    • Noon–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Pit Smoked BBQ in the down home neighborhood of Red Hook Brooklyn.


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  • brisket
  • beef ribs
  • mac & cheese
  • half hog
  • pulled pork
  • cornbread
  • jerk baby
  • lamb belly
  • sweet jerk marinade
  • good for groups
  • chicken wings
  • collard greens
  • rustic
  • live music
  • potato salad
  • sandwiches
  • cole slaw
  • family-friendly
  • authentic
  • banh mi
  • Eater

    The menu includes things like brisket, ribs, smoked jerk chicken, half hog, and a few sandwiches, including a smoked lamb belly banh mi. The 'cue aficionados have great things to say about Hometown.

    Eater · October 30, 2013
  • J C.

    Dare I say best BBQ in Brooklyn. Beef ribs are crazy town. Pair it w/ Mac n cheese, pickles and cole slaw as your sides. Wouldn't be surprised to find Frank Underwood in here. 

    J Crowley · April 7, 2014
  • Thrillist

    The massive beef rib is the showstopper and has earned its pitmaster an unprecedented amount of fast fame in the world of slow flame, including an appearance on Good Morning America. Don't miss out. Read more

    Thrillist · August 12, 2014
  • Jon R.

    Take it from this former Texas resident, this is the best BBQ in NYC.

    Jon Resnik · March 14, 2014
  • Tasting Table

    Order the beef ribs. They are massive—extremely rich, pleasingly salty meat under a black cloak of pepper. Right down to the bone, the flavors of smoke are sweet and lush and long. Read more

    Tasting Table · September 26, 2014
  • Fred W.

    the massive beef ribs are the go to move here. really good and really big. one rib can easily be shared by 2-4 people depending on what else you get

    Fred Wilson · August 24, 2014
  • Allison M.

    This place would be so much better if they replaced the classic rock radio soundtrack.

    Allison Mertzman · May 31, 2014
  • Rachel L.

    Amaziness-food, atmosphere and live music. Brisket melts in your mouth and sides just as good. Wanted to try beef ribs, but ran out. Will be coming back.

    Rachel Lande · May 11, 2014
  • Matt M.

    Eat. Everything.

    Matt McCormack · October 19, 2013
  • Jeremy W.

    My friend and I are very picky eaters. But we came here today, and we agreed that this is one of the-- if not THE-- best BBQ in all of NYC. Worth the trek to Red Hook. Grab some Steve's key lime too!

    Jeremy Wilcox · March 29, 2014
  • Jeremy F.

    Outstanding beef rib, good brisket, pickles, potato salad

    Jeremy Fisher · March 17, 2014
  • Sean B.

    Ordering line moves *really* slowly. They need to devise a better system.

    Sean Bartnik · March 15, 2014
  • Kim B.

    Great brisket, ribs and sausages! Rustic cafeteria style setting. Also a separate room for bar and live performances. BBQ-tastic!

    Kim B · January 26, 2014
  • Brad P.

    Hometown Bar-B-Que is the first New York BBQ operation that truly nails the essence of Texas ‘cue.

    Brad Park · January 7, 2014
  • Todd B.

    Just had the mist incredible BBQ beef rib possible in my life. Fall off the bone is just the beginning. The smoke flavor and Carmelites crispy end are just wonderful.

    Todd BBQ · December 8, 2013
  • Aricka M.

    Beef ribs and the smoked jalapeño cheddar sausages - awesome!

    Aricka Martinez · November 16, 2013
  • Sarah K.

    Get the Beef ribs. Incredible. Great baby back.

    Sarah Ko · September 15, 2013
  • Shami L.

    Amazing food, great environment. You guys rock! The Lamb is to absolutely fantastic & the chicken is to die for!!!!

    Shami Lacourt · September 13, 2013
  • Andrew Y.

    Best freaking BBQ in NYC. Get the beef rib no matter what.

    Andrew Yung · 1 day ago
  • Michael

    Everything is good, but especially the brisket. If you get the pulled pork, get the sour pickles to go with.

    Michael · 5 days ago
  • Dave C.

    The best barbecue in New York, period. The brisket is to die for.

    Dave Cummings · 1 week ago
  • David S.

    Best overall bbq joint in NYC! Brisket here is superb.

    David Schorr · 2 weeks ago
  • Jason R.


    Jason Rodriguez · 3 weeks ago
  • jake f.

    so dang good. ribs, brisket, mac, collards were all excellent. have one person wait in food line while other goes to the bar to get your dranks.

    jake furst · 3 weeks ago
  • Uslan

    My god, the beef ribs are amazing

    Uslan · February 1
  • Arturo M.

    The turkey is awesome

    Arturo Montenora · January 31
  • Remington G.

    Can't even talk. All of it. Pastrami bacon. I don't know.

    Remington Guest · January 25
  • Crosby H.

    Super slow service

    Crosby Harbison · January 24
  • Kerry S.

    Just the best BBQ

    Kerry Sheldon-Hughes · January 22
  • Alan M.

    Best corn bread ever, great mac & cheese too.

    Alan Mooiman · January 16
  • Jonathan L.

    Brooklyn bbq joints are highly overrated, but not this place. Their beef rib, which came out of a dinosaur, is delicious. Debating pork belly or pulled pork? Pulled pork is the better option. Enjoy

    Jonathan L. · January 8
  • Abby F.

    Noms. Everything was delicious.

    Abby Finkel · January 2
  • Sam H.

    Favorite Brisket ever. Great Mac-n-cheese...mmmmmn

    Sam Horine · December 12, 2014
  • Chad R.

    Easily qualifies for top 3 BBQ in NYC

    Chad Rodriguez · December 8, 2014
  • Scott P.

    This place is amazing. Still will do dinosaur for wings and ribs but hometown kills it KILLS it on brisket. Maybe better than mighty Quinn's.

    Scott Peterman · December 6, 2014
  • Ivy M.

    Get 1 lb of brisket, half a rack of jerked baby backs, the pork belly tacos, baked beans, and Sriracha wings. Hang with the most soulful people in all near and far boroughs, and forget you're in NY!

    Ivy Mahsciao · December 3, 2014
  • Patrick N.

    The brisket and beef ribs are amazing. Great mac and cheese and corn bread too!

    Patrick Ng · November 30, 2014
  • Matt D.

    Come on the weekend for live music and good times

    Matt Dorville · November 9, 2014
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    Nomis · November 2, 2014
  • Benjamin

    Eat the pit beans! If you can!

    Benjamin · November 2, 2014
  • Nicola K.

    Beef rib is insane. Do not pass Go without it

    Nicola Korzenko · October 19, 2014
  • Lyn H.

    The beef rib is like a prehistoric dinosaur bone dripping with juicy goodness. Great char on the outside. The coleslaw made a perfect combo. Totally worth the line!

    Lyn Hastings · September 28, 2014
  • Bryan K.

    Got to have the Ribs, Brisket, and beans that have burnt ends. Mac and cheese is sinful and have a nice kick.

    Bryan Kaplan · September 28, 2014
  • Jeff F.

    Oh man, Fette Sau has some competition. Brisket Sandwich was awesome, tons of nice crunchy outer bits with tasty brisket. Pulled pork was also a standout. Basically, come here.

    Jeff Forbes · September 27, 2014
  • Alan H.

    Order the Brontosaurus Rib.

    Alan H · September 13, 2014
  • Kate F.

    Get the Mac and cheese. It's so damn good. So is the cole slaw. So is everything

    Kate Furst · September 6, 2014
  • J L.

    Brisket, pork belly. Great vibe for BBQ.

    J L · September 6, 2014
  • Sara K.

    Beef brisket!

    Sara Kim · September 3, 2014
  • Patrick S.

    Beef ribs, brisket and the mac & cheese. Out of bounds

    Patrick Schramm · September 1, 2014
  • Steven L.

    Brisket is super moist inside and so are the ribs. They use only salt and pepper for their burnt ends so don't expect flavor from it. Super savory sauce, they even got a hot one that gives a good kick

    Steven Lu · August 29, 2014

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