The Commodore

The Commodore

American Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • David R.
    "hot breast sando + a million boat drinks + nachos for the table."(10 Tips)
    Jacqueline L.
    "Order the hot fish sandwich with extra napkins--it's juicy!"(8 Tips)
    Donny T.
    "fried chicken plate and smear the honey butter all over the chicken."(7 Tips)
    Tom
    "Great food and a playable pinball machine on free play."(6 Tips)
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  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoApril 21, 2016
    They'll let you awkwardly stand up eating your AMAZING fried chicken on the pinball machine after getting kicked out of a table reserved for a Monday night DJ, unaware there's an outdoor area 🙄
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 18
    The Commodore is a true locals’ bar with boozy slushies and bright red drinks. The chicken biscuit stands up to the one at Pies ‘N’ Thighs, and the chilaquiles are an easy brunch order.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistMarch 30, 2015
    The menu is designed to go well with booze, but the thing to order is the Fried Chicken Plate, which consists of three juicy thighs inside sweet batter; a couple of sauces; and a handful of biscuits. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkAugust 7, 2013
    The Pat LaFrieda patty, cloaked with American cheese and a slathering of mayo, stands up to the salad-like toppings; and a soft Martin’s potato bun pinned with a drink ties everything together. (CP) Read more
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Dive bar & fried chicken? Doesn't make sense. But somehow, it works beautifully. Seat yourself (you may have to wait a bit) & order @ the bar. They'll bring it to you. The honey butter is MAGIC.
  • Umair Z.
    Umair ZiaMarch 19, 2014
    $3 Schaefer's Beer and $7 grilled cheese?! Child, please... Best deal I've come across NYC to slum it. For $5 more, upgrade to 'adult' cheese sandwich (w/ peppers) plus tomato basil soup. #MomSlapGood
  • Hanna P.
    Hanna ParkMay 20, 2014
    You'd never expect such a divey dive bar to have such amazing food... The hot fish sandwich is perfectly crispy, fish hanging off the sides of the bun, perfectly spicy, and piping hot. Chkn is oily.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceApril 9, 2015
    The cheeseburger's patty is seared & slipped onto a Martin's potato roll with lettuce sliced to ribbons, thick pickle chips, chopped white onion, bound with mayonnaise. It's reliably delicious!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Burgers aren't eaten in a vacuum. As with all dining experiences, a good product can be augmented by the surroundings, which is exactly why this food-focused dive bar wins every time. Read more
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneFebruary 20, 2015
    You may have to be a bit aggressive to snag a table; but it's absolutely worth it. All of the food is beyond incredible, and they have fun old-timey cocktails like a sloe gin fizz!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 16, 2013
    For the fried chicken lover, Chef Stephen Tanner’s kitchen serves up three crispy mammoth thighs and honey butter biscuits with the Egg and Pies ‘n’ Thighs, a dish you’re sure to love.
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SouthwellMarch 8, 2014
    Seriously this place rocks. Order fried chicken and beer at the bar. The chicken is easily big enough for 2 to share - or to give away a couple of pieces and make friends. DO IT!
  • Jeffrey
    JeffreyJuly 20, 2014
    Three-thigh fried-chicken plate, with biscuits and hot sauce; the hot breast sandwich; the equally incendiary hot fish. There’s also a classic burger, an irresistible pimento-poblano grilled cheese.
  • Gabriel C.
    Gabriel C.December 28, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I never see the same people working. Everyone working is always the greatest, which is more than I can say for the obnoxious customers like myself. A great place and I love it.
  • David R.
    David RosenbergAugust 5, 2014
    Your day will improve as soon as your cross the threshold of this establishment. Now, get a table and order the following: hot breast sando + a million boat drinks + nachos for the table. 🏆
    Upvoted Oct 6
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagMay 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place! The burger is delicious and well worth it for $7. The nachos are kind of weird w "queso" instead of melted cheese.
  • Brian B.
    Brian BrownNovember 10, 2012
    Great place to go when your rum loving sailor friend is suddenly killed in a freak accident and you need a dank corner to drink yourself stupid. Try the fried chicken and the Piña Coldas!
  • emily c.
    emily chenNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried chicken is solid - one of the best in the city. Comes with mini melty biscuits and if you want to feel a bit better about yourself, the kale salad is quite good.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TyznikOctober 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fried chicken I have ever eaten. Now everywhere else I get fried chicken is a disappointment. Also, Cyclone pinball machine on free play!
  • Sandor G.
    Sandor GAugust 25, 2015
    I had fish tacos. Surprisingly good. Good salsas.... a green and a chipotle, decent slaw, fish was nice and really thin crispy batter, not a heavy floury batter. Six or so beers on tap. Totally decent
  • Gentrifried Chicken
    Gentrifried ChickenNovember 6, 2011
    ALMOST as good as Pies N Thighs. We get in fights over this one all the time. Either way, excellent fried chicken and the honey butter is a winner. Get a tiki drink with your meal. Read more
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammNovember 29, 2013
    I should hate this place (looks like a '70s basement), but instead it's my favorite spot in Williamsburg. The fried chicken is the star, and the honey butter will leave you licking your fingers.
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PortMarch 1, 2016
    Wow the fried chicken biscuit was OUT of this world amazing. With the grits!!! Also tried the burger and pork hash.
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
    This is not your average dive bar. This southern style restaurant offers up some of the best burgers and fried chicken in the city. Leave a trust rating to help spread the word: http://bit.ly/1mOq5L4
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    At $12, the fried chicken meal is an inexpensive and ideal bar snack to line your stomach before you consume multiple piña coladas (or frozen mojitos, if that's more your thing). Read more
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Everyone—us included—talks about the fried chicken, but do not sleep on the nachos! And don’t let anyone tell you it’s not the best f*#%ing bar in New York City. Read more
  • Steven L.
    Steven LambiaseJuly 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing fried chicken sandwich. Might be as big as your face. Split one if you're not starving to death and grab one of their cheap essential cocktails.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJuly 29, 2011
    This nautical dive has some of the city’s best bar food, including a knockout cheeseburger with mayo and sliced half-sour pickles tucked beneath an amply salted LaFrieda patty. Read more
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.October 6, 2014
    best fried chicken in the neighborhood. order from the bar, seat yourself. grab a table on the patio out back on a soon to be fall night
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagSeptember 23, 2011
    A grimy bar with the best Micheladas you’ve ever had. Fried chicken and rolls come with 3 kinds of honey butter to help you slide into a booze-fueled, deep-fried dream.
  • Nate D.
    Nate DorrDecember 4, 2014
    Of course the hot breast is great, but the very unconventional green salad with pickles and cheddar is easily overlooked and an excellent starter.
  • Leah H.
    Leah HammerschlagDecember 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    I've had the burger at least 5 times, can't say that about anywhere else. I truly think it it's a great burger & the best $7 burger in NYC.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 3, 2016
    Bacon Cheeseburger: Free-range Angus beef, melted cheese, raw onion, lettuce, tomatoes and pickle chips? Oh, if you insist. Read more
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BishopSeptember 1, 2014
    The fried chicken was probably the best I've ever had. The biscuits and honey butter are heavenly. I already can't wait to come back!
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4, 2016
    The only dive bar where you can play video games, drink cheap beer and eat some of the best fried chicken on earth. Read more
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    My favorite bar. Period. Fried chicken is even better than Pies-N-Things. Yeah, I said it. If it's Friday night and I'm not out of town, I'll be here, feel free to say hi.
  • Kaira C.
    Kaira CooperOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Sick amazing insane food! The fried chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside and the green salad was light and refreshing.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GilApril 4, 2016
    Hot breast sanga was spot on. Nachos were quality too and solid drinks. Outdoor patio is chill. Only downside is trying to order food at a very hectic bar.
  • nymag
    nymagJuly 6, 2010
    Black Betty's been reborn into this kitschy, nautical spot with four-star bar food. Per the Underground Gourmet, try the fried chicken - "among the best in town" - and the "adult cheese" sandwich. Read more
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 4, 2014
    Order this: Fried chicken plate, hot fish sandwich, kale Caesar salad, cheeseburger, biscuits with honey butter Read more
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaMarch 12, 2015
    Alright, this is some absurdly crispy fried chicken. Also there might be crack in the nachos. Nab a booth in the front and hunker down for an awesome drunk meal.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CullenApril 29, 2016
    12$ for three HUGE fried chicken pieces with biscuits and three delicious sauces. Also had an amazing frozen margarita. Go! Now!
  • Greg T.
    Greg TackettSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get. The. Nachos. Best in Williamsburg. UFO goes best with the slightly spicy treat. Also, perfect date if you're on a budget.
  • Jisu P.
    Jisu PJune 7, 2014
    Cheap, good food and drinks BUT tables are kind of dirty and sticky. Its VERY hard to get a table. $20 card minimum for drinks. I like this place a lot when I can find a seat!
  • Corin L.
    Corin LianidesJune 27, 2010
    Get the fried chicken. Just get it. It is incredibly delicious, crispy, & juicy, and enough for 2 people to share, easy. The biscuits with honey butter that come with it are killer, too. Get it.
  • David B.
    David BanNovember 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The jukebox is non-functional but respect that they pipe the PA through its speakers. Also, the boat drink is strong and cheap and recommended.
  • Qbertplaya
    QbertplayaNovember 25, 2010
    The $4 plate of fries is more than enough for 3 people. The $7 cheeseburger is perfect. Happy hour 2 for 1 beers/well drinks from 4-7pm make a trip even more worthwhile.
  • antonio c.
    antonio coltraneJuly 16, 2011
    I recommend ending your night here by ordering their namesake drink, the commodore. Its so ridiculous in appearance and alcoholic content that you're guaranteed to leave with a smile
  • Adam S.
    Adam StankiewiczJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The hot breast is about twice as big as the bun. Bring a hefty appetite. There's also cheap beer, you can't go wrong.
  • abdulnaby
    abdulnabyApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The gooey grilled cheese is also real good. Nachos are fools' gold. If I have to talk about the fried chicken, then you lost.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    This dark corner bar specializes in retro cocktails at retro prices, and, believe us, they're strong. Read more
  • Of a Kind
    Of a KindAugust 17, 2011
    Kalen Kaminski and Astrid Chastka—the duo behind dye-happy line Upstate—swear by the fried chicken and frozen drinks. To read more about these two, head on over to ofakind.com.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubin2 weeks ago
    Solid dive. Love the porthole with the fish tank. Drink here while u wait for your table at St Anselm
  • Paul W.
    Paul WeidingerApril 26, 2014
    Good vibe. Cheap craft beer. Downside is the $20 credit card minimum.
    Upvoted Oct 9
  • Daan V.
    Daan V.June 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite bar in Williamsburg. Beer is cheap, the cocktails are strong, and the fries are to die for. ORDER FRIES!
  • Nao M.
    Nao MizAugust 31, 2012
    Good things happen here. Good fried chicken happens here. Plus they play Spaceballs on TV. What more can I ask for?
  • Kelley O. W.
    Kelley O. WilliamsJanuary 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    So dive-y but SO good! Three words: Hot chicken breast. Two words: Cadillac Nachos. One word: Biscuits. Nuff said.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeAugust 15, 2011
    The weirdest restaurant in the city, order a boat drink and some fried chicken from the bar. Find a place to sit and wait (for a while) and work on your sugar hangover.
  • Becca B.
    Becca BaeFebruary 1
    The drinks are great but the fried chicken here is stuff of the gods. Put some honey butter on it, you're welcome.
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangMay 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried chicken plate and smear the honey butter all over the chicken. Hot fish is DAMN SPICY!
  • Hillel
    HillelNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The old school drinks. The food that is way better than it has any business being. You'll have a fun night here.
  • Julie C.
    Julie CheesecakeJuly 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The fried chicken/biscuits are enough for two hungry or three snackie people and delicious as hell. The burger is not to be missed, wit' cheese!, and the fries are perfect.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TorpeyMay 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Grab a hurricane and don't be afraid to walk through the kitchen to the outdoor patio
  • Suki
    SukiMay 11
    Hot breast 🔥 + Nachos + Frozen Mojitos
    Upvoted Oct 6
  • John M.
    John MichaelFebruary 23, 2015
    Best "value" cocktails in williamsburg. Fried chicken sandwich is great for a dirty first date.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenMay 20
    Been here 5+ times
    Piña coladas, cans of beer and diner staples. Get shitcanned and dance to rock n' roll.
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerNovember 9, 2015
    Come for the 70s dancing! So much fun! Stick with the dancing not the drinks. Come with a crew.
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicJune 4, 2012
    One of our favorite dive bars. Order the fried chicken, order some beer, sit outside. No need to leave. Ever.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceJanuary 20, 2011
    I like: the beet and corn salad, the fried chicken, the staff, and the back bar- if Milton is working, ask for a buttermaker.
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyApril 4, 2016
    Fried chicken was so good and crispy. The thighs are huge and comes with a honey butter and hot sauce.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 20, 2013
    Fun bar and restaurant with great fried chicken and good burgers.
  • Martha
    MarthaMarch 22, 2015
    i love the look of the room where the bar is. bartenders are super friendly. recommended.
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanJune 8, 2015
    Fried chicken and nachos of course. Also a frozen drink of some sort - probably just one though. Then pitchers of beer with those snacks.
  • 7th.List
    7th.ListDecember 17, 2011
    Ideal Meal: Fried chicken with biscuits and “Saltie” potato salad or “adult cheese” sandwich and green-chile hominy. Read more
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimSeptember 17, 2013
    Two words...honey butter. Fried chicken was good - burning hot, but good. That honey butter was something else though.
  • Simo Z.
    Simo ZhangNovember 30, 2012
    Get here before it gets extremely crowded. And get the fries chicken with a gin based cocktail.
  • Madison S.
    Madison SJuly 12, 2015
    Best piña coladas ever. Generally, I won't drink pina coladas unless I am on vacation but the ones here are amazing.
  • Zii H.
    Zii HammadApril 15, 2015
    Good beer, nice bartenders, and delicious hot chicken breast sandwiches. Can be pretty packed, but just go for it.
  • kira c.
    kira corbinDecember 4, 2015
    My favorite fried chicken. And love the green salad with parsley. Need to try the nachos.
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GAugust 16, 2012
    The "Adult Cheese" is possibly the best grilled cheese I've ever had. Nothing fancy but boy is it good!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.February 21, 2012
    Fried Chicken platter (comes w/ 3 pieces of chix and 3 biscuits), mac & cheese, and kale. Delicious!
  • Jarel H.
    Best fried chicken I've had. And really great pina colada. Some surly-ass waitresses though.
  • melissa H.
    melissa HochmanAugust 23, 2014
    Solid dive where ya drink THE BEST piña coladas 🙌 OH and wash your face with the biscuit butter mmbaby
  • phaedra r.
    phaedra rileyOctober 26, 2013
    the Cadillac Nachos are a delicious pile of amazing - get them & share them with the world.
  • albert o.
    albert ocampoNovember 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    the hot fish sandwich is the best thing on the menu, IMO. also? the fried chicken and the burger are amazingness in your mouthhole.
  • Ben K.
    Ben Kessler (@kessler)October 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sip a million Commodores and eat the ridiculously good burger, fried chicken, and nachos. This place is so annoyingly hipster but the food never disappoints.
  • Leigh Q.
    Leigh QuindaraJune 15, 2012
    The food is alright - but the drinks are the best! Frozen mixed drinks - perfect for the summer heat!
  • janelle g.
    janelle guntherSeptember 5, 2010
    after 10 minutes go by and you still haven't placed your drink order, cut your losses and head to any other neighborhood option - you'll be glad you did!
  • Spain S.
    Spain SpainApril 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheapest pitchers in Williamsburg and a pinball machine set to free play - no brainer here people.
  • Liam K.
    Liam K.July 9, 2015
    Is basically someone's very dark retro den and has tiki drinks, is a good time.
  • Dustin L.
    Dustin LeeJune 18
    Wish they were lighter on the batter, but the fried chicken is damn good. Honey butter is the best spread ever for the biscuits.
  • Jaime
    JaimeJanuary 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Commodore, the queso and the biscuits- Great bartenders, weird crowd!
  • Carolyn T.
    Carolyn TrawinskiAugust 16, 2011
    The fried chicken plate and the 7 layer dip are crazy good. Split it all though since portions are big.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KehnMay 13, 2012
    Amazing fried chicken aside. They have Gilligan's Island pinball with free unlimited play.
  • Ray L.
    Ray LinApril 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The fried chicken is great, but their MVP is their special cocktail menu printed on their paper table mats.
  • Alexandria V.
    Alexandria VaradyJune 1, 2013
    $3 whiskey shots. $3 beers. Up North-Michigan-cottage-basement vibe. Basically the best.
  • Alex R.
    huge serving of great fried chicken. lots of crispy skin hanging off
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BannonNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    While the planters punch may look a bit silly, it is very potent. 2 of those and you'll feel no pain. And all the chicken dishes are incredible.
  • Donny T.
    Donny TsangJuly 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is awesome! Be sure to get the hash brown. It's a nice flat disc of potato crispiness.
  • Natalie Y.
    Natalie YoungSeptember 21, 2016
    Be prepared to not be able to find a seat and receive extra shitty service. After you've come to terms with that, order the chicken sandwich or the burger. They will make up for everything else.
  • Chet M.
    Chet ManciniDecember 8, 2014
    Low key local bar. Great crowd, good vibe, and solid fried chicken.
  • ⭐️Leslie H.
    ⭐️Leslie Horn⭐️February 5, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I just are the red chilli pork stew and I am going to feel satisfied for the next 24 hours and sleep so well tonight.
  • Robert P.
    Robert PirainoFebruary 22, 2013
    Very dimly lit bar, great food! Try the Adult Cheese. It's epic!
  • Eva
    EvaAugust 7, 2011
    Ask for a grapefruit/vodka/mint cocktails from Miles. Sit at bat or on patio. Order chicken. Done and done.
  • Evan
    EvanAugust 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    It takes a whiskey drink, it takes a vodka drink. It takes a lager drink, it takes a cider drink.
  • Mary M.
    Mary MOctober 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best queso ever. Get it with the kale salad to balance out.
  • Lori W.
    Lori WhiteSeptember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Saturday night laaaate nite dance parties can be epic. I always stop here as last resort to find some of that weekend magic.
  • Alice C.
    Alice ChenJune 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Hands down best fried chicken I've had in New York. Commodore cocktail is just okay though
  • Lydia J.
    Lydia JungAugust 12, 2016
    The frozen mojito was fun! And the fried chicken is really good.
  • Eitan L.
    Eitan LidergotAugust 23, 2014
    Good fried chicken and chicken sandwiches... Nachos are pretty good as well.
  • Jess P.
    Jess PengSeptember 9, 2012
    The nachos are good and unique. I've never had any quite like em before.
  • Sam R.
    Sam RoosDecember 10, 2013
    The Fried Chicken Plate is a life changing experience and is totally shareable.
  • Keith D.
    Keith DecentMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there when the kitchen opens at 4pm and get 2-for-1s with my favorite Brooklyn burger.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 4, 2014
    Good for: Southern-inspired grub and retro frozen cocktails Read more
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline LombardJuly 17, 2010
    Order the hot fish sandwich with extra napkins--it's juicy! Make sure to get extra honey on the side with the fried chicken.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan ScannuraAugust 26, 2013
    Was a total zoo on a Wednesday night. Barely room to move. We were lucky to find a table. Amazing frozen margs, $10 each.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 17, 2010
    Looks and acts like a dive bar, with cheap, strong drinks. However, don’t over look the food, especially their Fried Chicken.
  • nymag
    nymagDecember 26, 2010
    Taste the best in Southern-friend Brooklyn here with the chicken and biscuits or pork special of the day. Featured in Where to Eat 2011! Read more
  • nina
    ninaJanuary 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Micheladas, awesome veggie nachos, hot fish sandwich, etc.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RickertJanuary 10, 2015
    Sandwiches are awesome, nice low key cocktail skewed bar.
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AliSeptember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Fried Chicken if you're hungry. The 'Williambrau' is just hipsterized Miller Lite.
  • Melissa
    MelissaApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The frozen mojito is AMAZING. Go early, get a table, and order fried chicken. Mmmm
  • Tiffany S.
    Tiffany SerraMarch 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    4pm is the best time to get here. Order anything and everything.
  • Mia A.
    Mia AriFebruary 10
    Frozen mojito!! Consider yourself very lucky if you find a table.
  • Claire J S.
    Claire J SongJune 1, 2015
    Cheeseburger, $7 The sort of saucy, fully dressed two-hander that expresses a commitment to condiments and a reliance on napkins.
  • David H.
    David HuAugust 17, 2015
    Awesome place to grab brunch in the hood. And not insanely crowded!
  • Lauren F.
    Lauren FukanoApril 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken sando is to die for. So perfect before a night of drinking.
  • Tom
    TomJanuary 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food and a playable pinball machine on free play.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalMarch 1, 2015
    Fun for groups - nachos are to die for.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusAugust 21, 2012
    Talk politics every fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
  • David F.
    David F.August 6
    Hands down, the best fried chicken I've ever had.
  • Adam E.
    Adam EstesAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The adult grilled cheese is simply excellent.
  • Penny H.
    Penny HardmanOctober 13, 2010
    The frozen drinks are amazing, but don't expect to get them quickly if it's busy. Not because the service is bad, but because the drinks require some work. Therefore, don't forget to tip well.
  • Taylor H.
    Taylor HartSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Basically the mirror in the women's bathroom is the reason to come here. Nachos second. And frozen piña coladas next.
  • Mario M.
    Mario MentiDecember 8, 2013
    Hot fish sandwich is great. And they're playing The Gun Club, what's not to like?
  • Ibeth V.
    Ibeth VillaroelNovember 2, 2013
    Chicken plate and the burger are awesome. Also must have tequila banderas shots .
  • Joris
    JorisJanuary 28, 2015
    Affordable drinks, chill people and great burgers!
  • Suri R.
    Suri RSeptember 1, 2013
    My only memory of this place is my friend Danielle screaming... "BOAT DRANK." So get that.
  • Erica D.
    Erica DaoSeptember 26, 2013
    If you ever end up here, treat yourself to a cheeseburger. It's pure bliss. You're welcome.
  • Sam B.
    Sam BiddleMay 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The nachos are garbage, the cheeseburgers and piña coladas are terrific.
  • when we roam w.
    when we roam when we roamSeptember 14, 2016
    Rum punch, nachos, burgers. All day. Everyday.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The Commodore's got a great fried chicken sandwich, plus an impressive compact hamburger, a simple assemblage of great ground meat, raw onions, mayo, lettuce, and tomato, and little else. Read more
  • James W.
    James WhiteAugust 26, 2012
    Definitely awesome food, service is among the rudest in BK
  • Luyba Z.
    Luyba ZeylikmanOctober 19, 2016
    Nachos and wings and drinks oh my! Great place, great atmosphere!
  • Kelley B.
    Kelley BryantSeptember 17, 2012
    The nachos here taste like ninja dick, and in my experience, that's pretty fucking amazing.
  • Chelsea R.
    Chelsea RenaudJuly 10, 2015
    Perfect for "cheap eats" Southern -- Fried Chicken, Cadillac nachos, hot breast sandwich
  • Jeremy F.
    Jeremy FisherAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hipster dance spot with a good cheeseburger and fried chicken
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    There are a few farmers' market plates that include such things as ramps, asparagus, baby lettuces, and organic eggs, depending on season. This is bar food? You wonder as you eat them. Read more
  • C. Spencer B.
    C. Spencer BeggsOctober 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried chicken to go and pinto beans is a great idea. This place never answers the damn phone, but the wait is only 15 minutes when it isn't packed.
  • Meredith B.
    I feel as though I am in 1976 even though I wasn't alive then. Very nice vibe. Unassuming yet awesome.
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCAugust 21, 2010
    If you're looking around for what the heck to do...like I did. You go to the bar and order your food/drinks and seat yourself! Simple as that.
  • Sara K.
    Sara KJune 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the frozen mojito. You won't regret it!
  • Rebecca C.
    Rebecca C.April 19, 2014
    Get the nachos. Don't share them.
  • Ida P.
    Ida ParasApril 16
    Chicken and biscuits, burger and piñacolada are my favorites
  • Alex R.
    the "commodore" (piña colada) is very strong and refreshing
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MirandaJune 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Godly burgers made with quality beef + free video games. Perfection.
  • Bridget P.
    Bridget PierceJuly 10, 2011
    Outdoor patio. Open late. Frozen margarita. You do the math.
  • Tyler R.
    Tyler ReedNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order your food at the bar. And when you do, get the fried chicken thighs.
  • Hill Y.
    Hill YoungAugust 23, 2011
    For the love of god order the hot breast. Suffer so good.
  • HQ
    HQApril 15, 2012
    I love me some fried chicken but this place is ok. Not great. Save the $11 and go to Golden Dragon and get fried chicken there.
  • Ben S.
    Ben SternJuly 24, 2016
    Stalk out a table, order pitchers and nachos, and never leave
  • Marideny T.
    Marideny TavarezJanuary 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The fried chicken and the burger are to die for.
  • Mike K.
    Mike KeoghJuly 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Patio has a good vibe, Christian is kickass behind the bar.
  • Ian L.
    Ian LevensteinOctober 28, 2016
    Williamsbrau is not too bad of a house beer for the price.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldSeptember 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Unbeatable. Come through the screened door and hangg outttt
  • Christian T.
    This place is a blast from the past. Love the vibe!
  • Talia Q.
    Talia QuinnJanuary 8, 2013
    Happy hr starts at 4 o'clock = $2 off all drinks!
  • josephine h.
    josephine huangMay 17, 2013
    The Frozen Mojito. Brain freeze worth it.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanJune 3, 2015
    The fried chicken plate is amazing
  • InGodWeTrustNYC
    InGodWeTrustNYCApril 7, 2011
    Fried chicken to die for! Look out for heart throb Milton behind the bar!
  • amoolia
    amooliaJuly 2, 2011
    Delicious, crispy, perfect fried chicken. The honey butter is ridiculous.
  • Katherin S.
    Katherin SonJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The nachos are H-E-double hockey sticks-A good.
  • Kat C.
    Kat CJune 5, 2016
    Order the cheeseburger and biscuits
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateNovember 29, 2015
    Holy Chicken Biscuit.
  • Bill P.
    Bill PearisJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The burger here is excellent, nothing fancy, but perfect in it's own unassuming way.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsApril 10
    Spicy chicken sandwich if you can find a table
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LeeMarch 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Piña Colada, Sol and nachos! Get 'em!
  • Suzanne C.
    Suzanne CNovember 14, 2011
    Pina Coladas are delicious but dangerous. One is enough!
  • Ezra P.
    Ezra PollardNovember 19, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The hot chicken sandwich is bigger than your face.
  • Anne
    AnneJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The Commodore signature cocktail is delicious and dangerous
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah MathewsJuly 14, 2013
    Rum punch was good. Men used the women's bathroom. No judgment.
  • Samuel C.
    Samuel CrystalAugust 15, 2011
    Short food menu but all excellent drinking food Read more
  • Bridgette B.
    Bridgette BekMay 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    It's true. The chicken biscuit blows pies n thighs out of the water.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SutterSeptember 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    "Adult Cheese" aka pimento sandwich. Of course.
  • Amanda K.
    Amanda KludtMay 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Skip their fruity and frozen cocktails. They're as sweet as you'd imagine. The burger is a huge win.
  • Katherine K.
    Katherine KruegerMay 16, 2015
    Fried chicken, queso, summer cocktails.
  • Tabitha J.
    Tabitha JohnsonJuly 15, 2016
    Awesome fish sandwich, cheap beers.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LeavittMay 2, 2015
    Dark but better-than-divey. Hipster beers and fly fried chicken.
  • Meg K.
    Meg KramerAugust 19, 2011
    Try the grilled cheese. It's a little bit spicy and super delicious.
  • Luke
    LukeFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Frozen drinks year round and fried food galore. More biscuits, please
  • Matt Y.
    Matt YuNovember 30, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Crispy, crunchy fried chicken with big tasty meat. Better than Pies N Thighs.
  • Brooklyn365
    Brooklyn365September 5, 2010
    A burger for $6 or three pieces of fried chicken w/ biscuit for $10? Lone star beer for $3? Bliss.
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeFebruary 5, 2013
    Fried chicken in the backyard, just like you're in Tennessee.
  • Miranda L.
    Miranda LiNovember 24, 2012
    The bar tender will ask you for tip even though she got your drinks wrong
  • Leang C.
    Leang CFebruary 17, 2012
    The honey butter is crazy delicious
  • Nora R.
    Nora RegisMarch 8, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The "seat yourself" policy is horrible as the place is always busy and leads to fights among patrons. Food is sorta worth it though.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BrunerMay 6, 2013
    Order the fried chicken, your welcome
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniSeptember 21, 2016
    Spicy chicken Sammy! Nachos are decent
  • Carl C.
    Carl CollinsJanuary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Queso. All the time. Every time.
  • LA
    LASeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Their fried chicken I dare say is as good as Pies N Thighs.
  • Mauricio G.
    Mauricio GJune 23, 2014
    Micheladas and grillos cheese Heaven.
  • Alexandra F.
    Chicken sandwich - salty but so so so good
  • Mary M.
    Mary MApril 4, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Manhattan + kale salad
  • Ian M.
    Ian MarshallAugust 11, 2016
    the nachos can't be missed
  • Jory C.
    Jory CunninghamMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Count your change. I've been here twice in a row where the same bartender tried to give me change for a 10 when I gave a 20.
  • Bill P.
    Bill PearisOctober 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Go early. Get the burger.
  • Kendra M.
    Kendra MuscarellaJanuary 3, 2014
    Brunswick Soup is where it's at!
  • Rami H.
    Rami HaykalApril 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best fried chicken in Williamsburg
  • Lindsay
    LindsayOctober 29, 2010
    Heaps of fun until the Manhattans that I drank caused me to pull the ole' Irish exit.
  • Grace A.
    Grace AldridgeMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a patio! Head past the kitchen and out to the plastic chair wonderland.
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MasseyJanuary 2, 2011
    Get a piña it's the hot cold sensation this season. Don't be shy you'll look good drinking it too.
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SegarraJanuary 26, 2013
    Black Betty lives Fuck Knitting factory !!!!
  • Setareh S.
    Setareh SaidiMarch 2, 2016
    Grilled cheese sandwiches are delish
  • Shane H.
    Shane HuntAugust 1, 2015
    Fried chicken sammy all day.
  • Adam B.
    Crispy chicken sandwich on point
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GraysonFebruary 21, 2011
    Hella yeah fried chicken. And the Honey butter is the jam.
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MillerJuly 30, 2014
    Biscuits with honey butter
  • Chris G.
    Chris GampatJanuary 9
    Pretty decent spot. Gets packed though
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IAugust 13
    Cheap, cheeky, and delicious.
  • David T.
    David ThomasJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    NACHOS!!! Thank me later
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffSeptember 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot. Breast. All. Day.
  • My Khanh N.
    My Khanh NgoMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Put honey butter on the fried chicken. You'll never look back.
  • Harsimran S.
    Harsimran SinghMay 6, 2016
    Fried chicken plate and nachos
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 9, 2012
    Fried chicken. Biscuits. Mint Juleps.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon B.January 4, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Nachos, Nachos!
  • Ed W.
    Ed WinJanuary 25
    Had a fish sandwich that was the most disgusting food I have ever had. Cannot describe what it was. Expensive for what it was. Nice eating area.
  • nora w.
    nora walkerMarch 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Better than Pies n' Thighs. Tro Tro Tro.
  • David F.
    David FudgeAugust 9, 2012
    Fried chicken. Biscuits. Mint Juleps.
  • Marieke
    MariekeAugust 29, 2012
    Hot bird sandwich is the only way to go
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KSeptember 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nachos are the best ever
  • Amar P.
    Amar PatelOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Mint Julep and play some Donkey Kong Jr.
  • Jimmy A.
    Jimmy AAugust 19, 2010
    Not to be redundant, but the fried chicken and biscuits plate here is stellar.
  • Mike J.
    Greasy late night fried chicken but not much space to eat it.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJune 28, 2015
    fried chicken fried chicken fried chicken
  • Natalie P.
    Like hipsters took over the knights of Columbus
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsNovember 17, 2015
    Seen in Episode 7 of "Master of None"
  • Brian V.
    Brian Van NieuwenhovenDecember 24, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Eat the fried chicken
  • CanCan
    CanCanSeptember 9, 2012
    Best fried chicken in the burg?
  • Vevo
    VevoJune 1, 2012
    Great place for fried chicken!
  • Xristo M.
    Xristo MFebruary 18, 2014
    not a fan of the hot fish sandwich bc of the breading
  • InGodWeTrustNYC
    InGodWeTrustNYCApril 8, 2011
    Green chili hominy !! Best thing on the menu
  • Dale T.
    Dale TJanuary 31, 2013
    Fried chicken was good but too much breading!!!
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PMay 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    get the nachos!
  • Hey N.
    Hey NahMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Definitely the worst bartenders in wburg but still cool!
  • Bill P.
    Bill PearisOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Burger, small fries. Frozen mojito.
  • markus g.
    markus gerdemannJanuary 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nachos & fried chicken
  • Paris H.
    Paris HApril 14, 2014
    Come here if u want to be surrounded by a bunch of rubes
  • Sean D.
    Sean DalyApril 17, 2016
    Fried chicken and beers!!
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas SweeneyMarch 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best drunk early food!
  • al b.
    al bedellApril 14, 2014
    Chicken sandwich good
  • Faryan A.
    Faryan AFebruary 2, 2016
    Fried chicken so gooooood
  • Adrienne L.
    Adrienne LiuDecember 27, 2016
    Yaaaaas to the chicken sandwich
  • Jaime M.
    Jaime MNovember 13, 2016
    Great chicken sandwich.
  • Kristina M.
    Kristina MarinoAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Def try the Tequila Banderas shot!
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaJanuary 10, 2011
    The pulled pork is soaked in tobasco. It's a little too much...and strange.
  • João Paulo L.
    João Paulo LagesMarch 11, 2016
    Good and cheap beer
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MonsonSeptember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    So not worth it when it's crowded, but really good on a slow night. Get a trailways!
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerMay 17, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Blah blah NACHOS blah blah blah blah NACHOS. Blah HOLY CRAP ORDER THE NACHOS ALREADY. Thank me later. With a plate of NACHOS.
  • Dave R.
    Dave RichOctober 15, 2010
    Get mild chicken not spicy one, bartender agrees its better
  • John D.
    John DuncanAugust 29, 2015
    Piña Colada for days.
  • Anri I.
    Anri IOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Say hi to the fish on the wall.
  • Ak E.
    Ak EttehApril 9, 2013
    Oh my GOD this fried chicken!
  • Christoff F.
    Christoff FrazierMay 27, 2011
    Get the spicy chicken sandwich. Crazy hot!
  • Caitlin L.
    Caitlin LJune 23, 2016
    Best fried chicken!
  • claire f.
    claire fountainJune 13, 2010
    turning into quite the spot! fried chicken and good vibes don't lie.
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioMay 25, 2012
    There's just something about this place that I love
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ChoFebruary 6, 2012
    Fried chicken. Kale.
  • Lia B.
    Lia BerishaSeptember 7, 2015
    Get the nachos
  • Jonathon C.
    Jonathon CasalouOctober 19, 2012
    Best chicken sandwich.
  • Aaron L.
    Aaron LammerFebruary 6, 2015
    Nachos are good
  • M-c L.
    M-c La RueMay 24, 2015
    For the fried chicken!
  • Sameermon N.
    Sameermon NaseemJune 12, 2011
    The bathroom is PERFECT for banging or doing drugs in
  • Jonas B.
    Jonas BlankSeptember 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Hot breast. Nuff said
  • Retotar A.
    Retotar AmandaOctober 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's really all about the biscuits.
  • Erik H.
    Erik HehrmannJuly 30, 2016
    Cadillac Nachos
  • Larry
    LarryJuly 6, 2010
    Order an old fashioned and chew on a biscuit.
  • Tyler A.
    Tyler AhnFebruary 18, 2012
    Get the burger!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PiroFebruary 22, 2013
    fried chicken
  • Jon Y.
    Jon YusonSeptember 11, 2013
    Cheeseburger
  • Mike R.
    Mike RugnettaDecember 31, 2014
    Hey. Chill out.
  • kara s.
    kara silvermanAugust 23, 2014
    Fried chicken.
  • Jonathon C.
    Jonathon CasalouOctober 19, 2012
    Chicken sandwich.
  • jordan s.
    jordan somersJanuary 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Hang out w the kitchen dudes. They rule
  • mark v.
    mark verbosJune 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Hot Breast is a game changer.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PritchettMay 12, 2013
    Missing Black Betty's! :(
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MatthewsDecember 29, 2012
    Free chicken on Fridays
  • Chad C.
    Chad CoonJune 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the beer.
  • Jenn L.
    Jenn LeeAugust 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    hot. chicken. sandwich.
  • Julie A.
    Julie AvraJune 15
    typical hipster vibes here
  • Nick F.
    Nick FehrMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best place! Figuratively...
  • Erica B.
    Erica BloomOctober 26, 2013
    Amazeballs
  • Olivia L.
    Olivia LynchAugust 28, 2011
    This place is hard core, open the night Irene arrives
  • Connor T.
    Connor TreffilettiJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Nachos!!!!
  • Mimi
    MimiSeptember 5, 2010
    Don't forget the Saltie potato salad.
  • Oscar W.
    Oscar W¡ldJanuary 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    this is the real commodore!
  • Eric L.
    Eric LewisSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Steal the rad pint glasses.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CoelhoDecember 17, 2010
    Hot fish sandwich rocks!
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangAugust 3, 2011
    Ain't no lie about the fried chicken.
  • Tara B.
    Tara BouleyAugust 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Learn how to two step. Then we can talk.
  • Nicki S.
    Nicki ShamelApril 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best grilled cheese of yo lyfe
  • Matt K.
    Matt KiserDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    yeah, gurl.
  • Shawn L.
    Shawn LeeMay 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    GOOD ASS NACH.
  • Nora R.
    Nora RegisNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Free pinball!!
  • Jessi P.
    Jessi PSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    SO MUCH FUN.
  • Libby A.
    Libby AndressOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Commodore! Commodore! Commodore!
  • Robert S.
    Robert SpychalaMay 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Commodore!
  • Shaun M.
    Shaun ModiJanuary 2, 2011
    Hipster central
  • Libby A.
    Libby AndressSeptember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmm pina colada dots on my shirt.
  • Scott H.
    Scott H.April 19, 2014
    Homophobic and terrible service. Don not patron this bar.
  • Zack D.
    Zack DavenportJune 13, 2014
    "🍍🍹🍗🌴"
  • Katia F.
    Katia FujiharaOctober 23, 2015
    Os atendentes são ótimos e a comida melhor ainda! Pedimos um cheesburguer que é divino e as fries vem com casca, perfeito!! Fomos pelos drinks... só elogios! Começamos bem a noite!
  • Katia F.
    Katia FujiharaOctober 23, 2015
    Fomos pelos drinks... delícia! Encontramos um dos melhores cheesburguers que já comi e as fries com casca? Divino!! 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  • Anoop R.
    Anoop RanganathAugust 31, 2014
    Nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos nachos
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