Virgil's Real BBQ

Virgil's Real BBQ

152 W 44th St. (btwn Broadway & 6th Ave.), New York, NY 10036
Closed until 11:30am (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

NYC's First BBQ Restaurant, Celebrate 20yrs in Times Square NYC!


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  • "Amazing good! Get the trainwreck fries! Good service!" (14 tips)
  • "The hush puppies with maple butter and Trainwreck Fries are to die for...." (3 tips)
  • "Try the train wreck fries!!!" (6 tips)
  • The Corcoran Group

    Despite the crowds, you won’t wait long to dive into Train Wreck Fries, Virgil’s Pig Out, Corn Bread, Virgil’s Coleslaw and Cheese Grits with a Fall Off The Porch Ice Tea.

    The Corcoran Group · December 17, 2010
  • New York Habitat

    Tender brisket, slide-off-the-bone ribs, and mouth-watering pulled pork. Get any of those and pair it with the trainwreck fries, you won't know what to do with yourself.

    New York Habitat · November 15, 2011
  • James S.

    The hush puppies will weigh you down all night, but they are oh so worth it.

    James S. · December 29, 2009
  • The Corcoran Group

    Incredible barbecue, but it's the trainwreck fries and hush puppies that really make this New York classic worth the visit.

    The Corcoran Group · April 23, 2010
  • Dan P.

    If you go to Virgil's you have to check out the Trainwreck Fries.

    Dan P. · October 3, 2009
  • Nilufer F.

    This is one of my favorite BBQ in New York City (texas beef briscet is amazing!)

    Nilufer F. · June 4, 2013
  • Bigmac E.

    The Trainwreck Fries are amazing!

    Bigmac E. · January 24, 2011
  • Mark F.

    Hush Puppies. 'nuff said.

    Mark F. · March 18, 2010
  • Kali V.

    The best ribs in the city handsdown...

    Kali V. · February 23, 2010
  • Jake S.

    This is the best pulled-pork sandwich I have had North of the Mason-Dixon line.

    Jake S. · February 21, 2012
  • Scott H.

    The chicken wings will change your perception. The heat is infused throughout the meat and they are smoked, not fried. Order one serving for the table to start the meal right!

    Scott H. · April 15, 2011
  • Butterscotch B.

    Try the train wreck fries!!!

    Butterscotch B. · March 11, 2011
  • Mommy Shorts

    Any place that encourages you to drop your peanut shells on the floor isn't gonna blink an eye at the mess your kid leaves behind. Plus crayons, coloring books and killer hot dogs.

    Mommy Shorts · January 2, 2011
  • Doe Z.

    This is one of my favorite BBQ joints in the city. Love the selection of BBQ ribs but their hushpuppies are the bomb!!!

    Doe Z. · March 18, 2010
  • Danielle G.

    Margs will get you lit, pulled pork will get you stuffed, the staff is great and the game is always on. Forget about table setting, we only sit at the bar. Def try the Trainwreck Fries.

    Danielle G. · November 2, 2010
  • Mike O.

    Get the hushpuppies!

    Mike O. · October 18, 2010
  • Barbara D.

    Best biscuits in NYC!!

    Barbara D. · June 29, 2012
  • Andrew G.

    Great bbq nachos

    Andrew G. · January 7, 2011
  • Nick J.

    Omar says, "scotch goes great with pulled meat products". Give it a try.

    Nick J. · November 19, 2010
  • Steve F.

    My wife loved the hush puppies. Or maybe it was the maple butter. Me not so much. It's fried dough. Now the brisket is another story. Yummy.

    Steve F. · October 13, 2010
  • Lenny G.

    Some of the best BBQ in NYC. Try the nachos.

    Lenny G. · September 9, 2010
  • Ted M.

    The sweet tea will rock your world. has a hint of lemon

    Ted M. · November 6, 2009
  • Kevin N.

    You know it's going to be messy BBQ when you get a bath towel for a napkin.

    Kevin N. · June 18, 2013
  • Anna-Lisa R.

    Huge portions ! Received great service every time I went there :) Mac n' cheese delish and so is the infamous trainwreck fries !

    Anna-Lisa R. · April 12, 2012
  • Harrison W.

    Like everyone else has said, order the train wreck fries already! And you can never go wrong with the Carolina Pulled Pork sandwich.

    Harrison W. · June 2, 2011
  • @cfnoble

    Awesome BBQ and greens.

    @cfnoble · August 13, 2010
  • Ali M.


    Ali M. · February 23, 2010
  • Marc T.

    If you're hungry somewhere near Times Square, this is the place you'll need to stop. Great food, short waiting time, prices aren't too high.

    Marc T. · January 11
  • Village Voice

    Virgil's was inspired by some of the most notable BBQ in the South. Now you can try Southern cooking right in the middle of Times Square.

    Village Voice · December 12, 2013
  • Giuliano G.

    Melhor american barbecue próximo a times aquarela

    Giuliano G. · May 11, 2013
  • Renata R.


    Renata R. · May 11, 2013
  • Jane K.

    The corn bread is great. Has corn kernels in it. It comes with maple syrup butter, which is amazing. Also try Georgia chicken fried steak. Big portion with 2 sides. Totally worth it.

    Jane K. · January 27, 2013
  • Mason

    This place has some fantastic BBQ. Almost as good as the BBQ joints I'm used to down south.

    Mason · August 18, 2012
  • Anthony C.

    The BBQ Nachos are delectable.

    Anthony C. · April 16, 2012
  • Meg M.

    Unbelievable BBQ sauce!

    Meg M. · March 19, 2012

    Try the Memphis Dry Rub Ribs - I'm not ashamed to admit I went back to Virgil's for a last round of ribs for Fat Tuesday, 3 days after ordering the same (via @Foodspotting) · February 23, 2012
  • David M.

    Everything here is great. Eat at the bar, take care of the bartender and he will take care of you.

    David M. · December 26, 2011
  • Nick L.

    The pulled pork, awesome!

    Nick L. · August 31, 2011
  • Aimee D.

    cute divey bbq in the middle of chaos Read more

    Aimee D. · August 23, 2011

    One of the best Memphis style ribs you'll ever find. Which is hard to fathom that such good BBQ could be found outside the south. · August 21, 2011
  • James S.

    A bit expensive, but it's hard to resist the hush puppies.

    James S. · August 16, 2011
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    Reuters Business Traveller · March 30, 2011
  • Cara

    hush puppies, brisket, and mash potatoes are the best!!!

    Cara · March 7, 2011
  • Janice S.

    The hush puppies with maple butter and Trainwreck Fries are to die for. The Carolina Pulled Pork is delicious too. I can't wait to go back.

    Janice S. · February 28, 2011
  • Julie K.

    Delicious hush puppies.

    Julie K. · January 10, 2011
  • Ernest

    Awesome BBQ ham.

    Ernest · October 16, 2010
  • Liz W.

    Hush puppies with maple butter!

    Liz W. · September 19, 2010
  • Mike D.

    You're paying time square prices for lousy food. Don't bother!

    Mike D. · July 18, 2010
  • Crillmatic

    Get the hushpuppies and honey butter!

    Crillmatic · July 1, 2010
  • Postabon

    During all 2:30 pm World Cup games, Virgil's will be offering complimentary hush puppies at the bar. Find more deals at Read more

    Postabon · June 17, 2010

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