Virgil's Real BBQ

Virgil's Real BBQ

BBQ Joint$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • Peter T.
    "BBQ is meh, but the trainwreck fries and mac and cheese are awesome."(18 Tips)
    Grace T.
    "The Train Wreck Fries are must, probably the best I've ever had!"(7 Tips)
    Richard
    "Brisket is great; the BBQ nachos are to die for"(7 Tips)
    Deon D.
    "The brisket and 1/4 BBQ chicken combo is an excellent choice."(24 Tips)
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  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RovigAugust 17
    Avoid the pre-theatre rush. Your server is more than likely also an actor:) @nicolerovig
  • Tony M.
    Tony MalloryAugust 15
    Everything I have tried has been amazing. Always a stop on my travels.
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillJuly 25
    Biscuits were incredible!
  • James R.
    James RiosJune 10
    Brisket, Pulled Pork and ribs were very good. Get the Pig Out for two and try all of them.
  • Kerem A.
    Dont eat meat
  • Jean-Marc B.
    Always good. Cornbread to the pulled pork to the ribs. Haven't been in a long time, but I due for a visit.
  • Jim F.
    Jim FollettMay 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Great BBQ. The sign of a great BBQ joint is if they can make a great brisket without it being dry. I had a brisket sandwich which was fabulous
  • Panagiota K.
    Fast service and good sized portions - we shared the combo sharer and it was good with texas beef being the best amongst ribs and pulled chicken that we ordered.
  • Marisol C.
    Love the service!
  • Lauren V.
    The Trainwreck fries are my favorite way to get fat. Make sure you find someone to split this delightful work of art with.
  • Randy W.
    Randy WeisJanuary 25
    Brisket!!!
  • James John (Jay) C.
    Good BBQ. Salad!
  • Mike F.
    Trainwreck Fries are a must. I got pick three with Memphis Ribs, Pulled Pork, and Brisket and all three r great. BBQ Nachos not that good b/c wasnt much beef in them. Appetizer portions are too big.
  • Henry O.
    Henry OliveiraNovember 25, 2016
    Good food, bad service
  • Berny S.
    Berny SoteloNovember 15, 2016
    Good stuff. French fries chilly style and Memphis ribs...yumi
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KellerSeptember 16, 2016
    The pick 3 is awesome! Too much for the average appetite but way awesome. Brooklyn guys who studied down South and hit a home run!
  • Czarina B.
    Czarina BehrendsJuly 24, 2016
    There aren't many great restaurants at times square, but the BBQ here is solid. Far better than Dallas BBQ in the area. Ribs and brisket were tender. Service was fast. Food a little pricey.
  • Mike T.
    Mike TJuly 22, 2016
    BBQ is not very real.
  • BillyHayes
    BillyHayesJune 3, 2016
    I came here for lunch.Had the ribs and beef brisket.Food was decent.The problem was 2 hours later, I realized I had food poisoning.My friend was also sick, so it wasn't just me. Just a bad experience
  • Axel U.
    Axel UmmelmannApril 1, 2016
    Absolut perfektes BBQ
  • Jake
    JakeFebruary 1, 2016
    Huge portions. Omg the portions are massive. Did I mention the portions are really big? Also get the biscuits.
  • Alina D.
    Alina DreminaJanuary 8, 2016
    BBQ Burger the best!!! Huge salads!
  • Karl S.
    Karl SchafferDecember 20, 2015
    good bbq and huge portions. burnt ends and train wreck fries
  • Lorenzo T.
    Lorenzo TaylorDecember 16, 2015
    Beef brisket is dry and tasteless... Bbq sauce is just okay. Place in general is just okay. I would not go there for good bbq.
  • Vasili
    VasiliNovember 29, 2015
    As you pass keep walking. Terrible.
  • Arianna W.
    Arianna Wright-DiazNovember 17, 2015
    hush puppies!!!
  • Tom B.
    Tom BurnsOctober 10, 2015
    First time having BBQ food in the USA and it was great! I feel like I shouldn't eat again for a week, but regret nothing. Pulled pork was really good, as was the Mac and Cheese 😋
  • Işın Ü.
    Işın ÜnlüAugust 30, 2015
    I'll recommend you to get Trainwreck Fries but make sure you are hungry. It's writing below the starters but it is not a starter, it's a huge and delicious dish!!
  • Fikret O.
    Fikret OğuzberkAugust 16, 2015
    Beer&jalapeno poppers ..best couple ever..
  • @HeyJK
    @HeyJKAugust 4, 2015
    The plates are big enough to share. The waiter will tell you that they're not, but they totally are.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillJuly 25, 2015
    It's a little over priced for what you get. The Chicken Fried Steak was okay & the side dishes were iffy.
  • Luci S.
    Luci SmethurstJuly 5, 2015
    Amazing BBQ food - really is close to what we found in Nashville and Memphis! Friendly staff too
  • Luiz Henrique G.
    Great barbecue place!
  • Kaitlyn P.
    Kaitlyn PezikMay 10, 2015
    portions are huge, but definitely quality food.
  • Linda A.
    Linda AddaliaMay 2, 2015
    Luv the pulled pork sammy......it's messy!;)
  • Qbertplaya
    QbertplayaApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Livia. She'll take care of you.
  • M M.
    M MApril 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Livia is the best server evah! =)
  • Mark H.
    Mark HillMarch 27, 2015
    BBQ nachos
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessMarch 5, 2015
    Much better BBQ than you would expect for times square. If there are 2 of you, get two combos to share - brisket, pulled chicken pulled pork and the trash ribs. You won't leave hungry
  • Stacy
    StacyFebruary 17, 2015
    So this is my first time here, im sitting at the bar,the friendly bartender is knowledgable about the food &I have to say, I got chickenfriedsteak w/mashed &collards, these collards are the best ever
  • Karissa D.
    Karissa DurlerJanuary 31, 2015
    Hush puppies. HUSH PUPPIES. !!!!
  • 😂
    😂January 20, 2015
    Nice place smoked bbq pork (doydum baya ) ;)
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WillshawJanuary 15, 2015
    Authentic BBQ but the portions are too big! Ordered 3 starters for 3 people and there was enough food to feed 10! Really nice food though :-)
  • Michiyo N.
    Michiyo NakashimaJanuary 8, 2015
    The BBQ nachos were killer. Their sauce is amazing!
  • Akua A.
    Akua AidooJanuary 1, 2015
    Get the pick 3
  • Akua A.
    Akua AidooJanuary 1, 2015
    Seriously good stuff! Get the pick 3 and split it
  • Sharon C.
    Sharon ClassenDecember 21, 2014
    Everything
  • Holly S.
    Holly SmithDecember 19, 2014
    The Memphis ribs are out of this world!!! Do not put extra barbecue on them! And the cornbread is amazing as well.
  • Kelsey W.
    Kelsey WDecember 14, 2014
    Favorites include the nachos, hush puppies, and chicken wings! Frozen mojitos were also a hit👌. Servers and manager were incredibly friendly; huge fan, went twice in one day!
  • Yanin D.
    Yanin De JesusDecember 11, 2014
    The best plate is their brisket. And I love their Maple Butter abd Biscuits. I pick only biscuits for my sides!
  • Luis O.
    Luis OliveiraOctober 27, 2014
    Dry ribs was great. Huge dishes.
  • Gokche 🐞
    Gokche 🐞September 28, 2014
    Sucks!!! Do not even try!!!
  • Deon D.
    Deon DAugust 31, 2014
    The brisket and 1/4 BBQ chicken combo is an excellent choice. The ribs are great too. My plus one and I had the hush puppies with maple butter and the wings for starters. Try the honey lemonade.
  • Greg0ry T.
    Greg0ry TestaAugust 21, 2014
    The grits and mac and cheese rock. I get one of these sides every time I go!
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToAugust 17, 2014
    BBQ is meh, but the trainwreck fries and mac and cheese are awesome.
  • Munirah A.
    Munirah AlOqlaAugust 15, 2014
    Be careful .. HUGEST plates on planet Earth 😰. Try the chicken wings 👌
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 7, 2014
    Not the best, but you can get very good authentic BBQ at this Times Square institution. Get reservations to avoid the wait.
  • zachary e.
    zachary eslickAugust 7, 2014
    Steak and pull pork
  • Victor C.
    Victor CruzAugust 6, 2014
    BBQ is slammin
  • Richard
    RichardAugust 6, 2014
    Brisket is great; the BBQ nachos are to die for
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkAugust 4, 2014
    This is the place to go if you want comfort food or Southern classics like hush puppies alongside your Memphis-style (dry rubbed and hickory smoked) ribs. Read more
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Julian C.
    Julian CobaJuly 15, 2014
    Really good. Try you wont regret.
  • Jassonn W.
    Jassonn WilliamsMay 26, 2014
    Great food! Hush puppies a must!
  • Whamba n.
    Whamba ngPowMay 21, 2014
    $3.75 for any non-alcoholic drink that comes from a tap?! $3.75 for a single glass of seltzer!!!
  • Jassonn W.
    Jassonn WilliamsMay 19, 2014
    Get the platter with the tri tip, the ribs, all the meats and just enjoy. Good flavors with or without sauce. The hushpuppies are awesome.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMay 11, 2014
    Their side dishes were better than the meat itself, but overall it was a very good meal. Recommendation: get the mac and cheese!
  • Alston G.
    Alston GreenMay 11, 2014
    Delicious food
  • Ilias K.
    Ilias KonstantinidisApril 12, 2014
    Brisket came out cold. Sent back and they microwaved the entire plate, even biscuit. Even funnier the guy tried to be smart and tell me that's how brisket is. Not in Texas buddy!
  • Amy M.
    Amy Miller EverhartApril 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The wings are amazing! The Blue cheese dressing is my favorite ever!! Brisket, pulled pork and pulled xhicken are very good too. Try the cornbread. We come here every time we make a trip to NYC <3
  • Xavier P.
    Xavier PierronApril 4, 2014
    Don't go there when it's crowded, you'll feel like cattle being forced fed and "kindly" hurried to finish your plate so that other cattle can take your place in the stable.
  • Johnny C.
    Johnny CMarch 25, 2014
    OMG!!! This place was Awesone!!!! The onion rings are to die for!!!!! A must again!!
  • Jude G.
    Jude GiaramitaJanuary 22, 2014
    Chicken fried steak was awesome
  • Marc T.
    Marc TunguzJanuary 11, 2014
    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.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Kia P.
    Kia PatreceDecember 17, 2013
    I took the advice of trip advisor reviews and didn't order an entree by myself. I got the trash rubs appetizer and it was a perfect size. Good happy hour deals too.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 12, 2013
    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.
  • Danny L.
    Danny LaraDecember 11, 2013
    Wings and train wreck fries are delicious.
  • Danialle R.
    Danialle RigginsDecember 5, 2013
    Great barbeque for the North!! Had a great time eating and watching football.
  • Рыжик
    РыжикNovember 7, 2013
    Really great portions!
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DemmingsOctober 27, 2013
    The fried chicken is the real deal. Grief in a pan and amazing!
  • Nawaf K.
    Nawaf KhOctober 20, 2013
    You should try the bbq chicken wings !! Its awesome ♥♥♥
  • Danny S.
    Danny StuttsOctober 16, 2013
    HANDS DOWN,BEST BBQ EVER !!! PULLED PORK w mustard slaw,Do NOT MISS THE HUSH PUPPIES..Betr Then SEXXXX !!! LOL
  • Rocky L.
    Rocky LotitoOctober 14, 2013
    The hush puppies are incredible, but be warned: one order could feed a family of 4 or 5.
  • Ramon R.
    Ramon RojasOctober 3, 2013
    Ahhh miss the Pina Coladas. Cant wait to indulge again!
  • Matt G.
    Matt GilbertSeptember 30, 2013
    Had the brisket which was really good.
  • Claire C.
    Claire CallananSeptember 6, 2013
    Share the starters! They are as big as a main meal! Everything is good and staff are very friendly!
  • Marvelyne E.
    Marvelyne EngelAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Hush puppies and maple syrup butter baby!!👍👍👍👍👍
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LongAugust 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Left Hand Milk Stout if you like a full flavored beer.
  • Sebastian
    SebastianAugust 19, 2013
    Got the pick 3. Not necessarily worth the price.Mac & Cheese, Cornbread, and fries were amazing though.
  • Kelly P.
    Kelly PakurisAugust 4, 2013
    Best sitting are the 4 tops by the bar on the lower level. Carolina's Pulled Pork is delicious!
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole ButlerJuly 31, 2013
    Without a doubt, this place has the best barbecue chicken wings in NYC!
  • Andrew L.
    Andrew LugavereJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best bbq sauces north of dicksee
  • Tevin J.
    Tevin JacksonJuly 15, 2013
    Food is mediocre at best and slightly overpriced, service is great though!
  • Jan E.
    Jan Edwards-SykesJuly 9, 2013
    Great food...highly suggested!!!
  • Clay N.
    Clay NielsenJuly 6, 2013
    The biscuits and maple butter will change your life.
  • Grant R.
    Grant ReidJune 23, 2013
    Never again. Once was more than plenty.
  • Kris
    KrisJune 23, 2013
    We must have went at a bad time because the service at the bar was HORRIBLE! I have definitely had much much better BBQ! Very sad I spent $40 there!
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NguyenJune 18, 2013
    You know it's going to be messy BBQ when you get a bath towel for a napkin.
  • Lawrence P.
    Lawrence PizziJune 3, 2013
    I love the BBQ with sauces...
  • Ron C.
    Ron CabreraMay 25, 2013
    Love Virgil's but I kinda wish they had....real burgers
  • Jon L.
    Jon LinMay 18, 2013
    God awful but you know it would be
  • Giuliano G.
    Giuliano GMay 11, 2013
    Melhor american barbecue próximo a times aquarela
  • Gary B.
    Gary BellApril 29, 2013
    Its not on the menu but ask for the Fried Pickle basket as a starter. So good. Service was OK; not the hostess was not terribly friendly.
  • Diana S.
    Diana S.April 24, 2013
    Hush puppies & biscuits YUM!
  • Kawme F.
    Kawme FerdinandApril 7, 2013
    Wings are not but for the ladies the Pina Colada is awesome.
  • Ramon R.
    Ramon RojasMarch 31, 2013
    Biscuits with Maple Butter god damn good!
  • Jen J.
    Jen JaworowskiMarch 27, 2013
    Get the cheddar grits!!!
  • Henrik O.
    Henrik OscarssonMarch 24, 2013
    Classic southern style bbq. Simple but good. Try the pork ribs, or the brisket. They are finger-lickin' good. Good beer assortment too.
  • Ess Emm Bee
    Ess Emm BeeMarch 23, 2013
    This food was so good going in, it might actually taste good on the way out.
  • Faryn
    FarynMarch 22, 2013
    The BBQ nachos are amazing!
  • Joonseok O.
    Joonseok OhMarch 15, 2013
    Great BBQ joint in Times Square. Trainwreck fries and the pig out were large enough for a party of four.
  • Robert S.
    Robert StackFebruary 28, 2013
    Try the Texas brisket.
  • Sandra E.
    Sandra EFebruary 23, 2013
    The best nachos you can ever eat!
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeFebruary 5, 2013
    Authentic southern BBQ. Go hungry like a true Redneck and order a spiked Peach Tea, which is strong yet refreshing. The mac 'n cheese, pulled pork, and pickled beets are to die for.
  • Jane K.
    Jane KJanuary 27, 2013
    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.
  • El Saliva
    El SalivaDecember 27, 2012
    Bbq ribs and the pulled pork... Amazing!!!
  • Evan H.
    Evan HirshDecember 26, 2012
    Great food.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SessaDecember 25, 2012
    We were six persons. Hush puppies, Train Wreck Fries, and two Virgil’s Pig Out were enough.
  • İhsan A.
    İhsan AkpınarDecember 20, 2012
    Delicious meals, cheap drinks. :)
  • Michael G.
    Michael Gates 😃December 11, 2012
    Very good BBQ food!!
  • Michele C.
    Michele CaporizziDecember 8, 2012
    Nice atmosphere, amazing Pork Spare Ribs! Check out also the Trainwreck Fries ;)
  • Travis P.
    Travis PrebbleNovember 26, 2012
    Nice place, food was great. Restaurant is billed as wheelchair accessible, but ramp is manual so you have to wait for somebody to notice you need it.
  • Han L.
    Han LeeNovember 18, 2012
    Friendly staffs and amazing spare ribs! You will taste the difference from those microwaved BBQ spare ribs.
  • Fernando P.
    Fernando PlazzottaNovember 17, 2012
    Triple samplers are OK for 2
  • Kyle H.
    Kyle HNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Memphis ribs with Mac and cheese and the collard greens!
  • Nick E.
    Nick EhleOctober 27, 2012
    Come for the BBQ; stay for the towels.
  • ✰ David M.
    ✰ David Mathison ✰October 19, 2012
    Try the virgils pig out!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica CullanOctober 15, 2012
    Amazing good! Get the trainwreck fries! Good service!
  • Donna S.
    Donna S.October 10, 2012
    The barbecue chicken n ribs was yummy! And right in the middle of times square- fun fun fun!
  • Conner S.
    Conner StignerSeptember 3, 2012
    Try the Beef Brisket Melt. It's fabulous!
  • Geoff S.
    Geoff SAugust 24, 2012
    $20 bucket of magic hat and trainwreck fries? Yes please
  • Mason
    MasonAugust 18, 2012
    This place has some fantastic BBQ. Almost as good as the BBQ joints I'm used to down south.
  • Christos T.
    Christos TJuly 12, 2012
    Don't go during pre-theatre or on weekends. Too crowded, too many tourists, and not worth the experience for bbq, other places better and worth the trip.
  • Superb
    SuperbJuly 11, 2012
    Go towards closing time to avoid the crowds. Order BBQ chicken wings, mac 'n cheese, and a bucket of beer. Trust us.
  • Barbara D.
    Barbara DannenbergJune 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Best biscuits in NYC!!
  • Drew K.
    Drew KeslerJune 21, 2012
    Excellent onion rings and grits, but I'm skipping the pulled pork next time.
  • Stewart P.
    Stewart PrattJune 9, 2012
    Trash ribs are pretty great, color me impressed!
  • Martin Sexton
    Martin SextonMay 3, 2012
    Worth the visit. Everything is mighty tasty. Make sure you try the slaw.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony ChoulouteApril 16, 2012
    The BBQ Nachos are delectable.
  • Madeline R.
    Madeline RodriguezApril 15, 2012
    Disgusting! Everything was cold and didn't even taste good!! 
  • Anna-Lisa R.
    Anna-Lisa RoweApril 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Huge portions ! Received great service every time I went there :) Mac n' cheese delish and so is the infamous trainwreck fries !
  • C M.
    C MApril 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the scrumpies hard cider
  • Francesco P.
    Try the BBQ Smoked chicken
  • MrTomCologne
    MrTomCologneMarch 19, 2012
    Try The sandwiches: awesome great!!!
  • Meg M.
    Meg MacDonaldMarch 19, 2012
    Unbelievable BBQ sauce!
  • Linda B.
    Linda BrunoMarch 17, 2012
    The only place I'd recommend in Times Square where you won't feel like a tourist getting ripped off. Good food and fun atmosphere!!
  • Joe M.
    Joe McGrathMarch 15, 2012
    The ribs will make you wanna slap your mamma
  • Aljolynn S.
    Aljolynn SperberMarch 15, 2012
    Get the Pig Out combo if you come with a friend. We enjoy the collard greens and Mac 'n' cheese sides.
  • Heather R.
    Heather RosenMarch 1, 2012
    Macho's are great. Love the hot towels!
  • RickTheHat
    RickTheHatFebruary 25, 2012
    Try the iguana sauce
  • FoodSherpas.com
    FoodSherpas.comFebruary 23, 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
  • FoodSherpas.com
    FoodSherpas.comFebruary 23, 2012
    Try the Brooklyn Chocolate Stout
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithFebruary 21, 2012
    This is the best pulled-pork sandwich I have had North of the Mason-Dixon line.
  • FoodSherpas.com
    FoodSherpas.comFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the Memphis Dry Rub Ribs
  • Randall
    RandallJanuary 4, 2012
    If you get the pulled pork sandwich, opt for the fries. The coleslaw and potato salad aren't very good
  • David M.
    David MDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything here is great. Eat at the bar, take care of the bartender and he will take care of you.
  • Delovely Dar G.
    Delovely Dar GaryDecember 25, 2011
    Watermelon margarita omg
  • Frankie G.
    Frankie GobelDecember 10, 2011
    Hush puppies and trainwreck fries all day!! Try the wings too! Very different then the wing your used too, has a fantastic dry rub and white bbq sauce!!
  • Michael C.
    Michael CandulloDecember 9, 2011
    Popcorn shrimp is out of this world
  • DJ ShortyLove
    DJ ShortyLoveDecember 7, 2011
    You must have The Fall Off The Porch!!!!
  • Cathy C.
    Cathy CredleDecember 4, 2011
    Not NC pulled BBQ
  • Georgianne Vinicombe M.
    Even thought it's a Barbeque place, skip the beef and try the fish, it's fantastic!!
  • CcCcCcC
    CcCcCcCNovember 20, 2011
    The best pulled pork sandwich.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 15, 2011
    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.
  • Nick C.
    Nick CNovember 12, 2011
    Watch out, you may be called a "fire hazard" by the man at the front door. Totally rude.
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingNovember 12, 2011
    That's a LOT of hush puppies! Share them with 5 of your friends! But do put the maple butter on them- so good, they're evil;)
  • Susan K.
    Susan KingNovember 12, 2011
    If the baby back ribs are on special, have them!
  • Dan T.
    Dan TancrediNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Reasonably priced, solid country breakfast & brunch on wknds. The hidden gem of a place typically geared for Times Square tourists.
  • Rich O.
    Rich OttenstroerNovember 5, 2011
    I love this BBQ. Used to stop and bring home dinner when I had meetings in the city.
  • Will D.
    Will D👌🏾October 18, 2011
    bbq wings and the biscuits are the best
  • Frances V.
    Frances VillaOctober 14, 2011
    One of my fav BBQ places. Come with an empty stomach! Very hearty portions. Loved the Carolina pulled pork and Memphis style pork spare ribs. Mac&cheese and potato salad are also delish!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SobiloOctober 9, 2011
    So much food! Delicious nonetheless. If you put your name in and then wait outside check back in with the hostess or they will forget about you.
  • Liz M.
    Liz MSeptember 22, 2011
    Great local bar once the tourist are gone. Wed 10:00pm check-in
  • ✨Adrienne✨
    ✨Adrienne✨September 17, 2011
    Smoked bbq wings & mac n cheese... i'm in heaven!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DSeptember 11, 2011
    Best wings in NYC
  • Mary H.
    Mary HannemannSeptember 4, 2011
    Make sure to have the wings
  • Nick L.
    Nick LambruAugust 31, 2011
    The pulled pork, awesome!
  • Andrea V.
    Andrea ValverdeAugust 28, 2011
    The salad with vegetable was amazing!
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DuellAugust 23, 2011
    cute divey bbq in the middle of chaos Read more
  • Ben M.
    Ben MayAugust 22, 2011
    Great brisket and pulled pork, a New York BBQ institution not far from Times Square Read more
  • FoodSherpas.com
    FoodSherpas.comAugust 21, 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.
  • James S.
    James SimsAugust 16, 2011
    A bit expensive, but it's hard to resist the hush puppies.
  • Sriram V.
    Sriram VenkitachalamAugust 6, 2011
    The virgil ale is a refreshingly crisp beer.
  • Ed C.
    Ed ChristiansenAugust 1, 2011
    trying out the BBQ salad tonight. so far, so good...
  • Christian C.
    Christian ColasuonnoAugust 1, 2011
    Good to great brisket. Read more
  • Chad B.
    Chad BurgessJune 6, 2011
    No cans here but 5.50 lagunitas bottles - gocraftcans.com
  • Harrison W.
    Harrison WilsonJune 2, 2011
    Like everyone else has said, order the train wreck fries already! And you can never go wrong with the Carolina Pulled Pork sandwich.
  • Jamie W.
    Jamie WaltersMay 24, 2011
    Prepare for the meat sweats Read more
  • Qbertplaya
    QbertplayaMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for Livia. She's the best server here.
  • jerrold j.
    jerrold jerroldApril 29, 2011
    The chewy Ribs is irresistible! Hush puppies is addictive! Need to be patient though.
  • Scott H.
    Scott HendersonApril 15, 2011
    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.
    Scott HendersonApril 15, 2011
    The bar menu features affordable snacks
  • Drew P.
    Drew PratzApril 3, 2011
    Awful bbq ribs. Sweet tea good awful. My friend liked the hot dog
  • Reuters Business Traveller
    A BBQ treat on 44th Street.
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  • Butterscotch B.
    Butterscotch BuddhaMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the train wreck fries!!!
  • Cara
    CaraMarch 7, 2011
    hush puppies, brisket, and mash potatoes are the best!!!
  • Janice S.
    Janice SullivanFebruary 28, 2011
    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.
  • Alyssa
    AlyssaFebruary 21, 2011
    Drinks are over priced.
  • Rebekka S.
    Rebekka SantanaFebruary 19, 2011
    Most disgusting food I've ever had. Go to dinosaur BBQ in Harlem
  • DMANBURGER ..
    avoid the wait sit at the bar and showdown on a bar burger! a 1/4 pound burger that will leave you room for other delights.
  • Bigmac E.
    Bigmac EaterJanuary 24, 2011
    The Trainwreck Fries are amazing!
  • Anthony I.
    Anthony IaffaldanoJanuary 21, 2011
    Shocked more tips don't mention the brisket. Tender, smokey... It's the best thing on the menu.
  • Julie K.
    Julie KnowlesJanuary 10, 2011
    Delicious hush puppies.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GorgiJanuary 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great bbq nachos
  • Mommy Shorts
    Mommy ShortsJanuary 2, 2011
    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.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 17, 2010
    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.
  • Nick J.
    Nick JohnsonNovember 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Omar says, "scotch goes great with pulled meat products". Give it a try.
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GarreNovember 2, 2010
    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.
  • Jeff
    JeffOctober 30, 2010
    hushpuppies!
  • Jeff
    JeffOctober 30, 2010
    the hushpuppies were awesome!
  • LaTrish
    LaTrishOctober 30, 2010
    The trainwreck fries are the bomb and the hush puppies are to DIE for!!! Great service, too!
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'DeaOctober 18, 2010
    Get the hushpuppies!
  • Ernest
    ErnestOctober 16, 2010
    Awesome BBQ ham.
  • Steve F.
    Steve FishmanOctober 13, 2010
    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.
  • Jay B.
    Jay BryantSeptember 23, 2010
    Best Chicago style hot dogs outside of Chicago!
  • Liz W.
    Liz WoolfSeptember 19, 2010
    Hush puppies with maple butter!
  • Lenny G.
    Lenny GalloSeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Some of the best BBQ in NYC. Try the nachos.
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YarboroughSeptember 4, 2010
    Get the wings. You won't regret it. Probably the best you'll ever have.
  • @cfnoble
    @cfnobleAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome BBQ and greens.
  • Emily G.
    Emily GlenewinkelAugust 9, 2010
    The Kansas country fried chicken is the besttt!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DeSaciaAugust 7, 2010
    You're insane if you don't get the hush puppies with maple syrup butter.
  • olivier c.
    olivier cJuly 27, 2010
    Great chicken wings appetizers. Don't miss them. They worth it
  • Warren M.
    Warren MasonJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Skip the seating and sit at the bar to eat anything off Virgil's fantastic menu. This place has the two best bartenders in New York City, Brad and Fran.
  • Russell P.
    Russell PearlmanJuly 21, 2010
    Get Hushpuppies. You never would believe how good fried dough can be!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJuly 18, 2010
    You're paying time square prices for lousy food. Don't bother!
  • Crillmatic
    CrillmaticJuly 1, 2010
    Get the hushpuppies and honey butter!
  • Postabon
    PostabonJune 17, 2010
    During all 2:30 pm World Cup games, Virgil's will be offering complimentary hush puppies at the bar. Find more deals at Postabon.com. Read more
  • aaron g.
    aaron glazerJune 10, 2010
    Beware price changes. Both beer and food were charged higher than what the menu showed.
  • Grace T.
    Grace ToyMay 29, 2010
    The Train Wreck Fries are must, probably the best I've ever had!
  • Roland L.
    Roland LizaresMay 20, 2010
    I'm having... Chest pains...
  • David C.
    David CameronApril 27, 2010
    Have a flatdog--a hot dog, butterflied, grilled, and served on a toasted, buttered bun. Outrageous. Oh, and get the trainwreck fries for the ultimate artery-clogging goodness.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 23, 2010
    Incredible barbecue, but it's the trainwreck fries and hush puppies that really make this New York classic worth the visit.
  • Jevon M.
    Jevon MacDonaldApril 20, 2010
    Try the lamb.
  • Doe Z.
    Doe ZagatMarch 18, 2010
    This is one of my favorite BBQ joints in the city. Love the selection of BBQ ribs but their hushpuppies are the bomb!!!
  • Mark F.
    Mark FishkinMarch 18, 2010
    Hush Puppies. 'nuff said.
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan OatisMarch 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get good barbecue here. The pulled pork is good. Good beer selection too.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SpeenburghMarch 5, 2010
    Awesome potato salad and Cole slaw!
  • Ali M.
    Ali MerlinoFebruary 23, 2010
    Trainwrecks!
  • Kali V.
    Kali VFebruary 23, 2010
    The best ribs in the city handsdown...
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GaimanJanuary 27, 2010
    Bradley is the man.. Ask for him.. Great bartender!
  • Edward V.
    Edward VJanuary 26, 2010
    Must try the pulled chicken and pork.
  • James S.
    James SimsDecember 29, 2009
    The hush puppies will weigh you down all night, but they are oh so worth it.
  • Ted M.
    Ted MurphyNovember 6, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweet tea will rock your world. has a hint of lemon
  • Dan P.
    Dan PennacchiaOctober 3, 2009
    If you go to Virgil's you have to check out the Trainwreck Fries.
  • Rafa V.
    Rafa VelaOctober 14
    Muy buenas las hamburguesas, muy buen servicio, buen ambiente, buen precio
  • Александр Г.
    Шикарное заведение. Особенно, когда принесли пиво Blue Moon...
  • Kerem A.
    Bisquid fena degil
  • Ronaldo M.
    Ronaldo MatosoOctober 19, 2016
    Ótima comida comemos Frango Costelinha de porco com um molho ardido, as batatas estavam encharcadas porém a cerveja IPA estava maravilhosa
  • Victor R.
    Victor RomanoSeptember 10, 2016
    Lugar de churrasco americano! Muito boa variedade de carnes e bem típico! Gostei do atendimento, decoração e das toalhinhas quentes para limpar a mão
  • Anaietzi
    AnaietziOctober 25, 2015
    Precio decente y muy rico. Las alas Wings riquísimas grandes y llenadoras, la carne de la hamburguesa esta muy buena. Los ribs y pollo muy bueno. Todo. Altamente recomendado.
  • Michele D.
    Michele De PaolaSeptember 1, 2015
    Porzioni extra-large
  • Isabelle C.
    Isabelle CambrelengAugust 13, 2015
    Une adresse très sympa sur Times Square pour manger texan avec des BBQ ribs et beef briskets délicieux. Un staff très friendly et des prix abordables.
  • vitaliy
    vitaliyAugust 7, 2015
    Это супер-пупер место!! Очень любимый мною ресторан!!! Рекомендую там все!!!!!
  • Milton T.
    La hamburguesa es exquisita... Y con su carne de media libra sentirás el sabor de USA
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AraujoJanuary 26, 2015
    La carne en general es deliciosa, el pollo carolina y las cotillas sin palabras, excelsas. Las alas de pollo no van fritas, sino al carbón, lo cual da un sabor excelente!
  • Ricard R.
    Ricard RodriguezJanuary 4, 2015
    Steak, kitchen,... Todo
  • Marcelo Y.
    Marcelo YoshimotoDecember 12, 2014
    Uma supresa de lugar, parece turistão mas não é, comida tipica americana, uma delicia, recomendo👍
  • Renata R.
    Renata RabelloMay 11, 2013
    Maravilhosooooooo!
  • Alice R.
    Alice R.December 28, 2011
    Carne fantastica, ottima varieta', prezzo corretto e servizio buono!
  • tafkad
    tafkadOctober 7, 2011
    Die besten Rippchen, die ich je gegessen habe!
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