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1. John Brown Smokehouse
10-43 44th Dr., Long Island City
If you have never had real Kansas BBQ than you must try this joint. They have all the greatest fixings (including their insanely good burnt ends) all served with 2 pieces of white bread. Plus, they have a spacious back patio with live music in the summer. How bad can that be?
2. Daisy Mays BBQ USA
623 11th Ave, Hell's Kitchen
This is traditional smokey and sticky BBQ at its finest. I first found this spot when Michael Symon recommended their BBQ Beef Ribs on Best Thing I Ever Ate, and they truly are incredible. Also, try their Seven Cheddar Mac & Cheese In fact, just try everything.
3. Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong
1 East 32nd St., Midtown
I had to add my favorite Korean BBQ spot to this list. I recommend getting the beef brisket, short rib and pork belly combo. But, what gives this joint the edge is its variety of incredible sides, like their cheese corn, mushrooms, sweet potatoes and kimchi. Delicious sides + quality meats = a winning combo.
4. Hometown Bar-B-Que
454 Van Brunt St, Red Hook
Texas style bbq that we cannot praise any higher. While this joint is off the beaten path, it is built with a ton of character and unexpected flavors, like the incredible Vietnamese Hot Wings. You feel like you're going to someone's backyard who just happens to be a really really incredible BBQer.
5. Mighty Quinn's Barbecue
103 2nd Avenue, East Village
This once local BBQ spot is now a large chain, but it has still has remained one of the best BBQ spots in the city. Bring an extra stomach because it's a lot of food, and you must try their Mac & Cheese.
6. Fette Sau
354 Metropolitan Ave, Williamsburg
If you love a good dry-rub than this is the place for you. Don't be alarmed if you can't find the entrance - just look for a little black sign with pink neon lettering. I suggest going for the brisket, it's tender, moist and very flavorful. Plus, they have abundant selection of beers and whiskeys.
7. Grill 21
346 E 21st St., Gramercy
If you're looking for some new and interesting BBQ, you've got to try the most incredible Filipino BBQ in the city. While it's a small joint (only about 6 tables) its BBQ is packed with the addictive vinegary flavors that you'll love. Their BBQ chicken is one of the best things I have ever tasted. Here's a tip: beat the crowds by calling ahead and they'll often hold you a table with a sweet 'reserved' place card.
8. Georgia’s Eastside BBQ
192 Orchard St, Lower East Side
Two regular guests came in for Chicken & Ribs..... Two regular guests who live in San Francisco! I understand, these plates are worth it. 🔥🔥 #goinbacktocali #newyork #foodporn #bbq #ribs #friedchicken #love #food #pics #bestoftheday #soulfood #georgiaseastsidebbq #classics #beautiful #southern #eats #foodie #picoftheday #fooddelivery #mlb #baseball #playoffs
Very small join with great food. They are known for their pulled pork and ribs.
8. Sylvia's Restaurant
328 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem
Saving one of the best for last. You must try their amazing BBQ Pork Ribs & Fried Chicken With Coleslaw & Cornbread.