Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick
Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick

Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brotherjimmys.com/locations/new-brunswick
  • Phone: 732-249-7427x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Tues = 4PM - ?
    Wed - Sun= 11:30AM - ?
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick
Put some South in yo' Mouth! at Brother Jimmy's BBQ. We serve down home cooking with southern hospitality.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (10)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (7)fit for foodies (7)late-night find (6)great for outdoor dining (1)special occasion (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Mikegee
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    service was poor - they were short staffed, management didn't seem to eager to assist
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Although the restaurant has great food and service, it is necessary to park in the public parking lot where you will pay $5+. So bring a runner if you plan to take out your order or bring an extra $10 for parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a find!
    AmericanDream
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I am a big fan of bbque food and great beers so this was a real spur of the moment "open table" special. The waitress we had was extremely attentive from start to finish and gave great suggestions and steered us away based upon our tastes. The ribs app was huge for two and very well prepared. The fried chicken that I had was decently prepared and not greasy. It was very meaty with went well with the mac and cheese side dish. My wife had the baby back ribs and they were tasty and juicy with her side of fried okra. The specialty beer were good and we were so stuffed we had to walk off our meal and head over to Thomas Sweets for desserts. A potential drawback to this place is the parking situation in New Brunswick but it is worth the pain!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ!
    JamesVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Clean, warm,fun, atmosphere and delicious food. This place is a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty selections
    Mack
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great spot for BBQ. The ribs were tender and tasty. My husband got the fried chicken sandwich. He said it was moist and tender. The waitress was very personable. It gets crowded on the weekends. I suggest making a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Millieandjake
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fantastic pulled pork! Used to live in the south (Georgia), and missed "real" southern BBQ - but now we know where to go! Carolina BBQ, even better!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good BBQ Choice
    ScarletBison
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went to Brother Jimmy's for an early Fathers day Lunch on a Saturday. They seemed to be only seating folks in the semi outdoor area (2 garage door style walls open) which was fine with us, but they had jammed too many tables into the place making it nearly impossible for the servers or guests to get around with asking people to move. The BBQ was very good and the Pig Pick platter was enough for me to bring a good take away box for saturday night seconds. The ribs, brisket, and pulled pork were good as far as smoke flavor, but were helped by the table sauces available. I thought the BBQ Chicken was a little dry. the kids enjoyed the lemonade in masons jars. Also the fried brussel sprouts were super.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BBQ excellent
    Elizabet34
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Second visit to Brother Jimmys in New Brunswick. Will continue to patronize this restaurant whose ribs are mouth-watering delicious. Still trying to decide which is better, dry rub or bbq sauce.. Have to keep sampling. Portions good, sides adequate, bar awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • real deal
    bppa
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was as expected. The service was a bit in need, but we attribute this to the relatively high load on a memorial day weekend with a large number of events going on in the area. They should have added staff to handled the high load. As a result, we waited past our reservation time while tables remained empty due to the staffing issues. Once we got on, the food and waited service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ
    MpLangloisVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Always fun, with good food and awesome drinks! The beer selection is great and the fish bowl drink is cool.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick reviews archive.
  • Best ribs in the state
    MantolokingVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Against our better judgement having read mixed reviews, hunger prevailed. Yay hunger. The food and service wonderful for a roll your sleeves up and enjoy venue. Yes the servers were college students, what's not to love. Energetic and fun. The ribs, marbled brisket and wedge salad were excellent. Chewy just enough smoked tender ribs, melt in your mouth brisket, over the top wedge salad with great onion strings and just enough tomato, bacon blue cheese dressing. Sides of corn bread, pickles, fired brussel sprouts (yes really good) and Mac and cheese made a food merry-go-round on a platter
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bland
    james0609
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The mac & cheese, the french fries, the (hamburger) sliders & even the cornbread all lacked flavor. I had much higher expectations but left disappointed in the food. Nice place, some fun extras & very good service but they need to improve their food products & tastes.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NJ BBQ
    jrosen18VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I have eaten at the Brother Jimmy's in Murray Hill NYC and was excited to hear about one coming to NJ. I thought the decor was great, and there was a lot of TV's for sports. The portions are huge! My husband and I could have shared a half order of ribs and been full. We both liked the frickles, mac and cheese, and sweet potato fries. The corn bread had about a pound of butter in it and was pretty bad. All and all it was not bad for NJ BBQ.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late-Night Find
    westvillagefoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Brother Jimmy's BBQ is a place for a relax scene. You get the bar area which is usually packed but when I arrive there is almost always a place to sit. The waitress was very friendly and kept checking on us to make sure we were taken care of. The drinks were good and the food was ok. Usually I don't care for the food, mostly the atmosphere and drinks. This is always a place I can rely on for a late night snack.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great BBQ
    auntdb215
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food was great as was the service. Really enjoyed the BBQ options!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Worth It!
    costumedesigner
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Service was bad, our waitress was drinking shots! I had 2 vouchers for dinner and was told I could only use one (it was extremely unclearly worded). Asking to speak to the manager he had no interest in keeping our group of 7 adults happy enough to come back to his restaurant, he had a very uninterested attitude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great!
    yummyfoodexcites
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Accommodated our group of 24 beautifully and lots of raves about food and service! Comped swampwaters at end an awesome touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Eats!
    Londipop
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Don't let my food rating of a 3 deter you from checking out Brother Jimmy's. It was a fun spot and we would definitely go again. The service was great, the ambiance was fun, and the menu had some yummy, classic southern finds to go along with their ribs. Silly me ordered the mini burgers. They were a bit dry and tasteless. However, everyone who ordered BBQ, (what the place is known for), truly enjoyed their meal. We will certainly go back...and I will order BBQ.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food - tons of tv's,
    sparky
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Very Good Food - tons of tv's, great drink menu, fun place for our gang of 10. Barbeque is the game here and the consensus of our group was thumbs up. Appetizers and entrees were all +plus. My ribs were delish and the wings (smoky and spicy but not dripping in sauce - you can add your own) were very good. Service accomodating and friendly. Recommend to all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good value restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    This was our first time in the restaurant. The food was very good but the flavor is missing an oomph that's why I only gave it a 4 star. It was a pleasant surprise to have my 2 kids eat for free since my husband and I ordered an entree at least $15. We will come back again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Impressed
    DFoodStarrVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Me and my wife were in the mood for BBQ and decided to give Brother Jimmy's a try and we weren't impressed at all... the food lacked flavor. The Sauces had no punch and were lifeless.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Little pricey for Ribs (for
    RLC325
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Little pricey for Ribs (for half-racks), decent sides, but overall quite good. Sliders good, but small.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Drink, Service, Setting
    Love2Live
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    It was Father's Day, and our server was wonderful. The ribs, bourbon pork sandwich, and sides were delicious. Th draft beer was a bargain, and the Honey Badger specialty drink was big and tasty. We love the location. Across from the New Brunswick, NJ train station... trains whizzing by, and the hustle and bustle of the arriving, and departing passengers. Total satisfying experience! Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ribs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2013
    I thoroughly enjoyed the ribs, and I'm a rib connoisseur. Try this place for lunch or dinner and the service was efficient and courteous.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Night Out In New Brunswick
    Albon
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Overall the food was very good. I'm am not a rib eater. The restaurant worked with me and made a combination plate with chicken & brisket. My brisket was dry but helped greatly by the delicious sauce that was on the table. The chicken was great. My wife ordered the blackened fish. However, it didn't have the kick that she was anticipating. Interesting note: The manager came over to ask if we enjoyed everything and my wife told him of her disappointment. His response was that they have heard the same comment before and he would let the kitchen know. We will definitely return to the restaurant to give it another try. Since the restaurant is new and most of the food was delicious, why not!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate