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Virgil's - Mohegan Sun
Virgil's - Mohegan Sun

Virgil's - Mohegan Sun Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.virgilsbbq.com
  • Phone: (860) 862-2727
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday, 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
  • Executive Chef: Elvis Nunez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Public Transportation Seat Bus Information (Norwich, CT) Visit seatbus.com or call 860.886.2631 Yellow Cab 860.443.4321 Norwich Taxi, LLC (Open 24 hours/7 days a week) 860.848.CABS AmRide
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: With more than 13,000 on-site patron parking spaces, parking at Mohegan Sun is never a hassle, whether you are visiting Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky or Casino of the Wind. Entrances to Casino of the Earth are themed by the seasons Winter, Summer and Autumn. Once inside, Casino of the Earth, Casino of the Sky and Casino of the Wind are connected by the Spring Gateway.
A word from Virgil's - Mohegan Sun
In the spring of 1993, Artie Cutler's restaurant empire was booming. After the tremendous success of Carmine's Italian Family Style locations in Times Square and on the Upper West Side, Artie wanted to add a new concept to the mix. He wanted to open an authentic barbecue restaurant in the heart of Times Square. He soon found the right location at 152 West 44th Street, and began a barbecue exodus along the backroads of the South. Artie sampled copious amounts of the best barbecue across Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Missouri, and Texas, building a BBQ portfolio that would become the fundamental components of Virgil's menu. After learning the best practices, Artie began offering products of the highest quality, right in line with the core values of the Alicart Restaurant Group.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "Great food fun over all can't wait to eat thee again"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Prior to eating here, I read reviews ranging from "the best bbq" to "worst meal." We were open minded and decided to give it a try. We sampled the ribs, pulled pork, and beef brisket. In general, it tasted as if everything was frozen and heated up in a microwave. Would definitely not recommend."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food as always was great. We had a 1:30 reservation and were seated and waited for at least 10 minutes before we flagged down a hostess who was surprised that our server had not waited on us yet. A few minutes later a server came over and said she had no idea who should have our table but she would "jump in" it should be noted that she had the table to our left our right and the one beyond that as well. I HATE IT WHEN SOMEONE DOES NOT TAKE RESPONSIBITLY for their action. To her credit she tried to make up for it after that offering a few things to make up for it, which we passed on. The fish and chips were served hot and crisp and my wife said were great. I had the grilled chicken Caesar salad which is huge and loaded with chicken."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "ordered the trash ribs for an appetizer and that is just what they were, trash. they were cold and overcooked, the meat was tough to chew and had to use a knife and fork to remove the meat from the bone. the meat should have been soft and tender. my guests and I eat there when it was BUBBA'S and the food was great. we were very disappointed with the change."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a great lunch (southern grilled chicken Caesar salad in between basketball games today. Chicken was done just right and the salad was great size. Ordered the dressing on the side and used hot sauce instead. Service was OUTSTANDING to boot. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had dined previously at the Vigils in the Bahamas, and were thrilled that the food at this location lived up to our memories. We especially love the habanero Margaritas. The brisket could have been more tender, but the pulled pork and the Mac and cheese were perfection."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very good BBQ! Portions are huge!! Service was pretty good too! I would definitely go back but next time I would bring more people. It was way too much food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "we enjoyed our visit to virgil's the food was great. love all the nostalgic pics it kinda reminds me of a mountain lodge. love the food. and everyone seems happy there and upbeat. if you are going on a Saturday make a reservation online if you don't you could wait up to 2 hours to get in. Thankgod I had a reservation we were seated right away. the food is barbecue and southern style and it's like home cooking. love them greens and cornbread."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our family found this restaurant to be very clean, great service, the mannerism from walking in the door until our departure was a great dining experience. The food was awesome. Also we had to make reservation from 8 and a reservation for four but I added a special note for service letting them know we were one party and when we arrived they had us set up for a party of twelve. Some of our party was late but our server constantly checked on our needs until our full party came. The food was hot and timely. Thanks for the experience."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good ol' Southern style cuisine. The BBQ sauce is great, ribs were dry rubbed and really meaty. Food came out quickly, server was attentive. The only shortcoming was the lack of anything even remotely "light" particularly for sides. Coleslaw and collard greens were lonely amongst mac n cheese, fries, potato salad, cheese grits, cornbread...I know it's a BBQ place and not a health food store, but would've like one or two more choices. A small thing, overall a good casual place to get some good ol' comfort food."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "First time back since it was Big Bubbas BBQ. Ordered the southern chicken caesar salad. I ordered with the dressing on the side and actually used hot sauce as the dressing. IT WAS HUGE and it was very tasty...I LOVED It, thanks."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "The food was very dry and the ribs had a lot of cartilage and were barely edible. I will never go back and I will give my honest opinion that this is one of the worst food experiences I have had in years. You can't cover up completely dried out brisket and ribs with sauce."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had a great waitress and the food was terrific Didn't feel rushed revving though very busy Thanks"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Virgil's is a great BBQ with excellent service & good atmosphere."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We loved the food, it came out the kitchen hot and fast. Certainly plenty, enuf to take home. Brisket was fork tender, pulled items great. Would pass on pulled chicken because pulled pork was so good and both not needed. Coleslaw nice combination and mac & cheese awesome."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We had a great time eating there but sat in the far corner under the speakers which made it a bit hard to carry on a conversation. Overall, everything else was very enjoyable. A great wait staff."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Anyone who has been to Mohegan Sun knows that the crowds are overwhelming and the hustle and bustle is everpresent. As driving to an "off site" restaurant is really a drag, finding a place at the casion that is not going to bankrupt you while providing very good food is essential. Virgil's fulfills this need very well."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The bbq is really exceptional. great flavor and not just drenched in sauce."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Mohegan Sun offered a special Turkey Dinner to those who visited on Thursday, Our Thanksgiving dinner at Virgil's was delivered to the table missing the mashed potatoes, the string beans were lightly burned, the dinner returned to the kitchen and returned ten minute's later, now the mashed potatoes were hot, but the kitchen server returned the original meal now very cold, the burned beans never replaced. Needless to say the dinner went again for good. The server "Billy" was gracious and thoughtful, we talked about how nice he was as we ate our Thanksgiving Dinner of Chinese Food at home. Virgil's cooks up absolutely delicious Barbeque ,,,they should stick to what they are great at ! Rated 2 sad faces :( :( on this Turkey day !"
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "I have been to Virgil's in New York City and was excited to go to Virgil's at Mohegan sun I raved about them to friends and explained how good the barbecue is. I recommend this place to anyone that likes delicious BBQ and healthy portions to boot It gets an a+ rating with me and everyone I'm my dinner party"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The staff was great and friendly and the food service very quick. It's one of those places we tried to see what the deal is with different barbeque especially being from the north east, but probably won't go back. If you really like BBQ or are curious, go for it. You won't be disappointed in the portions, servings or flavor but it is heavy food. Be prepared to walk it off after."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Booked a table before a concert. Service was great. Got in and out in plenty of time"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Service was excellent. Fast and friendly. Food was good but was a lot. Ribs a little oily but all good. Made for a great night out overall!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Our food was great the kids liked all the stuffed animals on the wall and loved our waitress she was nice"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Not a fan…Arrived with a reservation and watched people walk in and sit before us. When we reminded them we were here they said,we have to wait until the reservation time (5 min) to be seated. Food was not worth the price. Server was good but runners just dropped off food so fast and walked away we had to wait for our server to come back while our food cooled. Overall will not return."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Food came out cold and I was hoping you would have baby back ribs on your menu but it was not."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Great food! Prepare to carry a doggie bag; the portions are huge."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We went for my husband's birthday on a Friday evening. Right away I noticed the tables were very tightly packed together. It was almost difficult to make our way to the table, having to squeeze between chairs of other diners. Our server took a while to get to us for our drinks -which were poorly made. At $10 for a margarita, we expected something that at least resembled the flavor of a margarita. Instead we were served very watery lime flavored drinks. The barbecue was tasty, but the flavors of some were a little different. The macaroni and cheese side dish and pulled pork had a VERY heavy smoke flavor. The ribs were excellent - very tender, juicy and a nice size portion. We would not quickly to this restaurant."
    Dined on 10/18/2013