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About Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick

Brother Jimmy’s has celebrated over 20 years of legendary North Carolina, slow-smokin’ barbeque. As suggested by our slogan – “Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth” - Brother Jimmy’s mission was, and still is, to bring “down-home” cooking, hospitality, and merriment to the heart of the New Brunswick!

5 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dining:
Sun-Thurs: 11:30AM - 10PM
Fri-Sat: 11:30AM - 12AM

Bar:
Sun-Thurs: 11:30AM - Until We Throw You Out
Fri-Sat: 11:30AM - 2:00AM

Cross Street:
Wall St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 249-7427

Website:
http://www.brotherjimmys.com/locations/new-brunswick

Entertainment:
Game Room

Catering:
We offer pickup, dropoff/setup, and full off site catering options.

Parking Details:
We validate parking in the 10 level deck above the restaurant up to 2 hours/$5 value with a minimum $20 spend.

Public Transit:
We are located directly across the street from the NJ transit New Brunswick Train Station serving the Northeast Corridor Rail and Amtrak Lines

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
We have an in house party platter menu as well.

Brother Jimmy's BBQ-New Brunswick Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (110)
Vibrant Bar Scene (69)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
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Fit for Foodies (45)
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Comfort Food (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Casual (10)
Fun (7)
Great Beer (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Live Sports (5)
Authentic (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Spicy (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went here on a whim because I liked the bar menu and the food choices. Neither one disappointed! If I'm ever in the area again, I would come back!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 28, 2017

really enjoyed it, had a birthday celebration there. great food and great fishbowls

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were able to watch our soccer match while we ate, and see Messi score against Real Madrid, while we ate our delicious ribs. Our guests said the brisket was great as well.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Good for Groups, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food - nice to get some good barbecue. Service was very good!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Restaurant was in a great location next to the train station, below a parking garage and near one of the Rutgers campuses. I was seated in the dining area and ordered an appetizer of chips and spinach dip. Chips were cold and the dip needed salt and more cheese added as it was hard trying to scoop the dip onto the chips. Thumbs down to that. I tried their can't sugar cherry soda which was great. The fried okra tasted as if they were a bit green since they weren't tender enough when I bit into them. Ribs, BBQ chicken and fries were good though. Too bad I needed a doggy bag for the rest of my dinner. I was stuffed. The ambience is the usual that you see in a BBQ restaurant. I saw a sign that was posted up with 50¢ wings on Saturday's, Wednesday's was Rutgers night and so on. I'll guess that the restaurant gets packed on those days. Foe me, the restaurant was just ok.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Service was practically non existent. The table was tiny, we had to put our own dishes in the bussing area we were next to after the appetizer because no one came to take the plates or cups. Waited 10 minutes to pay for a beer at the bar that had only one other customer.

Tags: Great Beer, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food is always amazing. Very friendly staff as well.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

We eat there regularly. Good food, great service and fun, casual place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We have been a fan of Brother Jimmy's in New Brunswick for 2 years now. Our last visit was in August. The menu has changed and the quality of the ribs has really fallen. The ribs were dry and tasteless. the "not lean" brisket had NO meat. We were very disappointed. The hushpuppies and the Cheerwine were the highlights of the meal.
Please return to your earlier quality. This was awful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Service is always excellent. Food quality is consistently great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2016

The presentation of the food was good but the barbecue did not have the grilled flavor that I am used to. It was tender but not smoky! For that reason, I would not return.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed dinner at Brother Jimmy's BBQ. The food was delicious and the service top notch. My only grade lower than five stars because we were seated at a table next to the bar area and three ladies were sharing drinks just on the other side and it was like we were part of their rather loud conversation. I'll just ask for a seat away from the bar next time, but there will definitely be a next time.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2016

The food at brother jimmys bbq is consistently
Good. I love their brisket sandwich. Very
Filling.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2016

On the night I went to Jimmy's (a Saturday)... this was a college hangout. I was disappointed by the actual BBQ food. The Marbled Brisket was literally the absolute driest I have ever had and the sides looked like something out of a cafeteria.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Got seated right away, service was good, food was a little on the salty side but overall good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2016

EXTREMELY mediocre. Terrible service. Not sure I expected anything better though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2016

The food was good, very close to Carolina bbq from NC. I would definitely come back again. The collard greens was a little spicy, but not a deal breaker.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Shreveport)·Dined on July 9, 2016

We will never go back! I am from Louisiana...the cornbread was nasty. The hush puppies were a joke. The brisket was tender with no flavor. My kids would not eat their food. We sent back the nacho appetizer as the cheese & meat were dried out. The guacamole looked as if it were old.
The maple butter served with hush puppies was just strange. It was SO LOUD!!!!!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Great service, great food and you are not rushed. Enjoyable evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2016

Our server was very attentive and friendly. We always enjoy Brother Jimmy's BBQ.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

the food is especially delicious. not all locations have the same menus so you need to check out the specific menu for the site. love it here!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2016

We are in this part of NJ every year for a racing event and this is the first time we ate here. The BBQ was great and our server was very friendly. We will come back next year.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2016

This place was great. The only negative I would give is that the place was pretty empty and the waitress sat us in a corner with everyone else in the place when plenty of tables were open I didn't find it necessary to squeeze us together.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2016

The server was very attentive and friendly and had the food prepared exactly as I requested. The BBQ burger was excellent as was the chipolte bbq sauce. I'd pass on the baked beans. They were just okay. There was a very nice selection of beers. My parking was covered by $2 since I spent over $20. If you go on Wednesdays bring your Rutgers university ID and get 25% off the food cost too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Excellent food and very pleasant overall experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

When I ordered a Buffalo Trace old fashioned on the rocks the server brought me Buffalo Trace on the rocks; then she brought me a Manhattan, served up. Finally I got the drink I ordered initially, but the funny thing was that the two incorrect drinks were on the bill after dinner. Fortunately the food was on point, as always at Brother Jimmy's.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2016

Pulled pork and brisket were tender and flavorful. I recommend the baked beans. Sweet and seasoned with pork. BYO sauce if you are a fan of the sweet. Carolina and spicy sauces here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Ribs, Fries, Chicken, Burger were all first class. Customer friendly: waitress even went outside to take our photo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2016

GOOD BBQ AT VERY REASONABLE PRICES. VIBRANT COLLEGE SCENE BUT STILL GOOD FOR FAMILIES.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Nothing special but wasn't expecting much as it sits off campus at Rutgers. Food was okay but on the Famous Dave's bbq level - not a purist place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2016

We went for the wing special on Sunday, but ended up enjoying a full meal. The BBQ was great and the service was friendly. This will be our go to spot when enjoying food with family and friends. It's also a nice spot to meet up for drinks and enjoy the game on TV.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Service was lacking. The cocktail server and the busser were more on their game then the main food server. Restaurant 101 ---- Hot beverages should never be delivered without a spoon and sugar. Food quality was ok however the taste as a result of a very heavy hand with salt was a fail. Prices heavy for the missteps.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2016

Took forever to get our drinks and to get our food order in. Apps came out in decent time.
Brought out our dinner, and instead of removing app plates and tray, just handed us our food and wanted us to make room on the table for our dinners. All but one got their dinner. We had all finished and were asking for a doggy tray when they brought out the last dinner. Told them to wrap it because were finished. They took off that dinner plus 20% discount because we were so aggravated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Went for lunch on a Sunday and had a good time. Food was good, although we thought the side portions were a little small. Husband loved the rib sampler. They have "all you can eat ribs" on Sunday, but we didn't try that.

Service was good and decor was spot-on.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We eat here regularly - the food is generally very good, especially the fried chicken and sides. But the expensive fancy drinks have become inconsistent again - the "Grand Strand Margarita" tasted like water - not tequila and fresh lime. We sent them back once and they came back the same, so we gave up. But for the price they need consistency and excellence.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Savannah)·Dined on May 29, 2015

We had a good lunch at Brother Jimmy's. The brisket sandwich was terrific and I like the various sauces you could add to it. The sides are great and you get more than a fair share of them! Parking is literally right above it- easy to get there, park and get out!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 12, 2015

Service was amazing! Our table received a round of shots for just being awesome our waitress said! Too bad I forget her name she was great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Have been to Brother Jimmys many times but this experience was not as good as the others. The food did not seem up to par and the experience was disappointing overall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2015

The server (sorry I forgot your name) was amazing. The atmosphere was fantastic and the amount of TVs and background music was really really good.

Sadly the food was not as good as it usually was.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on February 14, 2015

This was a nice BBQ restaurant in New Brunswick, the food was good as was the service. There is a nice selection of sauces and the meats had a lot of flavor.

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