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About Brother Jimmy's BBQ

Put some South in yo' Mouth! at Brother Jimmy's BBQ located on 8th Avenue and 31st Street. We accept reservations for parties up to 12 guests. Please call us if you need a larger party booking. Reservations require a $10 food per person minimum.

We serve down home cooking with southern hospitality. We also serve as the home away from home for all ACC alumni.

416 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00am, Dinner: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
31st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 967-7603

Website:
http://www.brotherjimmys.com/

Catering:
Put Some South in Yo' Mouth and Book Your Party at Brother Jimmy's or Let us bring the party to you! Choose from a variety of packages or we can customize one for you.

Private Party Facilities:
Put Some South in Yo' Mouth and Book Your Party at Brother Jimmy's or let us Bring the party to you! Choose from a variety of packages or we can customize one for you.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Dancing, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Brother Jimmy's BBQ Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (6)
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The place was perfectly situated across from MSG. We were able to eat meal and appetizers within an hour to make it to the game on time. Very kid friendly. Meals were free with adult entree. Meat platters were FILLING!!! We had an appetizer but it was not needed. Sides were delicious!

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

As a person who grew up in Kansas City, I'm always searching for some decent barbecue. This one wasn't bad, especially for one sitting in a tourist area of New York City. Worth a stop.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

I selected this restaurant because of its proximity to MSG. It worked out well to grab food and drinks at brother Jimmy’s and then head into the venue.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We made a reservation to make an event at MSG. While we were seated immediately, we waited about 25 minutes for a server to take our order. We didn’t raise the alarm because they were really busy. When a server saw we had not been taken care of yet, she took over graciously and made our experience end well. Food was better than when I ate there last year.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Birthday celebration for my daughter then went to the PBR event at MSG

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Friend’s birthday

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great place to bring clients before a game at MSG

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great spot for a quick meal before an event at MSG

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, People Watching, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Food was fine but great location if you are going to Madison Square Garden

Tags: Live Sports, People Watching, Late-night Find
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was really good. A few of the menu items online were discontinued so that was disappointing but overall I would recommend this place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Reservation highly recommended on event night at MSG. Line for waiting and we we're seated right away due to our reservation. Definitely not an upscale ambiance, but it's not supposed to be. Food was excellent, waitress was awesome and helped push our order through because we told her we were headed to MSG for an event (hint, hint). Infrequent visitor to NYC, but will definitely be back anytime I go to MSG. Wife (Sloppy Jimmy sandwich) and son ( grilled Mac and cheese) also loved their meals.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Brought the grandkids to eat before seeing Elf at the Garden. Had no idea kids under 12 eat free - we booked it because of proximity to the show. Our sandwiches were great!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great spot for pre MSG dinner. Staff super friendly. Salads are tremendous. Baby back ribs were delicious. Try the Brussels they were great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a great meal before going to see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden. The food was really tasty and arrived very promptly so we had no worries about being late. It was a good, lively atmosphere - perfect for the occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The ribs, to die for and the spiced green beans.... yum I am hooked on this place! It was my first time there before a show at the garden because it was right by it. I will definitely come back again for more.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food and service was very good. I'm a customer

Tags: Fun, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Brother Jimmy's was AWESOME !!! My husband said those were the best ribs he's ever had and he's been all over the country as a truck driver . I already told a bunch of friends about it and can't wait to go back !! LOVED IT

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Live Music, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Casual, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food is brilliant and lots of it the cornbread deserves a medal!!!! Went on a holiday to nyc in 2016 for our 25th ann and again this year for hubbys 50th birthday.staff are friendly would recomend 100% 💖💕💞💗💗

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Sports, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good Southern fare. Excellent service. Really enjoyed getting something good and quick before a Ranger game.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I would definetly recommend Brother Jimmys BBQ to a friend. It was our first ranger game so we were so excited and the staff was so friendly and nice. it was the greatest time of my life in the city. I usually don't go to the city because of the places to eat are always so crowded but I can't wait to go there again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were all very impressed with the service and food at Brother Jimmy's. We went for my husband's birthday and we had our family - including a toddler and we were treated wonderfully!!! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful food. Server, whose name I wish I knew, was Amazing and attentive. While her service was amazing she was training a new waitress. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer or return!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was fine, but prices? Way over-priced for one order of spinach-artichoke dip (very small portion) and the nacho platter which was decent size. $80+ later, we thought there was an error on the bill, but it was correct! They really slam u with outrageous drink prices and we had only 2 drinks each.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Drinks could of been better fast mostly the juice the the liquor.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

My go to spot for dinner before going to MSG. This time I tried the sweet ribs, they were outstanding. Nice friendly place in the perfect spot. Will be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great wings and rib tips. The sides though used to be better. This location is quite large.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Get the rib tips! They could be a meal by themselves.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved their food and the people there are so lovely and understanding. I was running late and they accommodated to my necessities. I am for sure visiting again.

Tags: Spicy, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to take us early! The waitress was friendly and helpful with food suggestions. We will be going back.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Spicy, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food and convient before an event at MSG. Had a 6:00 sit down and out of there by 6:45 in a packed restaurant. Made my 7:00 MSG event. Well done by the staff turning over the food and getting you in and out.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The spare ribs were as good as ever. Service was helpful and freindly. This is a great place for lunch.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Waited 45 minutes for food. Waitresses avoided eye contact. Finally got one’s attention only to learn then that the kitchen was having issues with the appliances.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was excellent. The ribs were fall off the bone tasty, the beans were very flavorful, the mac and cheese perfect. The tater tots were store-bought frozen variety, but not a big deal with so much else to enjoy. Only criticism was the place was literally the noisiest restaurant I've ever been inside. You couldn't hear someone yelling six inches away from you. Turn off the music and it'll be a more enjoyable place. Other than the noise, the food was really excellent.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food and service we have eaten there many times always a great time

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Brisket was very dry. Rib portion too small on combo plate. Brussel sprouts were very good

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great place to go before attending an event at the Garden. Good food and great service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Had dinner there before a concert at MSG. Good food, great service. Just right for what we needed.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Awesome food, great service, unique atmosphere!

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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Went on a recommendation of the chicken wings and they did not disappoint, nice pitCher of beer to wash it down was exactly what we wanted, lots of sports on screens so can get noise, casual dining but a nice atmosphere

Tags: Live Sports, Spicy, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Simply, Outstanding. Best BBQ I have had since I went down south a few months ago.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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