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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

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

3.7

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Bar area downstairs was quite noisy, but loved the dining room upstairs. Great food, great service, awesome spot!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

While the brisket was good ...overall the quesadilla was boring.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

Solid BBQ and friendly/attentive wait staff. The only downside was that it was entirely too hot in the place. They had A/C, but it was not turned up enough. Me and my friend were sweating profusely. It was not just us, those around us were complaining too.

We booked a reservation for dinner before a show at MSG. I definitely would recommend it other than the internal temperature.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

The ribs were tasteless and burnt. However, the corn on the cob and spicy beans were good. If you're looking for good BBQ ribs this is not the place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

They were out of pickles! 😯
Other than that it was ALL GOOD!
Waitress Sarah was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I had the Pulled Pork platter with fries and spiced green beans. Food was very good. It wasn't too loud, service was pretty good too.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Yummy! Truly enjoyed our meal there!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Not the best, but overall a fun spot. Lively service and good vibes. Good choice of BBQ sauces.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Food was good. Brussel sprouts excellent. Run down atmosphere. Perhaps part of the charm?

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great food. Have to walk up stairs to tables. Despite nearly every table being open, (4:00pm on a Thursday) we were led to a middle table with about 6 inches of room on either side. Had to ask for a different table. Hostess made sure we saw the look on her face. I would go back but be more descriptive with the table I want when making a reservation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Food was just ok. Service was great. Ambience was ok but our 2 person table was in an awkward spot.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

We had to change our reservation and it was no problem at all. The service was great! Our party of 7 all enjoyed their food, it was all so tasty and perfectly proportioned. Would definitely recommend to all!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Being seated by the hostess was the most traumatic experience of my life. Food itself was good and ambience as expected from a penn station BBQ place

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Great place to eat if you are going to MSG. Be aware to leave enough time. Service can be slow. BBQ makes it worth the wait.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Staff were lovely, we were seated upstairs which was not as noisy as downstairs. However, sadly the food was quite disappointing , not bad, just average! Ribs were quite good, and sides were excellent, especially collard greens and green beans. Cornbread a bit sweet for my tastes but I know a lot of people like that way. I ordered the pulled pork which was way too vinegary. I grew up in the US South, but have never tasted pork that was so vinegary. And all of the sauces were thin like water, except more vinegar! Sorry guys, not good enough.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day early dinner, fantastic service, great vibe. Usually noisy but we were seated in the back room on the ground floor and it was nice, we could hear each other talk. Great pitchers of beer on tap, food is good (some of our party said GREAT). Brother Jimmy's is a family go-to and did not disappoint.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Rangers Playoff Game

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Food was terrible. We had the brisket sandwhich. It was inedible. Two slices bad toast, sinewy bit brisket that was impossible to chew. Had to spit it out. The bourbon sauce not noticeable. We will not go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 2, 2017

Meat was cold. Sides were not what was ordered

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Closest thing to real NC barbecue with n NYC. Service is outstanding. Cole slaw isn't authentic, but collards are. Best hush puppies north of Richmond.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Our go to spot after a nearby event, was not a good as we anticipated. We were greeted and seated.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

This is an ideal spot for grabbing a quick bite before seeing a show at MSG.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Haben dort vor dem Knicks Spiel gegessen.

Sehr geiles Ambiente und das Essen war genial.
(Die Ribs muss mann probieren)

Kann ich nur weiter empfehlen.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Took my mate out for dinner for his birthday right before the Knicks game. Convenient location, great food and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

I originally booked a table for 8 and called to add on 2 more people for our party. The people I talked with on the phone and the hostess was very accommodating for that. We were there to watch a game with tipoff 10 minutes before our actual reservation so we grabbed a beer downstairs at the bar while we watched pregame stuff. They were able to seat us right before tipoff so we still had our beers with us and when the waitress came over she said, "You guys have to actually order food." We came hungry and were planning on it anyway. We ordered lots of food, including enough apps to share for at least one app for each person. However, when the food came out in waves we noticed that there were three baskets of plain fries and a bucket of Buffalo wings on our table that we didn't order. I got the waitress's attention and asked her about the fries to which she snapped immediately that "someone on the other end of the table ordered them first thing" to which no one said they did. We each were only maybe two beers deep at this point, which wasn't nearly enough for us to not remember ordering those baskets of fries. Those baskets ended up on our bill, which totaled to about $500 in all. It didn't add a ton to our already high bill, but it was a very bad experience. I'm from NC and as Brother Jimmy's is a NC barbecue joint, I've gone to this and many more of its locations to watch games or just get some barbecue with friends. However, neither me nor my friends will be frequenting this or the other locations in the city after this incident. Large parties beware, as it seems like you may have food added onto your bill in hopes that you'll neither notice nor contest it.

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