Brother Jimmy's BBQ

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491 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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.
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LR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Brother Jimmy's for years, especially the one in the UWS that no longer is there so we go to the one on 34th Street after church. Great good, great fun place and my tween son loves it also. Great place to go with the family or with have adult time with your friends.

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ML
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ribs

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

There were 10 people in the restaurant on a Thursday night at 8pm. The music was so loud we couldn’t talk. We asked to move to a table that wasn’t directly under a speaker were told they were for tables of 3 or more. There were 10 people on 2 floors? Really? We left! I don’t care how the food is. I don’t enjoy torture while I try and eat.

Good luck!

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JN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food but the place gets packed when there is a Rangers game.

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S
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ranger Game—fun Nashville Country Bar type of atmosphere. Drinks were a little overpriced but the food was delicious and all the people that work there are really nice. It was a fun 2 hr pre-game dinner!

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, great location and friendly service at a reasonable price!

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BP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner before the PBR at MSG. It was awesome! We will definitely be back🤩

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K
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Was very much looking forward to some great BBQ prior to the PBR event at the Garden. Loved that OpenTable had the ability to make the reservation. Reservation was for 5pm, event at 645. We ordered apps, drinks and entree's all at once for quicker service. Waited over an hour for our food and finally came to have 10 min to eat. Not acceptable. Wont go back.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Apps, meals and drinks were all fantastic. Prices were great. Located right across from MSG!

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This location is great for Garden events. Just across the street from entrance on 8th ave.

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r
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch. The brisket was amazing! Kids eat free but be aware that the kids meal burger is literally one small slider and some fries. Both our kids asked for another slider. Service was great and overall great experience.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, good service but music way too high to make a conversation

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very early for our reservation and they accommodated us very easily. The food was good and service was pretty quick.

We were pleasantly surprised to find out the kids meals were free.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was great but kitchen was slow. A real plus- kids under 10 eat FREE!

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PM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at this restaurant so I didn't know what to expect. We had a reservation & were seated upstairs. Decor very rustic. Food was delicious. We had pulled pork, pulled chicken, brisket and all were tasty. Will go back.

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LI
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This dinner was disappointing compared to previous times. The apps came late and the BBQ Tips were on the dry side. Mains came within 5 mins of Apps. But the Brisket was tasty as always.

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C
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I truly enjoyed my first visit to Brother Jimmies. A very good place to visit after a venue at MSG. The upstairs is nice and much quieter than downstairs.

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DR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place to grab a drink n dinner before MSG show - very convenient

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DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great!! Will be coming back!

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MM
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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CD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was a good choice before the Ranger game. 4 of us and only $145 total. 2 appetizers, 3 plates and 6 drinks. Not bad. The wings were good and the ribs were delicious. The popcorn shrimp wasnt deveined and the brisket was a little dry but overall I would go back

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

While the food I had was tasty (bbq chicken sandwich) the bun was a bore. My hubs got the peach bourbon bbq wings and pulled pork loaded fries, they were fantastic. Swamp water is amazing!!

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RL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was great and the service was even better. The only thing I would recommend is having the heat on because I was freezing where I was sitting. Overall, great experience

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DA
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, especially the chicken wings. The service was excellent. Our waitress was very friendly, welcoming, and charming.

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F
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought Brother Jimmy's was a little tight and crowded but the food was very good the prices were a little high but that's normal for New York City. Other than that it is across the street from the garden and there are people everywhere I give the restaurant at 3 out of five because improvements can be made if necessary

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j
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Make sure you have a reservation, 30-45 minute wait for table on nights when MSG has something going on.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First ever Knicks game

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JC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall experience was great . Food was excellent and staff were very friendly

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and value great. They are under construction now but look forward to seeing new look.

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to watch Sunday nfl. Whether you’re a local or killing time before your Amtrak

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RC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

I loved the food, the employees, and the service. However It was a mistake to meet friends there. The music was so loud that we had to leave. We could not hear anything but the music and we didn't go there for the music.

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HP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The food was served quickly and hot.

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LM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Starting with great service, followed by great appetizers! The frickles were amazing and we are still dreaming about eating them! Main cource of southern fried chicken were moist inside and spicy and crispy on the outside - and SO MUCH of it! The coleslaw was one of the best I’ve had! Overall fantastic!

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N. Ireland
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic atmosphere and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food good , service could be better . Not bad overall

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I had made a reservation two weeks before for lunch time meal. I still had to wait for a table more then 15 mins, My server was amazing

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NM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The area upstairs is under construction. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s finished.

It’s a good place to take kids. There are TVs to entertain them. The food is simple and tasty. It arrived rather quickly. It’s a good option if you are in the area.

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TJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first time I went here I Loved the food, service and atmosphere. Great place!! I'll always come here

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RS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband, grandchildren and I had an outstanding lunch. Highly recommend.

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and courteous. The food and beverages were awesome.

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