Brother Jimmy's BBQ

4.2
521 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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JK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Its just OK. We were there during March madness. It was madness!

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SQ
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good food. We especially liked the corn bread and briskett. Very casual and hopping with a mostly young crowd.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Dinner before the Fleetwood Mac Concert at MSG

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TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally recommend Jimmys. The best is they give you 25% off your meal if you are a NYC School teacher! Just need to show proof! Love Jimmys!!

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RM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good.
Great place to go before a show.

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SN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time - perfect before a professional hockey game - loved it

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F
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great venue. Fun place Nd great BBQ. Cold beer and great sangria. We had the marbles brisket. It was sensational! Service was terrific and fun. Great music. Perfect spot for dinner before an event at MSG. Right across the street. Perfect spot.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for food especially if going to a game at the Garden. Would really recommend the dry ribs.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was OK the service the same. The music was so loud I could not here my guest.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

I made a reservation through open table. When we arrived the 2 girls at the desk seated us at a table in the bar area right by the door. My friend asked if we could be moved to the upstairs dining. They never even returned to tell us yes or no and we were 2 feet away from them. We wouldn’t have minded but my friend had to wear her jacket the whole time we were there. We wanted to try the brisket, which is the only reason we didn’t go elsewhere. To be ignored by the 2 hostesses was very rude.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service. The atmosphere is very cool and fun.

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Nothing good about the experience. From hostess to the food, everything disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great BBQ spot! Perfect spot to go before a Knicks game or MSG event. The brisket is off the charts good.

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London
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and iced tea! Service was brilliant and food comes out so quickly!!!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time here and the waitresses were really nice and the food always came out hot.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

For a place near Penn Station it is not badly priced and convenient. They have daily weekday specials. However, be aware that the service may be slow. For example, on Sundays they have all you can eat ribs and beer (Coors) for about $25. Great deal. The trick is that they initially serve you 4 ribs and then 2 ribs for every refill, and there is a 2 hour time limit...so you can see how this goes. It took over an hour to get initial order and then about 20 minutes for the refill. They were on point with the beer refills at least. The regular rib dinner is for $22...and I think you get 6 or 8 right off the bat. The food was pretty decent. The majority of the ribs were huge and juicy, but the appetizers could have used an oil change before deep frying the pickles or hush puppies. Note: this was after a big win for St. John's at MSG against Villanova, so the bar area downstairs was packed, but the upstairs dining was not too busy at all.

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JV
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I love this place. Great stop on way back to Penn station.

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DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

So Delicious!!!!!!!! Food was OUTSTANDING!! Staff were great and attentive. We had our 3 year old daughter with us and they made a fuss over her, gave her a balloon, made sure she had a cup with a top and straw. Just a very nice experience all around, will without a doubt be going back!!!

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DD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Since the request was not honored to acknowledge or sing happy birthday, it should not be advertised that this place is good for birthdays.

The appetizers and ribs were delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, really tasty food & fun atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We are at Brother Jimmys before the Billy Joel concert on Valentine’s Day. We were very disappointed with the quantity of food served, my husband ordered ribs and was told it was a 1/2 rack but instead there were only 4 ribs and for the price we paid That was ridiculous. I ordered the brisket which came out ice cold and dry as could be. The food also came out within 5 minutes of ordering which makes me believed it’s simply microwaved. We were highly recommended to this restaurant but unfortunately will never return and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone either

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r
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Hush puppies, catfish and fresh cut fries. Very, very loud. Service was really tops. Highly recommend for Southern food.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brisket sandwich was excellent - plenty of meat and excellent taste. Sides were very good as well. Rates right up there with City BBQ and Mission BBQ in Ohio. Pricing was very reasonable. Great atmoshphere.

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AG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Perfect place to eat before a game.

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NA
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We really enjoyed our time at Brother Jimmy's. It was very busy and very loud. The waitress was very busy and didn't pay attention to us like I like but very pleasant. My brisket was cold, not even warm but cold?? Other members of our party had burgers and they said they were very good. I liked the very loud vibe and would go back again.

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time! Food was delicious and very good service.

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RE
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

TOO LOUD. waitress couldn’t even hear us.

The 8th ave location is too loud and crowded.

Other location on east side. Much better

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, would highly recommend to any friends coming to visit NYC

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Great Service. We love this place. The brisket is to die for.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

loved the appitizer with tacos and dessert. the food was ok

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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
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great ribs

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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
11 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
New York Area
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
5 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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