Dallas BBQ - Upper East Side

3.9
182 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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Dallas BBQ is a full service restaurant known for serving Rotisserie Chicken, Baby-Back Ribs, Burgers, Steaks, Salads, and more. On the Upper East Side we proudly serve Free range, Murray's Chicken. and Famous Texas-Size Drinks.

Try our Texas-Size Bulldog Margarita or one of our other famous frozen cocktails.

Dallas BBQ is a Family Run Restaurant Chain of 10 Locations. We offer inexpensive, fast, and fun dining. We are great for groups.

Full Bar

New York's Most Popular BBQ
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Comfort Food, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Sunday though Thursday 11:30 to Midnight
Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 1:00 AM
We serve straight through lunch and dinner.
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Phone number
(212) 772-9393
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between E. 72nd and E. 73rd
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Public transit
Busses:
M98
M101
M102
M103
Train: We are close to the 68th street Hunter College & 77th Street stops on the Lexington Line 6 train.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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3.9
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3.6
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4.1
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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Wish a manager would have come out to ask the group enjoying the basketball game to please quiet down. I love games as well but it is a restaurant not a dive bar or bar for that matter. I could not hear our waiter and it was just beyond ridiculous with the yells from the group and trying to have a conversation. I had a 7:15 reservation and when I inquired about moving our seats we could not be accommodated.

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SS
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

During a previous visit I received free drink refills on diet coke. This time I was charged $3.50 each time it was refilled. Although the food was pretty good I feel like I was taken advantage of and will not be returning in the near future. Bill was over $50 for 2 sandwiches, and drinks. A poor value by most measures.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service food was outstanding. Will definietly return for another visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Always loved this place and have been missing it since moving to.Jersey. Came to the city to treat my mom on her bday for lunch. The restaurant wasn't too busy at all but we had to wait a long time to even order our food. Sticky wings did not disappoint but my favorite blue Hawaii drink didn't live up to what I remember.

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Reservations mean absolutely nothing at this venue. We waited over 30 minutes for a 6pm table, and parties that walked in after us, were seated-and they didn’t have reservations.
If it weren’t for the fact that I kept complaining about not being seated, they would have disregarded us.
We were celebrating a bit, and running on metered time. NEVER AGAIN! Go someplace else for this type of food. Go to Clinton Hall, which I wish I would’ve thought of!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks was delish!!

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious especially the garlic Parmesan wings but unfortunately the service was poor!! The waiter was handling too many tables at once

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ES
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The food is always great I never had complaints but the atmosphere is too much, table to close to eachother. I could enjoy the next table conversation, or them in mine.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

They said they only took reservations for groups of 20 and I explained to them I had reservations on Opentable when the girl proceeded to tell me that it didn’t make a difference. Until I said I wanted to speak to the manager they were planning to have us wait until our name was called from a waiting list. This restaurant definitely should not be on Opentable. The bathroom was filthy! Will NOT be visiting again!!

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

Loved it. Drinks and food were great. Happy Valentine’s Day

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was cold the butter never melted on my bake potato my daughter never got her barbecue sauce for her chicken my granddaughter asked for another sprite they brought her water my son-in-law burger was not well done, as long as it took them to bring out the food you would think it would have been hot,,

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The good:
The food is not terrible and the portions are BiG
The bad:
Everything else

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CS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our group from a former job get togther monthly to catch up on things. I ordeted the beef ribs and shrimps and it was so good! We had crabcakes for appetizers and shrimp that to was delicious. It was on the noisy side so it was hard to hear our conversations. All in all it was a good night!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good waiter who didn’t hover but took care of our requests. The food was very tasty. Had the sticky wings which we always order and they were perfect and juicy. My chicken Caesar was excellent. Best chicken ever on a Caesar! My friend had her favorite beef ribs and loved her meal. As I write my review, I’m thinking how much I did enjoy my visit.

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MP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I went to Dallas BBQ two years ago and it was good but I came back this year and I have to say I’m pretty disappointed. Food was greasy, portions are big but not worth it, service is ok.....

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great location to eat after work, no hustle like times square. Drinks were amazing as usual, food always on point.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is gross. Food was horrible and almost inedible. The kitchen, as seen as I was walking into the restroom, was filthy. Servers just hang around and are not attentive and managers are nowhere to be found. Surprised this place is still in operation.

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KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a great time as always. Great margaritas!! Keep up the good work

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E
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Dallas BBQ is a chain, nothing fancy, and my ribs were smothered in sauce presumably from a jar, but this was the only place we could find open past 11 on the Upper East Side. I thought NY was the city that never sleeps. Dallas BBQ, at least, has a very late bedtime.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not what I expected. They just poured bbq sauce on my chicken

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a
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress, Leah was very nice and personable. At 12:00 a.m The food was very fresh. Service was outstanding.

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PG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fast service

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The server we had was very helpful and pleasant to talk to.

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H
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and at a reasonable price too.
Dallas bbq the place to eat.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very convenient location. Been here before and thought it was good. This time though I was disappointed. My ribs were very chewy not as tender as I would have liked. Very difficult to pull apart and even cut apart

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CE
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!! Would return again! Our server was great and attentive. Ribs were outstanding

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant ....as always

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EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This place has been one of my favorite restaurant for almost 25 years. I used to go there when I was young resident for internal medicine at Cornell. The concept and foods and service all are very stable.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Returned customer and as always the food is delicious , quick and I cannot leave out the pina colada!! 🥥 Whenever I’m in town I have to come to this place! 👍🏼

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HS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I like the selvice and the food w really good The place is really good for fun.

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S
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Reliable, good service and great value for the money!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Father’s Day

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

La comida la trajeron rápido. Pedimos doble rack de ribs y eran malísimas. Casi no tenían carne. Lo poco que tenian de carne era chiclosa, fea y plagada de salsa barbacoa en exceso. Las papas eran pésimas. No lo recomiendo en absoluto. La margarita aprobada. Encima salió carísimo. Haganse un favor y no vayan.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, reasonable prices but the noise level is loud depending on the day, time and crowd. Therefore trying to talk, you will need to raise up your voice. Overall, it’s a good place to chill with family and friends.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the early bird special. Can't beat it.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Table wasn’t ready and service was slow. Entrees came before appetizer and waiter often disappeared.

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RM
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Outstanding customer service by server Chantal. My family just moved to the area from South Carolina and she was extremely personable, thoroughly explaining the menu, offering recommendations for appetizers and dinner and checking in frequently to ensure we are enjoying the food and experience. Chantal gave my family a great first experience. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Dinner

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S
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Love the ribs but the noise is unbearable. Had to move twice and still noisy

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere! The only down side is you can’t make a reservation!

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