Mable's Smokehouse

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Whether you're from Texas or Tennessee, Mable’s Smokehouse in Williamsburg will make you feel like you never left home. Our back road, honky-tonk atmosphere offers a classic Southern menu of the highest quality slow-smoked meats and authentic sides that are made from scratch daily. True Southern hospitality is our specialty.

Family-style ordering, massive communal tables and a spacious layout offer a wide range of options perfect for large groups, wedding receptions and corporate events. We also provide full service off-site catering for events and special occasions.

Food & Wine Magazine: Best New Barbecue Restaurants

The New York Times: Far north of the nation's Barbecue Belt, Williamsburg, Brooklyn...is starting to feel like the Barbecue Brooch. Its latest jewel - MABLES SMOKEHOUSE - brings to town the smoky style of Oklahoma City. - Betsy Andrews

SAVEUR Magazine: The SAVEUR 100 - The New Classics
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Mable's BBQ Happy Hour

Enjoy amazing specials like a $5 beer + shot and $5 well drinks plus cheap and delicious menu specials!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 26, 2019

Ends: February 27, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 40 People Are Saying
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WC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good Food; nice people, nice atmosphere; bar service a bit slow

ER
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place! Right next to Brooklyn Brewery. It’s not a full service restaurant. It’s a walk up to the counter, order and take a number with you to your seat and wait restaurant. The seating is odd... the hostess lets you know what seating is available before you order.. then you forget what she said when you go to sit down. All that to say... the food was delicious!

D
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food arrived barely warm. When I asked for it to be heated up it came back at the same temperature.
The restaurant is very noisy. Portions are massive; I would've much preferred to get half a portion. I also found the restaurant to be really dark inside in the evening, making it difficult to read the menu. I've had much better BBQ in other restaurants for fraction of the price.

JC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Ambiance was casual and comfortable

c
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I'd recommend Mable's. I think a couple of other bbq places in the city are better. It was fine, not great.

The food arrived toward the cool side of room temp. The yams had marshmallows on them, which wasn't listed on the menu, though the Pecans (nuts) were disclosed.

The key lime pie was good.

All in all a solid place to hang out and eat, but not transporting. I think most bbq places really sleep on their sides and it brings the experience down all around unless you came for meat and drinks.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Michael Symon!!! So kind and happy to take a minute for his fans!! Food is amazing!!

KA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Somewhat chaotic with tables close together, tough to get through. Unclear where to order at first bc order counter was not open, and we missed the small sign saying to go to bar instead. Overall decent value for NYC.

DA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This BBQ spot is great! Best we ever tried. Meats are seasoned to perfection and very tender. Mac and cheese to die for. Good drinks. Homemade hot sauce 👍. Polite staff.

TN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious! I’ve never had such great ribs. Mable’s sets a fun, relaxed chow down vibe.

VE
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best BBQ in NYC. Just be advised you have to order in the back . They do not waitress .

RB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been having the ONLY BBQ cravings lately.. honestly haven’t shut up about Mable’s since. It was just amazing. Went with a few people where we were able to order/share almost everything...not one complaint! Def will be back as I think this may be one of my new favorite places!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and location..service was amazing...nice and clean... Definitely need to come back

KC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food good. Long wait. Understaffed and waitstaff was overwhelmed.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Bad night? They ran out of food

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

this place is a must in williamsburg if you’re a bbq lover. it’s loud, dark, crowded and the service isn’t the best, but the food is absolutely worth it. the brisket and mac & cheese blew my mind!

BB
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exceeded my expectation.
We were a large group so we tried every BBQ meats and sampled all the side dishes offered.
Both were super goods.

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The food is the best. Delicious meats and sauces.

The ambiance is awful. Food is served on paper plates, which I hate - cutting meat on a paper plate is very unpleasant. The physical space is far too large and cavernous - with hard rock playing incessantly. The overall feel of the restaurant is very airport like. Concrete floors, hard seats, impersonal and industrial setting, disposable dinnerware. Yuck. I’d certainly go back for the food, but would not considered it a “night out.”

MD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and setting were very good - Mable's exceeded expectations!

FH
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best BBQ-style brisket I've had in a very long time. The hosts, bartenders, and wait staff are all very friendly and earnest (and normally would get more "stars" on this basis), but I'm not sure the system of ordering cafeteria style, then having the food brought out by no one in particular as it becomes ready, is the best way to get the food from kitchen to table.

DB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience2

They were out of ribs which isn’t great. The flavor of the meat was good but I would’ve like the brisket to be cut thicker. It was almost as if it was cut for a sandwich. Also, the music only appealed to one type of listener.

EL
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribs were the best I ever had. Mac and cheese and cornbread were also outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff, great food. Really enjoyed this place as a random find during honeymoon.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very interesting place. Sort of a banquet or cafeteria style.. And a little confusing to understand the ordering process and with only drink menus on the table. However, these are only minor issues and the food is Dynamite. Prices seemed high, but the portions were big and lots of side dishes like pickles, slaw, etc. were included. Good place to just wind down and eat well

BG
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great bbq spot in Williamsburg. Good drink specials.

OT
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Really bad food, uninteresting, the cafeteria-style service does not add hipness, it feels like a cafeteria.

M
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My second time here (randomly found it while walking a few years ago) and I did not remember the name. So glad I found this place again the food is delicious! Portions could be bigger but just order more food if you want to leave stuffed.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food great, and hostess was super sweet!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tender ribs and brisket!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very quiet as it was a late lunch. The food was a little cold but I was too hungry to send it back.

C
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brisket was amazingly tender. Food and ambiance where great.

FF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. I would highly recommend it to others. Great value also.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for an early dinner after making a booking for 5 people. When we arrived we were told they overbooked, had no place for us and had stopped taking food orders. So no seat, no food! It was 4th July but it wasn’t an overly busy. It was very unprofessional!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding BBQ! We were a party of five and between us we tried everything and it was all so delicious. IF you have any room left, the desserts are great. The staff is so welcoming and ready to make sure you have what you need. You go up and order and then it is brought to the table for you. It's a relaxed dining experience that makes it easy to enjoy yourself and the people your with.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here was delicious. Best Rack of ribs in NYC! Drinks are wonderful.

l
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!! I took my husband for fathers day and he was so happy! He told me I picked a great place to celebrate!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband came here because our friend had her wedding catered by Mables last year and food was delicious. This is a nice casual place to come to for some good bbq food. The food is good and I love their bbq sauce. The only thing I didn't like was that the brisket had a lot of fat in it and one of the big ribs looked burnt because of the black charcoal on it but meat was still good. I think food was better at the wedding we went to but it was still good especially the candied yams :) We shared one meal with sides and it was enough for the both of us. We were stuffed lol. The only thing I'd warn you about is that they don't have waiter service like other restaurants so you have to order food and drinks at the bar and then someone brings it to your table. When done you have to ask for your bill at the bar to pay before you leave. That was different for us but it was fine. We would come back to eat here again.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic bbq food, incredible brisket and the best bbq sauce I've ever had! We were just sad they had sold out of bottle to take away!!

TA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This place was great. I was able to get seating for 10 people for my mothers birthday which included my 2 month old baby. The food was good the prices were decent and we were able to talk without a problem. Granted this was at 5ish so it was early. There were other babies there so defitnely kid friendly at that time which was a plus for us.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Hometown has best barbecue, Fette Sau is next with limited menu, both have great service and all have the divy bar feel. Hometown has live music... just go to Hometown you won't be disappointed.

JH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Met a friend for lunch with my son on a Sunday afternoon. Nice, casual environment. No table service, but ordered at the bar and the food was delivered promptly. Delicious barbecue, friendly, out going staff. Definitely a sane oasis in hipster rich Williamsburg.

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