Virgil's BBQ-Atlantis Paradise Island

3.5
40 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue

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Enjoy barbeque steeped in the storied tradition of the South and created using the world-famous BBQ styles of Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, the Carolinas and Missouri. Family-style dining is taken to new heights in this rustic and casual restaurant by using a range of rubs and marinades, all enhanced by hours of gentle smoking over hickory, oak, and fruit woods. Guests can enjoy a delicious dinner of Virgil’s famous BBQ platters with home-style sides like smoky Memphis BBQ Beans and finish off with sweet favorites like fresh fruit cobbler. Virgil’s is the ultimate go-to restaurant in The Bahamas for a touch of the South.
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3.5based on all time ratings
3.5
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3.6
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3.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience3

Staff was very welcoming and pleasant. Food was terrible. The Mac and cheese tasted like canned cheese and cost us nearly $30 (with tax). Would not recommend dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Nourriture atroce.
On s’attendait à du vrai bbq. Pas des côtés levées réchauffées au microonde.
Des portions beaucoup trop grosses et bien sûr la serveuse ne nous a pas dit que nous serions submergés par la bouffe.
Encore un restaurant où la quantité prime sur la qualité.
A éviter.

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MCOTT
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It wasn’t open the night I booked through you. Not amused.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was outstanding. Table ready for us right on time. The food was great - just a bit too “saucy” for me and the Mac and cheese smelled like velveeta (not my style at all). Overall, would go back.

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vipJaneE
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The restaurant itself is very beautiful, and the location is great. However the food was fair at best.

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EileenB
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They declined seating us. Said no reservation even though we showed the reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious BBQ

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Way overpriced for what you get. Ribs tasted like they were boiled first. I didn’t even taste any smoke. Very disappointed in this so called great place for ribs. Not sure if irs because all of the Atlantis restaurants are sub par and not up to their us restaurants standards.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

A decent attempt at barbecue for a resort. We could only order family style portions so not everyone could have exactly what they wanted. The price point definitely doesn’t match the fare, real barbecue never costs $200 for 4 people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service is great here. The place is casual. We ordered biscuits, corn bread and trash ribs I think they were called and were terrible. It was hard to decipher where the meat was. I wouldn’t recommend those. The chicken was dry. Food was below average. The salad was the best part.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Family style dinner- food good, great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place!

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LupeZ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was super good. Brisket and Chicken BBQ was great. Biscuits were awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Do not waste your money in this restaurant. There is nothing special here. The family meal is not a family meal, all they did was to double the price with same amount of food. The pulled pork in my opinion was a regular meal. The menu requires you to order family menu only. There is no single order. Definitely OVERPRICED. Very disappointing. The only food I was happy about was the corn muffin. It was delicious.

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MonnieFlowers
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Maybe it’s because I’m from Texas, but this was a very poor excuse for brisket. At $44 a pound, do not order this. Our macaroni and cheese was cold, the chicken was decent but on the dry side. The service was terrible, but that’s true of almost everywhere in the Bahamas.

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vipJimSu
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a resort restaurant so it is pricy. I got the BBQ chicken wings and it was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We have not been here for several years but things have changed - the sides and enhancements shrank to something on the “under 6 menu” - had to order extra. 3 corn muffins for $10 the size of a spoon scoop - the meat portions have shrank too.

Disappointing as this was a favorite.

Love the location in NYC but this is Atlantis

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vipMarkS
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was really good, Ribs were great w a dry rub and there bbq sauce is awesome

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vipMarltondiner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The restaurant did not have our reservation.

I made the reservation through open table 1 hr in advance.

We had to wait for a table

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KellyH
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and delicious. It was the best bbq I have ever had! The biscuits were soo yummy and savory. My family loved the fried chicken and ribs. The chicken was crispy and golden brown. The ribs were meaty with a wonderful dry rub and their bbq sauce is a must! Get the grilled corn on the cob too!
Very friendly service and we got our food quickly. Fun southern decor atmosphere. Overall we highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Jalapeño Margarita was a good starter for the loaded BBQ chicken nachos and hush puppies. Went here with my wife and three kids. Waiters were a blast, very engaging and filled with good recommendations. The kids meals went over well with kids for the hotdogs they ordered. The BBQ Chicken & Rib combo we ordered to share for two people fell a little short. The 4 ribs we received for me reminded me of the flavors of the boneless ribs you order at a local state side Chinese restaurant and a bit tough to chew. The BBQ chicken portion came with three legs and no white beast meat to enjoy. The potato salad and rice sides fell short too as you were limited on side selection with this combo. I would have preferred some collard greens and baked beans, but could not order this as side unless you wanted to pay an additional 14+ dollars per side extra. Desert was good we ordered the cookies and ice cream that came out with two thinly sliced brownies outside layer with vanilla ice cream jammed in the middle. Was enough to feed 5 for dessert.

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vipExperienceTheWorld
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Very expensive! We ordered fried catfish (4 pieces = $40), hush puppies ($16) and chicken & pork combo ($54). The $$ on OpenTable should actually be $$$$ or at the very least $$$. The food was not extraordinary nor was it gourmet. Nothing special.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great location and service. Food was ok.

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vipFranckB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Nothing compare to the one in Manhattan
Mc and cheese are terrible looks like they put mustard on it
i ask the waitress but didn’t car.

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DMDJ
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

A bit disappointed in the menu at Virgils. The food we ordered was good and the service was as well.

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vipdmac5551
New England
25 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I frequent the Virgil’s in Manhattan often. Was hoping for a similar experience, but the service at Atlantis is awful, the food was dry and completely different than the NY restaurant. Will not be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Had the Fried Chicken and it was very good the Biscuits we're tasty. I'd pass on the Mac and cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was totally disgusted with the fact that I spent so much money on one of the most terrible dining experiences I have had. After ordered we didn’t see the server until had to flag him down for refills on our drinks and then when he brought the bill. Terrible main course.

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Deniser
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Brisket was good, but the pork and chicken are like eating BBQ sauce with a spoon. Very expensive for the quality and quantity. Better bet is Carmine’s. Restaurant is very noisy and service was slow.

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JoeyC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

food was disgusting and overpriced

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vipredraider
Pittsburgh
107 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Food is very high priced. Not prices similar to the restaurants state side. Server was friendly, but did not suggest to us that we were ordering too much food for 2 people. We ended up wasting food as we ordered too much. The quality of the food was good. The drink service was good. The greater than $200 for a dinner is too high in price. The Peanut Butter pie is amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No experience. Was able to book reservation but it was closed! Try finding another place at 8pm with 3 hangry kids

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MicheleH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was not good at all!!!! Especially for the price!!! Would never eat here again!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was our favorite restaurant on the Atlantis resort! Food was great! Service was great! It was a huge restaurant and there were people scattered everywhere. So it felt kinda quiet & empty. I think if the host would have set the people eating closer together, it would have brought the energy level up in the restaurant. The BBQ & sides were all so so so good. We even brought the leftovers back to the room to enjoy later....which we never do.

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JeffW
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty authentic BBQ. Great quality and large portions.

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vipHoward
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sorry but The food was really, really bad and very very expensive, please do not waste your money.

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SpencerT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It's ok, most people that haven't experienced a lot of bbq will enjoy it.

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vipRobertD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food is good, service was good once they came over. Waited almost 15 minutes before a waiter even said hello. No water, no drinks. As soon aa a waiter came over we just ordered everything right then. Service improved after that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went for the bbq chicken and at 7pm they had already run out. Super disappointed.

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Lori2016
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for amazing ribs and brisket. The barbecue beans are to die for! Great service!

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Virgil's BBQ-Atlantis Paradise Island is rated 3.5 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.