Virgil's Real BBQ - Las Vegas

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$30 and under
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Barbecue
Due to the mandated government shutdown caused by COVID-19, we have had to temporarily close. We look forward to re-opening soon!

Virgil’s Real BBQ has been acclaimed as one of America’s top 10 BBQ restaurants by leading food critics. Established 1994 in the heart of NYC’s Times Square, Virgil’s Real BBQ has become the popular destination for millions of tourist & locals.
Virgil’s Real BBQ was developed after extensive research, including a nationwide road trip in search of the best that BBQ has to offer. Local styles including Memphis pork ribs & chicken & Carolina pulled pork.
Our meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak & fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor & to keep the meat from drying out. To complement the main menu of BBQ specialties, we also offer a generous selection of traditional sides like barbecue beans, coleslaw & cheese grits & Southern-style desserts like banana pudding & Key Lime pies.

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4.3based on recent ratings
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Bman
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cocktails were expensive and light on liquor. Disappointed. BBQ was average. Would not return.

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jonnyqball
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Meh. Had better bbq. Had worse. Good people watching if you sit outside. Friendly staff and good service.

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Markus
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The food was very tasty but the end result if you could say a ton of bloating for our entire party.

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TRACYB
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Typical Vegas BBQ food.
Lots of it, not very hot and the chicken was undercooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ambiente tipico, cibo ottimo, servizio veloce e cortese. Consigliato

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AdeskoB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! I will be returning! I’m coming back for seconds and thirds and fourths!

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JimM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

We had the 2 meat, 2 sides, $29 platter for me and my wife...the food that was delivered to the table was very spars...3 large, fatty Memphis pork spare ribs that were average at best...and the beef brisket that was cut in half (Only about 4” long) and only about 6 short, thin briskets sliced very thin...with a large tap beer the bill was around $50 with a modest tip and we walked away looking for a place to eat!

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TonyG
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted good bbq and got good bbq.

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Hello
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We are locals and wanted to try this place. Brisket was inedible, and very fatty.

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TiffanyW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good! Went for date night and enjoyed the food and experience.

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MariaR
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked a reservation that day for 11 people, and they got us in right away. Food was amazing, service was great and it was perfect for our team of work people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for going above and beyond to fulfill my request from 1,000 miles away. Service was beyond attentive. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Good. Food was marginal at best. Service was great, friendly, fun. Maybe return.

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viptegel
San Francisco
91 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not really for me. Food came within minutes of ordering - I guess it's all already pre-prepared - and I was probably in and out in 30 mins. Felt like fast food. Not sure how authentic it is, as I don't eat a lot of BBQ, but it wasn't anywhere near as good as I've had in Austin - very sweet and unsubtle. Service was uninspiring. I won't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food every single time!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and exceptional service!

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FLORENTINAS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere .. quality staff, great food .. I will definitely come back when I am back in Vegas

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ChrisB
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service , good flavor, the ribs were a bit tough but very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome, very friendly and sweet. She knew the menu and had great recommendations.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Virgil’s and I cannot get over how amazing they are. Their BBQ is superior to all others and they deserve so much more recognition for it. I had the Virgil’s BBQ salad, which was perfect and on point for a lighter dinner. Their service is great too, and everyone I interacted with was super friendly and had a great vibe. Highly, highly recommended! If you like BBQ, it would be a huge mistake to not visit here at least once when visiting Las Vegas! 🥰

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GDrake
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good but a bit on the expensive side. They do offer a local’s discount which was a nice surprise. Really liked the atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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vipMikeChicago
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Service was slow and mediocre at best. Nice enough server but not very knowledgeable. Ordered barbecue brisket sandwich. At least half of the meat was fat. Unable to eat

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vipEileenB
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had breakfast this time. The biscuits & bacon was the best we ever had.

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annb
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The service was great but the food was not. Not a-lot of food for a “combo” meal.

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vipEileenB
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious small error on 1 out of 4 meals.

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CarolinaG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it...We all loved it, The Thanksgiving turkey dinner was amazing! Great friendly staff that make you feel right at home!

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vipt6362b
San Francisco
96 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving smoked turkey and all the fixins was out of this world .
Staff is amazing
We loved this place it was our second time there during our trip.
We will be back

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vipt6362b
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome staff

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good food was good ribs were very good

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date with my wife. The service was exceptional. The food made me rethink my choices on barbecue pork and made their's on top of my list.

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ChuckM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In Las Vegas on a getaway. We are big fans of Virgils in NY. This one did not disappoint

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was awesome!!! Just a little dark in the restaurant to read the menu

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to book online from Australia before we left which was super convenient. The food is amazing and value for money. You also get plenty on your plate. The wait staff are super friendly and helpful. As we had a Group of 13 we were given a large table upstairs away from the the normal hustle and bustle of a restaurant which meant we could talk and had a great time. He margaritas are pretty good and come in a large mug which several of our guests tried. Definitely will eat there again and have done so each trip to Vegas

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Zack was fantastic!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brisket and ribs are a must have. I’d fly back just for that food!!

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JerodB
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Waiter was friendly and helpful.

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SCR440
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food and service were great. Noise level was ridiculous. Almost impossible to hold a conversation while sitting inside. Absolutely no reason to have the sound on for the football game showing on the giant television AND have music blaring. Have no plans to ever return to Las Vegas. If I do though, I may get food from there to go but very unlikely to stay and eat. Seriously, is the manager and wait staff deaf? If not now they will be shortly. If I worked there I would get OSHA involved due to the unsafe work conditions due to the noise level.

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Rosa
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved how the waiters which off on our services. They were upbeat and professional.

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TimW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Virgil’s margarita is 25 Oz of sugar water. Zero flavor. No liquor.
Go there for the great food. Not margaritas. Pats toe salad greasy. Not as good as it could be. All other food is great.

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