Virgil's Real BBQ - New York City

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6503 reviews
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Barbecue
We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.
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BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You can’t go wrong here if you’re in the mood for bbq. Anytime we are in the city we visit Virgil’s. Love the hush puppies and biscuits w gravy!

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time eating @ Virgil’s. Food was excellent. Good drinks and service. Reasonably priced.

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B
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for delicious barbecue! Had the half dry rub barbecue chicken with a side of potato salad and collard greens. It comes with yummy cornbread too. The food was totally awesome! Tried the regular and frozen margaritas. Both were excellent although I favor the frozen slushy one a bit more. Any barbecue place that gives you a terry cloth towel instead of a paper napkin and follows up at the end with a hot towel to clean up with afterwards gets an A+ in my book. I will definitely return to this place!

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GS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Lovely big portions, tasty food and good service, we would come back.

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C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have a secret.I’m from Texas and Virgil’s is my favorite bbq restaurant in the country.It’s a family style setting and a comfy cozy atmosphere to help you escape from the Times Square hustle and bustle.No item comes up short and the quality is consistent.Thanks for being my home away from home for the last 10 years Virgil’s.

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LP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and wings were the best. Nice place to go and hang out and have fun!

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CM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service
Very efficient
Maryland Crab cake was the best I ever had
Great location for theater

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Back again, still great. Amazing BBQ for the center of NYC

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RA
Columbus
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always enjoy a stop at Virgils when in Times Square area. The best!!!

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AN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The server failed to mention that the blacken salmon had a pineapple salsa and I'm allergic to pineapple. I had to send the salmon back. When I finally got a new piece it was over cooked.

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OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you want to experience American dining in New York then this is where you should go. Portions are excellent, the chicken is lovely

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food at a great price. You do get a lot of food too. The service was just slow and the waiter forgot to put my appetizer in.

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S
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Eaten there many times. Ordered burger with swiss, and came without swiss. Sent back and returned with slice not melted. Sent back and had to wait till new burger was made. Appreciated both staff response and price deducted from bill but friend and I ate at different times. Surprised cause not complicated order.

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TB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Overall it was a good experience. They accommodated my family and I Well. The service was ok. I really liked their regular margarita and watermelon margarita.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent ..The food was delicious,
if you ever go must try the wings !! The wings are amazing !! The brisket of beef was also delicious !!!

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DP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place - grilled ship was delicious, brisket was a little dry- overall excellent evening

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BR
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a large party with a reservation. Our tables were ready early. Food was great. Service was excellent. We had multiple servers checking on us during our entire visit.

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S
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Virgil's used to have the best BBQ in the city, but after an absence of 4 years our lunch failed to live up to prior expectations. The sides (onion rings, baked beans and cornbread) were good but the ribs were fatty and overcooked. Excellent service compensated for a first-time-ever disappointing meal. So I'd still recommend it, but maybe would steer clear of the Memphis Baby Backs. My wife's brisket sandwich was excellent.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Decent food, nothing wow but the taste was very good and portions were good too.

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RT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

The flavor of the food was good, but my order was cool, and the place wasn't busy. Lastly, since the weather was raining and cool outside, I want some herbal mint, peppermint, or spearmint tea, but none was available. Therefore, I requested a cup of hot water.
The owners of Virgil's need to correct the aforementioned.

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

For NY BBQ, it's probably OK. If you really know your barbecue, it's just fair. Brisket was fatty, chicken was good but much too dry. Ribs were decent -- probably the best bet.

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R
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Tired looking pub. Started off with drinks and onion rings at the bar while waiting for table. Rings not particularly good. Started meal with chopped veggie salad which was quite good. Shared half rack of ribs and two sides. Ribs were fatty and not very tasty. Dry rub needs barbecue sauce. Sides of beans and cole slaw tasty. We both agreed we would not return.

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MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The fried chicken was pretty good

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b
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT everything - food, ambiance, and EXCELLENT server David who was both friendly as well as helpful.

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M
London
56 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Virgil's never disappoints

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Mainz
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Unbedingt hingehen und leckeres BBQ In New York genießen

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RT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Our waiter was extremely rude and slow/not helpful. The food came out extremely fast -- like way too fast. Our drinks took longer than the food.

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e
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall experience was good wasn't enough food on the plates for the price I ordered the pig out for 2 and it was just enough for one especially the meat portions

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TR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Returned after first visiting in 2017....felt very let down. The service was just poor - had to ask 5 times for a drink, repeatedly missed....staff just didn’t seem bothered about anything. Food remained lovely but all spoilt by rubbish service and a cold and draughty restaurant 😢

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good all round experience, large portions, good drinks and service.

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FG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place for a tasty quick pre theater meal. Busy and noisy but was fun. The bourbon draft beer was a disappointment at $9.50 for a small glass.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good bordering on excellent. I am a big fan of the Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, NY and Virgil's is at least equal to that legendary establishment.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ottima carne, servizio impeccabile

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LC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our lunch and loved the fact that they didn't rush us out either!

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding southern BBQ. Excellent service, friendly staff. A new favorite destination any time I head to NYC! Brisket is second to none in the northeast. The sampler platter is a must have for any BBQ enthusiast!

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DH
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was so good, fried pickles to ribs and chicken, then key lime pie yummy. Was a little noisy, but we are old so could just be our hearing LOL.

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D
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience here. Yes, it is in Times Square, but, it is not just a tourist trap. The BBQ is actually really good!

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v
New England
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Virgil's BBQ is excellent - if you love BBQ, then you have to try Virgil's.! Price and service was equally good!

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d
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent as was our waiter! They were playing blues music and my family really had fun! It was an awesome experience!

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere but i remember bitter food in the past years

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