Barbecuing is a true art that takes years to perfect. Luckily, New York City has truly been blessed with a bunch of yummy restaurants and talented pitmasters. In fact, the 10th annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park is this weekend June 9th – June 10th lots of folks will be enjoying some of the best of barbecue in New York (and around the country). So with that in mind, here are our picks for the top ten barbecue restaurants in New York City for barbecue to enjoy year round!
R.U.B. – 208 W. 23rd St.
RUB stands for Righteous Urban Barbecue. Righteous is a good word to describe their barbecue as its delicious, mouth- watering and tender. You really can’t go wrong with their ribs or their sausages.
Blue Smoke – 116 E 27th St.
Blue Smoke’s mammoth sized Texas Salt & Pepper Beef Ribs are simply the best dry rub ribs in the city.
Dinosaur Barbecue – 700 W 125th St.
Like many on this list, Dino BBQ’s star is their ribs but their appetizers and sides like their Deviled Eggs, Fried Green Tomatoes and Mac N’ Cheese also shine just as bright.
Hill Country Barbecue Market – 30 W 26th St.
Hill Country serves Texas style barbecue and has brisket that is succulent, moist and juicy, so you can leave the BBQ sauce alone.
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ – 1485 Second Ave & Other Locations
Brother Jimmy’s BBQ usually has a very lively atmosphere, packed with people craving some of their signature ribs.
Daisy May’s BBQ USA – 623 11th Ave
Not only does Daisy May’s name have a catchy ring to it, they also serve addictive, tender, fall off the bone ribs at great prices. Their Kansas City Sweet & Sticky Ribs or their Memphis Dry Rub Ribs are both sure bets.
Rack and Soul – 258 W. 109th St.
Rack and Soul’s huge portions of pulled pork and baby back ribs are certainly worth the trip to Harlem.
Georgia’s Eastside BBQ –192 Orchard St.
Georgia’s Eastside BBQ is a true hidden gem of the city. Unlike the rest of the restaurants on this list, Georgia’s Eastside is tiny. However, they set themselves apart with their home style cooking and attention to detail. Everything is so delicious here that it is often hard to make up your mind on what you want to order. Luckily there is the BBQ Sampler!
Smoke Joint – 87 S Elliott Pl, Brooklyn
Brooklyn has several can’t miss places for BBQ including the Smoke Joint in Fort Greene. Head over to this Brooklyn spot for their amazing pulled pork and Mac N’ Cheese.
Fette Sau – 354 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn
Last but certainly not least, Fette Sau has been rated the best BBQ in NYC by Zagat since 2009 for good reason. Everything is slow cooked to perfection. From their pork bellies to their pork ribs, Fette Sau is a must have experience for any “meatatarian”.