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Brooks' House of BBQ

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5560 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
+1 607-432-1782
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Family owned and the best BBQ ever. Everything is homemade and chicken done over a charcoal pit. Fall off the bone tender and delicious. My daughter and sisters favorite is the pork BBQ bun. The BBQ sauce is amazing! Don't forget to get some homemade fries.

Thank GabSettle
Williamsburg, Virginia
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the absolute best place to eat, the BBQ chicken dinner is wonderful, and I order it every time. The staff is outstanding and the bread and salad bar always taste great too, it's hard to save room for the chicken.

Thank Nikita12043
New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brooks' is an institution in Upstate New York, since 1951. Still family owned, this roomy, country-style eatery is hard to beat for chicken BBQ. (Locals say the family got help with their famed sauce recipe from Cornell U.) Lines for tables can be long; if you're willing to sit at the counter, step on up. Service is fast; prices reasonable.... More 

Thank CNYTravelView
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm always happy with (most of) the food here. The fries are absolutely disgusting, I don't know one person that likes them. The decor isn't to my taste, but it is what it is. The staff is helpful and friendly. I just don't recommend the fries.

Thank Tammy D
New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

can't find better chicken anywhere, especially for such a reasonable price; often quite crowded because of the great value, so get there early

Thank tking2
Albany, NY
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174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our nephew has just begun his freshman year at SUNY Oneonta. After we toured the campus, we decided to take him to Brooks for a late lunch. As usual there was a line waiting but it moved along fairly well. Once seated we had excellent service by Joe N. who paid great attention to our needs. Everyone enjoyed their meals... More 

Thank 14alnjan
Indianapolis, Indiana
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227 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were traveling, so didn't have the BBQ, but the food we had was very good. We both had the clam chowder with 1/2 of a BLT sandwich. The clam chowder was excellent. Actually it was better than the chowder I ever have had in Maine, and we are from the east coast area. The service was very good and... More 

Thank LuckyMesaAZ
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place. I've been going there since about 1979. Never disappoints and is sometimes "the destination" for the trip. I'm sure the other food items are good, but don't miss out on ordering the chicken or the ribs (or maybe the combo) dinner.

Thank ralphr36
Peterborough, Canada
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Dropped in for Dinner...................had the sampler platter....very nice and flavourful wife had the ribs....a bit strong...This resturaunt is more for the large crowd diner,.,..not an intiment style of BBQ eatery...salad bar had no potatoe salad a staple at others... Chicken really tasty.......

Thank Kawartha Ron
Cooperstown, New York
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Here is the best kept secret. I have eaten here many times but rarely eat inside. Instead in good weather I prefer to eat outside. They have outdoor seating in 3 locations on the property. Just go to the takeout window and order what you want and carry it to your table of choice. It is much quieter outside. The... More 

Thank georgieb72

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5560 State Highway 7, Oneonta, NY 13820-3699
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Oneonta
  • Phone Number: +1 607-432-1782

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?