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PJ's BAR-B-QSA

1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
+1 518-583-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (56 reviews)
“burnt ends” (13 reviews)
“baked beans” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I ordered a variety of things that I thought would be great. The Ribs were very dry, over cooked/smoked. The Burnt Ends, dry as well, Burnt Ends are difficult to make properly but these were far off the mark. Pulled Pork was good, not bad...More

Thank Jim11
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I love BBQ, so when its time to get off the highway to eat, we use the internet to find a place. This one is quite a find. They do BBQ many different ways - catering to everyone's tastes from Memphis ribs to Carolina pork,...More

Thank Morgan2010
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am happy to read how much you enjoyed your food and I hope you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 20 June 2016

Had a pre concert feast here!! Really great food. The portions were decent size. Try the fried okra with the chipotle ranch dressing!!

Thank Boymommy94
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thanks for the great review and I hope you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 20 June 2016

PJ's is known for their BBQ, but IMO their BBQ chicken is the absolute best. PJ's use a variant of the Cornell marinade, and their chicken is always tasty and moist. We were more pleasantly surprised by some of their sides, particularly the BBQ Chicken...More

Thank MikeOstr
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thanks for the great review and I hope you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 20 June 2016

When my in laws come to town, we always go here. Very relaxed atmosphere, and the smoked meat never disappoints. I recommend the Slop Bucket, and getting it the way it was intended at least the first time (not one to do substitutions on really;...More

Thank Charlie D
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2016

Thanks for the great review and I hope you dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 11 June 2016

We stopped in for lunch today. Our experience got off to a bad start ordering meals at the cash register. The woman there was not friendly or helpful at all. In fact, she was down-right rude. No smile, thanks, or welcome from her. I was...More

Thank cfrahme52
Reviewed 30 May 2016

It's been a few years since we've eaten here so on our way to The Saratoga Winery my wife and I stopped for lunch. We used to really enjoy their food and even had them cater a couple of pool parties for us. That said,...More

1  Thank DisneyDad2
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Had another great meal at PJ's. The pulled pork is always so delicious, I can't seem to venture away from the platter. The ribs are great too and from what I've heard, the brisket is fantastic. They have a bunch of different sides to choose...More

Thank HeathBlake
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

HeathBlake, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We are thrilled to hear you love our BBQ, especially the pulled pork. It is one of our favorites as well. We hope to see you again soon. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management

Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Limited parking and limited indoor seating. The band was good. There was a lot of outdoor seating.

Thank FloridaNYSP
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, FloridaNYSP. We are happy to hear you had a good experience with us and enjoyed the BBQ and music. We hope to see you again soon. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management

Reviewed 26 May 2016

PJ's Bar-B-QSA offers several kinds of BBQ foods, each prepared slightly differently. There's dry rubs, and several kinds of sauces. The owner, PJ, personally cooks the chicken each morning. You'll also find him spinning tunes from the 40s, 50s and 60s in the evening. The...More

Thank Thom C
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Thom. Future travelers will love reading your review about our establishment and the offerings that we have. We hope to see you again soon. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-583-7427
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Description
The PJ's BAR-B-QSA story begins in the mid-1960s, when Carolyn and PJ became high school sweethearts in their hometown near Buffalo, NY. They married, graduated together from college and became elementary school teachers. They began a small catering business out of their home and spent their summer vacations doing barbeques and county fairs. Eventually, they bought and operated a seasonal barbeque restaurant, while continuing to teach. They finally stopped teaching to devote their full attention to operating PJ's BAR-B-Q. Over the years, PJ, Carolyn, and their son Johnny added the country's regional barbeque favorites to their menu. They went on several barbeque road trips to make sure they were authentically representing these regional favorites. PJ's BAR-B-QSA now operates year-round, featuring barbeque from Coast to Coast. If you'd like to experience America's time-honored regional barbeque favorites without traveling across the country, you can take "A Taste Tour of American Barbeque" right here at PJ's BAR-B-QSA. Happy Trails!
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