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Brother Jimmy's BBQ

181 Lexington Ave, Btwn 31st & 32nd, New York City, NY 10016-6817
+1 212-779-7427
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (19 reviews)
“pulled pork” (9 reviews)
“hush puppies” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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181 Lexington Ave, Btwn 31st & 32nd, New York City, NY 10016-6817
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brother Jimmy's is a pretty average BBQ spot in my opinion. However, the one thing that sets it apart from other joints is that for beef brisket, they offer you the option of lean or marbles slices. That is a game changer for me. Marbled...More

Thank Tunaidi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service were great, reasonable prices and the portions were big. Well worth getting into a taxi for. Came to just over $40 for 2 soft drinks, 2 starters and a platter to share.

Thank charlied321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place close to my son's apartment. We always have a great meal here. The meats are delicious and we love the sides, especially the Brussel sprouts and baked beans. Our waitress was so friendly and efficient.

Thank WenC14
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We went here because we couldn't find anywhere else nearby and boyfriend was hungry. It sounded ok though. It was in effect a sports bar with a South American menu. I wouldn't rush back but the food and service was fine.

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Stopped in with my daughter, both of us vegetarian! Each of us had a glass of wine and she ordered the nachos as her dinner and I had the Portobello mushroom sandwich. Bot were very good. It was very noisy at the bar area. The...More

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I cannot believe my son chose for us, Texans who are surrounded by BBQ temples and altars everywhere, to eat at a BBQ joint in Manhattan. I had very low expectations. We ate there for lunch. I ordered the brisket sandwich with macaroni and cheese...More

Thank LadyWanderLust
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Went along for an all you can eat ribs on a Sunday. It was really good food and value for all you can eat ribs and beer. I was really impressed by it, the ribs, both kinds, were awesome and the tatertots were pretty tasty...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had pulled carolina pork and a bbq burger each with fries on the side. The water guy was the one working hardest. Alright but go somewhere else.

Thank 917matt
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We came here on the chance it was close to our hotel and had good reviews. It was a Tuesday night and had live music playing. We had the ribs. The food was great, sooooo much of it, you do not need any starters. The...More

Thank DaniW6
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We were in Manhattan, staying in a new hotel (for us), and did not know the neighborhood as well as some of the others in midtown. We were happy that Brother Jimmy's was nearby, as our 11 year old niece (as many 11 yo's can...More

Thank johnnyboomboombuck
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:30 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Lexington Ave, Btwn 31st & 32nd, New York City, NY 10016-6817
    (31st Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 33rd Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-779-7427
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