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Virgil's Real Barbecue

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152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025 (Broadway and 44th)
+1 212-921-9494
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 11:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to New York 3 times now and i always visit Virgils. The food is amazing , loved the beef brisket and pulled pork , my girlfriend also recommends the house coleslaw. It does get busy so booking ( i used open table - so easy to do on your phone ) is advisable. The staff are great -... More 

Thank brebbeck
Burgas, Bulgaria
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took the mixed combo, waiter said that is enough for 1 person. Believe me it's more than enough for 2 adults. Great side dishes too, fresh fried potatoes, coleslaw. They lost my doggy bad but they offered another dish to compensate. Great value for money and excellent food and service.

Thank Michel H
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Virgil's is the same bar-restaurant that I remember from 20 years ago. Always a fun place to have a few beers and some tasty food. My family enjoyed our meal, and the service was ok. The restaurant is a litte "rustic", and seems a little worn, but that did not really affect our experience. The food was plentiful and the... More 

Thank Michael E
Uppsala, Sweden
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After living in New York for four years, this is one of our local haunts that we still miss and talk about. Virgil' is a bustling, no-frills darned good barbecue haven for those of us who love eating great bbq with sticky fingers! Their chicken wings are to die for (tangy and delicious like nowhere else!), and I really recommend... More 

Thank SusanneKL
Coral Springs, Florida
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295 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there with the family for lunch and overall have an excellent experience. The pulled pork was great and so were the ribs. A nice atmosphere not overly noisy and the service was excellent. If you're in the city and you're looking for barbecue it's definitely a place to go.

Thank mikesgbear1
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a stereo typical typical American restaurant when it comes to portion size and the type of food. In time square , serves burgers and all sorts of fried food. Food was nice service was good. I personally wouldn't eat here more than once during a trip. Lots of seating , friendly staff and would recommend for a lunch... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time there. If you are not watching your weight and you want a jucy, delicious pulled pork this is the place to go.

Thank yweibel
Great Western, Australia
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meals were enormous and not really anything special. We were a bit disappointed and wouldn't go back there again.

Thank holidayfamily552176
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time in New York and Virgil's was recommended to us by a friend back home. So glad he did! Absolutely loved it. Had the Pig Out special for two on one night... Was enough food for three people and all cooked / tasted amazing. Second night I had the Kansas Fried Chicken & my boyfriend had the baby... More 

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Fredericksburg, VA
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five arrived for dinner about 5:00pm on a Saturday and our wait was only about 15 minutes. The food is good and the staff know their stuff. The tables are close together and it's loud, so the focus is food and fun close to Times Square. This is not the place if you want a quiet, private,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
    (Broadway and 44th)
  • Public Transportation: LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-921-9494
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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