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Virgil's Real Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025 (Broadway and 44th)
+1 212-921-9494
11:00 - 00:00
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All hours
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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Port Jefferson, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've gone here for years whenever I need a place near Times Square that doesnt have too long of a wait. Food is always great. Service is quick and good. Prices are good for the neighborhood. My only issue this past visit was they gave my daughter a hard time about ordering from the childrens menu (she's 10). She is... More 

Thank LIMom2016
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Virgil's atmosphere was great. The Christmas decorations were beautiful and there were TVs scattered around but not overwhelming. The portion size is huge. Could definitely share a meal between 2 people. I knew going in that this was not going to be my Eastern NC BBQ (vinegar based) but for the most part I've always been open to other types... More 

Thank JustMomRaleigh
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited virgils on Wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, we hadn't booked so we were sent to the bar first which was great, quick service and a good selection on tap. Within minutes our name was called and we were seated. Our waiter was around to us with no fuss and checked we were ok and went through a few things... More 

Thank Rob7668
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everytime i come here i visit Virgils. But it is always so busy and noisy. But thats the charm i suppose and i like it. Pulled pork or brisket is great as are the fries. Good lager too. Not cheap by any standard but always worth a visit.

Thank Harrybo2011
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good happy hour for NYC, varying drinks, beer, etc. as well as food items. Sat at the bar, staff was friendly. The BBQ nachos were good.

Thank CriticalTravelerFl
Greater Adelaide, Australia
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another restaurant that we revisited. We had been here in 2005 and went back during our visit this year. The food was still as good as it was back in 2005. However they serve huge meals and you really need to be aware of this. We enjoyed ourselves just as much as we had in 2005.

Thank Tatyana T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All I want is wings all the time! I'm coming back to New York just for this meal! Seriously! It shouldn't be allowed to be this good!

Thank Nina D
Apalachin, NY
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Virgil's offers Southern-style barbecue just steps from Times Square. It's a fun, family-friendly stop. Definitely book ahead if you're part of a large group. We had chicken, burgers and pork barbecue and everything was delicious and served in generous portions. Our table was pleased with the milkshakes (my daughter's was served with a pretzel dipped in chocolate and covered with... More 

Thank rae607
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four of dined here on a Saturday night before a play. I recommend a reservation. The atmosphere was good. They were decorated for the holidays. There was a huge screen showing football situated so that both upstairs and downstairs patrons could watch it. Service was fine. Two of us ordered the BBQ salad which had a good portion of chicken,... More 

Thank MaBiobabe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

While working in NY a friend told me about Virgil's. I was skeptical about Bbq and southern style food in NYC being from Ga. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was very good, service was excellent and the atmosphere is extremely nice as well. Plenty of things to look at while waiting.

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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