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1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
+1 518-583-7427
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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Barbecue
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1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to be across the stree from PJ's at the Best Western hotel so I looked it up and the selling to us was the video posted on their site! The food was very good and pretty reasonable; we brought it to our family...More

Thank lafromthenorth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in town for my daughter crew races at the Saratoga Invitational and we decided to stop by for lunch as we love BBQ. We travel often and when we head south BBQ is our favorite. Bar-B-QSA rates in our top five which includes NC,...More

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I have patronized a lot of BBQ joints in various cities and states and this my friend, ranks #2 out of all that I have tried (Bootleg BBQ #1 in Louisville, KY...Moonlight BBQ #3 in Owensboro, KY). I'm not a fan of BBQ slathered...More

Thank Melinda J
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We leave outside NYC and stumbled upon this place years ago while driving home from Lake Placid as it is very close to the exit on I-87 near Saratoga Springs. It is so darn good that it is now our "go to" meal stop on...More

Thank TravelustNYC
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review and rating! We are so glad to have become your go-to meal stop on your way back from Canada and Lake Placid! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great day. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on Saturday, February 3, 1017. We both had the pulled pork sandwiches. The pulled pork is not served in a sauce. We chose kaiser rolls. Then, we had a choice of sauces. My husband chose a combination...More

Thank Celaluna
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Celaluna! I am so happy to read both you and your husbanded enjoyed the food and I dod hope you'll visit us again next time you're in Saratoga!

Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

It's the best place for BBQ hands down. The staff is so welcoming and friendly. The owner frequently comes out and socializes with customers. The meat is so tender and juicy. My boyfriend I have tried all of the different sides and we love them...More

Thank ERJH317
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, ERJH317. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy coming here and that you love our BBQ. We hope you have found a few favorites with us and we can't wait to see you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA...More

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband discovered PJ's BAR-B-QSA while coming to various concerts at SPAC. It is hands down the BEST BBQ we have ever had...and the smells that hit you when you walk through the front doors are memorizing. We can't even pick what our...More

Thank ManonaBug
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the wonderful review, ManonaBug. We are glad to hear you love our bbq so much! It's okay you don't have a favorite, as long as you enjoy everything, that's all that matters. We can't wait to see you again when you take...More

Reviewed 18 January 2017

When I walk through the front door of PJ's Bar-B-QSA in Saratoga Springs two things happen: First I am greeted by that heavenly, sweet smell of BBQ and then a choir of angels can be heard singing. This has got to be #1 on my...More

Thank gerry g
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that our BBQ makes you sing and that you enjoy it so much, gerry. We appreciate the kind words and we can't wait to see you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management

Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have had BBQ from all over the country...this is the real deal. EXCELLENT. Moist brisket, beef rib is just the best. Smoked sausage, smoked rotisserie chicken..it gets hard to decide what to order. Everyone is friendly, restaurant is clean, but the food is what...More

Thank APH1911
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, APH1911. We are glad to hear you love our BBQ, especially the brisket and the beef rib. We are glad to hear that there are so many delicious options that you like. We look forward to seeing you again. Best,...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were a large group with children and PJ's attention was really good. He gave each child a stuffed animal. The food was amazing, everything was delicious, the BBQ ribs, the pulled pork and the chicken. But undoubtedly, the best of all are the moist...More

Thank Juan M C
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Juan. We are glad to hear you had a great experience with us and really enjoyed your meal, especially the brisket and cornbread. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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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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!