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Neely's Barbecue Parlor - CLOSED

1125 1st Ave, 62nd St., New York City, NY 10065-8301
+1 212-832-1551
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
14 Oct 2015
“Family Day and Last Meal at Neely's! ”
7 Oct 2015
“Goodbye to an old fav”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Barbecue
€€ - €€€
1125 1st Ave, 62nd St., New York City, NY 10065-8301
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Well, I received an email that my favorite spot is closing. Closed on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Needless to say. ..the food is always delicious and the service is always impeccable! The food is from Texas, so its a lot of bbq sauce and smoked...More

Thank ReadytoGoNyc
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Neely's is closing its doors on Sunday, October 11th; so we ventured out to bid farewell. The fried green tomatoes were delicious as usual. Great atmosphere and drinks, sad to see them go.

Thank TrvlngAngyl
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Ribs are awesome. Atmosphere is loud and happy and fun. I always ask for a table in the adult section as sometimes the child to parent ratio is askew. Great food. Solid portions and special treats like the beans and fried okra. Even though we...More

Thank Stylelust
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We enjoyed our meal here. The barbecue menu is varied and delicious and I loved the flavoured lemonade in jam jars. It is across the street from Dangerfield's Comedy Club so it is convenient for a pre or post meal. We were there early Tuesday...More

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Fried Chicken came with mashed potatoes & cole slaw. Chicken was moist with a nice crispy coating, mashed potatoes were outstanding, cole slaw was average. Mac and Cheese was really tasty. Fried Green Tomatoes were slightly above average. Used Seamless from The Hotel Bentley to...More

2  Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
MerchantsHospitality, Manager at Neely's Barbecue Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Thank you so much for your support. It gives us great pride to know that we have another satisfied customer who appreciates what we offer. We are glad that your take out was ready within 15 minutes and everything was to your liking. We appreciate...More

Reviewed 30 July 2015

I've been to Interstate (Jim Neely's original place) in Memphis, and Neely's in Nashville (the family's place). Interstate is one of America's best. Neely's is REALLY good. I wanted to like NBP, I truly did. The Good: - The place is gorgeous. Decor is classy...More

1  Thank godzuki24
MerchantsHospitality, Public Relations Manager at Neely's Barbecue Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Hi Godzuki, Thank you for taking the time out to write this review. We appreciate your time and coming out to visit Neely's. We are currently making improvements on all aspects of the restaurant. Particularly, we improving our menu and presentation. Thank you for this...More

Reviewed 28 July 2015

The food at Brunch was great, and very fresh. Plus, for like $15 you can get unlimited drinks for the duration of the meal. Very good time, nice atmosphere.More

1  Thank Sarah A
MerchantsHospitality, Public Relations Manager at Neely's Barbecue Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2015

Hey Sarah! Thank you very much for your review. As brunch is always a customer favorite, we appreciate the fact that you too were able to enjoy your meal and the unlimited drinks special. We especially appreciate you for enjoying yourself and the wonderful atmosphere...More

Reviewed 21 July 2015

A very nice setting, but not suited for people with handicaps. The Fried Chicken had to be returned either over cooked or from another day. Brisket excellent but one side warm instead of hot and the other too cold. Staff gladly exchanged chicken and was...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Ordered the baby back ribs with collard greens and sweet potatoes. Ribs were tender, seasoned to perfection and very meaty! Sauce had the smoky bbq flavor that I look for and the sauce had a slight kick...mmm! Greens were smoky so have some water ready....More

Thank missthang10
MerchantsHospitality, Guest Relations Manager at Neely's Barbecue Parlor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

We’d love to take the moment and say thank you for your pleasing words. It brings us great joy to know that we have left another customer satisfied with the experience we have to offer. There is so much more where that came from, and...More

Reviewed 10 July 2015

We happened to go here on Father's day. It was busy and the service was great. The ribs were delicious. One of my daughters got the brisket and loved it. Another got chicken and enjoyed it. I really enjoyed the flavored lemonade. I just wish...More

Thank Shelly H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 1st Ave, 62nd St., New York City, NY 10065-8301
  • Public Transportation: Trains N,R,Q or 4,5,6 to 59th street Lexington Stop, Walk east to First Avenue, then north to 62nd street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-832-1551
For a true Southern comfort experience in the heart of NYC, Neely's Barbecue Parlor is the place to go. We serve authentic barbecue and southern-style comfort food in a friendly, down-home atmosphere. Our unique space allows you to choose from several different dining rooms, as well as a den, sitting room, front porch, and living room. Neely's embraces the parlor feel! Whether you're in the mood for a fun family outing, a tasty business dinner, or a romantic night for two, Neely's offers the perfect backdrop for every occasion. Enjoy our full-service bar, with seating for up to 50 people, several beers on tap, and a great happy hour with signature sangrias and much more. We have five TVs in the bar area and a projector screen for you to kick back and enjoy the game with friends. We are best known for Pat and Gina's delicious BBQ staples, from Kansas City spare ribs and Memphis-style baby back ribs to pulled pork and much more. We also offer a great selection of other food items including candied bacon, blackened catfish, and salmon. All of our barbecue is smoked in-house in our large Southern Pride Smoker. Can't stay for your meal? Don't worry - we offer takeout! We can also provide delicious catering for birthdays, meetings, and more so consider us for your next event!
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