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Brother Jimmy's BBQ

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Upper East Side
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1485 Second Ave., New York City, NY 10021
+1 212-288-0999
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in fortunes on the way back home. Place was nice and clean we sat in a booth and placed our order. I ordered the Carolina pork sandwich which came with a side I got slaw and my friend ordered the BBQ Briskett and my friend got the fried we also asked for a sample of the potato salad... More 

Thank Angela E
New York City, New York
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1,714 reviews
867 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Jimmy's BBQ has closed and is being replaced by Ziggy's effective next Monday. Ziggy's will replace the pig orientation of the prior Jimmy's with a mezcal and mariscos bar. Note from the website link that this location is no longer listed.

Thank robcurtross
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Pretty good southern BBQ in NY state... I lived in NC for 10 years and was pleased.. it was in a 'wrap' as it approached a healthy BBQ sandwich -

Thank Scoopspk
Siena, Italy
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

One of our first times and a BBQ joint and we were quite impressed. We started with the spinach and artichoke dip which was a perfect way to kick things off. Not wanting to miss out on anything we ordered “Jimmy’s pig out for two” which features four bbq items and four sides plus cornbread. Highly recommended! We found the... More 

Thank Comac39
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We had lunch and ordered the Pulled Pork Sandwich with fries as the side. The pulled pork was authentic North Carolina Pulled Pork. They had several different sauces on the table to add to the sandwich. Having lived in North Carolina we used the Carolina sauce - Great! We also ordered the slaw for the sandwich. It was like being... More 

Thank Sandy C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We go here all the time. It's our favorite spot on the ues. The food is great for a bar, the staff is great. We always have a great night there.

Thank sheri100
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Been here twice in the last couple of month and tried the ribs both times; it's a great sports bar to go with friends & family. There are 10 tvs located throughout the bar and you can watch pretty much all sports happening at any given time. Staff is welcoming and polite. Both times I had the northern ribs. The... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

Decent atmosphere, service was quick, food was delish and they even had games to keep the kids occupied. Nothing fancy at all, good ribs.

Thank Cpatravels
Cresskill, New Jersey
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

This is my go to place when going to Ranger games. I have never been disappointed at the 8th Ave location. Good bbq at a good price for NYC. I would recommend it for pre game or events at MSG.

Thank Norman S
Highland Park, IL
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140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is a family friendly restaurant. The BBQ is a good selection and the bar food is very good. The servers are attentive and children are welcome with balloons and crayons to draw while the food is being prepared. The kids' food comes out fast, is hot and the mac and cheese is a favorite.

Thank Rickhp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Barbecue
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1485 Second Ave., New York City, NY 10021
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-288-0999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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