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Mr Powdrell's Barbeque House

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11301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-2901
+1 505-298-6766
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The patriarch of the Powdrell family and his wife brought a secret Barbecue recipe to Albuquerque, and his family has kept his standards alive! The oak fired smoker produces perfect smoked entries, while catfish, turkey, and chicken are supplemented with a selection of sides including turnip greens, okra, baked beans,green beans, and awesome sweet potato pie! They even have bones... More 

Thank Mark M
Deming, New Mexico
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487 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Catfish, brisket and salmon were all excellent. One thing to keep in mind, while the stay open latter, the don't serve dine in past 7:45pm

Thank dqdick
Manhattan, Kansas
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like salmon try the smoked salmon dinner. It was excellent. It was my first time eating here. You order at the counter and then your food is brought to you. The server was both friendly and helpful. I would definitely eat here again

Thank Carol R
Boise, Idaho
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The combination of great people and good food is a winning one, and this business has got it down pat. Worth the detour from a drive through from state to state - and worth taking your time to enjoy this BBQ gem.

Thank NHB66
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I always go to Mr. Powdrells everytime I go to Albuquerque. I have been and lived all over the south and this place has the best and authentic southern cooking. The catfish is to die for, the cornbread excellent and the BBQ ribs will make you want to live there. If that wasn't enough, there is cobbler and ice cream... More 

Thank Bob J
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Ribs and sides were outstanding. The staff was attentive and friendly, return visits are in my future.

Thank Robert O
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I had a quick lunch with Mr Powdrell's on Central. I staff was very nice and the place was clean. I enjoyed my the BBQ.

Thank mimimcq
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Been going here since 1974 (since old location on San Pedro). Best BBQ out there, and not just in NM. Great menu with everything from fried catfish, and chicken fried steak to delicious and succulent BBQ. Be sure to get a side of coleslaw, it takes just like my grandma's!

Thank f_leech
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Had a craving for good Texas style chili and cornbread bread. They did it. The chili is not on the menu, but they pulled it off. The owner is friendly and entertaining. It was the best hole in the wall I would recommend.

Thank RickSV
Olean, New York
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great restaurant! Fabulous food. Great BBQ! Delightful and friendly staff. Comfortable atmosphere. Prices were reasonable for the amount of food we got. Very enjoyable and well worth the visit.

Thank marm154

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11301 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-2901
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-298-6766

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?