Barbecues may not be the most sought food in New York, but trust us when we say it’s one of the most underrated choices in The Big Apple. In this video, we’ll look at five essential barbecue restaurants you must try in New York City.

1. Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

First on our list is a barbecue joint that has been operating since the 80s. It started out in Syracuse and eventually flourished into one of the more established barbecues in NYC.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is a good visit because it focuses on variety—embracing the different styles and approaches of barbecues all over the country.

2. Pik Nik BBQ

Thanks to its flower-filled pots and very pretty design, Pik Nik BBQ isn’t a place you’d expect to find barbecue in—much less amazing barbecue, but here it is on this list.

Pik Nik BBQ’s food is on brand, tasting and looking just as the entire restaurant looks. Proper, pretty, and plenty.

3. Virgil’s Real BBQ

Once you get a bite of their brisket, you’ll definitely understand why real is included in the name of Virgil’s Real BBQ. They have a really good barbecue—and it’s a miracle it’s located right in the heart of New York: Times Square.

4. Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster Barbeque

Celebrity chef Myrox Mixon—who actively competes and judges on the competitive barbecue circuit—has built himself a restaurant barbecue lover to visit.

If you’re dropping by Pitmaster Barbeque, definitely try the pulled pork douses with their vinegar sauce. Their brisket sandwich topped with their mac and cheese is also a must-try!

5. John Brown BBQ

Last but not least on this list is a Kansas-City-style joint. From pulled pork to brisket, smoked turkey, and even house-cured pastrami, John Brown BBQ is a quintessential barbecue restaurant.

Do you have a favorite? Do you want to try any of these restaurants in the future? Share your thoughts in the comment section!



Author: Carol