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Texas Smokehouse BBQ

438 Second Ave., New York, NY 10010 40.739071 -73.979989
at 25th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-725-9800 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 23rd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

20th St. to 30th St., East River to Park Ave. South


This venue is closed.

Everyone's been assaulted by a thick gust of fried air while walking past a restaurant exhaust fan at one time or another. On the sidewalk outside Texas Smokehouse BBQ, you actually want to inhale. It's all about the meat—hickory smoked and slow cooked. Set on a high-traffic, soulless Second Avenue corner, this scrubbed-up brisket and rib joint lends an urban cowhand note to the neighborhood. Its faux-finished tobacco-colored walls and retro-industrial sconces send an almost romantic glow over its weathered enamel whiskey and traffic signs and sepia-tone photos of bucking broncos and hay trucks. While well-behaved guys cluster around the bar to watch sports on TVs, local office and hospital workers, families, and couples commune over the popular Smokehouse Pig Out, a two-foot-by-two-foot platter heaped with barbecued beef ribs and chicken, pork roast, and one of each of the eleven Southern-inspired side dishes. Skip the sides, which, except for a spicy cole slaw, tend to be bland, and the ribs, which are meaty but fatty and lack smoke. Head straight for the beef brisket. The hickory-infused meat comes with a slightly sweet, tomato-based sauce. The divine desserts are Texas-size and worthy of a church social.

Recommended Dishes

18-Hour Texas brisket platter, $10; sweet potato pecan pie, $5; Steve's authentic Key lime pie, $5