Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm
1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S, W at Times Sq.-42nd St.
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34th St. to 57th St., Madison Ave. to Tenth Ave.
The burgundy hand towel you get instead of a linen napkin is the tipoff. Don't do Virgil's with your pinkie up. This is bar-b-q—food you're supposed to suck off your fingers and dribble down your chin. But is it authentic? Faced with a plate of Memphis pork ribs and red beans, this big guy from Tulsa looks up and says, "Who gives a crap? It tastes fine to me!" That should be good enough for you.For Kids
Virgil's offers crayons, coloring books, and killer hot dogs.Recommended Dishes
Memphis pork ribs, $24.95; Georgia chicken fried steak, $22.50