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Virgil's Real Barbecue

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152 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 40.756702 -73.984603
nr. Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-921-9494 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: BBQ
  • Price Range: $$$

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    8 out of 10


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Mon, 11:30am-11pm; Tue-Fri, 11:30am-midnight; Sat, 11am-midnight; Sun, 11am-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Kids' Menu
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

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