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Daisy May's BBQ USA

623 Eleventh Ave., New York, NY, 10036
at 46th St.
212-977-1500

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4
Food: 4
Service: 5
Décor: 4
"Not Recommended"

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33% would go back.

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Shameful

By Anonymousfoodie on 5/20/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

This is far and away the worst BBQ I have had in some time. We had it delivered, which I know can have its pitfalls, but this was ridiculous. I can deal with the food taking over an hour, but the best thing that showed up was the Mac and cheese which was I swear had Velveeta in it. The ribs were rubbed down with a thick dry rub that contained absolutely no salt and was completely flavorless. The beer can chicken was overdone and covered in a sauce I can only describe as inedible. Collard greens were nasty I am told as one look at them and I wouldn't even give it a shot and the cream corn was just bland. To top it all off, I was praying that the Red Velvet cupcake would be OK, but alas it was as the rest. The cake was dry and the icing awful. More than 50 bucks later and we threw most of it in the garbage. I actually threw ribs in the garbage, RIBS for gods sake. For the time it took, and the money it cost, we could have hopped a cab, gone all the way to Harlem had Dino BBQ and come home fed well. Never, NEVER again. Can't speak to the decor as we had take out but MP is making me give it a rating.

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44 out of 94 people found this review helpful.

God Awful

By jeffvol on 7/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I moved to NYC from Memphis 7 years ago. I have found some good bbq here (i.e. RUB). I am always looking for new places. So when a friend suggested Daisy Mae's I gave it a try. Simply the most disgusting bbq I have ever had. And probably one of the worst places I have ever eaten. I actually wrote a letter to the Memphis Chamber of Commerce to see if they could force Daisy Mae's to take "Memphis" off their menu. I don't want people thinking that trash is what Memphis BBQ tastes like. I should have known something was wrong when my food was ready 3 minutes after I ordered it. Good bbq takes much longer and is worth the wait. The meat had to have been under heat lamps and that is what it tasted like. Rubbery & tough. The sides were just sitting out like a buffet in a casino. I had the baked beans & mashed potatoes. After a few bites my stomach was rolling and I could not finish the meal. McDonalds McRibs are better than this stuff. The food is way overpriced, the service non existent. How this place stays open is beyond me. I gave it ones because there are no negative categories on the rating. Please take my word, this is NOT what bbq is supposed to taste like!! Save your money and go elsewhere.

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40 out of 85 people found this review helpful.

Piss Poor

By MelvinMitchell on 12/23/2010

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I went there last week while visiting NY. My wife had been there and had good BBQ several months ago and wanted to go back. First 33 dollars for one beef rib served from behind a counter on a styrafoam plate??? The rib was burned and mostly fat, there was about 10% of the meat that was edible and you had to carve away the fat and burned/dried out part. The baked beans tasted like pork-n-beans that had been left on the burner too long and the mac-n-cheese was just kraft mac-n-cheese that had extra butter and milk in it. Needless to say I was not impressed. The place is small and run down, there is no service at all. Was it a HUGE rib? Yes and had it been prepared correctly it may have been good. Was it worth $33 absolutely not, maybe $10. WOULD NOT EVER GO BACK AND WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!

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46 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

not recommended

By ceceshelburne on 10/17/2010

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Service is beyond bad. If you eat in, you won't get what you ordered (and how hard is it to scoop up BBQ from a steam table anyway)? and you'll have to fight with the incompetents behind the front desk. If you order, you don't have a prayer as your order is liable to be completely wrong. And it's just not that good. Especially at the price of a decent restaurant. I have friends who used to adore it and even they don't go there anymore.

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37 out of 86 people found this review helpful.

Enjoyed the Food, Not the service

By mitchmurr on 8/2/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 4
  • Yes, I would go back!

Had the Memphis Dry Rub Ribs and they were REALLY GREAT. Side of very cheesy mac (yum) and good cornbread. Service at counter is indifferent and unfriendly. Wouldn't say rude but order taker was too busy on phone with friend to care that line grew from me to 8 people before he decided to take care of biz. When order was ready it was placed in bag on counter and to no one in particular I heard "order ready" and I was left alone to look inside bag to see if it was mine. OK...having vented now, again, the food was very good. As others note it's overpriced. I got 6 ribs, small mac and normal cornbread slice for $21. Because of the service I did not drop money into either of the two tip jars. Even though the price I would definitely go again. However, Virgil's in Times Square is just as good with terrific service and slightly less pricey.

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41 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

Over Priced $$$

By FoodWatch on 6/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

$33.50 for one beef rib and two sides, please (check their online menu yourself). The one(1) large rib is okay, but for more bang for your buck you can enjoy soooo much more at a Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant for a little more cost, which is all you can eat that includes multiple cuts of awesome rotiserie BBQ meat (beef,pork,chicken and lamb). Someone must have an awesome PR person to place Daisy May's in the spotlight. Pricing REALLY needs to be reduced.

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52 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

what a let down

By KHoop on 1/26/2010

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

Having been raised in Kansas City and then living in Texas for some time, you might say I have bbq in my veins! While in NYC my friend and I decided to give Daisy Mays a try after reading good reviews. We shared a pulled pork sandwich...the meat was unidentifiable and bland, the sweet potatoes passed, but the baked beans were really good. Not only did I feel like we over payed for our meal but we suffered with upset stomachs not long after leaving the restaurant..a trip to a local store for Tums was quickly added to our list of things to do while in the city. My visit to Daisy Mays was truely a let down......

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89 out of 170 people found this review helpful.

Truth in Advertising....

By texasmountaineer on 8/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

The advertising makes this place look much bigger and better then what you will actually experience. There should at least be girls in daisy dukes to give it atmosphere. You are one your own when you order as no one will tell you what to try. Food ws just so so...not real BBQ and the dining area is very small and compact....if you have nothing better to do...try it out....but do not go out of your way for Daisy May.

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212 out of 308 people found this review helpful.

it is definitely NOT the "Best BBQ in NY".

By vtsmiley00 on 8/11/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

After seeing Daisy May's featured in Oprah and GMA, I decided to take my parents there when they came to visit from Virginia. BIG MISTAKE. The food had been sitting out for a while and was very dry and tasteless. The only thing respectable about Daisy May's was the sweet tea which came in a Mason Jar and was actually very good.

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Among the best BBQ joints in NYC

By garbanzo on 1/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Having come from NC about eight years ago, I was more than a little dismayed at the state of local BBQ. Nothing even came close to the quality of what I was used to (and this is from someone who maps roadtrips around renowned southern BBQ places). But then things changed, and I'd have to say that the arrival of Daisy May's and Blue Smoke have turned that around 180 (Dinosaur and Rack and Soul more recently). Ignore R&R's admonitions about goopy sides -- APL makes some of the best creamed spinach around (creamy and sweet without the metallic taste that sometimes you find in greens). The other sides are nearly as good and I love the biscuits (although he should throttle back a bit on the sweetness in the yams). Great rubs, and he has an interesting take on Carolina pulled pork. It's juicier than what you'd find down south, but the moisture works to accentuate the smoky flavor.

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