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PJ's BAR-B-QSA

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1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
+1 518-583-7427
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11:00 - 19:30
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Sun 11:00 - 19:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Eastchester, New York
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We leave outside NYC and stumbled upon this place years ago while driving home from Lake Placid as it is very close to the exit on I-87 near Saratoga Springs. It is so darn good that it is now our "go to" meal stop on the way back from Canada or Lake Placid, etc. There are many well deserved awards... More 

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Thank TravelustNYC
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the amazing review and rating! We are so glad to have become your go-to meal stop on your way back from Canada and Lake Placid! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a great day. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

Dedham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on Saturday, February 3, 1017. We both had the pulled pork sandwiches. The pulled pork is not served in a sauce. We chose kaiser rolls. Then, we had a choice of sauces. My husband chose a combination of sauces and I chose the Texas Hot Sauce. For the pulled pork sandwiches, you... More 

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Thank Celaluna
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Celaluna! I am so happy to read both you and your husbanded enjoyed the food and I dod hope you'll visit us again next time you're in Saratoga! More 

New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

It's the best place for BBQ hands down. The staff is so welcoming and friendly. The owner frequently comes out and socializes with customers. The meat is so tender and juicy. My boyfriend I have tried all of the different sides and we love them all.

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Thank ERJH317
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, ERJH317. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy coming here and that you love our BBQ. We hope you have found a few favorites with us and we can't wait to see you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband discovered PJ's BAR-B-QSA while coming to various concerts at SPAC. It is hands down the BEST BBQ we have ever had...and the smells that hit you when you walk through the front doors are memorizing. We can't even pick what our favorite thing is. The food is amazing - from the NY State Fair Chicken to... More 

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Thank ManonaBug
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the wonderful review, ManonaBug. We are glad to hear you love our bbq so much! It's okay you don't have a favorite, as long as you enjoy everything, that's all that matters. We can't wait to see you again when you take your next trip out. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

montreal
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

When I walk through the front door of PJ's Bar-B-QSA in Saratoga Springs two things happen: First I am greeted by that heavenly, sweet smell of BBQ and then a choir of angels can be heard singing. This has got to be #1 on my list of best BBQ joynts. Every food item on the menu is in a class... More 

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Thank gerry g
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that our BBQ makes you sing and that you enjoy it so much, gerry. We appreciate the kind words and we can't wait to see you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

Saratoga Springs, New York
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have had BBQ from all over the country...this is the real deal. EXCELLENT. Moist brisket, beef rib is just the best. Smoked sausage, smoked rotisserie chicken..it gets hard to decide what to order. Everyone is friendly, restaurant is clean, but the food is what brings me in.

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Thank APH1911
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful review, APH1911. We are glad to hear you love our BBQ, especially the brisket and the beef rib. We are glad to hear that there are so many delicious options that you like. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were a large group with children and PJ's attention was really good. He gave each child a stuffed animal. The food was amazing, everything was delicious, the BBQ ribs, the pulled pork and the chicken. But undoubtedly, the best of all are the moist beef brisket and the cornbread. Definitely I'll come back!!!

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Thank Juan M C
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Juan. We are glad to hear you had a great experience with us and really enjoyed your meal, especially the brisket and cornbread. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

Albany, New York
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great service! Fresh, hot food! Very clean! Friendly staff! Nice guy even came over with a little basket of stuffed toys for my grandchildren to choose from. Did I mention the great brisket???? Also excellent corn bread and creamed corn. Reasonable prices, too....and the brisket!!!! Next time I want to try the corn chowder! Will, definitely, be back for some... More 

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Thank Donna W
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words, Donna. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the brisket and had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again so you can try out some other great things on our menu. Best, PJ's BAR-B-QSA Management More 

Delmar, NY
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Quick stop for a sandwich after a conference. Staff was very friendly and helpful. My meal and take home chicken were delicious. Easy to access.

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Thank maureen06
PJ B, Owner at PJ's BAR-B-QSA, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I am happy to read you enjoyed your chicken! Have a wonderful day! More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have visited this place with my family. I decided to give this place a second try after having a bad experience before. The food is still...bleh. Most of the meat is overly dry. I'm sure that the ribs are made in big batches and slowly served over a week. The bones should not crumble... More 

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Thank Peter P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-583-7427
Description
The PJ's BAR-B-QSA story begins in the mid-1960s, when Carolyn and PJ became high school sweethearts in their hometown near Buffalo, NY. They married, graduated together from college and became elementary school teachers. They began a small catering business out of their home and spent their summer vacations doing barbeques and county fairs. Eventually, they bought and operated a seasonal barbeque restaurant, while continuing to teach. They finally stopped teaching to devote their full attention to operating PJ's BAR-B-Q. Over the years, PJ, Carolyn, and their son Johnny added the country's regional barbeque favorites to their menu. They went on several barbeque road trips to make sure they were authentically representing these regional favorites. PJ's BAR-B-QSA now operates year-round, featuring barbeque from Coast to Coast. If you'd like to experience America's time-honored regional barbeque favorites without traveling across the country, you can take "A Taste Tour of American Barbeque" right here at PJ's BAR-B-QSA. Happy Trails!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?