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Virgil's Real Barbecue

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025 (Broadway and 44th)
+1 212-921-9494
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon 11:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed a meal with my family at Virgils. Be warned portions are huge, so consider sharing or taking a doggy bag. Staff were friendly. Reasonable price for midtown NYC

Thank 124WendyL13
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place was recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint! There is a great choice on the menu and the portionsa are huge, we did not need a starter!

Thank Meps0410
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If it is delicious ribs you crave then go no further than Virgil's for meats that simply drips off the bone delicious and into your mouth. Add to it the best cornbread and margaritas ever

Thank Debra L
Mullumbimby, Australia
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156 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came for dinner at Virgil's after checking out Times Square & despite it being packed & us not having a reservation we were lucky to be able to get in anyway. We ordered two meals between three of us & it came with our choice of 4 sides. It was so much food that we only ate about half... More 

Thank AWTYblogger
Syracuse, New York
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I used to frequently work in NYC and Virgil's was always our go to place for dinner. During this trip, I took my husband and 9 year old son to dinner at Virgil's. The food is very good with large portions, served in a relaxing atmosphere. The service was excellent. If you like peanut butter pie, they have the best.... More 

Thank shopgal65
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On my last trip to the US, I was disappointed by a Bbq plaice in Philadelphia so I was hoping that New York could do better. It could. Virgil's is a great place with nice decor and music playing. Screens are everywhere showing sports. The waiter was friendly and I was served very quickly. I went for the recommended chicken... More 

Thank David T
Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great night here. We had frozen cocktails and chicken wings to die for. The service was not only friendly but helpful. Where ever we go people suggest places to eat. This was tremendous.

Thank thehaganfamily
Boden, Sweden
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very american dinner place. We got exactly what we wanted that night: a huge portion of food, a supersize beer and smiling faces serving us. Good value. The service was excellent. We will be back!

Thank robinochalexandra
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife went here last week with another couple. Fortunately we made a reservation ahead of time because at 5pm on a Saturday night it was packed! We were seated at the table within 4 minutes of arriving at the check in counter. The restaurant is a pretty decent size for Time Square. We were seated upstairs. The food was... More 

Thank butchdaddy
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Devastated we discovered this on our last night, though we had time to go back the next day and grab lunch before our flight home. Portions are huge and the quality is exceptional. Thoroughly recommend the chicken wings and the nachos

Thank NVLN

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Barbecue
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 152 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4025
    (Broadway and 44th)
  • Public Transportation: LOCATED ON WEST 44TH STREET BET. BROADWAY AND 6TH AVE. A,B,D,E,F,1,2,3,N,R,Q,W. TRAINS to 42nd street times square.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-921-9494
We are a much decorated Home-style BBQ restaurant located in the heart of Times Square, at the crossroads of the world.

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