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Genuine Southern BBQ

Smoked & Scrumptious

In the spring of 1993, Artie Cutler’s restaurant empire was booming. After the tremendous success of Carmine’s Italian Family Style locations in Times Square and on the Upper West Side, Artie wanted to add a new concept to the mix. He wanted to open an authentic barbecue restaurant in the heart of Times Square. He soon found the right location at 152 West 44th Street, and began a barbecue exodus along the backroads of the South.

Virgil’s was the original New York City barbeque restaurant, and has evolved over the years to become a gathering place known for warm service and exceptional barbecued ribs, chicken, brisket, and pork. The vast menu also highlights other comfort food favorites, and varied regional cuisines that complement the famous smoked meats. From Mexican dishes, to Creole and Cajun classics, there is something for everyone at Virgil’s, even vegetarians! Our in-house bakery produces hot buttermilk biscuits, cornbread, and dessert specialties that are a perfect end to any meal.

It's all about the meat.

Virgil’s Real Barbecue has been acclaimed as one of America’s top 10 BBQ restaurants. Established 1994, Virgil’s meats are smoked at a low temperature over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory, oak and fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor. Virgil’s is located in New York City, Las Vegas, and at the Atlantis in the Bahamas. Come try our BBQ.

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