2021: Manhattan Voted Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Best Barbecue Restaurant!
700 W 125th St
(212) 694-1777 – www.dinosaurbarbque.com
With locations in Harlem and Brooklyn, Dinosaur BBQ is an iconic institution in New York and the tristate area. This meat-lovers’ dream restaurant takes the BBQ seriously, with its humble beginnings at the Harley Rendezvous, a massive motorcycle gathering in Albany in 1983. Founder John Stage constructed hi pit out of a 55 gallon drum and served to a salivating crowd that has never stopped begging for more. This once-food truck now is now an award-winning enterprise with seven locations. But what has remained consistent is John’s commitment to good, well-sauced, deliciously seasoned meat. Fresh, homemade and unyielding in depth of flavor, Dinosaur BBQ is a triumph of Southern food with an evolving palate that never disappoints.
2020: Manhattan Voted Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque Best Barbecue Restaurant!
Mighty Quinn’s Barbeque
103 2nd Ave
(212) 677-3733 – www.mightyquinnsbbq.com
Barbecue in New York City is not easy to come by and purists argue that one cannot get proper barbecue outside of the South. Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue was founded by pitmaster Hugh Magnum who had memories of delicious barbecue meals paired with a deep admiration for the soul of real barbecue. Patrons are invited to pick their meat of choice and watch as it is hand carved per order. Meats and poultry are seasoned with perfect spice blends and smoked over wood for many hours. The possibilities are endless at Mighty Quinn’s and include gorgeous slabs of beef and pork, meat-filled sandwiches, chicken wings and rice bowls with vegetables and meat. Hearty side dishes include french fries, savory mac and cheese and sweet corn fritters.