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Brother Jimmy's

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  • Barbecue, Southern & Soul
  • 1485 2nd Ave, New York NY10075 40.7722396 -73.9558846
  • (Btwn 77th & 78th St)
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  • (212) 288-0999
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User Ratings (Based on 69 reviews)

Food 3.3 Value 3.0
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.1

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 288-0999
(212) 628-3219
Place Order:
Order From Brother Jimmy's for delivery & takeout
Delivery Take Out Catering Private Parties Major Credit Cards
Mon-Wed: 4pm-4am Thu-Sun: 11:30am-4am
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Open Late, Happy Hour, Bar Scene, Delivery, Online Ordering, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out, Catering, Private Parties
Min Delivery:
Delivery Area:
70th to 85th E End to Madison Ave

User Reviews

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by secret knowledge on 10/26/2005


    NYC's version of ACC-country doesn't really cut it. I suppose it would be fun if you really like loud frat parties, but otherwise I'd recommend going elsewhere. For those of you who haven't had real carolina BBQ, this is definitely not it. The food is mediocre at best, and in the few cases I've been there, came lukewarm.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Stevie L. on 09/16/2005

    Love it all but the food

    Never been to the Carolinas but believe it is authentic. Very college-like, really cute waitresses and fun partylike atmosphere. You will definitely have fun going with a bunch of young, fresh out of college kids but make sure to drink lots before the food comes. My brisket had a rainbow on it, the rib tips were all fat and the ones that had meat were way too chewy. I do go often as my kid likes it (and I get to ogle the waitresses) but honestly, to travel from brooklyn to get takeout is completely nuts!

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by GRITS-Girls Rule in the South on 08/31/2005

    Must be from the South to Understand

    Those who have provided a low score to Brother Jimmy's have never visited a Southern BBQ joint near a college in the South. The ambiance, decor, drink offerings and food are very authentic. It amazes me how people from the NE can determine what is good or bad BBQ. First there are different types...E Carolina, W Carolina, Kansas City, Memphis, S Carolina, Texas, SW and more. You must go to a place that serves the type that you like. Second, if the place is attempting to be authentic, which Brother Jimmy's is, the the way that you are served is to be the same. If you go to any really good greasy spoon BBQ joint in the south, you better expect a spork, slices of white bread and paper plates. This ain't no fancy type of food. What does one look like eating ribs with there fingers on Sakuro chino? Like a fool! If you want some upscale place to eat BBQ, then you really don't want to eat BBQ. You need to order grilled chicken from a bourgie restaurant. I want my BBQ to come from a JOINT. There is a difference. How am I an authority? I am from western NC and graduated for NC State. So I have had the pleasure to eat both styles of Carolina BBQ. As far as the decor and ambiance, it feels just like I am at a Carolina-NC State game on a Saturday afternoon. All that you need are two marching bands to play the fight songs. If you have not had the pleasure to attend a football game, including the tailgate, in the South then how dare you condem Brother Jimmy's. A matter of fact, if you look at the coveted Food Network's specials on BBQ in this country, almost all of the places featured serve you on paper plates or those red and white paper bowls. You snooty NYers that don't know anything outside of Manhattan really need to get out more! In parting, I will say this. I know good Carolina BBQ. My mother worked at Murphy House in Louisburg, NC. I fried hush pupppies in high school at Little Pigs BBQ in Statesville, NC (who also caters at the Charlotte Motor Speedway). I live in Brooklyn and have been known to call for take out at Brother Jimmy's. Yes, I drive to the West Side for BBQ because it is that dang good and authentic. 'Nuf said.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by Anonymous on 08/29/2005

    Good Time and Good Food!

    I have been to the Eastside location a few times and had a really good time. If you want a quiet place to sit you can sit in the rear. If you want loud and diverse music sit in the front. This place is GREAT for rib tips! The food specials are also not bad. All you can eat and drink specials for two hours, you definitely can't go wrong. If you are looking for fine dining I wouldn't recommend this establishment, however, if you want a decent meal and a good all you can consume deal then this is the place!

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by KTown on 08/15/2005

    Really good wings

    The wings here are really good, Which is a tuff find in the city. I had the pulled pork sandwich, and it wasn't great, but I think it's a great sunday, monday night place to get some wings and a few beers.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by foodcritic on 08/14/2005

    Subpar bbq place

    Had heard good raves about this bbq. Decided to give it a try. Low and behold, this was the the most subpar bbq I've ever had. Ribs are not of good quality. Even the sides that came with the platter were bad. I would definitely not recommend this place for BBQ.

  • Brother Jimmy's

    Posted by smoegz on 06/16/2005

    Agree with the review below

    I completely agree with the review below. If you like a place to deep fry bones and call them ?meaty? wings ? this place is for you. If you like your pulled-pork scooped from a TV Dinner tray and lathered with A1 to hide the insignificant marinade ? this place is for you. And if you like rules and regulations (i.e. no pitchers at the bar, food order minimum not including drinks at tables when the place is empty, etc.) to interfere with your drinking habits ? this place is for you. The only SEC flavor about this place is their satellite feeds ? the barbeque is typical Northeastern style at best (the Far East has more authentic BBQ). And I never even got to the pricing aspect of this joint!

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