Hudson Valley BBQ Joints Worth Stopping For

Hudson Valley BBQ Joints Worth Stopping For

Hotter temperatures and barbecue go hand in hand, but sometimes it’s just too hot to grill. So, let’s take a trip!

From fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs to tender smoked brisket, cornbread to collard greens, these local joints offer some of the best finger-licking tastes of authentic regional American BBQ the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Lone-Star State Sized Flavor


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RoundUp Texas BBQ
Cold Spring (Putnam County)

This no-frills barbecue joint offers flavorful hickory-smoked brisket, sausage and fall-off-the-bone ribs, bringing a big, bold taste of Texas to Cold Spring. And it doesn’t stop with the meats; sides include mac and cheese with a kick of jalapeño, crispy fried okra, and smoky ranch beans.

RoundUp Texas BBQ
2741 U.S. 9, Cold Spring
(845) 809-5557

Culinary Crafted Meats


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Billy Bob’s BBQ
Poughkeepsie (Dutchess County)

Owner Chef Bobby, a CIA graduate, brings his gourmet sensibility and culinary training to his barbecue place in Poughkeepsie. From classic pulled pork and smoked beef brisket, to fried pickles, homemade chili and soups, even paninis, flavor is everywhere. This also includes the slightly intimidating sounding Armadillo Eggs, fried jalapeño peppers stuffed with pulled pork—America’s answer to Scotch eggs.

Billy Bob’s BBQ
35 Fairmont Ave. Poughkeepsie
(845) 471-7870

BBQ with a Twist

Cue 2 Go
Germantown (Columbia County)

This small countryside restaurant located in Germantown, dishes out simple, delicious barbecue. Along with the usual suspects, tasty twists like Jerk Turkey and Vegetarian BBQ Eggplant give diners something different to try.

Cue 2 Go
230 County Rte 6, Germantown
(518) 537-7246

Land Meats Sea


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Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
Kingston (Ulster County)

With experience dating back to the 1970s, this family-owned joint knows a thing or two about barbecue. In addition to traditional smoked meats like St. Louis Style Ribs and Beef Brisket, the smokehouse offers a taste of the sea with Hot Smoked Atlantic Salmon.

Hickory BBQ & Smokehouse
743 NY-28, Kingston
(845) 338-2424

Southern Comfort in Tarrytown

Pik Nik
Tarrytown (Westchester County)

Slinging barbecue classics like St. Louis Ribs, Smoked Chicken, Smoked Sausage, Beef Brisket and Fried Chicken, this Tarrytown joint satisfies any carnivorous cravings. Fried green tomatoes, collard greens and ham hocks, mac and cheese and other tasty stick-to-your-ribs southern staples can also be found on the menu.

Pik Nik
45 Main St, Tarrytown
(914) 631-5600

A Meat-lover’s Paradise


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Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q
Wingdale (Dutchess County)

Pitmaster Warren “Big W” Norstein’s eponymous barbecue joint is a meat-lovers’ paradise. Dry rubbed smoked spareribs, smoked chicken and pulled pork are just a few of the barbecue staples one can enjoy. Banana pudding, sweet corn pudding, macaroni and cheese, and other delectable sides round out the menu.

Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q
1475 NY-22, Wingdale
(845) 832-6200

Farm Fresh Barbecue

John Fazio Market Barbecue & Brick Oven Pizza
Modena (Ulster County)

Farm fresh barbecue is what’s on the menu at this roadside joint. Ducks and rabbits raised on the farm can be found in dishes like the smoked rabbit as well as brick oven baked pizzas with smoked duck breast. Other barbecue staples like smoked ribs and pulled pork are on offer as well.

John Fazio Market Barbecue & Brick Oven Pizza
1836 State Rte 55, Modena
(845) 883-4100

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