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Mighty Quinn's BBQ
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The best cheap BBQ

It’s no secret that Gotham’s seen a wave of smoked meat joints—a boon to budget dining. We break down the new versions of BBQ classics, across the spectrum.

By Christina Izzo and Patty Lee

Good barbecue shouldn’t cost a pretty penny. Whether you’re craving juicy ribs or luscious pulled pork, check into New York’s best BBQ restaurants for affordable gut-busting meals. Here’s where to find our new favorites of classic dishes.

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Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue

Restaurants Barbecue Gowanus

Bill Fletcher and Matt Fisher slap a heap of bold flavor onto their bird at this Gowanus ’cue cafeteria. Before a four-hour smoking over red oak and sugar maple, the poultry is covered in a dry rub of 30-plus seasonings (allspice and thyme are in the mix). It gets a glistening glaze of tangy Red Hook Red barbecue sauce at the finish.

Mighty Quinn's BBQ
Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Mighty Quinn's

3 out of 5 stars
Restaurants Barbecue East Village

The smoked brisket is the pièce de résistance of Hugh Mangum’s critical darling. Simply seasoned with a salt-pepper-paprika rub and lovingly smoked for up to 22 hours in the J&R, the beef is a minimalist masterpiece, moist with a hefty top cap—request slices from the fatty end—and charred, flavorful bark. The only thing more delicious than the generous pile of meat is the bargain-bin price.

Brisket at Briskettown
Photograph: Jolie Ruben


Restaurants Barbecue Williamsburg
Brisket may be in the name of Food & Drink winner Daniel Delaney’s Williamsburg joint, but his pork ribs—pepped up with a paprika-and-cayenne rub—are just as top-notch. Attentively smoked in an oak-fueled fire, the glistening meat are so tender and juicy, it won’t take long for you to blow through the roll of paper towels at your table. $13.00 for ½ lb.

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