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Jul 13, 2006 04:09 AM

BBQ in Kingston, NY

As a true southerner, I was always sad that my new home in Kingston didnt have a BBQ restaurant. Sure, Max's in Rhinebeck was awesome - but too far for lunch. Hickory on Rte 28 just wasnt my style - I like some sauce, not a dry rub. I wanted collard greens and cornbread. On Sunday - I was answered.

Right across town on Broadway - right near the train overpass - an old fashioned BBQ has opened! Its not much to look at. No fancy sign, just some posters in the window (hand drawn with a marker). But inside is some of the tastiest BBQ Ive had. Plus - its CHEAP!! Ive been twice since they opened, because the first time I couldnt believe it! Now, its simple. You could go in wearing greasy work clothes and get the same "Baby you want some cornbread with that?" that I received. Todays special, Fish and Chips - thats whiting,battered in house, served with fries for only $3.50. My husband raved! I went with a pulled pork sandwich, on a roll with coleslaw, served with fries. That set me back $4.50. I strongly recommend the collard greens. As soon as they get some fresh brewed sweet tea in there Ill know Im in NY to stay. Give them a try - think more fast food thats real food - than "nice" restaurant. Still a great addition in Kingston.

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  1. Steve - what an exciting find! Just trying to center in on the locale: is this over by Monkey Joe's and the hospital? Can you pinpoint the locale? I'm going up to Jeto's to whack some baseballs tomorrow and I gots to have me some of this cue.

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    1. re: markp

      Downtown about a 1/2 a block from Mariner's just up from the water

    2. A new restaurant, called Pier 23, down in the roundout area just opened on Broadway. The food is "neo-soul". They do have collard greens, yummy mac and cheese, fried chicken, and a few nice BBQ dishes. You can also get a BBQ combo dinner. They also have small flat screen televisions in the is pretty neat. I think this place will be succesful.

      1. Unfortunately the restaurant in midtown Kingston near the railroad overpass closed several months. An Indian restaurant is now there.

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        1. re: jayjay

          it's downtown 1/2 block up the hill from Mariner's I thought the food was good but Iwas there the week before the official opening ans service was bad. But i'll go back again for the food

          1. re: gmp010359

            Yes, I have to agree with you there...the service was horrible...actually, just the waitress. The host was very nice.

          what is the name of this place??? phone number? I would like to use them to caterer my rehearsal dinner

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            1. re: Dale J.

              they have an uptown outpost now, I believe, on Wall Street.

              1. re: MsDiPesto

                The Wall st branch has been closed. They only have the place on 28 now.

          1. I admit to being tempted and confused. Is this place on the same side as Mariner's? Is it a branch of Hickory BBQ or is it a new place? SRogers76 can you help?