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Nov 17, 2006 05:52 PM

Anybody been to Shady Jake's BBQ on 31st & 8th??

Ok I know the BBQ in NYC is not the best but this place has an interesting menu. Anyone try it yet????

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  1. AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE! Went there last month before a concert and it was essentially inedible. Later found out it is owned by the Riese group. Enough said. I had horribly dry chicken. I didn't even like the Mac and Cheese (and i can't even imagine the concept of not liking ANY version of Mac and Cheese except for the fact that I experienced it at Shady Jake's). We had high hopes because it looked cute but it was just downright awful. You will be much happier at RUB or Blue Smoke, both somewhat nearby.

    1. i agree with emmers. definitely AVOID SHADY JAKES! i went there last month while i was waiting for a train and it was horrible. the catfish poboy i got (granted that's not usually something i'd get at a bbq place but for some reason it sounded good at the time) was disgusting. the fish tasted like the bathroom smelled, which was nasty.

      1. Thanks for the heads up. I knew something was up when the place is basically empty at lunch time.

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