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Restaurant Review: Billy Bob’s BBQ


The best BBQ in Poughkeepsie!

The best BBQ in Poughkeepsie!

I spent 3 years in the Hyde Park/Poughkeepsie area of upstate New York and I can definitively say that I have found the absolute best BBQ joint I have ever been to. As a CIA student, I can tell you that you cannot go wrong with this joint. The food is absolutely fantastic. The Brisket is smoky and juicy. The Pulled Pork is to die for. It’s THAT good. The food is absolutely delicious and he atmosphere is very comfortable. I’m talking about Billy Bob’s BBQ!

Located at 35 Fairmont Ave. in Poughkeepsie, NY, Billy Bob’s BBQ is a great local BBQ joint with a fantastic menu. They have BBQ classics like Pulled Pork, Brisket and Hot Wings, alongside other great dishes like their Boom Boom Shrimp and Blackened Chicken. Combine that with some reasonably priced drinks, $1 Taco Night every Wednesday, 50 cent Wings every Tuesday, and live music, and you have a great local joint that always has something to offer locals, tourists and college students alike. There are two dishes that you absolutely must try if you go to Billy Bob’s: the aptly named Pork Explosion and their signature dish known as Piggy Mac.

Bring your appetite for these dishes. The Pork Explosion is exactly like its name implies. It’s Bacon wrapped in Pork Sausage then wrapped in more Bacon. It is the quintessential meat-lovers entree, available in sandwich and plated forms. Both, equally as delicious. Fair warning, the portion is quite large! The other dish, the Piggy Mac, is honestly the single most delicious thing I have ever tasted from Billy Bob’s. It’s a bed of their signature Puled Pork topped with a healthy scoop of Mac & Cheese, then topped with more cheese and bread crumbs. Oh yes. It’s a match made in heaven. Hands down my favorite thing on the menu. If you have just one thing from Billy Bob’s, get the Piggy Mac

If you’re anywhere near the Poughkeepsie area, take some time to visit Billy Bob’s BBQ. It’s absolutely worth the trek!

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Smoked Brisket

Smoked Brisket

Pork Explosion

Pork Explosion

Pork Explosion Sandwich

Pork Explosion Sandwich

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