Mable's Smokehouse

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47 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue

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Whether you're from Texas or Tennessee, Mable’s Smokehouse in Williamsburg will make you feel like you never left home. Our back road, honky-tonk atmosphere offers a classic Southern menu of the highest quality slow-smoked meats and authentic sides that are made from scratch daily. True Southern hospitality is our specialty.

Family-style ordering, massive communal tables and a spacious layout offer a wide range of options perfect for large groups, wedding receptions and corporate events. We also provide full service off-site catering for events and special occasions.

Food & Wine Magazine: Best New Barbecue Restaurants

The New York Times: Far north of the nation's Barbecue Belt, Williamsburg, Brooklyn...is starting to feel like the Barbecue Brooch. Its latest jewel - MABLES SMOKEHOUSE - brings to town the smoky style of Oklahoma City. - Betsy Andrews

SAVEUR Magazine: The SAVEUR 100 - The New Classics
What 47 People Are Saying
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vipDaynaSB
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Not sure why reservations are needed as it seems like big “family - style” tables. Maybe it was just a slow night.
The food was very good, you order at the bar & then they bring it over to you. Typical BBQ food, ribs, brisket was delicious. Sides (mac n cheese, corn bread ) were ok, not great. Salad was not very fresh. Place was very cold & drafty, but I’d you are looking for casual & good BBQ meat then this is the place!

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vipMarimar
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delishhh, so so yummy. Simple barbecue!

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vipMarcK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! Service was top notch! Will be back!

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vipDavidL
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good tasting food. BBQ meat was very good .. great tasting corn muffin... other side dish was good too. and I had the beef stew and the meat was so so moist and tasty , I will be back soon...

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gostei de experimentar o churrasco americano.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Having eaten BBQ in Texas, Kansas City, South Carolina... This is the best BBQ in New York.

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good Food; nice people, nice atmosphere; bar service a bit slow

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ErinR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place! Right next to Brooklyn Brewery. It’s not a full service restaurant. It’s a walk up to the counter, order and take a number with you to your seat and wait restaurant. The seating is odd... the hostess lets you know what seating is available before you order.. then you forget what she said when you go to sit down. All that to say... the food was delicious!

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Diana
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food arrived barely warm. When I asked for it to be heated up it came back at the same temperature.
The restaurant is very noisy. Portions are massive; I would've much preferred to get half a portion. I also found the restaurant to be really dark inside in the evening, making it difficult to read the menu. I've had much better BBQ in other restaurants for fraction of the price.

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JackieC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Ambiance was casual and comfortable

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vipcarm
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I'd recommend Mable's. I think a couple of other bbq places in the city are better. It was fine, not great.

The food arrived toward the cool side of room temp. The yams had marshmallows on them, which wasn't listed on the menu, though the Pecans (nuts) were disclosed.

The key lime pie was good.

All in all a solid place to hang out and eat, but not transporting. I think most bbq places really sleep on their sides and it brings the experience down all around unless you came for meat and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Michael Symon!!! So kind and happy to take a minute for his fans!! Food is amazing!!

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KatherineA
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food. Somewhat chaotic with tables close together, tough to get through. Unclear where to order at first bc order counter was not open, and we missed the small sign saying to go to bar instead. Overall decent value for NYC.

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DannyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This BBQ spot is great! Best we ever tried. Meats are seasoned to perfection and very tender. Mac and cheese to die for. Good drinks. Homemade hot sauce 👍. Polite staff.

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vipTessaNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious! I’ve never had such great ribs. Mable’s sets a fun, relaxed chow down vibe.

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VrandonE
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Best BBQ in NYC. Just be advised you have to order in the back . They do not waitress .

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been having the ONLY BBQ cravings lately.. honestly haven’t shut up about Mable’s since. It was just amazing. Went with a few people where we were able to order/share almost everything...not one complaint! Def will be back as I think this may be one of my new favorite places!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal and location..service was amazing...nice and clean... Definitely need to come back

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KeliC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food good. Long wait. Understaffed and waitstaff was overwhelmed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Bad night? They ran out of food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

this place is a must in williamsburg if you’re a bbq lover. it’s loud, dark, crowded and the service isn’t the best, but the food is absolutely worth it. the brisket and mac & cheese blew my mind!

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BenB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Exceeded my expectation.
We were a large group so we tried every BBQ meats and sampled all the side dishes offered.
Both were super goods.

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OpenTable Diner
Boise
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

The food is the best. Delicious meats and sauces.

The ambiance is awful. Food is served on paper plates, which I hate - cutting meat on a paper plate is very unpleasant. The physical space is far too large and cavernous - with hard rock playing incessantly. The overall feel of the restaurant is very airport like. Concrete floors, hard seats, impersonal and industrial setting, disposable dinnerware. Yuck. I’d certainly go back for the food, but would not considered it a “night out.”

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vipMarkD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and setting were very good - Mable's exceeded expectations!

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vipFHFoodie
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best BBQ-style brisket I've had in a very long time. The hosts, bartenders, and wait staff are all very friendly and earnest (and normally would get more "stars" on this basis), but I'm not sure the system of ordering cafeteria style, then having the food brought out by no one in particular as it becomes ready, is the best way to get the food from kitchen to table.

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vipDenyseB
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience2

They were out of ribs which isn’t great. The flavor of the meat was good but I would’ve like the brisket to be cut thicker. It was almost as if it was cut for a sandwich. Also, the music only appealed to one type of listener.

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vipEastsideLee
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ribs were the best I ever had. Mac and cheese and cornbread were also outstanding. Can’t wait to go back.

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff, great food. Really enjoyed this place as a random find during honeymoon.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very interesting place. Sort of a banquet or cafeteria style.. And a little confusing to understand the ordering process and with only drink menus on the table. However, these are only minor issues and the food is Dynamite. Prices seemed high, but the portions were big and lots of side dishes like pickles, slaw, etc. were included. Good place to just wind down and eat well

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vipBarbieGirl
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great bbq spot in Williamsburg. Good drink specials.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Really bad food, uninteresting, the cafeteria-style service does not add hipness, it feels like a cafeteria.

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vipMeesh
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My second time here (randomly found it while walking a few years ago) and I did not remember the name. So glad I found this place again the food is delicious! Portions could be bigger but just order more food if you want to leave stuffed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food great, and hostess was super sweet!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tender ribs and brisket!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very quiet as it was a late lunch. The food was a little cold but I was too hungry to send it back.

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vipCrazy4food
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Brisket was amazingly tender. Food and ambiance where great.

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FredricF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and drinks. I would highly recommend it to others. Great value also.

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JayKay
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We arrived for an early dinner after making a booking for 5 people. When we arrived we were told they overbooked, had no place for us and had stopped taking food orders. So no seat, no food! It was 4th July but it wasn’t an overly busy. It was very unprofessional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding BBQ! We were a party of five and between us we tried everything and it was all so delicious. IF you have any room left, the desserts are great. The staff is so welcoming and ready to make sure you have what you need. You go up and order and then it is brought to the table for you. It's a relaxed dining experience that makes it easy to enjoy yourself and the people your with.

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Mable's Smokehouse does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Mable's Smokehouse also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 218-6655.

Mable's Smokehouse is rated 4.5 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

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