BBQ & Restaurant
2490 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0940. The real thing,
slow-smoked and falling off the bone. Get your ribs, your
brisket, your pulled pork, and even specials like smoked
turkey and smoked homemade sausage. A small, busy, friendly
place that reminds us of barbecue’s endless appeal. Full
bar. Serving 11-10 daily. MC, V. $
Everglades BBQ and Seafood
Route 9, Wilton, 580-9631. Casual, fun atmosphere, serving
Florida-style barbecue and seafood. Baby-back ribs, smoked
chicken and spare ribs slowly cooked over an open pit. Fresh
selections of seafood including salmon and haddock, as well
as daily specials. Appetizers include coconut shrimp, fried
gator, wings, and homemade key lime pie for dessert. Beer
and wine available. Takeout and off-premises catering available
with portable smoker-grill wagon. Serving 4-9 PM Wed-Sun.
AE, MC, V. $$
1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, 373-9800. Chicken and ribs are
the core items here, but you also can get sirloin, and salads.
Lighter fare includes chicken wings and burgers, including
a vegetarian bean burger. Eat in or take out. Beer and wine.
Serving 11-9 Tue-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $
107 Mill St., Troy, 266-7227. Paul “Mo” Connally makes barbecue
the way it’s supposed to be made, slow-cooking the ribs
and pork butts over a smoke that pinkens the meat into submission.
Get a side of cole slaw and those sweet baked beans and
you’ve got the all-American meal. Serving 10-10 Tue-Sun.
MC, V. $
Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill
1557 Central Ave., Colonie, 464-9971. Featuring authentic
barbecue complemented by a variety of other American favorites.
Full bar. Serving 11-11 Fri-Sat, 11-10 Sun-Thu. AE, D, MC,
The Van Dyck Restaurant & Brewery
237 Union St., Schenectady, 381-1111, www.thevandyck.com.
This landmark restaurant and brew pub now features authentic
smoked barbeque with ribs, brisket, and pulled pork, plus
sides like collard greens, cornbread and ranch beans. Van
Dyck’s favorites include aged sirloin, garden salads, vegetarian
penne pasta, and blackened salmon. Full selection of homebrewed
beer. Serving 4-midnight Tue-Sat. Closed Mon. Reservations
highly recommended. AE, CB, D, DC, MC, V. $$$