BBQ and Brew
3925 Route 2, Cropseyville, 279-9993. brunswickbbq.com.
Casual family friendly neighborhood restaurant offering
a wide range of cuisine, including wood-smoked pork, homemade
chowder and a bistro menu. Live music Friday nights, outside
patio along the beautiful Quakenkill. Full bar, on- and
off-premises catering. Serving 5-10 PM Mon, Wed, Thu, 3-10
Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V, ATM. $$
Capital Q Smokehouse
329 Ontario St., Albany, 438-7675, eatmy pork.com. Chef-owner
Sean Custer prepares slow-smoked ribs and brisket, pulled
pork and more, with lots of tasty sides in a space once
occupied by Emil Meisterís Market. Very limited seating.
Catering. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, 11-8 Sun.
Cash only (ATM available). $
Chicoís BBQ & Restaurant
2490 Western Ave., Guilderland, 456-0940. The real thing,
slow-smoked and falling off the bone. Get your ribs, your
brisket, your pulled pork and even specials like smoked
turkey and smoked homemade sausage. Full bar. Serving 11-10
daily. AE, D, MC, V. $
1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, 373-9800. Chicken and ribs are
the core items here, but you also can get sirloin and salads.
Lighter fare includes chicken wings and burgers, including
a vegetarian bean burger. Try the home-baked cornbread with
sweet honey butter. Beer and wine. Eat in or take out and
on- and off-premises catering. Serving 11-9 Tue-Sun. AE,
D, MC, V. $
2305 Nott St., Schenectady, 374-7455, ltsgrillny.com. Serving
ribs, steaks, and seafood, with live lobsters every night
and salad bar. Meals are slow-cooked from homemade recipes
and served in ample portions. Twelve beers on tap and a
brand new bar. On- and off-premises catering; takeout available.
Plus, a new deck. Serving 11-2 Mon, 11-9 Tue-Thu, 11-9 Fri,
noon-9 Sat, closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$.
Otis & Oliverís
979 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-9291. Barbecue-grilled
ribs and pulled pork are the specialties, along with a menu
of sandwiches, burgers, steaks and more, served in a friendly,
casual setting. Full bar. Serving 11:30-10 Mon-Thu, 11:30-11
Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, DC, 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 Mon-Thu. AE, D, MC,