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Brunswick BBQ and Brew

3925 Route 2, Brunswick, 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-Thu, 3-10 Fri, noon-10 Sat-Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Capital Q Smokehouse

329 Ontario St., Albany, 438-7675, eatmypork.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 Meister’s Market. Very limited seating. Catering. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat, 12-9 Sun. Cash only (ATM available). $

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

377 River St. Troy, 308-0400, dinosaurbarbque.com. Classic southern smoked ribs, brisket and pork butt are the holy trinity of this iconic place, but look for chicken and seafood and side dishes that include baked beans, collard greens and surprisingly good mac and cheese. Takeout available. Full bar. Serving 11:30-11 Mon-Thu, 11:30 AM-midnight Fri-Sat, noon-10 PM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$$

Giffy’s Bar-B-Q

1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, 373-9800, giffysbarbq.com. 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. $

LT’s Grill

2305 Nott St., Schenectady, 374-7455, ltsgrill.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. Serving 11-2 Mon, 11-9 Tue-Fri, noon-9 Sat, closed Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

Mustang Smoked BBQ and Fried Chicken

478 5th Ave, Troy, 235-4227. Visit their Facebook page. Restaurant quality barbecue at fast-food speed, featuring Slow-smoked, spice-rubbed Texas beef ribs, chicken, pulled pork, burgers and more. On-premises catering. Takeout available. Serving 11-10 daily. D, MC, V. $$.

Otis & Oliver’s

979 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, 785-9291. Barbecue-grilled ribs and seafood are the specialties, along with a menu of sandwiches, burgers, steaks and more, served in a friendly, casual setting in Cocca’s Inn. 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 11-2 AM Mon-Sat, 11-12 AM Sun. AE, D, MC, V. $$

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