BBQ Review

Biggy's BBQ Bistro (closed)

36 Main Street

New Paltz , NY 12561

(845) 255-4500

  category: New Paltz BBQ,New York BBQ, Hudson Valley BBQ





On the way to the Hudson Valley Ribfest, I spotted this gentrified BBQ joint in downtown New Paltz, so I had to stop in. It’s a somewhat yuppified room with a small bar inside and a deck outside. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich to go, with a side of onion rings.

The first thing I saw when I opened the container was the order of fries that accompanied the sandwich, which with the skins still on looked surprisingly good. They were dry. I thought cole slaw was included too, but they either forgot or have a misleading menu.


Onion rings were the puffy kind. Served in an aluminum pie plate with a sealed lid, they wound up soggy from the steam.

The pulled pork sandwich, served on a sub roll with lettuce, tomato and plenty of barbecue sauce, reminded me of a tuna sub gone awry. The meat was steamy, oddly spiced and not at all smoky. Dominating the sandwich, the barbecue sauce tasted like something you’d get at the supermarket. I took a few bites and called it a night.

The bottom line: Admittedly, it was a small sample. Who knows, the ribs might be great. But based on the disappointing pulled pork sandwich and sides, I have no incentive to find out all that soon.

Right on Main Street in downtown New Paltz. There's free parking in an adjacent lot.



A small but cozy interior.



The bar.



Outdoor seating.



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Pulled pork sandwich.



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Another look at the pulled pork sandwich.



Fries, with skin on.


Onion rings.





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