John Brown Smokehouse

BBQ, Southern / Soul
$ $
10-43 44th Dr (btwn 10th & 11th St)
Long Island City, NY 11101
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 9:00pm



  • Try the Rib Tips, rubbed down with paprika and brown sugar, then smoked over peach and pecan wood for three hours. Its one of our #100best dishes and drinks of 2011.
  • Recommended: Pork ribs and rib tips, pork belly, lamb sausage sandwich, burnt ends, cole slaw.
  • The burnt ends are a religious experience.
  • Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends. Burnt ends.
  • Patrick Healy owes me big time for introducing him to the best BbQ in NYC. Burnt Ends and the cornbread are KILLER. Bang Bang.
  • There's better brisket in this city, but the restaurant's specialtyKansas City burnt endsare great. Just get there early before they sell out. Good beer selection, too.
  • Don't dick around here. This place is too good. Get the burn ends (if they still have any left that day) and a pint of the Devil's Dancer IPA (12% ABV). You will not find better BBQ in NYC.
  • Burnt ends are amazing! Great beer choice and they have by far the best BBQ sauce i have ever tasted.. and I grew up on BBQ. Pork ribs are a little tough and the brisket needs a little more flavor.
  • Don't miss the lamb sausage, pulled pork or chicken. But the best part on the menu are the burnt brisket edges. Traditional sides are way above average. Best of NYC Critics' choice winner of best BBQ!
  • Straight meat no bullshit.
  • the phillipe deluxe sandwich, mac and cheese, and fries(not a fan of the chicken). extensive beer selection (try pineapple cider). con ed and construction workers keep the hipster levels at a 5.try it
  • Legit BBQ, can't go wrong with any thing
  • Order early before all the burnt ends are gone
  • Best cornbread I've ever eaten, don't pass it up
  • It's all about the Burnt Ends. Theres a thick, crispy, spice-loaded, caramelized crust surrounding the most tender, fatty, melty bits of beef brisket in every bite.
  • Killer pastrami!
  • Great food, crappy service. If they could get it together, they would be gold!
  • The burnt ends are a can't miss!
  • Burnt ends and pork belly yummmy
  • Burnt Ends!! 'Nuff said

Nearby places

27-24 Jackson Ave (btwn Queens & Dutch Kills St)
45-58 Vernon Blvd (at 46th Ave)
44-16 11th St. (at 44th Dr)