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Southern Hospitality BBQ in New York City

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Whenever Crystal and I went to New York back in July, we stayed at the Roger Smith Hotel and then we walked over to eat dinner at one of the most Southern restaurants ever — Southern Hospitality BBQ.

Now — if you know anything about this restaurant, you know that it is partially owned by Justin Timberlake, which is why we wanted to eat there in the first place.

The atmosphere here is ELECTRIC! When you walk in — it is everything you could ever imagine in a Southern restaurant.


The restaurant serves Southern comfort food and barbeque in an edgy, contemporary rustic setting and is definitely worth a visit if you go to New York City.

Best Food at Southern Hospitality

We started off the evening by ordering two different appetizers — fried pickles and BBQ Pork Nachos.


Now, I am a lover of fried pickles. There is just something about them. I love how they serve them at Southern Hospitality BBQ.

They come in a cast iron skillet, served with a side of their spicy dipping sauce.

The BBQ Pork Nachos are MASSIVE. Crystal and I were thinking we  might have ordered too much, because while we were eating away at these two appetizers, the cooks were in the kitchen working on our main course — Nashville Hot Chicken.


Now, I have had Nashville Hot Chicken before, but when Southern Hospitality says hot — it is HOT! I had to opt out and just go with regular chicken after a couple of bites, but Crystal was a trooper and powered through.

She and I laughed SO much that night because she had this dance going on with every bite! It was hilarious.

Desserts to Die For

After our main course, we ordered dessert. Crystal chose the chocolate lava cake, but I went for the Southern Classic– Banana Pudding. And then just for the heck of it, we ordered the Smore's Dip.


The banana pudding had these crystallized bananas on top that were simply amazing. With every bite of the warm pudding, you got this amazing crunchy banana to go along with it.


The Smore's Dip was so good. Both Crystal and I said we were going to have to make this at home and blog about it because the chocolate dip underneath was simply heaven.


The dessert that Crystal ordered was our favorites, because hello — chocolate? Yeah — with every bite, she and I closed our eyes, and sighed.

Our dinner that evening was simply wonderful.

Southern Hospitality BBQ is in a very good neighborhood and the walk to get there from our hotel was about 20 minutes, so we didn't mind. It was a good way to work off our dinner afterwards and a great way to tour all the apartment buildings in the area.

If you are looking for a great place to eat, then THIS is it — especially if you want some Southern food. Oh — and Justin does stop in from time to time, so you might even catch a glimpse of JT himself.

If you are visiting New York for the first time, here are a few tips I learned during my first trip there.

Have you ever eaten here before? What are your thoughts?

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Wednesday 20th of January 2016

[…] splitting the cost of a rather expensive trip with someone else making it easier to afford? When I went to New York this last time with my friend Crystal, we split everything and it wound up being SUPER inexpensive for the both of […]


Friday 8th of January 2016

I have never been to an authentic southern style restaurant but this is definitely one restaurant I am going to visit next time I am in New York. And my god! that lava cake looks sinfully delish!

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 22nd of January 2016

This one is as authentic as they come! The fried pickles are wonderful

Greta Brinkley

Thursday 7th of January 2016

After living in the South the past few years, I understand the Fried Pickles thing. I really love the Southern food culture, too! It's nice to see it popping up other places now.

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 22nd of January 2016

Fried Pickles are Awesome!

Brett Beyer

Thursday 7th of January 2016

I've always wanted to go to New York, but now I have to scratch something off my list so I can go live at Southern Hospitality BBQ. Do they rent out rooms in the back? I'll sleep in the broom closet if I have to. I'll even bunk up with Justin Timberlake if he doesn't mind me snoring.

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 22nd of January 2016

We were so hoping he would be there the day we visited but he was not :( bummer!


Thursday 7th of January 2016

Wow! This food all looks absolutely amazing. I would love to visit and eat there.

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 22nd of January 2016

It was some of the best food I have ever eaten!

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