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 Meisterís Market. Very limited seating.
Catering. Serving 11-9 Mon-Thu, 11-10 Fri-Sat. 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. $
Everglades BBQ and Seafood
Route 9, Wilton, 580-9631. Casual, fun atmosphere, serving
Florida-style barbecue and seafood. Baby-back ribs, smoked
chicken and spare ribs slowly cooked over an open pit. Fresh
selections of seafood including salmon and haddock, as well
as daily specials. Appetizers include coconut shrimp, fried
gator, wings, and homemade key lime pie for dessert. Beer
and wine available. Takeout and off-premises catering available.
Serving 4-9 PM Wed-Sun. AE, MC, V. $$
1739 Route 9, Clifton Park, 373-9800. Chicken and ribs are
the core items here, but you also can get sirloin and salads.
Lighter fare includes chicken wings and burgers, including
a vegetarian bean burger. Try the home-baked cornbread with
sweet honey butter. Beer and wine. Eat in or take out and
on- and off-premises catering. Serving 11-9 Tue-Sun. AE,
D, MC, V. $
2305 Nott St., Schenectady, 374-7455, ltsgrillny.com. Serving
ribs, steaks, and seafood, with live lobsters every night.
Meals are slow-cooked from homemade recipes and served in
ample portions. Twelve beers on tap. On- and off-premises
catering; takeout available. Serving 11 AM-2 PM Mon, 11-9
Tue-Sat, closed Sunday. AE, D, MC, V. $$.
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, 11-11
Fri-Sat, noon-9 Sun. AE, D, DC, MC, V. $$$
Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill
1557 Central Ave., Colonie, 464-9971. Featuring authentic
barbecue complemented by a variety of other American favorites.
Full bar. Serving 11-midnight Fri-Sat, 11-11 Mon-Thu. AE,
D, MC, V. $$