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Big W's Roadside Bar-B-Q

1475 Route 22, Wingdale, NY - (845) 832-6200
A casual roadside barbecue (with indoor seating) that offers a round-the-nation taste of excellent smoked meats: brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, and burnt ends. The menu also includes chili, hot wings, and very good side dishes.
92% Approval Rating (28 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Roasted Cabbage
Beans
Brisket Sandwich
Barbecue Sauce
Ribs
Cracklins
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Cole Slaw
Rice
Corn Pudding
Dirty Potatos

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"There is no need to qualify kudos for Big W's Roadside Bar-B-Q by adding "for New York" or "for the Northeast" to the statement that this is first class smoke-pit food. It's good by any standard. I am particularly impressed by the brisket, which is luxurious beyond all ..."   [Read More]
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Stewart Wurtzel - Photos (1)
July 21, 2007
"The move from roadside to roadstop appears to have been very successful for Warren Norstein. The signature truck sits around the side but the large smokehouse and small but comfortable restaurant turns out first class barbecue and high quality sides. The restaurant, ..."   [Read More]
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Melissa Payton
January 01, 2007
"Warren is such a mensch! After picking up my husband from a three-day Appalachian Trail hike, which ended near Pawling, we headed to his roadside stand at about 6 p.m. This was a Wednesday evening and though I had read in the New York Times that he often closes early ..."   [Read More]
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Chip Johnson
December 24, 2006
"I made the lengthy trip off I-84 to Big W's. I was initially impressed with the heap of pulled pork placed on the bread of my order. I took it out to the car and opened it up, and at first I noticed a slight acrid smell... not exactly appetizing. Next I tried a ..."   [Read More]
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Walter Lipman
January 20, 2011
"To the envy of one and all, I've eaten my way through the menu. When working from home, there are times that I'll stop by for a lunch of side dishes, especially those beans. Such are the benefits of being a resident of Dutchess County! I fully expect that my first ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1475 Route 22, Wingdale, NY
(845) 832-6200

http://www.bigwsbbq.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Summer, Fall, Spring
Meals Served:Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A half-pound of brisket tumbles from its bun. All those falling-off shreds are especially delicious.
"A half-pound of brisket tumbles from its bun. All those falling-off shreds are especially delicious."
Michael Stern





Warren Norstein knows his way around a brisket. It is a joy to watch him slice it and pile the meat high on a bun.
"Warren Norstein knows his way around a brisket. It is a joy to watch him slice it and pile the meat high on a bun."
Michael Stern


The medium-size pulled pork sandwich is really very large, and so overstuffed that it is virtually impossible to lift like a regular sandwich. The pork benefits immensely from Big W's excellent spicy sauce.
"The medium-size pulled pork sandwich is really very large, and so overstuffed that it is virtually impossible to lift like a regular sandwich. The pork benefits immensely from Big W's excellent spicy sauce."
Michael Stern


Cracklin's, too rich to eat all by themselves, are an inspired garnish for mashed potatoes.
"Cracklin's, too rich to eat all by themselves, are an inspired garnish for mashed potatoes."
Michael Stern


These were easily the finest ribs we've had outside of the barbecue belt.
"These were easily the finest ribs we've had outside of the barbecue belt."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Corn pudding is a stout side dish that requires serious excavation.
"Corn pudding is a stout side dish that requires serious excavation."
Michael Stern


Clockwise from the top: beans, slaw, sauce, and rice.
"Clockwise from the top: beans, slaw, sauce, and rice."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


Formerly a roadside smoker, Big W's now is brick-and-mortar with indoor tables and booths.
"Formerly a roadside smoker, Big W's now is brick-and-mortar with indoor tables and booths."
Michael Stern


A peek at the ribs during their eight hour smoking operation.  The pork shoulder, for the pulled pork, smokes overnight.  The chickens smoke for 5-6 hours.
"A peek at the ribs during their eight hour smoking operation. The pork shoulder, for the pulled pork, smokes overnight. The chickens smoke for 5-6 hours."
Stewart Wurtzel



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