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Rubbin' Butts Bar-B-Q

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848 E Main St, Cobleskill, NY 12043-5018
+1 518-234-7447
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cobleskill, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live locally and have tried this place a number of times over the years. Always overly smoked with a weird unnatural taste (propane perhaps!? Cheap woods with bark?) I don't know what it is, but my husband and I truly enjoy BBQ and this is not someplace we ever go b/c of disappointment at least a 1/2 dozen times.

Thank jcarp2103
Eagle, Colorado
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I travel for business and like to experience BBQ in the different locals. I was very satisfied with this. The beef brisket was the some of the best I have ever had.... amazing f,avid and soooo tender.

Thank kcdivediva
Conklin, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This little place isn't tops on dining seating set up but makes up for that by having great BBQ with large portions for the money. Home made BBQ sauce is kick butt!

Thank cecelaine25
West Springfield, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I on vacation decided to stop here. We had drove 2 hrs an very hungry. We arrived at 7:40 pm we walked up two guys sprang up past the front window to get into the kitchen. We walked in and greeted by the two guys also greeted by a swarm of gnats small flies....ok I should have... More 

1 Thank Harry A
South Butler, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

first trip, take out, best ribs I've had in a long time. the service was good, large menu for a BBQ place.

Thank sanderus
Upstate NY
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Even though they were busy at 7pm on a Saturday, the food was very good. Our group ordered everything from mac-n-cheese and hot dogs for the kids, to chicken, ribs and salads for the adults. Everyone was happy with their meals, even the picky eaters.

Thank sparklerblue
Amsterdam, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great BBQ - you can order either sauce. Love the pulled pork sandwich with the southern sauce - my favorite. Owner operated and most of the time he serves you. Excellent place to stop if you are on I-88 near Cobleskill, NY. Don't pass it by.

Thank Lovinglife502
Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Manager on the first night visit at 7:30 pm turned off the TV and said there was only 1 FRYER working so our order would take too long as they close at 8pm, We said fine we would try them tomorrow. Upon returning the next day the manager gave us nothing but grief about ordering a hamburger and fish and... More 

1 Thank reid14432
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from Albany. My kids had chicken fingers and fries which was just normal nothing special. Between us 3 adults we ordered brisket, ribs, chicken breast, and pulled pork. Everything tasted like it was cooked days before and then heated up. The chicken was the worst, my friend couldnt figure out what the flavor... More 

Thank Sarah P
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on our way to the Adirondacks due to high reviews and it being a top result in a small town. Two families were already eating outside and a few people already eating inside. Ordered three entrees, one to-go fries, two sides and two drinks. Staff seemed confused by the few questions we asked about menu but said they... More 

1 Thank Bailey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 848 E Main St, Cobleskill, NY 12043-5018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Cobleskill
  • Phone Number: +1 518-234-7447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?