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PJ's BAR-B-QSA

1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
+1 518-583-7427
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (49 reviews)
“burnt ends” (12 reviews)
“coleslaw” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wow, just a couple of minutes from the track sits this wonderful spot to get delicious BBQ. Ribs were succulent. Brisket was juicy and delicious. Pulled pork was out of this world. Portions more than adequate. Sides delicious as well and the cornbread was also...More

Thank Steven F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best BBQ restaurants and in this area the best. It's my goto stop when visiting Saratoga and sometimes even a special trip to go directly here. Usually to a three region tour but always get burnt ends. My favorite. Also love pj...More

Thank Transwizard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got our food to go and the food was ready quickly. Packed in foil bags, my sandwich stayed warm for 30+ minutes. Try the smoked turkey; it doesn't disappoint!

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are BBQ devotees (Hubby is from Kansas City) and were thrilled to find the real deal here. All the meats we had were perfectly smoked, tender, tasty and moist, This included the brisket and the Pulled pork, and the turkey. I find that few...More

Thank LesliefromNJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in KC and feel like I know BBQ. This place is the real deal and is excellent. The brisket I had was among the best I ever ate. The smoked turkey was great and the pulled pork was wonderful. My wife like...More

Thank Clinton1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly, smokey and what you want from a barbeque pit. My wife and I each ordered a half slab of K.C. Ribs, baked potatoe, cole law and corn on the cob. The ribs were excellent with almost no fat whatsoever. My wife had the slaw...More

Thank theokodjak
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finding really good BBQ is one of the struggles I've had since moving up to the Northeast. PJ's was actually pretty good. It was pretty neat to see some favorites from back home as well... hush puppies and cream corn! Would definitely go back!

Thank theramblinglens
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Some if the best barbecue around! Strongly encourage you to try the slop bucket, nasty name for great tasting pulled chicken, baked beans and Cole slaw. The chicken sliders or anything on the menu it's all equally great ! Live sitting outside in the summer....More

Thank L S
Reviewed 31 May 2017

If you are around the area, this is a must stop place. The staff is super friendly. You order first, and then you pick up your order. The barbeque is the best we have ever had. This place offers a variety of it. I picked...More

Thank Nedelka M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We happened to be across the stree from PJ's at the Best Western hotel so I looked it up and the selling to us was the video posted on their site! The food was very good and pretty reasonable; we brought it to our family...More

Thank lafromthenorth
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 19:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Kaydeross Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-8736
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saratoga Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 518-583-7427
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Description
The PJ's BAR-B-QSA story begins in the mid-1960s, when Carolyn and PJ became high school sweethearts in their hometown near Buffalo, NY. They married, graduated together from college and became elementary school teachers. They began a small catering business out of their home and spent their summer vacations doing barbeques and county fairs. Eventually, they bought and operated a seasonal barbeque restaurant, while continuing to teach. They finally stopped teaching to devote their full attention to operating PJ's BAR-B-Q. Over the years, PJ, Carolyn, and their son Johnny added the country's regional barbeque favorites to their menu. They went on several barbeque road trips to make sure they were authentically representing these regional favorites. PJ's BAR-B-QSA now operates year-round, featuring barbeque from Coast to Coast. If you'd like to experience America's time-honored regional barbeque favorites without traveling across the country, you can take "A Taste Tour of American Barbeque" right here at PJ's BAR-B-QSA. Happy Trails!
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