Virgil's Real BBQ - Las Vegas

4.3
924 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
We are back! Virgil's Real BBQ at the LINQ Promenade offers Dine-In, Curbside Pickup, & Delivery. Our Outdoor Patio is open & Brunch is available Saturday & Sunday! Reserve your tables now. We can't wait to see you all!

Virgil’s Real BBQ has been acclaimed as one of America’s top 10 BBQ restaurants by leading food critics. Established 1994 in NYC’s Times Square, Virgil’s was developed after extensive research, including a nationwide road trip in search of the best that BBQ has to offer. Local styles including Memphis pork ribs; Texas Brisket; Carolina pulled pork.

Our meats are smoked at low temperatures over indirect heat for up to ten hours with a unique mix of hickory, fruit woods in order to impart the most flavor to keep the meat from drying out. To complement the main menu of BBQ specialties, we also offer a generous selection of traditional sides like barbecue beans, coleslaw; cheese grit; Southern-style desserts like banana pudding, & pies.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 924 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good barbecue, great friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Took a long time to be seated even though we had a reservation

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JordanL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was great. I hat the bbq dinner the pig out and I shared with my husband. The chairs were not comfortable at all. The banana pudding was sour and tangy I did not care for it.

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RomanticFoodie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time here!! Dominique was great! Lots of food for the price. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Being from Tx we expect a lot from bbq its ok but not all that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The food is just mediocre. The sides Mac and cheese was dry and inedible and Cole slaw looked like it was brought from a grocery store. The bbq were just okay nothing special. The brisket was dry. The alcoholic drinks were weak. Definitely wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great environment. Definitely give them a try!

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HenryR
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time there, the food and drinks were excellent, will definitely go again

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ShaniG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and amazing food!

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SoFloFoodie1
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not the best bbq in the world, but decent! The spareribs had a nice dry rub on them. Ask for bbq sauce on the side if you want to add sauce to your ribs. The Mac & cheese and collard greens were good, as was the jalapeno corn muffin. The portions are very large...bring a large appetite or ask for a doggie bag! They messed up my order...I ordered the grilled shrimp & ribs combo, but they bought me all ribs instead. The ribs looked so good that I didn't complain or send my order back. I just ate the ribs and enjoyed! I would go back to Virgil's again the next time I'm in Vegas!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Portions kind of small for the price. Had the brisket with cole slaw and potato salad. Banana pudding for desert.

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MaryM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never fail with the best tasting bbq and sides

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KyleP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. A little spendy but average cost for Las Vegas Strip food.

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vipKatherineR
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Food was amazing.

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Mollyg
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Portions were very generous and they were very tasty. We recommend the Pulled Pork. Service was perfect. She refilled our drinks and came back to make sure everything was good. Make sure to make reservations as it gets busy in the evenings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside under a shady umbrella. Misters also helped keep us cool. Ordered the platter for one (brisket, pulled pork, potato salad, mac&cheese) and the chili to share: best BBQ we’ve EVER HAD. Get the chili, you won’t be disappointed! DELICIOUS. Our server, Rhonda, was A+ and kept our ice waters full constantly. We will go out of our way to dine here again!

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KenZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pulled pork here was outstanding, and the cornbread that came with it was just as good. I chose the Mac and cheese and a large buttermilk biscuit for my sides, and I was very glad I did! The meal was delicious and filled me up for the day. It was a great value for the price. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant server. Majority of food very good especially the pulled pork and the macaroni and cheese.

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lakiearac
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Maybe because we’re in Vegas and people are mostly intoxicated but we selected this place based on reviews and ummmm not very impressive. Service was great but food was not very good.. it looked great though.

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vipPDXnative
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sad to say it offers the only brisket that is better than my own home cooked recipe.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Brisket was delicious and good portions. Fast service with excellent customer service from our waiter

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IzzyH
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The ribs are delicious. The lemonade drink was good but would have been better blended.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great place to go for ribs. Portions are huge. Consider sharing. You won’t go hungry!

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ReginaJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Would recommend to friends and revisit.

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BrennenM
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was absolutely amazing! The food was delicious, and the energy was fun! Overall would love to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was fantastic and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Some of the worst food and service we’ve ever had. Would not recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This place was hard to find after parking in the garage at The Linq. Arrived 10 minutes late due to this, and they cancelled our Open Table reservation. Still took us, thankfully, and sat us outside. Drinks were slow to come.

Three of us- one ordered Nachos, was promised cheese would be shredded, not melted. It came with cheese melted, and the sauce tasted nasty. Another ordered brisket and pulled pork. I ordered pulled pork. We had no utensils, so asked as we were being served. Five minutes later, we asked another server, who said sure, but nothing happened. Then complained to the hostess, who found our original server. After 10 minutes of sitting with our food getting cold, they brought utensils. The brisket was good, pulled pork was blah. The portions were small for the $25 plus price.

“Top 10 BBQ joints in the country”? Not even close! Mediocre taste, over-priced, horrible service, small portions, and we were ignored. Don’t bother to visit this place- it is beyond bad!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender up and beyond her hospitality services. They wasn't preparing steaks at lunch but she asked the kitchen could they prepare one for me. The steak came out a perfect medium rare, just like I like it. A warm red center, juicy, tender, and very flavorful. Best birthday dinner in Vegas!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here with friends for our last night in Vegas and it was perfect. We sat outside to enjoy the weather and people watch. It was a little bit windy but the service was great and the food was exceptional. We would definitely recommend to anyone who loves BBQ.

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TobyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great, came out super quick, we were seated immediately with our reservation. The staff seemed a little lost in their own restaurant, it wasn’t a bad thing, just a little strange. Our waitress was almost too quiet and didn’t say anything when she walked up to our table, it was awkward. Nonetheless, we ordered the pigout for two with the mac and cheese and potato salad, SO much food and tasted great.

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DaleL
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party and they did an excellent job of taking care of us and the BBQ was delicious!!

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vipBuffs
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is expensive but you get a ton and it’s delicious. Waiter was awesome - funny and attentive. Definitely worth a visit every time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my dads birthday so we flew in from MI to take him out. We enjoyed every second of it the food and drinks were great. So great my mom made another reservation this week for her next set of out of town guest

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Bttrlcknxttm
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Ordered a ribeye and it was the thinnest steak I’ve ever had.

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BrandenM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great food, had awesome time.

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AlejandraM
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Muy buena la comida y suficiente! Te atienden muy rápido pidan para compartir!

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pamp
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We were a large group and they did great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fast food excellent quality

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VictorF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very tasty! Good bbq flavor, I liked the ribs best.

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You can order delivery directly from Virgil's Real BBQ - Las Vegas using the Order Online button. Virgil's Real BBQ - Las Vegas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 389-7400.

Virgil's Real BBQ - Las Vegas is rated 4.3 stars by 924 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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