Fette Sau, Williamsburg, NYC

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Food: ☆☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆☆

Ambiance: ☆☆☆

Cost: $$$

Must try: All of the meats


Fette Sau – “fat pig” in German is Brooklyn’s hottest barbecue joint.

Housed in an industrial garage replete with cement floors and picnic tables, this Williamsburg spot is outfitted with a Southern Pride gas-and-wood-fired smoker, which can cook hundreds of pounds of meat at a time.




I have to say that the food here is really superb. I am NOT a huge meat-eater but the stuff they churn out here is quite terrific.

Fette Sau is run cafeteria style where you stand on a long line, pick your meats by the pound and eat on communal tables either inside or out. 

The meats cooked at Fette Sau are all organic and sourced locally. They don’t use any sauces on the meats – as their barbecue is made with customized dry rubs.

You have choice of several meats including pork ribs, pulled pork, beef ribs, brisket, pigs tails, pork sausage and more.

The side dishes are simple and decent enough and one has a great choice of fine whiskeys and beers on tap.

At Fette Sau – their simple yet awesome formula seems to work flawlessly as hoards of fans flock to this Mecca of meat and now I know why.


Here is some of what we ate:


Mixed Charred Meats and Sausages


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Dante’s German Potato Salad



Baked Beans



Cora’s Broccoli Salad