Tuesday’s opening of Virgil’s Real BBQ brings southern-style cuisine, live music, and late night fun to Tioga Downs. The New York City-based restaurant brings a new level of authentic southern cooking to the region.

Virgil’s will offer an extensive dinner menu of southern BBQ creations Wednesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. before transforming into a nightclub after-hours (on Friday and Saturday nights only). Local country music bands will be among those providing live musical

“We are so pleased to add first class southern-style dining and entertainment to the ‘can’t miss’ Tioga Downs experience,” says owner Jeff Gural. “Between the food and the friendly atmosphere, we are sure guests will come back to Virgil’s again and again.”

With a specially trained culinary team at the helm, Virgil’s brings finger-licking comfort food to the north. The menu features a variety of fresh salads and scratch-made sides, such as cheddar cheese grits and collard greens with ham hock, plus main courses like traditional southern favorite Memphis style pork spare ribs, Carolina pulled pork and Texas beef brisket. A variety of starters, sandwiches and beverages, including Virgil’s own fresh squeezed lemonade, are also available. The original Virgil’s opened in 1994, and Tioga Downs makes only the third location for the restaurant

Gaming points may also be redeemed toward menu items other than alcoholic beverages. With restaurant seating for 142 and an additional 20 seats at the bar, Virgil’s Real BBQ is also equipped to host banquet style parties, dinners or other special occasions. Those interested in exploring private event options should contact the group sales department.

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