Mighty Quinn's

3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Mighty Quinn's
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Category:
BBQ Joint
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327211733

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

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Parking:
Parking Lot

Most Recent Reviews

Jomarie A.
4.0 Stars
4

The newest addition to Standard Hospitality Group's restaurant chains, is Mighty Quinn's. SHG brought to us Ippudo and Yabu, among others. Mighty Quinn's is an award winning barbecue restaurant in NYC, and could be the best thing that has happened to Filipino meat lovers, including Josh. 128513

We have passed by this restaurant a couple of times, and it has been on our (more of on Josh's) bucket list for a couple of months already. We finally decided to give it a try today! 128158

Their ordering setup is like that of a fastfood restaurant: you order, they prepare, you pay. (Though their pricing is far from fastfood price ranges... 128541) They slice the meat according to your order, scoop the pickled add-ons to your tray, add the bread or dirty rice, they you're good to go! 128076You may also opt to get additional sides.

Their tagline is "Cooking the old school way with wood and time" (aka slow cooked meats), which would make you even more curious on what they can offer us; as these factors are their competitive advantages.

The serving can be good for 2 persons, really. But of course, being the heavy eaters that we are, Josh and I still ordered two sets, for sharing. Here's what we got:

✔ BRISKET (Php 495) - 11088110881108811088
The meat literally melts in your mouth. I kid you not. I used to think that was just a marketing ploy, but it's legit. 128076 The beef was flavorful, and properly cooked. It had a certain acidity to it, but nothing that one cannot tolerate. You may also drizzle additional sauce which are in big bottles and displayed on every table. Josh asked me to try this, and I suggest you do the same:
➡ Have a bite of the brisket. Chew it a bit.
➡ Eat some pickled cucumber and continue chewing.
➡ Now, eat some pickled red onions, and chew until ready to swallow.
At the first step, you'll taste the beef in it's purest form. The flavors might surprise you, but soon, you'll enjoy it. The second step made the beef's flavor more pronounced, and it will really punch your tastebuds. The third step tones down the overall flavorfulness of the dish, which readies your mouth for another bite! 128525 Again, Josh is a certified meat lover, so he's more knowledgeable than me when it comes to this. 128513 For me, the dirty rice is really good and pairs well with the meat, but Josh did not find it to be a perfect match with the meat. According to him, the flavor profile clashed. You be the judge when you try it. 128514 The (vinegared) slaw also helps in cleansing the palette, and is a great side for this meaty dish. Have I told you the meat is really really tender and melts in your mouth? 128586

✔ PULLED PORK (Php 495) - 110881108811088
For me, this was the weakest part of our meal. On my first bite, I found the meat to be very salty. The meat was not as juicy as I hoped it would be, too. It's a good thing that there were pickled vegetables and slaw to tone down the saltiness, so eventually, it tasted a bit better. I also expected it to be more "pulled" apart, but was served with huge chunks of pork instead. This dish underwhelmed me, really. 128542

✔ SWEET CORN FRITTERS (Php 165 - Small) - 1108811088110881108811088
I LOVED THIS. 128525 It was a good thing that I read about this from a review somewhere! I absolutely love Kettle's corn bread / muffin which is paired with their buttermilk fried chicken, but Mighty Quinn's version was cripsy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The corn kernels were really generous... Wow. I was speechless with each bite because it was really good. The spicy honey dip made it even yummier. Quite pricey, but I enjoyed it a lot so still giving it 511088! 128158 Pairing it with the meat, pickled add-ons, and slaw makes the flavors explode in your mouth, in a good way! 128521

The service was good, though we did not have much interaction with the servers as most of the stuff are done in a self-service style. A waitress was nice enough to take our photos, though. 128516

Overall, it's the place to go when you want authentic American barbecue, but must probably be reserved for special occasions as food is really pricey. The quality of meats (and the amount of time the processing of these meats went through) actually does warrant a high cost, though.

Hey, carnivores! Try this out soon, okay? 128076128046128055128019

#NewRestaurantsFor2017

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Jalyn M.
4.0 Stars

Amazing slow cooked meat large portions great for sharing they fall off the bone, only tried beef not sure what pork is like. It's definitely worth a shot. I'm not so sure about adding the BBQ sauce later at the table as self serve I think it would be much better marinated but that just my opinion I'm sure others like to have the option.

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Annechile S.
4.0 Stars

Had their single serving brisket, it comes with rice, coleslaw, pickles (495php). Serving is enough for two persons really. Had refillable lemon houseblend iced tea.

The meat is sooooo tender, not exaggerating 128522

Service is good too.

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars
2

Mighty Quinn's beef brisket is indeed really good. Single serving includes coleslaw, pickled onion cucumber (I think) chili and dirty rice for P495.00. For me, it can be shared by 2 people. Its really a must try. We also ordered their chicken wings P408 and rice P50.

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Anthony Y.
5.0 Stars

New York's best Barbeque joint now in Manila!
The Burnt ends sandwich together with the pickles is soooo good!

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
6

It was almost lunch time and we just arrived Megamall for our rendezvous later that afternoon. Me and EJ B actually intended to come early so we can have a mini food crawl around the mall, and this was our first stop.

Mighty Quinn's interiors has a dark color theme, which I find fitting to the food they offer. They also have a pay-as-you-order system, and a counter that might be similar to what you have in your school cafeteria.

We had an order of their beef brisket for a little over P500, which includes a choice of either rice or bread, side vegetables, and coleslaw.

Their brisket tasted heavenly! It was so tender and flavorful. It goes so well with their dirty rice, which was neither bland nor over-spiced. It was meant to go with the brisket but not to overshadow the main attraction of the plate. Apart from these two, I found everything just okay.

Serving size isn't so bad. Two of us shared the order, yet we both felt heavy. However, I can say that this might not be enough for someone with a huge appetite.

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Hydz T.
4.0 Stars
2

Food: half chicken 11088110881108811088
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Haidee C.
5.0 Stars
4

Ordered some Brisket with some buns and Half chicken with "dirty rice" all worth it. BBq sauce was great!

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Tei A.
2.0 Stars

Wasnt a big fan of their bbq sauce. The meat was tender and juicy though.

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
7

I meet my fellow foodie Midz S at SM Mega Fashion Hall to try Mighty Quinn's Slow Smoked Barbeque. Mighty Quinn's originated in New York, United States of America (USA). They also have branches in Taipe, Dubai and Tokyo, and they open recently here in Manila.

I was greeted by their manager before I enter inside to meet Midz. Few customers were dining during our visit in Mighty Quinn's. The warm lights combined with the white and dark colors of the furnitures makes the place so hip and casual.

It's a Pay-To-Order system, it's like you're buying your order in a fast-food chain or cafeteria which you can choose your food in the overhead menu board and you pay first to get your order.

We've got Brisket paired with Dirty Rice and Vegetables (Slaw, Cucumber, Red Onions & Chiles) for Php495.00.

128046 Brisket - 1108811088110881108811088 5/5
"The beef we had was so tender and juicy. The exciting flavors of the brisket dipped with Mighty Quinn's BBQ sauce really explode inside my mouth especially adding some slaw, chiles, red onions and pickled cucumbers will intensify the taste. Oh! And the dirty rice... Gosh! It's so good with the brisket. The rice will balance everything."

Overall, we enjoyed Mighty Quinn's experience. Although it's a little bit pricey but when it comes to service and the quality of food we had... worth it! Masarap! 128515

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Tenten C.
4.0 Stars
4

I love their ambiance and food! Was not too crowded when I came in. Interesting menu line up. Especially their broccoli with bacon. Dirty rice and beef brisket is yummy but a bit dry. Nevertheless still very good.128523128525

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Kiko G.
4.0 Stars

I got invited to sample what Mighty Quinn's. I was very excited and at the same time curious because people have been raving about it on social media.

I love how the dining setting was set up. It's like a cafeteria where customers line up at the counter, assemble your food, pay and bring the food to the table but servers are also available to assist. The lighting is drab and that's bad news if you like taking photos of your food. Unless you have a really nice camera or if you're willing to stand next to the escalator holding the plate in one hand while the other limb take photos. 128514

The meat is smoked 16-24 hours so one would definitely expect burst of flavors. They also offer sides to complement their slow roasted meat; slaw, broccoli salad and potato salad. The also came up with the Dirty Rice for Filipinos which is fried in beef brisket grizzle and fat. The dirty rice was mu favorite because it's intentional weak taste help tone down the bold flavors of the main and the sides.

BEEF BRISKET
The meat is slow cooked for 24 hours and you can tell right away that the beef brisket is tender. The guy at the carving station was slicing the whole brisket like it was butter. The meat was also very savory and Mighty Quinn's house BBQ sauce added a little bit of tanginess to every bite.

BURNT ENDS
I know that the beef brisket is the very reason why Mighty Quinn's is well loved by many. However, this one right here is my favorite. Each bite is just incredible. These end pieces of the brisket houses most of the flavors and the fattiest parts of the meat. Pitmasters used to throw this away but I guess they all realized that they are throwing away gold.

SPARERIBS
The ribs are not fall off the bone but it was still lusicious. I am not a Spareribs Freak so I would probably skip this on my second visit.

PULLED PORK
Quite similar to the burnt ends but this one has the sauce served separately. You get to sample the smokiness of the meat and just add the sauce if you want to have bolder flavors. I actually liked it without the sauce.

I didn't get to try their desserts but I will be back for that. Overall, I enjoyed the experience, that means food and service. Glad that I was introduced to this new take on BBQ that's currently sweeping NY.

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Joel A.
3.0 Stars
3

I had lunch with the family and some guests. Food was good. We had the brisket, ribs and roasted chicken. Sides were dirty rice, broccoli, coleslaw, baked beans, and potato salad. The brisket was the best I tried in Manila. According to my kids, they prefer the ribs at Racks. The chicken was average. The potato salad and baked beans were good. The rest were so-so. Price was too much for the food quality. I expected more from the reviews and the price. Bucket list checked. Won't be back anymore.

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YVette C.
4.0 Stars

Ang saraaaaap ng food. Kaso medyo mahal, pero I think justified naman ang price. Mabilis ang service dahil subway-like ito. Makukuha mo na sa counter yung food as you watch it being prepared. 128513128077🏼🤑

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
6

Mighty Quinn's popular Brisket is indeed good! I'm not sure how many grams a Single Serving order is but for me, the size can be for sharing. It includes dirty rice or sandwich plus lots of pickled veggies. The meat was already flavorful but adding some more of their Barbeque sauce made it even better.

Service was great too. They just opened recently but the servers seemed well-trained already.🙂🙃

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April H.
4.0 Stars
10

I am a straight up meat lover-- I know my meat inside and out. I say that with confidence and conviction. There is no hope for me to become a vegetarian. No. Way. Jose. Give me a great piece of steak anyday, all day.

I was unable to attend the media launch of Mighty Quinn's, but that did not stop me from trying out a brand that offers ribs cooked the old-school way-- with wood and time. No shortcuts. Just tender succulent smoked meat. Here I come MQ! As in walang makakapigil sakin, kahit bagyong Nina...

MQ comes straight from NYC, another import from the growing SHG corporation, who also handles Ippudo and Yabu. This place is owned by Hugh Mangum, a pitmaster who learned his craft from his childhood in Texas. He started serving up his barbeque in New York and it quickly gained popularity and acclaim. The brand now has eight branches in the East Coast. The one that recently opened in Megamall is one of the few international branches, including the ones in Taiwan and Dubai.

The place has a cafeteria set-up-- menu at the front of the store, food set up in serving trays, and then you pay as you order. The dining area is open and comfortable, done in a rustic and industrial design. Definitely not a formal or intimidating setting. It was comfortable and well ventilated; you don't smell like smoke or meat after your meal.

My partner in crime that day was my fiancé. We ordered several different items to get a good picture of what they had to offer. The staff were very helpful, quickly explaining and making suggestions. They cut the meat as you place your order. The sides are prepped and on standby. The fritters, on the other hand, are freshly fried, so it takes time to be served.

My fiance tried their famous Brisket (P495), possibly their most famous dish. This cut comes from the chest of the cow, so it comes with a layer of fat. This is slow cooked and smoked; don't be surprised at the blackened outside edge of the brisket surrounded by a pinkish ring. This is served with pickled veggies and your choice of either sandwich or dirty rice. What can I say about it? OMG. THIS. WAS. GOOD. #allcapsparaintensetapospauseforeffect

Yes, the meat really absorbed the different flavors for that complex, smoky taste in every bite. I get why this put them on the map. It might be something new to the Filipino palate; as a whole we generally prefer sweet. The meat is acidic with bold, spicy undertones. The sauce is like a huge exclamation point-- it amplifies the acidity and the . The recipe was not altered to appeal to the local sensibilities. This is how Americans enjoy their barbecue.

I tried the Burnt Ends (P495), which are the burnt edges of the barbecue. Expect it to be fatty and a bit more dry in comparison to the brisket. As the name implies, it is burnt. That is why this is served already drenched in sauce. The flavors are more concentrated and that char adds a layer of complexity the brisket did not have. If the brisket is bold, then the burnt ends is therefore an explosion on the tongue. Personally, I don't think you can go wrong either way, but my pick is the brisket.

The meat is served with a medley of pickled veggies-- onions, chilies, cucumber, and celery. Eat the chilies with caution: these were hot, hot, hot! You see how the acidity is reiterated with every component in the plate. Only the slaw provided a respite with its creaminess. Though everything was vinegar-y, it wasn't one-dimensional. Each element brought its own flavor, like an individual note in a symphony. The pickled veggies was fresh against the burnt, smokiness of the meat.

You have a choice of sandwich or dirty rice for your order, but I highly recommend the rice. This is probably their only concession to our culture. I thought the rice was really good, with a hint of calamansi, and it went so well with the food.

We also ordered the potato salad and the corn fritters. Even the potato salad was complex--it had a lot of ingredients like egg, bacon, and celery. It's not our mom's potato salad, which is super creamy and rich. I imagine it's what a rocker's potato salad would taste like-- spicy and with a bite. It's a little too spicy and peppery for my blood though.

The big surprise for me was the corn fritters. It's my fiancé's order because he absolutely loves corn bread/muffins. This even bested Fireside's cornbread doughnuts for us. It is seriously good and it comes with a spicy honey dip. This is a must try for me and MUST be included in your order.

I ordered their lemon iced tea and I regretted it. Not because their iced tea wasn't good, but the meat goes so well with beer. My fiancé was right on with his choice and I suggest you do the same. If you can handle your liquor, that is.

The price range is a bit expensive. We spent about P750/person for our meal. Of course, the higher the price tag, the less value for money. Or perceived value, at least. If you think you can slow roast a slab of meat for 22 hours on your own, then this might seem ordinary to you. I have neither the patience, the equipment, the expertise or the time for that kind of undertaking. This is something very few can attempt at home on their own.

I think it would be great to experience American barbecue for yourself. However, I warn that this is salty with pronounced flavors. If you are not used to strong sauces, this might not be for you...

For me, the servers were friendly, engaging, and helpful. The food was awesome. The place was nice and comfy. I think the price was actually justified due to the effort they put in...

Let's just say that I understand why it's Mighty...

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Monica B.
4.0 Stars
3

We ordered pulled pork and brisket. It was okay. The rice serving is too small and expensive. We'll try the ribs next time.

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Karen Joyce Y.
4.0 Stars
10

The Megamall branch is a fast-casual affair, a mix of rustic and industrial, with brick and wood walls, metal chairs, and stainless steel fixtures.

Ordering is self-service, cafeteria-style.

Meats are sliced upon order.

I’ve already gone back to Mighty Quinn’s again, so my pictures will be a mix from the media launch and from when I actually dined there again.

The 24-hour slow cooked Brisket (P495) is the one that put Mighty Quinn’s on the map. It is tender and perfectly succulent. There’s a layer of fat on top melting onto the meat. Oh, heavenly!

My favorite is the Spare Ribs (P495) – Hugh implored us to eat it with our hands to fully appreciate the “snappiness” of the meat. According to Hugh, slow-cooked barbecue meats shouldn’t be “falling off the bone,” but should instead have that “snap” when you bite into it. You’ll know what I’m talking about once you take a bite!

Pulled Pork (P485) – this was meltingly tender but not mushy. Drizzle with the barbecue sauce available on the table.

Burnt Ends (P495) – others thought it was really flavorful, but personally I was more into the spare ribs and brisket. The burnt ends are from, as the name implies, the more “burnt” side / edge of the barbecue. I thought the meat was drier, but that’s expected because it is “burnt”, but some people prefer it that way because the flavors are more concentrated, and it is actually the strongest-flavored dish I tried. Others at the table really loved it! If you like the “tutong” of rice or paella, you’ll probably like this.

Each order of meat includes some “veggies” – coleslaw, pickled celery, pickled onions, pickled cucumbers, and chilies. I liked the cucumbers and ate all of mine. Others said the chilies were delicious but very, very hot!

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to try the Brontosaurus both times, but others have told me that it was also really good. When I went back, I had my mind set on those Spare Ribs and Brisket! For me, those are the must-try’s and those were the ones I went back for.

For sauce lovers like me, Mighty Quinn’s has bottles of their barbecue sauce on the table, so you can put as much sauce as you want! Yipee!

The flavor profile of Mighty Quinn’s barbecue sauce is a bit on the vinegar-y side, with bold flavors. Those who prefer their food on the light and delicate side might find it a bit salty. I noticed that the meats were saltier than normal, well-seasoned, but still within the realm of delicious. This is not a complaint, just an explanation for those who may need to watch their salt. Personally, I found the bold flavors dialing up the taste to 11, giving a very nice flavor explosion in every bite, the opposite of bland! Very good. If it were a harmony, I would say it would be like the louder parts of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It is different from the sweet and milder barbecue sauces we usually have in the Philippines.

You have got to try the Dirty Rice! It is really good, and a perfect pair to the barbecue meats. Your meat order already includes a serving of either a sandwich (bread) or Dirty Rice. My suggestion is to go for the Dirty Rice! We were told that the Dirty Rice was especially developed to incorporate local ingredients like calamansi.

The Sides are quite different from what we normally see in other bbq restaurants. The Burnt Ends Baked Beans is really good – it is not your usual pork & beans – it is smokier and has more depth of flavor. This was actually my favorite siding, but I could only eat a few spoonfuls of this because the flavor is so strong. Best to share this with others. I actually suggest getting different sides per person and then just sharing, so you can taste everything and don’t get umay (taste-tired) from just one side.

The Potato Salad was also quite delicious – something different from the usual chicken potato salad! It is a potato salad but has a lot of onions, celery, meat bits that reminded me of bacon bits, and something spicy which I think were maybe celery seeds?

The Sweet Potato Casserole is delicious mashed sweet potato, sweet & creamy and topped with walnuts. Many in our table proclaimed this as their favorite side.

For dessert, we had Bread Pudding (P195). The bread pudding is soft and aromatic with wonderful autumn spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, etc… a bit sweet but the very creamy scoop of ice cream topping it tempers the sweetness. For drinks, go for the Peach Lychee.

So, you are using your fingers to eat ribs? Good for you! Don’t worry, because Mighty Quinn’s has a sink where customers can wash their hands.

Their restroom is still under construction as of this writing, but there’s a public one close by just across from the restaurant.

MIGHTY QUINN’S – IS IT WORTH IT?

Yes, it is! The average price of around P495 is a bit higher than your average barbecue joint in Metro Manila, but it already includes a serving of dirty rice, your choice of pickled vegetables, coleslaw, and a good-portioned serving of drool-worthy meat. It is a heavy meal.

The serving of meat might not look like a lot visually, but trust me, when you start eating it, it’s quite heavy and filling. For me, the P495 price tag is very sulit because:

- the barbecue is really good, very worth the price

- you can’t make this at home without special equipment and spending hours and hours and hours looking after slow-smoking meat, and there’s no guarantee that it will come out as good

- it already includes rice, coleslaw and pickles, and unlimited sauce.

If you’re a big group, it might be a better option to order by the pound, and get the bigger servings of sides.

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars
5

This is from New York and I thought I have to try this before ever going for my 1st ever NY trip on New Years eve. Ordered for the beef brisket. I was second in line so I got to see that massive work of wonder sliced before my eyes. The single serve is at a good price of P495, with dirty rice or bun and 2 sidings of choice. Tried the spareribs too, not fall of the bone as I want it, but I saw myself gobbling it to the bone. The brisket in my opinion is juicy, tender and tasteful. I see myself more often here and have more of meaty goodness plus my new love their broccoli with bacon bits salad, yum.

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Ted R.
3.0 Stars
2

OK, got to eat here tonight with the wife. When I saw the selection of food offerings they had I became excited, really excited. I just saw an episode about American BBQ on Lifestyle Channel just a few days ago and I was really craving to eat some. Since this is a franchise from New York I figured this must be the real deal.

Was it good? Well, my wife ordered the spare ribs and I got to try some of it. It was hella good! Put some of their barbeque sauce on it and it even becomes more delicious. Now, eat some of the pickled veggies that come with the dish and you are really tasting some authentic American BBQ.

As for me, I got to try their Pulled Pork. It was...OK. Had to put BBQ sauce to give it more flavor. I wouldn't order it to be honest. Not my favorite.

Now there lies my reason why I'm giving this place just 3 measly stars. They got my order WRONG! What I ordered was the brisket, and it was clear to the guy behind the counter as he even repeated our order.

When I got my order I didn't know that it wasn't the brisket. I am not really familiar with how it should look like. It was only after I finished with my meal that I saw the order of the guy at the other table, and I thought it was a fine looking cut of meat. I asked the waiter what was that he just delivered and he said its the Brisket. Damn, that was the Brisket! What the hell did I eat? We then figured out that it must have been the Pulled Pork (see my picture).

Its kinda upsetting to know that I wasn't able to try what I wanted to. Add to that, the price of my order being almost P500 and they mess up my order, its kinda irritating.

Three stars. Hope they get it right next time. @#&$+$(!!!

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