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Best Northern New Jersey Barbecue Restaurants


From smokehouse to hoghouse and roadhouse, we've rounded up the best in barbecue. Sure, preferences abound when it comes to matters of the grill. So maybe it's a pulled pork sandwich on squishy white bread you crave or Texas brisket with a side of coleslaw and sweet tea. One day you might like your ribs slathered and glazed in tomato sauce; the next day rubbed with special spices; and the next marinated and drenched in tangy vinegar. Whatever your pleasure, try these smokin' spots for the best barbecue around in Northern New Jersey.


 


Big Ed’s BBQ Barbecue
11/20
Dining Room at Big Ed’s BBQ, Matawan, NJ 305 Rt. 34
Matawan, NJ 07747
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Extra big napkins and extra big appetites are required to dine here. More...

Cubby’s BBQ Restaurant Barbecue
Quick Bite
249 S. River St.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
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Big barbecue eaters will like this little place. More...

Salt Creek Grille American
13/20
Dining Room at Salt Creek Grille, Princeton, NJ Princeton Forrestal Village
One Rockingham Row
Princeton, NJ 08540
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With the patio surroundings and quadrangle fire pits, smoke is definitely on the menu. More...

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