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Big Ed’s BBQ Restaurant Review: You get a whiff of Big Ed’s BBQ long before you park the car in what looks like a fenced-in barnyard. It’s great smelling smoke, too, redolent of ribs and chicken and sloppy pulled pork. Granted it’s odd to see a Southern roadhouse on a suburban New Jersey highway, but believe your nose and turn in to try some real down-home cooking. The menu is loaded with options but most folks come for the all-you-can-eat ribs. But don’t exclude the lure of the other barbecue items, served with slaw, corn on the cob and a choice of potato. The interior is rustic to say the least, with wooden booths and red and white checked tablecloths, but the eating is good and the staff friendly. The “combos” offer a wealth of flavors, perhaps some unique to the Northeast, such as a platter of baby-backs and fried clam strips. There’s always a pie of the day and a cake of the day, and the ever-popular cheesecake. Big parties are welcomed here. Just bring the gang and come on in.