Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey

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2004/10/16 22:10:08 (permalink)

Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey

What are some of your favorite places for ribs and brisket in South Jersey. I'm sure there is a long list
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    mayor al
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/16 23:05:47 (permalink)
    Yeah like there is a long list of Whole Fried Clam stands in Wyoming !
    (sorry, I couldn't help myself !)
    Diners, Hoagies and Subs, Hot Dogs, and some casino's OK, but BBQ, Never !
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/16 23:37:14 (permalink)
    I'd have to agree with the Mayor, stryyk. South Jersey (or anywhere in Jersey) is just not BBQ country. However, if you must, there are a couple of places on Route 40 that you could try. Holly Moore reviews them on his web site (http://www.hollyeats.com). If you go to his web site, click on Eating Philadelphia and you will see reviews for several BBQ restaurants in Philly and South Jersey.

    I tried Rib Shanty in Buena this summer. It was good for NJ but didn't come close to anything I've had in the South.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/19 23:12:52 (permalink)
    Have not been myself, but friends whose opinions I trust (ie, they grew up in the south) give Uncle Dewey's high marks.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/20 00:23:32 (permalink)
    Actually, Lawnside, NJ has been known for its excellent soul food and BBQ. One of the great BBQ places in Philly was Bea Bea's Lawnside Grill. Bea Bea started her stand in Lawnside, NJ and opened a restaurant in Philly on South Street. Bea Bea passed away and the restaurant was run by either a relative or a key employee (I'm not sure of the story as I write this)named Ron. The store became Ron's Ribs. I believe Ron recently passed away, but the restaurant still remains on South Street serving up some excellent BBQ.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/20 11:11:06 (permalink)
    A place called the Memphis Pig Out is located in the Atlantic Highlands, Its been there for maybe 25 years. The ribs are certainly o.k. and the sides are pretty good. Anyone been there and have an opinion?
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 01:35:30 (permalink)
    I grew up in South Jersey. Everyone knows that South Jersey barbecue is burned hot dogs, hamburgers, maybe some kielbasa and corn-on-the-cob. The beer covers the glitches. It's like going to Kansas City and looking for a good Philly cheesteak. Do the stuff in the oven, glop on the bbq sauce, and look forward to your next trip south.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 16:40:47 (permalink)
    I'm going to Wilmington, DE next week. Would I find any of this south Jersey/Philly roadfood there?

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    mayor al
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 17:55:27 (permalink)
    We just spent several days in Wilmington in September. We suggest going north into Philly for Hoagies and CheeseSteaks or down the coast a bit to find some good crab and oysters. Less than an hour north or south for these choices.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 20:02:03 (permalink)
    Al, were there not many choices in Wilmington?

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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 20:10:18 (permalink)
    Lot of chain stuff in Wilmington. Signman gave us a couple of Hoagie leads for Newark DE, but it didn't take 20 minutes, with lite traffic on 95 to get up to the stadiums and get onto Broad Street where I don't think you can make a bad choice for Subs.
    As far as the seafood goes, we hit the market in downtown Baltimore and then out the south side to G&M Seafood...but thats the SoCal driver in me poking thru. 50 miles for good crabcakes is not a major deal for us. But my Czech-Maryland relatives were supprised that we would travel so far for a 'routine' dinner.
    The rest of our meals in Wilmington were group things provided by the reunion we were attending. Not bad, but nothing to write about.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 21:00:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    Actually, Lawnside, NJ has been known for its excellent soul food and BBQ. One of the great BBQ places in Philly was Bea Bea's Lawnside Grill. Bea Bea started her stand in Lawnside, NJ and opened a restaurant in Philly on South Street. Bea Bea passed away and the restaurant was run by either a relative or a key employee (I'm not sure of the story as I write this)named Ron. The store became Ron's Ribs. I believe Ron recently passed away, but the restaurant still remains on South Street serving up some excellent BBQ.


    As I understand it Ron grew up next door to Ms. Bea's Lawnside BBQ and she wante him to run it when she no longer good. When Ron passed away about a year ago, his brother Kevin came out of the Navy and took it over, keeping it as Ron's Ribs.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/21 21:50:09 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Holly Moore

    quote:
    Originally posted by CheeseWit

    Actually, Lawnside, NJ has been known for its excellent soul food and BBQ. One of the great BBQ places in Philly was Bea Bea's Lawnside Grill. Bea Bea started her stand in Lawnside, NJ and opened a restaurant in Philly on South Street. Bea Bea passed away and the restaurant was run by either a relative or a key employee (I'm not sure of the story as I write this)named Ron. The store became Ron's Ribs. I believe Ron recently passed away, but the restaurant still remains on South Street serving up some excellent BBQ.


    Holly, thansk for your post. I will certainly visit your thoughts. I respect your post.

    Paul E. Smith
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    As I understand it Ron grew up next door to Ms. Bea's Lawnside BBQ and she wante him to run it when she no longer good. When Ron passed away about a year ago, his brother Kevin came out of the Navy and took it over, keeping it as Ron's Ribs.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/22 00:33:22 (permalink)
    Is that southern NJ "speak"?

    carl
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/27 19:32:43 (permalink)
    My wife, son & I decided one day in August to make just such a daytrip from North Jersey, i.e. to the BBQ places of South Jersey.

    Our first stop was Kim's Soul Food Barbeque in Lawnside. The ribs were very tough and not very tasty, the Chicken Wings were excellent, messy with sauce, but great, among the best I've ever had.

    Our next stop, about 1/2 hour away, was to be the Rib Shanty but it was closed (what kind of a restaurant is closed on Thursdays?), So on to Uncle Dewey's, and there we hit the jackpot. Very pleasant covered outdoor picnic bench seating and terific ribs, corn and sides! The staff was exceedingly friendly, and the prices very resonable. We made plans to go again next summer and skip the other two places. I believe they close for the season in Mid Ocotber.

    ---Ken
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/27 21:05:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by carlton pierre

    I'm going to Wilmington, DE next week. Would I find any of this south Jersey/Philly roadfood there?

    carl reitz


    Carl,

    There's plenty of good food to eat in Wilmington although not necessarily Philadelphia-flavored. Again, go to http://www.HollyEats.com and click on the Eating Philadelphia section (he includes the Wilmington recommendations there). I like the Charcoal Pit (on Route 202) for Burgers and Dogs. Although I've not been to the one in DE, the Primo's Hoagies near me is absolutely outstanding. Both are reviewed on Holly's site.

    If neither of those grab you, South Philly is a quick and easy half hour (at most) drive up Route 95, where you can chow down on Roadfood to your heart's content!
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/10/30 16:06:00 (permalink)
    We did the NJ Lighthouse Challenge again this year (11 lighthouses from Sandy Hook to Cape May to the bay/river). While travelling to North Wildwood from Cape May, we had planned to stop at Maui's for hotdogs, as we wanted to actually do a mini-hotdog tour that weekend. However, it was closed for the season. So we ended up eating what I guess would pass for South Jersey BBQ at Idaho Sweet's. It's on New Jersey Ave. in the center of Wildwood, I guess. I really don't know Wildwood. I have a menu in case anyone's interested. It wasn't horrible and in fact the ribs were really very good. They were not fatty at all, which really gives them extra points in my book. I personally had the pulled pork and pulled brisket platter. I thought both were pretty good, if a little stringy. But I guess it's supposed to be stringy lol. I'd say get the ribs and skip any side dishes.

    Incidentally, I happened to notice that Kingfish, formerly of Buena (or is it Mizpah...they were close to Routes 40 and 54) seems to have relocated to Corbin City on Route 50. But it was starting to rain and we weren't hungry. And I'm not entirely sure that they were open at that time.

    Rib Shanty we have eaten at; my boyfriend had their grandson as a student. Their macaroni and cheese wasn't any good, their ribs were fatty but had a nice taste, from what I remember. The owner seemed overwhelmed and was constantly calling one of his other grandsons to come out and help him, although we were the only customers. I felt bad for him. He didn't even charge us enough (actually not enough by $18) and we corrected him and gave him the rest of the money that was the true total. Strangely enough he didn't even thank us for saving him money. We could have shorted him for the $18 but what for? We left with a weird feeling and haven't gone back.

    It's like a nightmare out there looking for BBQ. I wouldn't go back to Red Hot & Blue and haven't been for about 7 years.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/12/17 20:20:45 (permalink)
    I live in Linwood and can tell you s. Jersey is a Q wasteland. We have to be content with Ed's and Famous Daves on the Black horse pike. For me I will have to go to South Carolina once every couple months to satisfy my real cravings for real Q.
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    RE: Bar BQ in Southern New Jersey 2004/12/17 21:31:07 (permalink)
    LOLOLOL
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