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Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse

3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 769-4600
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Ranked #26 of 370 restaurants in Allentown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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77% Recommend
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English first
Coplay, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We live in the Allentown area quite close to Grumpy's and have been there many, many times. It has a hometown feel to it - there are definitely regulars at the bar, but it is still kid friendly - especially the back room. The food is amazing, never had anything bad there - but for me the best is the... More

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Tamaqua, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Grumpy's from the outside is not a lot to look at which may be why it has remained a bit of a local gem; however, after many years in business and presence through their portable smokers at local events it is not as quiet a place as once was. There food quality, quantity and price point is hard to beat... More

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Recently had dinner here with husband and friends. Have learned an important lesson...stick with the basics if you want value for your money. My salmon crab cakes tasted fine, but the potato pancakes were the worst I've ever had. Greasy, over-cooked... Had a lot of potato pancakes in my life...these didn't even taste like potatoes! Asparagus...so average...and undercooked. Worst surprise,... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Stopped here on a Saturday. Love some BBQ- especially ribs. This place has a decent bar and some tables as well. Good beer selection. I ordered the pork belly appy which was excellent. Then the fried pickles which were great. I had the half rack of ribs with slaw and collards. The ribs were a little tough. Not sure why.... More

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Bath, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Ok...food was OK...no doubt about it....but when the bill came I almost fell off the chair...this is a BBQ joint...I've been here before. Got specials tonight for myself and wife. Should have asked but each one was $25. And beers were not cheap. What happened after last visit? Did the place get swanky? It looked the same and the meals... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Being a budding backyard BBQer, I try to stop and check out these independent places while traveling. Grumpy's Roadhouse is an apt name - nothing fancy, just a decent place a bit out of the way near Allentown. On a Wednesday night, there was a crowd, with people waiting for a table as I left at 7 pm (a good... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

With having been a bbq regular in Texas and Arkansas this does not live up to the hype, even for the north east, in my opinion. The beef briquette was extremely dry and it look like lunch meat it was so thinly sliced. The bbq wings were decent but nothing I would write home about. The best food item was... More

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Philadelphia PA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

"Roadhouse" is right. This out-of-the-way spot could be where Lil' Abner and Daisy Mae came on dates. You might drive by without noticing it -- use your GPS. The address says Allentown, but it's a bit north of the city on a back road in the tiny settlement of Mechanicsburg. Not too impressive from the outside, but once you cross... More

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Herkimer, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My family and I stopped into Grumpy's based on good reviews here, and we will definitely be back! Make sure you bring your appetite! At most restaurants I can easily polish off a half rack of ribs, but the ribs here were huge and I couldn't come close to finishing off the rib/wing combo I ordered. All of the food... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Grumpy's is a great place. We've been going here for years. The food is real barbeque style. I love their pulled pork platter. Its fabulous. French Fries are the best. We've tried the ribs, wraps, gumbo soup, chicken, etc. Nothing is bad on the menu. Very laid back. Inexpensive beers. Great value just a little off the beaten path.

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