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Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse

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3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 769-4600
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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  • 30
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great smoked BBQ

Grumpy's has the best "Smoked" BBQ meat in the area. If you want your food drowning in bbq sauce go somewhere else. There are BBQ sauces on the table but the entrees themselves are just great old fashioned smoked meat. All the food at Grumpy's has been great, Pulled Pork (dilla or plate is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Aral M
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Grumpy's has the best "Smoked" BBQ meat in the area. If you want your food drowning in bbq sauce go somewhere else. There are BBQ sauces on the table but the entrees themselves are just great old fashioned smoked meat. All the food at Grumpy's has been great, Pulled Pork (dilla or plate is great), Ribs, Chops, Smoked Corn ect.... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was my most disappointing visit to Grumpy's. While the food tasted good, all the dishes seemed to be rationing the meat portions excessively as compared to any other visit. My dish was the sausage and chicken jambalaya which I've traditionally ordered here. The dish came out warm rather than hot and there was extremely little meat perhaps at most... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

stopped in with a local friend who loves this place. Service was good, one waitress for the whole dining room, but if you are not in a rush was OK...pulled pork sandwich was tasty but not the best BBQ ever eaten....Chicken breast was OK , a little on the small side, fries were warm at best...slaw very good....nice selection of... More 

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Central Valley, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Usually take food out from here. Only ate lunch inside one time, had good service and food was tasty. For dinner this place is usually pretty packed and the tables are tight in this small establsihment so haven't ever done that. Also its a bit loud to enjoy a dinner with a companion, but for a group of folks out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Not much to look at from the outside but food is fantastic and the place was clean. Had the ribs and chicken. Smoked flavor came through, great bark on the ribs, chicken fall apart tender. Service a little slow but the place was hopping at 2pm on a Sunday. Definitely a place to eat at again.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and came here while on the road heading somewhere else. All the reviews on line are very accurate! It looks like a dump from the outside, but on the inside its great! The decorations with the pigs, the overall decor - was great! The food was excellent. The onion soup was warm, not... More 

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Palm, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I drive 45 minutes to get to Grumpys about 10 times each year and it is worth it. Cannot honestly say we ever had a bad experience. Although nothing is as good as their ribs. Smoked to perfection, great rub. We love their food so much we had them cater our wedding. They brought out the smoker... More 

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Dunellen, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is an old house made into a restaurant, it is definitely a place that the locals are fond of. Good food, generous portions, great experience.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We went there for a late lunch and beers after playing golf nearby at Iron Lakes. The building is very non descript and easy to miss if you are not looking for it. It is a classic local joint, dive bar, great food hangout kind of place. Good beer selection and really good bbq. We had a cup of gumbo... More 

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Summit Hill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This was our 3rd visit in a month. ( drove ONE hour) We really liked the pork belly with the slaw. Had it two times and we got plenty. We shared the dish because there was plenty to share. The third time we ordered the pork belly there was about a third the amount of the pork belly on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 769-4600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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