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The Wood Pit Barbeque

108 Bloomfield Ave, Ste B, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 954-4679
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Ranked #49 of 171 restaurants in Montclair
Cuisines: Barbecue
Most recent review
- Apr 5, 2014
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75% Recommend
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Clifton, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

My experience at The Wood Pit was very poor. We placed our order and the wait was not bad at all. So, we left and arrived at our destination only to realize that our order was incorrect, as well as we did not have any eating utensils. I called back and they were willing to replace the order. When we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

...will be back again. Excellent brisket and chopped pork sandwiches. Solid cornbread. Friendly staff @ counter. Can't wait to try ribs on next visit!

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

The Wood Pit is located on Bloomfield Ave across from a Shell Gas Station. The meat is tender, juicy and always hot. We enjoy the sandwiches and always order a full slab of pork ribs to eat during our meal. I have come here with many friends and family members and everyone always wants to come back to eat here... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We had been waiting to try this BBQ place after a BBQ let down from a groupon deal had us thinking we might have to go down to Nashville to satisfy our cravings. Finally got here and the pulled pork was sooooooo good and soooooo moist and really did melt in your mouth! It didn't disappoint! The serving size of... More

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Clinton, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Once in a while, the ribs are dry here. And obviously that's a deal killer. But we went yet again to The Wood Pit, and the experience was great. The ribs were moist, even though we did get some ends. They were smoked perfectly and the rub was heavy but not overly spiced, which we like. The mac n cheese... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My boyfriend is from Texas and wanted a little taste of home. Several people had recommended this place and most of the reviews were outstanding so we decided to order for delivery (fuel charge or .99 and delivery charge of $5.50). We were both very disappointed. The ribs were super dry, collard greens were disgusting and tasted like they were... More

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Basking Ridge, NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Located on border of Montclair and Bloomfield, small eatery - about 6 tables (with take-out), with minimal adornments in the restaurant, it really provides the real deal. While we were studying the menu, owner came over and gave us a few ribs to sample (on the house). We ordered the large pork ribs and large brisket plate (each came with... More

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Morristown, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We just finished dinner at The Wood Pit, and before we even left the place, my younger son asked, "Can we be regulars?" It was our first time there, and he wanted to make sure that we would return! This is a small store front place, run by really friendly people. Each person who worked there said hello to us... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

It's North Carolina style, so its not swimming in overly-sweet gunky BBQ sauce. You can choose your own vinegar-based sauce, very tasty! The mac and cheese is very good too, and be sure to have a slice of the home-made red velvet cake when available, it's excellent!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The food is amazing! Feels like you are in a little 'hole-in-the-wall' place with delicious barbecue brisket and ribs. The dry rub is perfectly complimented by the barbecue sauce and they give you an overwhelming amount of food. I will be coming back again, but probably for take-away.

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