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The Wood Pit Barbeque

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108 Bloomfield Ave, Ste B, Montclair, NJ 07042
(973) 954-4679
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Love this food!

Only do take out but the food is high quality and very authentic. The ribs are dry (without sauce) but moist and tender. The brisket is excellent and the mac and cheese side dish is delish.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
New Jersey
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New Jersey
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Only do take out but the food is high quality and very authentic. The ribs are dry (without sauce) but moist and tender. The brisket is excellent and the mac and cheese side dish is delish.

Thank AvidTraveller45
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had take out from The Wood Pit last week. The portions were good sized. One of us had the brisket which was extremely tender, but a little too fatty. Another had chopped pork (expected more of a pulled pork). Again, very tender and would have enjoyed much more without the chunks of fat. Final person in our group had pork... More 

Thank paulinek
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Was so disappointed with Hills Country in NYC, decided to take out my favorite Brisket from Wood Pit. Do not go on a romantic date there: the place is small and you will look like a piglet when done :-) This place never disappoints-the food is fresh and delectable, the owner/wait stuff always friendly and accommodating. Home-made BBQ sauce is... More 

Thank KatushaNY
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Just about the best bbq I have ever had (may be the best). I usually find ribs either too greasy or too dry. These are a perfect middle ground. Moist, tender, but not slimy. Very very good smoked flavor. The brisket is just as good. A little pricey but generous portions. You probably wait if you go in. We typically... More 

Thank MrBrownShoes
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Generous portions served BBQ style, rolls of paper towels on each table (totally necessary). Friendly service. The smoked ribs just fall off the bone! Go for the corn bread, Mac & cheese and collard greens! Just try and save room for dessert! The food is amazing!! I'm coming back for more!

Thank Lulujune
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited the wood pit BBQ this past Sunday, Fathers Day. We expected a small hole in the wall type place, what we never expected was a 50 minute wait for our food, which we left without. NO ONE even told us, how long the wait would be, or ever came out and apologized for the long wait. There were... More 

1 Thank partyrent
Livingston, New Jersey
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189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As we approached the door, the smell of smoke (the good kind) was pouring out onto the sidewalk. That was the sign that something good was going to come our way. We waited in line for about 5 - 10 minutes to order. At first, I was a little impatient. But, then, as I saw the food and smelled the... More 

1 Thank Robert S
Clifton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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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 

Thank Sharon C
Madison, New Jersey
2 reviews
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!

Thank MLLCoach
Maplewood, New Jersey
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217 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Bloomfield Ave, Ste B, Montclair, NJ 07042
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: (973) 954-4679

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue


Open Hours
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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