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The Original Big Ed's BBQ

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305 Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747
(732) 583-2626
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not the best, not the worst

Ribs are fine not great. Obviously portion size is why you come. Brisket, pulled pork etc. is mediocre.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You come here to eat and enjoy. It is laid back and welcoming. You can inhale the deliciousness from the parking lot.Skip lunch if you are having anything all you can eat. Great sides,bread,and salads. Desserts are listed on the menu. Staff is terrific and very helpful! What are you waiting for!!

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Den Haag
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ribs are fine not great. Obviously portion size is why you come. Brisket, pulled pork etc. is mediocre.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

As others have said, this is an informal place, but heaven for BBQ lovers. The garlic bread is excellent, but don't fill up on it. Same with the salad. I had the all-you-can-eat ribs and fried clams. Both were very good. The rib-refills were fast, and everything was served hot and fresh. Others in our party had chicken and said... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is truly the best place to get ribs in New Jersey period! I lived in Kansas City for 6 years and enjoyed some of the best ribs in the world. Upon returning to the East Coast I searched high and low to find a decent place for ribs and was frustrated until I found Big Ed's. They have 2... More 

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Staten Island, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Big Eds for the first time and were pleasantly surprised. The atmosphere is very rustic barn, old country restaurant feel. Food was really good and place was packed! Our bill came out to $50 including all you can eat ribs, steak, sides, salads, two appetizers and bunch of drinks. Service also mentioned if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The food was delicious but I had a hard time deciding what to eat. Everything looked good, it smelled amazing but the menu consists mostly of platters and all-you-can-eat dinners. I settled on a $16 sandwich, a little pricey in my opinion. Would have liked to try the ribs since that's what they're known for but what I would have... More 

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Staten Island, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Ribs were okay, but were very tough. Disappointing for a rib specialty place. Sides were boring. FIN

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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was a fun place to visit. Three couples went and we had a good time. There certainly was more than enough to eat,but none of us could go another round. The waiter we had knew his ribs and advised us well. The desserts were also delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Just like the pig on the sign in front of the restaurant this is a place you want to go to pig out.. The all you can eat ribs a very good and plentiful I would suggest trying not to eat the garlic and butter buns that they bring you in the beginning they taste great but you'll fill up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Ribs are always perfect. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends. Im going back in couple days.

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Additional Information about The Original Big Ed's BBQ

Address: 305 Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747
Phone Number: (732) 583-2626
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Old Bridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Old Bridge
  • Phone Number: (732) 583-2626

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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