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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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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Late Night

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  • 14
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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
Awesome country BBQ

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lauren J
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Staten Island, New York, United States
via mobile
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Metuchen, New Jersey
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW 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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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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121 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Manalapan, New Jersey
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77 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

It the most talked about place for rib out here in new Jersey. Eat in or take out you can't go wrong the only thing I can tell you for sure is the last thing you'll do is lick you fingers to the bone. It's delicious so give big ed's a shot you'll thank me.

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Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I go to Big Eds at least once a month. I love the food & the service. I always ask for extra napkins , I know I will make a mess on my face just eatting the ribs with my hands, no forks lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Like everything about big edsprices are resonal service is also great go early as it gets very crowded on weekends.

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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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