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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Ribs

Great ribs and chicken, whether fried or BBQ., Always plenty to eat. Endless ribs meals or regular meals.. which ever you choose will make a great meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Steven G
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Rahway, New Jersey
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Matawan, New Jersey, United States
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The place is really nothing to look at from the inside or outside, but you definitely don't come for the atmosphere. You come because you want the absolute best ribs ever. My fiance had the all you can eat baby back ribs and he said they were fantastic. i had the baby back ribs, pulled pork, and beef briskett (pictured)... More 

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Thank Maryann C
New Jersey
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

My family was looking for a good place to eat ribs and steaks. We had heard about Big Eds and its advertising that it offers 'all you can eat ribs”and that they are “the best ribs in NJ”. So we stopped by Big Eds located on Rt 34 a short ride south and east of Rt 9 in Old Bridge.... More 

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Thank W8LT3R
Staten Island, New York, USA
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We walked into Big Eds with some big men and told the owner he would be losing money tonight with the all you can eat ribs. This place did not dissapoint. Great bbq. Fun time with the guys.

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Thank JOHN M
Linwood, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Its quite a hike to get to Big Eds from Atlantic City, but boy, is it well worth it when you get there.Ribs galore prepared in numerous ways always a long awaited treat

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Thank Thomas M
Princeton, New Jersey
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We were driving around one Saturday and saw the sign at the door for all you can eat ribs. Great decision to stop and try it! The sauces are as good as the most famous places for bbq ribs, and the meat was cooked to perfection! If you love ribs, don't go anywhere else! This is THE BEST!

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Thank Mirmotta
Matawan, New Jersey
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a great place. A mix of entrée and all you can eat. I love the blackened fish, it is really blackened, not just covered with Cajun spice, and moist in the inside. They knowhow to do it, most places don't.

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Thank islandsoft_2010
Rahway, New Jersey
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great ribs and chicken, whether fried or BBQ., Always plenty to eat. Endless ribs meals or regular meals.. which ever you choose will make a great meal.

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1 Thank Steven G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

ribs were ok, and it was nice to get an "unlimited" amount, however you can not take home what is already on the table....clearly even though you paid for them, they are limited. i ordered a ny strip steak. to be honest it was eh ok. it was well done as i asked, but lacked any flavor. if you love... More 

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NEW JERSEY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Went with wife, daughter, & grandson. We had the Baby Back Ribs Honey Flavored with Shrimp, & the Provolone Burger. Very nicely prepared & great flavor. Nice atmosphere & music playing.

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Thank BIGALK
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The ribs are good if you can get in the place to get a table but I won't wait anywhere for a table over an hour let alone a place where people look like they just got out of bed and don't care what they look like. It's just not worth it I've had better!

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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