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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 - 11:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Laura S
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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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120 restaurant reviews
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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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Manalapan, New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Reviewer
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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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Union, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

So on July 4th before heading to Six Flags, my girlfriend told me about Big Ed's and how she went there a few years ago and how great it was. So we went, the place itself ia great, love the look, tv's all over the place (World Cup game being showned huge plus). We also were with our 2 year... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Just stopped in big eds earlier with friends for lunch. There plenty of parking, and no problem being seated since it was a Saturday late morning/early afternoon. The menu has all that you would expect a good BBQ joint to have, and the prices are outstanding. I had the ribs, which come in your choice of St. Louis or baby... More 

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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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