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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner

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    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 6
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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
Great ribs

We both were in the mood for ribs & Big Ed's did not disappoint. Hubby & I started off with salads which were fresh and big! The garlic bread was delicious - plenty of garlic flavor! I had 1/2 rack of baby-back ribs - just enough for me. Succulent flavor, fall off the bone meat. Hubby had the all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Hazlet, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great service and delicious all you can eat ribs! Love their fries and their garlic bread. So good! It's pricey but it's worth it if you think about the actual cost of everything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We both were in the mood for ribs & Big Ed's did not disappoint. Hubby & I started off with salads which were fresh and big! The garlic bread was delicious - plenty of garlic flavor! I had 1/2 rack of baby-back ribs - just enough for me. Succulent flavor, fall off the bone meat. Hubby had the all you... More 

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Helmetta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The ribs were good, but I can only eat a few at a time and you can't take any home even though I never finished my first portion.

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It must be 25 years since the last time. Another 25 would be too soon. This place is a dump inside. Ok, I can take that as their view of character. Plenty of tvs so probably a good place to watch sports. But the food stinks. The garlic bread is just heavily buttered bread that you are eating as you... More 

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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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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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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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