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Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ

19 North Main Street, Wharton, NJ
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Trowbridge Ln.
Transit: less then 1.5 miles train, 60 ft from bus
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NEW JERSEY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Hot Rod's, located on Main Street in Wharton is a small barbecue place. The theme is, as you can guess, Hot Rods. They have a liquor license with several types of beer, in addition to wine and other drinks. The corn bread here is the best I've ever eaten. The barbecue here is excellent whether in a sandwich or as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have been to Hot Rods a few times now. We are more than satisfied every time we go. The smell even before we walk through the front door is fantastic. The warm welcome and service is appreciated every time. We have tried numerous items from the menu and nothing disappoints. When we leave we are already talking about when... More

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Parsippany, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I Ordered a Cajun chicken sandwich with boardwalk fries. that was delicious. What a great value! My boyfriend had a burger which he enjoyed as well. We ordered the hush puppies since it's one of their signature menu items. It tasted like a fried corn muffin. It came with a maple syrup butter for dipping. We liked them! They have... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I picked this spot about 6 months ago looking for good BBQ. Well we didn't get good BBQ, we got excellent BBQ. This is a place you must go for great BBQ and one of the friendliest waitstaffs around

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tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Gina - This is fantastic! We could not say thank you enough for such a bright endorsement. We truly value our customers and I am thrilled to learn that were able to exceed you and your husband's expectations! We truly appreciate you taking the time to make your supportive opinion of us public. On behalf of the entire Hot... More

Randolph, NJ
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We ate at Hot Rods again last night. Great food, generous portions. Hard to decide on Sundays whether to order off the main menu or take advantage of their $0.50 wings and $1.00 drafts! You can't go wrong whichever you choose. The restaurant is somewhat small and a bit noisy at times, so if you are looking for a quiet,... More

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have been customers for several years and are never disappointed with our meal! Fantastic ribs and always leave stuffed!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great food worth the wait. Lay back restaurant with great food. The pulled pork is outstanding. The service was a little slow but the food made up for it. While speaking to our server he said the restaurant will be relocating soon to a much larger facility about 1/2 mile closer to route 80 and 15.

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Randolph, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were delighted with our recent meal at Hot Rod's, since our recent efforts to find good BBQ at other local restaurants in northern NJ have not measured up. Not so at Hot Rod's. This is an all around great BBQ place, from the excellent wings appetizer to our pulled pork and brisket entrees. The hearty baked beans side dish,... More

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Succasunna, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Not suitable for an event so small and nosy. Rickety seating. Food is good if you can bear the atmosphere. Very pricey especially for lunch.

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tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

RHoffman_12 - Thank you so much for coming in to Hot Rod's BBQ and thank you for leaving this review. I would like to take a moment to apologize about your experience with us as we strive to make sure our guests' leave our restaurant not only full but satisfied with all aspects of their visit. Here at Hot Rod's... More

Haskell, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hot Rod's is a favorite for our family. We are regulars who keep coming back for the ribs and brisket. We love the rub and never add any sauce. The rub is so flavorful with the right mix of sweet and heat. We have introduced several folks to the place and everyone has gone back. Service is leisurely so be... More

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