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“Local flavor and charm!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ritz Barbecue
302 N 17th St, Allentown, PA 18104-5013
610-432-0952
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Ranked #92 of 376 Restaurants in Allentown
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Dessert
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NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Local flavor and charm!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is kind of off the beaten path because you cannot see it from the main road unless you are really looking for it. It's adjacent to the Allentown Fairgrounds. We are not local to the area, and only found out about it at the Wheels of America Museum nearby. Excellent choice though. It's really homey and definitely not fancy. You are made to feel very comfortable and the waitress was so nice. She explained the items on the menu such as what potato filling is ( apparently, it's a Pa. dish). A group of wonderful women sitting behind us told us that the raisin crumb pie we ordered was a "funeral pie specialty" in the area. Well, anyway, it was all delicious. Everyone looked very pleased with their food. Save room for the ice cream. And your wallet will also have $$ left over to spare, which is always nice.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wife and I”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Great Ice cream, a quick snack B B Q or hot dog you cant go wrong. Grew up in area and you know what to expect always worth the wait.

Visited April 2013
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Allentown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Turkey BBQ and Sundae for Dessert!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

If you're looking for something fancy, this isn't your place. But, if you're looking for an absolute Allentown classic, this IS your place. If you do nothing else, grab yourself a BBQ sandwhich with extra sauce, and sundae with moosetracks icecream. And, if you are lucky, grab the booth with the vintage pictures. A walk down memory lane for the Allentownian, and an education for the out-of-towner.

Visited August 2012
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Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Always super food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Great food, home cooked and super prices. Love that place. I love the clam chowder, the corn pie, the home made pies, everything is fresh and delicious

Visited January 2013
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Love love love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

We were in town for a month and ate there at least 2-3 times a week! Food was always great! Only wish they also served breakfasts!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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