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Grumpy's Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

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3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104-9752
(610) 769-4600
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Down, not so dirty, and great BBQ.... good blues bands on the weekends. Friendly staff and t shirts, to go.

Thank donbauer
Blandon PA
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

First time at Grumpy's and the food was great. The smoked wings were excellent and also the pulled pork was all great. Prices are decent and the service was good. Great place with relaxed atmosphere . Would return and try another item on the menu.

Thank snoopy21
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We go to Grumpy often, and have since they opened love the ribs, beans and slaw. The gumbo and jambalaya are outstanding, and do try the gator bites. This is a great local place

Thank schmenge400
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

first time at Grumpys because I heard good reviews. Our dinner was nothing great. French dip was a lot of bread and over cooked meat and onions and dilute au jus. My husbands sandwich wasn't any better. Atmosphere is rundown and rustic. Whole place could use a facelift! Wasn't difficult to pick out Grumpy.

Thank Janice K
Columbia, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We traveled far to visit Grumpy's based on a co-workers suggestion. We were not disappointed. Food was perfectly seasoned and portions were more than generous. We sat at the bar and had a great time with Lisa. She made the best suggestions for our first time. Can't wait to digest, come back and sample more offerings!

Thank Rhonda Z
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited at the recommendation of a friend. We were apprehensive when we stepped up onto the run down porch. The inside is quaint and has lots of history in it's decor. Our waitress as really sweet and recommended many dishes to help with our dinner choices. Excellent barbecue and great portions.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

When we first pulled up, we were not sure if the place would be appropriate for the kids. The outside looks a little run down, and it has a dive/biker bar look to it. But we decided to give it a shot anyway, since we were starving, and were glad we did. The staff was very friendly, and they do... More 

Thank jgitcar
Andreas, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016

The food is good, the service is good. It's a little dive bar-y atmosphere but sometimes that is just what you want. BBQ is usually a good choice for someone with Celiac disease and I will say I have never gotten sick from eating there. But we stopped on the front porch for a smoke before we left and were... More 

Thank megon d
New York City, New York
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

This is really local color and your first impression is that the place is run down, but the ambiance is intriguing and even charming. Appetizers were adequate and included fired pickles, alligator, onion rings and green tomatoes. The Gumbo is spiced perfectly and the BBQ is the best around. The ribs are some of the best we've had in the... More 

Thank beentheredonethat97
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

We went here on a Sat. night, and luckily we went about 5:30 PM. Shortly after, there was a line forming, as there always is. I had a pulled pork sandwich which came with fries. You add your own barbq sauce. My fellow-diner ordered the pulled pork platter. His serving looked a little sparse. I forget what side he got,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104-9752
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 769-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?