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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 - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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201 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank W1nterBaby
morgantown, wv
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner here on a recommendation of some co workers that had gone. This is a bar restaurant. Everything is smoked. Ambience was good. Typical historical roadhouse, very nice good historical pictures. Food, appetizers were really good. Got gator bites and smoked chicken wings. I really enjoyed the wings. For an entree, I got the brisket. It was good,... More 

Thank Sandtrupr
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Huge BBQ fan, and when traveling, always seek out the local BBQ joint. I really wanted to like this place, and it was fine, just nothing spectacular. Really cool atmosphere, waitress was attentive and knew her stuff. Pulled pork was fine. Decent portion size, sweet fries were good and baked beans were likely out of a can (Campbell's?) The two... More 

Thank db2011
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Been there a few times...Food is ok...nothing spectacular. Service is hit and miss. Facility is way too small to have bands or other entertainment even though they do and pack em in when they do. There was a fist fight going on in the parking lot on our way out...pretty much explains the atmosphere. Only thing missing was the heavy... More 

Thank Wxtrendsguy
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was full, being a Saturday night. We all ordered ribs, some people having a half rack some a 1/4, depending on the other sides available. For those of us that had the 1/4, they were very fatty & little meat. The people that did order a half rack, they were full ribs and meaty looking.

Thank Flygirl4791
Northampton, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

The food is decent but the staff makes this a horrible experience. Went there and the waitress gave us our bill but charged our card for the table behind us. She said she couldn't void the transaction as is already went through. This time we waited for 10 minutes and they sat a couple that came in long after us.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
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?