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Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse

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3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 769-4600
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Finally got in, great food

Every time I drive by thinking about stopping in they are always so busy. This time I got lucky plenty of room. Naturally we over ordered but we only got one entree each 3 meat combo and the ribs and wings combo. We ended up with a full entree to take home. Lots of food and the flavor was good.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Lovetochew
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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A friend and I talked about going there for a year. He likes that kind of stuff and I like almost any good food. . It always looks busy on weekends a good sign. We finally made it last week. Very VERY good.Enough food with great taste.

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Thank GEORGEG61
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I like to visit Grumpy's right after Lunch when it's a little less crowded but unquestionably the best time to get the freshest BBQ Ribs hot off the Grill. You get an lot for the price and of course great service. This place is truly a "Roadhouse" so don't go there thinking otherwise. It's all about the BBQ and of... More 

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Thank Bob I
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56 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time but we thought we give them a try and we did not regret it. Don't be fooled by the exterior of the place, the food inside is great. The homemade soups were to die for, the Ruben bbq was excellent, the portion generous, the waitress pleasant and the food came really fast, best BBQ place... More 

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Thank FromPAtoGA
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bartender was horribly unattentive and rude (not sure if this was "Grumpy" but it certainly made us feel uncomfortable). Ordered pulled pork and it came without any sauce. You get that? A Bar B Que place and the pulled pork was sans sauce.. Uh.. I miss something here? The ONLY saving grace was the live music which was a... More 

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Thank Matt B
Stapleton, Alabama
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126 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grumpy's BBQ has the potential to be good, but sometimes the BBQ is not so good.i have eaten there twice. The first time I was amazed at the over.y generous potion of large ribs, I ordered half a rack , they were big meaty and cooked well, the side dishes of potatoes ( any style) are also good. Deserts (... More 

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Thank kanukgirl
State College, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

At first I was disappointed they were out of the prime rib, but I ordered the BBQ ribs and they were delicious. The meat is smoked out back and they do an outstanding job. I also had the home made soup of the day. The portions were large. I ordered 1/2 rack and thought later maybe I would have been... More 

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Thank Carlene H
Fort Myers, Florida
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

There is nothing to brag about in this Place, just a standard little home town Bar with BBQ. I was expecting a little more when I ordered the Ribs, I was missing some taste other than BBQ Sauce.

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Thank RBPilotcat
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We have been searching for a good place for BBQ ribs since our favorite place in NJ closed. Given the recommendation of a family member, we decided to try Grumpy's. Don't let the exterior of the place turn you away. The BBQ ribs were the best we've had in a very long time. An unusual menu with lots of foods... More 

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Thank globetrotter0223
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Every time I drive by thinking about stopping in they are always so busy. This time I got lucky plenty of room. Naturally we over ordered but we only got one entree each 3 meat combo and the ribs and wings combo. We ended up with a full entree to take home. Lots of food and the flavor was good.... More 

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Thank Lovetochew
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

After a round of Sporting Clays the three of us desended on Grumpy's for what I was told "the best brisket" around. After orderiong a Guinness, Blue Moon and Franziskaner and with the servers approval all three of us ordered their special three Burnt Ends sandwiches. I must say here in the Northeast were great Texas bar b que is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: (610) 769-4600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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