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Grumpy's Bar-B-Que Roadhouse

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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3000 Mauch Chunk Rd, Allentown, PA 18104-9752
+1 610-769-4600
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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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was my most disappointing visit to Grumpy's. While the food tasted good, all the dishes seemed to be rationing the meat portions excessively as compared to any other visit. My dish was the sausage and chicken jambalaya which I've traditionally ordered here. The dish came out warm rather than hot and there was extremely little meat perhaps at most... More 

Thank Thomas B
Lambertville, New Jersey
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280 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2015

stopped in with a local friend who loves this place. Service was good, one waitress for the whole dining room, but if you are not in a rush was OK...pulled pork sandwich was tasty but not the best BBQ ever eaten....Chicken breast was OK , a little on the small side, fries were warm at best...slaw very good....nice selection of... More 

Thank baron13
Central Valley, New York
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103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Usually take food out from here. Only ate lunch inside one time, had good service and food was tasty. For dinner this place is usually pretty packed and the tables are tight in this small establsihment so haven't ever done that. Also its a bit loud to enjoy a dinner with a companion, but for a group of folks out... More 

Thank Richard D
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Not much to look at from the outside but food is fantastic and the place was clean. Had the ribs and chicken. Smoked flavor came through, great bark on the ribs, chicken fall apart tender. Service a little slow but the place was hopping at 2pm on a Sunday. Definitely a place to eat at again.

Thank dreichus
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

We found this restaurant on trip advisor and came here while on the road heading somewhere else. All the reviews on line are very accurate! It looks like a dump from the outside, but on the inside its great! The decorations with the pigs, the overall decor - was great! The food was excellent. The onion soup was warm, not... More 

Thank Jocccc
Palm, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2015

My husband and I drive 45 minutes to get to Grumpys about 10 times each year and it is worth it. Cannot honestly say we ever had a bad experience. Although nothing is as good as their ribs. Smoked to perfection, great rub. We love their food so much we had them cater our wedding. They brought out the smoker... More 

Thank Karen L
Green Bank, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is an old house made into a restaurant, it is definitely a place that the locals are fond of. Good food, generous portions, great experience.

Thank Kathryn T
Princeton, New Jersey
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

We went there for a late lunch and beers after playing golf nearby at Iron Lakes. The building is very non descript and easy to miss if you are not looking for it. It is a classic local joint, dive bar, great food hangout kind of place. Good beer selection and really good bbq. We had a cup of gumbo... More 

Thank 04left
Summit Hill
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit in a month. ( drove ONE hour) We really liked the pork belly with the slaw. Had it two times and we got plenty. We shared the dish because there was plenty to share. The third time we ordered the pork belly there was about a third the amount of the pork belly on the... More 

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Levittown, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 21, 2015

1st off our navigation took us through these back roads to get here. From the outside does not look fancy or even like a restaurant. We walk in and it old school what you expect when you are in the country. The waitress came over sat us down and took our order. She was friendly and polite. We ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Bar scene
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: +1 610-769-4600

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