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The Original Big Ed's BBQ

305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
+1 732-583-2626
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baby back ribs” (21 reviews)
“brisket” (12 reviews)
“salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always fun to go to Big Ed's when you are on the hunt for the best ribs around. Very moist and juicy, done to perfection, meat falls off the bone of the baby-back ribs. Salad is big and fresh and the garlic rolls are excellent....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank HenryJ10
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I haven’t been here in sometime. Service was great. Very accommodating. Ribs were great. Steak was great. Would definitely comeback.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sue P
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Atmosphere is nice. Feels like we are on vacation, at some southern BBQ place. Renovation is beautiful. Staff all very nice. The food we had was mostly average. All the standard stuff is just that, standard, chicken fingers, mozz stick, pulled chicken, good, not great....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank familytravel25
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Big Ed's BBQ is a fun place to go for ribs. The ribs are all you can eat, but I couldn't have ordered more than the first serving. The service was very good, and the waiter was so accommodating - he was able to let...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chloe0509
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were 8, so we got to sample a variety of dishes. The food was OK, but nothing special. The best item was the ribs, but they were just mediocre. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank steveluigi
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

By far best Barbecue, awesome price , Food and service have been going there for years. They just remodeled and didn’t think it could be better but it is !! A must stop and get dinner place !!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank friedland682018
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

The last time I ate at Eds i was still just a kid. So I've been wanting to go back for another try for a couple years now. I was not disappointed. The food is sooo good and well priced. Our waitress was attentive but...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Beth D
Reviewed April 7, 2018

I must have been to this BBQ joint dozens of times since I moved to the area. It's always been "OK". The food isn't bad but the service has ALWAYS been way too slow. In the beginning I would get the all you can eat...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank fletchlives1966
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

A great place to take family and friends for a casual celebration. It was my boyfriend’s birthday. He and I ordered the 3 way BBQ (brisket, pulled pork and all-you-can-eat Ribs). The kids ordered blackened catfish with ribs and clam strips with ribs. Everything came...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Robin G
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

For the past few years Big Eds has been my birthday tradition. Delicious ribs and a frosty mug of beer. 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Seth R
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Louise A
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Response from papi51855 | Reviewed this property |
No, they don’t deliver. But, it’s really worth the trip.
Eileen B
March 5, 2017|
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Yes a great bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Old Bridge
  • Phone Number: +1 732-583-2626
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