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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get a reservation because it can get busy. Baby back ribs were the winner at our tables along with BBQ sauce #1 and Cajun #2. Some broiled shrimp and a kids special were both good too. Tommy was our server and he could not have...done a better job. The bar a a variety of cold drafts. Plates were refilled promptly and we were asked often if we’d like to have different ribs or sauces. “All you can eat” was never in doubt. Never felt rushed. A fun change for a family or friends putting.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 20, 2024 via mobile

I took my family there were 8 of us for a meal. Six of us had the Baby Back all you can eat ribs. The first Round of ribs were good. The following round were a different fat filled ribs. No one wanted to eat...them so I asked the waitress to bring us the Baby Back ribs we had the first round. She said that’s what we got. She brought out our third round and they were worse. So much for all you can eat. We will never go back. Not worth it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed November 7, 2023

Went for my two Sons birthday. dinner four in total. Three had all you can eat Ribs. One son had pulled chicken all were done to perfection. Always a fun time here. Lorena our server was kept very busy. She was GREAT!!! Have never been...disappointed here. Will return.!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed August 9, 2023 via mobile

Nice decor for a BBQ place, with outstanding service and delicious food. I had a BBQ brisket sandwich which was absolutely fantastic. They serve garlic bread before your meal and the sandwich is so large, between the garlic bread, sandwich, cole slaw and fries I...had trouble finishing everything. The brisket was perfect, the slaw was great and the fries were excellent. The garlic bread was quite good as well. The sandwich is a little pricey but you absolutely get your money's worth!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed September 17, 2022

I waited to make this review because I wanted to eat from here at least twice before reviewing it. This is the BEST BBQ around, maybe even on the East Coast. I enjoy a good BBQ and eat at plenty restaurants up and down the...East Coast every summer. Big Ed's is my number one spot to go to from now on. I placed my order to go and food was ready when scheduled pick up time arrived. When I got home and fed the family, everyone was complimenting the food. All items ordered were correct and were great tasting. I ordered again three weeks later and had the same experience. Everything ordered was correct, tasted great and left us wanting more. I have now been back four times this summer and will continue to come and get food from here when I need a great meal! Thank you to all who work here for making the food absolutely great!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed June 22, 2021 via mobile

It’s been a while since we’ve enjoyed BBQ in a restaurant. While I enjoy smoking my own ribs, it was nice to have somebody else do the cooking on Father’s Day for a change. We all opted for the all you can eat baby back...ribs, with one son an infant on the fried clams. The ribs were tender and tasty. I enjoyed the dry rub and the honey BBQ the most, and we all came to the same consensus. The garlic toast that they put on the table was tasty and buttery.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 23, 2021

I love this place, especially for lunch. Get the all-you-can eat. Sauce is excellent, and the side dishes are good too. I love the decor and the parking lot signs.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 25, 2020

I chipped my tooth on a hard piece of something on the garlic bread. I felt a hard crunch and there was something stuck between my teeth. I pulled out what looked like some kind of stem and there was a piece of my tooth...missing. I told the waitress and she apologized and said she would give me a discount. When I got the check, I saw that she only took 10% off, so I asked to speak to the manager. He came out and I again explained what happened. He basically told me that if he gave a discount every time someone chipped a tooth, he wouldn’t be in business. So apparently it happens a lot. He said there was no way to know if it was the fault of his food or my teeth. My teeth don’t generally fall apart when I eat. If you choose to eat there, make sure you have a good dental plan, because according to Big Ed himself, I’m not the first person this happened to. Also, the brisket is fatty. I can get better brisket at Mission BBQ for less money.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Food was very good and the place is beautiful.Would definitely return with friends and family.I was in the restaurant many years ago and it smelled of mildew, not any more.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Best ribs around. Lots of choices, all you can eat, friendly staff. It would get a "5" rating but it's a bit rustic. However, if I only rated it on the ribs, on a scale of 1 to 5 its a 6.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is a must go to for rib lovers. They prepare the ribs three different styles. Each one is extremely tasty. My favorite was the St. Louis style. You can start out with a combination of the three, then narrow it down to your...favorite. Since this is all you can eat, you can be sure that when you leave you will be over-stuffed. The servers are all pleasant and welcoming. This adds to the enjoyment of a good meal, in a casual atmosphere.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2019

We visit Big Ed's regularly. The food is always excellent and we have never received poor service. Make sure to leave room for dessert.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

Baby back ribs excellent, very tender. Very fester end friendly service. All u can eat ribs only $19.99. I love this place.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019 via mobile

This place has AMAZING food!! This is my second time here and I got the beef brisket and pulled pork combo both were fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

I've driven past this place over 100 times, finally stopped in and tryed some of their BBQ Ribs and I'm glad I did. You have a choice of all you can eat or just entree, I chose the entree with a side order of BBQ...Beans and it was plenty. If you can eat go for the 'all you can eat'. Try Big Ed's the food is good, the saff are friendly and accomodating and the pricing is reasonable.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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The Original Big Ed's BBQ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5