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The Original Big Ed's BBQ

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305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
(732) 583-2626
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about big Eds for many years but never ate there . Last week we drove past the place and we decided to try it . The place is nothing to look at but the ribs ( I love the dry rub baby back) are so tender and juicy .It is all you can eat and I ate a... More 

Thank Jeffrey T
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Ed's has the best ribs in NJ. We've been going to Big Ed's for years. Without a doubt, they have the best ribs! The atmosphere is on the country side but the tables and booths are comfortable. The burgers, fried shrimp and ribs are all very good. The brisket is too lean for my tastes so I generally stay... More 

Thank Nitroc7
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Place to eat for all you can eat ribs. Birch beer by the pitcher full to wash them ribs down. Great family place!

Thank lewisb512
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took a few friends from Maine there who can pack it away. Though I could only eat the initial portion and opted out of the all you can eat, they indulged and commented on how the quality was outstanding. Very nice family atmosphere and great service. The waiter kiddingly told my friends to never come back to New jersey!... More 

Thank lloyd P
Sedona, Arizona
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143 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Our family was visiting NJ/PA area & met an old friend of our son's along with his wife & their son. The friend said this was the best rib place in the state & I'd have to agree. Most of us had the "all you can eat baby back ribs" with several choices of sauces to choose from. Plus what's... More 

Thank Ed86351
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you feel welcomed. Friendly staff. The food is outstanding and the drinks are nice and cold. I recommend this restaurant for all families.

Thank LindaMV5184CT
Westfield, New Jersey
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95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

An all you can eat park ribs all the time for 15.99. The ribs happen to very good and the initial portion equal to 2 full racks of ribs, so you can eat a second helping, your better man than me. Also on the menu are many other selections

Thank Richard S
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We always go to this place each time the family wants to eat ribs. We always take the all-you-can-eat baby back ribs. All the ribs are great. When we have visitors from out of state or out of country, we always bring them here and they always love the food. This is one of our go to restaurant.

Thank Vcss1113
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I always get the all you can eat baby back ribs. I like the standard BBQ sauce. The meat comes right off the bone. I must go through 4 plates each time I come here. I usually drink the birch beer which is good. Their garlic bread is solid but I usually skip the salad since I just want to... More 

Thank James W
New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The garlic bread is wonderful but don't fill up on it if you are getting the all you can eat ribs because you won't get your money worth. The baby back ribs are the best! The other rib types, pulled pork, steaks are just average. They have great barbecue sauce. The place could be a little cleaner and the service... 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, Barbecue, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
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: (732) 583-2626

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