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Hot Rod's American Craft Experience

175 N Main St, Wharton, NJ 07885-1638
+1 973-361-5050
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (57 reviews)
“wings” (66 reviews)
“burnt ends” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
175 N Main St, Wharton, NJ 07885-1638
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were anticipating a big snow storm and the hostess warned us that the service might be slow because they were short-staffed. However, the service was prompt. The waitress checked with us several times to see if we needed anything, and most importantly, the food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank HannahNJ
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hot Rods BBQ is an amazing experience each and every visit. Simply outstanding from the Atmosphere, kind and diligent and respectful service to outstanding food and beverages. All around AMAZING experience.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing service and the food was great! The wings are amazing......The service is fast and friendly.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I went to Hot Rods for the first time this past Saturday night. When we went in we were greeted in a very friendly and professional manner and seated promptly. Following some of the previous reviews we ordered the Thai Cauliflower appetizer,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charles A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great BBQ with great atmosphere. The restaurant also features an extensive craft beer list on tap. Staff is friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lakeview1002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visit for me, we stopped by as we heard about the great wings. We watched the NFL playoffs and orders the sweet and spicy wings, AND YES, the rumors are true, they are hands down the best wings in the state (better than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank craigf488
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend has Celiac disease and we were able to get get baked maple bourbon wings and baked French fries, which were the best by far we've had. Mike the bartender was awesome helping us and communicating to the kitchen. This is what will make...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My Family loves Hot Rod's BBQ. It's become our Holiday go to!!! This time we ordered the "Big Rig" BBQ for everyone! Thanks Anthony, Toby and Chris!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JerseybluesJohn7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was tasty (we had cauliflower bites, flat iron steak and brisket platter). We were seated promptly and our server came over to us pretty quickly. You were out of several menu options which was disappointing considering your menu isn't huge to begin with....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attentive and friendly service along with great good. Burnt end appetizer with chicken flatbread and a combo dinner - delicious. Nice beer menu - GO!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Karen O
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from Gary R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we were there for supper, but the prices were reasonable and the service and atmosphere were great.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
12:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 N Main St, Wharton, NJ 07885-1638
    (Trowbridge Ln.)
  • Public Transportation: less then 1.5 miles train, 60 ft from bus
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Wharton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-361-5050
  • E-mail
Award Winning Yankee BBQ Restaurant, Catering Experts, Family Friendly, Fun Staff, Full Bar, Craft Beers, Great Margaritas, Live Music, Smoked Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Famous Sweet & Spicy Wings. Hot Rods BBQ is a celebration of the open road, classic custom cars, All-American comfort food and fun all rolled into one. Today, it seems like every part of the country claims to have its own special twist on BBQ, but owners Anthony and Toby Sibona have combined the best of BBQ from around the country to create dishes that are truly a taste of America. And because the Sibonas are from Jersey, they call their BBQ "Yankee BBQ," a name that has come to mean the best of the best. Hot Rods is famous for delicious slow smoked pulled pork and BBQ babyback ribs. Both are prepared and smoked to Hot Rods' strict specifications, using only top-quality meats. The result is the most tender, tasty BBQ pulled pork and ribs you'll ever eat. A combination of flavorful rubs, homemade sauces, and an open flame creates the perfect BBQ - tender, meaty and exploding with great smokey taste! With that said, sit back and enjoy a tasty trip. The road to the country's best BBQ and the friendliest service starts at Hot Rods BBQ. Hours are as follows: Sun 12:30pm - 9:30pm(K) Bar 11pm Mon 11:30 am - 10pm(K) Bar 11pm Tues 11:30 am - 9:30pm(K) Bar 11pm Wed 11:30 am - 9:30pm(K) Bar 11pm Thurs 11:30 am - 10pm(K) Bar 11pm Friday 11:30 am - 10:30pm(K) Bar 1am Saturday 12:30pm - 10:30pm(K) Bar 1am
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