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Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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175 N Main St, Wharton, NJ 07885-1638 (Trowbridge Ln.)
+1 973-361-5050
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 12:30 pm - 1:00 am
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new jersey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service is always friendly and prompt. I think that the BBQ foods that are on the menu are the best in the Morris county area. We definitely will return.

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Thank pdeanartis
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are thrilled to have the label of the Best from you! We hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hot Rods BBQ really knows how to do it. their food is amazing and a great tap selection. i love bringing new people here and showing my place off. Not from the area, but have traveled up here on the weekends for some good eatin'. also a great stop for me and the guys to disappear to on a Sunday... More 

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Thank Michael S
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you for introducing your family and friends to us! We really appreciate it. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our dishes and beers. We look forwardt to seeing you again soon. More 

Wharton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best place in town for burgers, place is well kept, nice and clean, which is a big deal for me, the service is great, the staff members make you feel comfortable. Food is really good, my favorite Spicy Black Bean Burger, my family love the Smoke BBQ Ribs and Pulled Pork!!

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Thank bireyli
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for yoru kind words. We are glad to hear tha tyou and your family enjoy dining in with us! Our pulled pork and BBQ ribs are some of our most loved dishes. We are glad to hear tha tyou enjoy them as well! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Garnerville, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is always excellent, been here several times and never had a bad meal. Wait staff is great and very helpful. Great craft beer selection as well.

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1 Thank swjchief23
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our dishes and craft beers. We apprecaite you kind words. We hope to se you again soon! More 

Wharton, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is always very welcoming. Both their regular menu and season menu are delicious. Every time we go we have to get the Bacon Wrapped Brisket bc it just melts in your mouth and I am not even a big brisket fan!!! And they also have season cocktails which is great when you are in the mood for something... More 

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Thank JulesPower2016
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Jules, We love our menus, and are always excited when it is time for us to roll out our seasonal menus. We are thrilled to hear that you love them too! We are glad ot hear that you are a fan of our bacon wrapped brisket. We hope to see you agian soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place for great food & beer. My family & friends love when we ask them to meet us at Hotrods. Love that I can get reward points just for enjoying the food, drink, friends & family.

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Thank Carol F
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Carol, We love to hear that you and your guests enjoy dining in with us. We are always happy to hear that tour guests have introduced their loved ones to us! We thank you for it! We hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Head to Hot Rod's in Wharton if you want great ribs and excellent pub food. Their appetizers, non-rib comfort food, excellent craft beers and drinks make this a must place to visit.

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Thank Marty R
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Marty, Thank you for all of your kind words about our dishes and drinks. We are glad to hear that you enjoy dining with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Atlantic City, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Where is the bbq sauce?. Really inedible. all you will taste is spicy jalapeno or whatever used. smokey bbq should have hints of sweet..clean bar, loft ceilings but like everything in nj, all smoke and mirrors, and when it comes to food, fails completely. this is more on the level of buffalo wild wings. cant compare with red robin.

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Thank joe c
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Joe, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. We apologize that our smoked meats didn’t wow you. We typically receive rave reviews about our beloved smokey BBQ sauce. We will speak to our staff about your comments to ensure that we are making our dishes correctly. We hope that you will visit us again,... More 

Frenchtown New Jersey
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in during a Sunday foliage drive- place is great. Housed in old silk factory- great bar and atmosphere. Meats smoked on property and really, really good . Great menu. Very nice staff. Paper towels and sauces on the bar- you know by that fact alone- some serious eating in here! Highly recommend this establishment!

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Thank TRAINMAN84
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words and great review. We love hearing how our guests perceive us. We are proud to have such great meats and sauces. We look forward to seing you again soon. More 

Succasunna, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

First time visiting Hot Rods! Food and service was great! We were a table of 4 on a Saturday night. Were told we would have to wait 45 minutes. Our table was ready in 10! Will definitely come back!

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Thank kleinsblacklab
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that we were able to get you in a table sooner then we expected. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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