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Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ

175 N Main St, Wharton, NJ 07885-1638
+1 973-361-5050
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (52 reviews)
“wings” (57 reviews)
“burnt ends” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
175 N Main St, Wharton, NJ 07885-1638
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant/bar is a very nice place to have a meal. We were there for lunch and enjoyed the baja fish tacos, pulled pork sandwich, brisket and the selection of beers. It is a nice place to have lunch or dinner.

Thank Patty J
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Patty, It's terrific to hear how great our restaurant is for you. Thank you for sharing your great experience with us.

Reviewed 6 days ago

The food is fantastic. The pit master is the best because the bar b q ribs come out excellent every time. There is just the right amount of smoke flavor and the meat falls off the bone. The cornbread is another one of my favorite....More

Thank tripper1NJ
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tipper, It's great to hear that our food is fantastic and our staff is always terrific! We love hearing that our ribs and cornbread are among your favorites.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always get served in a timely manner, wait staff is always pleasant and friendly. I never had a miserable waiter/waitress here. Food is good, yet a little pricey. But worth it. I’d highly recommend for a simple date night, dinner with family or even a...More

Thank Tina S
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Tina, Thank you for your kind words and recommendations. We're thrilled to hear that our staff always takes the best care of you and that our food is tasty.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service at Hot Rods was great and very hospitable. My daughter loved the toy car she got with her kids meal. We will definitely go back!

Thank Joey M
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Joey, Thank you for your great comments. It's nice to hear that you and your family had a great time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ended up here sort of on accident because my wife and I happened to be in similar area during the day and we needed a lunch spot. What a great coincidence! Friendliest servers, great beers, and the food was excellent. For some reason I wanted...More

Thank patrickbI4315CS
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Patrick, Thank you for giving us a try! We're thrilled that you and your wife had a terrific time with us and love hearing that our staff, food, and beer was excellent for you. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been a while since we were at Hot Rod's and I was happy to see the food, ambiance and service had not changed and it was just as good or better than the last time we were there. My wife and I are...More

Thank chevymetl
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chevymeti, It's great to hear that our burnt ends, smoked wings, ribs, and pulled pork are staples for you and they are always delicious. Thank you for all of your kind words about our dishes, atmosphere, and staff. We look forward to your next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and i visited hot rods for our first time a month sgo and have been back 4 more times since then. They have a fabulous beer selection and the hot wings are amazing, i dont want them from anywhere else again. We have...More

Thank tlas19641
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tlas, Thank you for your kind words and feedback! We love hearing that our wings are your favorite, but so many of our dishes are delicious for you and our staff is excellent. We're proud to be your first choice for dining!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every body is a great experience. The decor fits the name and being situated in a 100 year old building only adds to the experience. The bar is large with a large beer selection. If you want great BBQ in Morris County this is your...More

Thank Julie G
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Julie, Thank you for all of your terrific comments. It's great to hear that our atmosphere is great an dour BBQ is delicious.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The people are really good, the food is out of this world. Gives new meaning to the barbecue experience.

Thank patmchenry2000
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pat, We're glad to hear that our food is amazing and our staff are terrific for you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the burnt ends salad. I did not want cesar salad, so the server made a meal sized garden salad and added the burnt ends, best salad ever. pub atmosphere with a car theme. In an old factory renovated for Hot Rods and offices. Love...More

Thank clouszko
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Clouszko, Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear how terrific our service was and how tasty our dishes. We hope to see you again soon.

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Eajaz R
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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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