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Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ

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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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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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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in with family in December - since we live nearby I thought it might be nice to see what its all about - friends have said this is a great place to eat Its a pub atmosphere inside and burgers etc as well as BBQ are the typical food but even the burgers have a twist of BBQ- awesome... More 

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Thank dcU5352FH
Roxbury, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice beer selection and the food was rather tasty .They don't take reservations for a party of 4 which was a bit of a bummer.

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Thank kbmom2017
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

We are glad to hear that you and your guests enjoyed your meal with us. Thanks for letting us know that we are hitting the mark with you! More 

New Jersey
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a stop in here for lunch while on a road trip. The waiter was attentive and helpful. The kitchen was accommodating with special requests, the beverage menu was extensive, and the portions were generous. The Honey Stung Fried Chicken was tender and the meat fell off the bone easily. The cornbread was moist and didn't require butter. Overall... More 

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

We are glad that you found us on your road trip! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our dishes. Our Honey stung fried chicken is one of our most loved items. We are glad tha tyou enjoyed it as well. We hope if you are in the area, you stop in. More 

PA
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The proprietor is very into both beer and BBQ. He offers an assortment of beers some of which are not commonly found. The BBQ is well smoked and tasty. I recommend Hot rRods for dinner. The lunch menu however appeared a bit pricey.

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

We are lovers of all things BBQ and Beer. We are thrilled to hear tha tyou enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for your kind recommendations. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Budd Lake, New Jersey
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place online while craving BBQ one day.was skeptical at first but the food is amazing! The meat is so flavorful and prices are fairly reasonable. I recommend getting the two or three options meal. It gives the most food for the money.you can get brisket, pulled pork, half a chicken or ribs. the mac and cheese is creamy... More 

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Thank adicosta22
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed dining with us. We are huge fans of our BBQ and it sounds like so are you. We look forward to seeing you agian soon. More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been a customer for years, and will continue to be. But it's hard to justify. I used to stop in on sundays for their draft beer and wings special, fridays for their bottled beer specials... But then i would stop in on a special event (fathers day brunch, holiday, too busy) and the specials were canceled. Then one sunday... More 

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

Hi Joe, We are glad tha tyou enjoy dining with us. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Please know that our pricing is based on an industry standard formula of food cost, overhead and labor. Be sure to join our rewards program so that you receive special discounts in the mail. More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of coworkers decided to gather there for lunch before the holidays. We were seated right away. The food was served fast. It was hot and fresh. BBQ brisket, Smoked Chicken, it was all delicious. We will come back again!

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

Hi Sandy, We are glad to hear that we were your destination for a pre-holiday get together. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their meals with us. Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Restaurant has nice atmosphere. Bar is great. Burgers, brisket. meatloaf. all great. Jambalaya is to kill for.

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

Hi Anthony, We are thrilled to hear that you enjoy our brisket, burgers, meatloaf and jambalaya! We always try to make sure that we have a gresat atmosphere for our guests. Thank you for letting us know that we are hitting the mark with you! More 

Rockaway, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

everything at this place was great from the front staff to the cooks , We will go back often you should go as well often and often great atmosphere

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Thank rwdavis22461
tobymsibona, Owner at Hot Rod's Real Pit BBQ, responded to this review

Hi Rwdavis, We are glad to hear tha tyou enjoy dining with us. From the sounds of your review, Hot Rod's is a place where you enjoyed the service and had a great meal. We are wondering if there was something tha tyou thought we should improve on. The rating system is a scale of 1-5, one being the lowest.... More 

Bedminster, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Hot Rods are always pleasant. The food is so good! I've tried a lot of different things on the menu and everything I tried was delicious. The burnt ends pizza is one of my favorites on the menu.

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

Hi Jake, Thank you for your kind words. We are glad to hear tha tyou have favorites in our menu! Our burnt ends are a fan faorite for sure, but the burnt end pizza is our game changer! 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, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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