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Avalon Barbecue Co.

€€ - €€€Barbecue
224 21st St, Avalon, NJ 08202-2001
+1 609-967-8222
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
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“brisket” (4 reviews)
“parfait” (2 reviews)
“cole slaw” (3 reviews)
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224 21st St, Avalon, NJ 08202-2001
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This establishment did not appear to be busy - no one was sitting at the indoor tables but one person was taking a phone order which took quite long while another stood with him and ignored 3 customers waiting to place orders to go at...More

Thank June B
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

I'm sorry about the delay, June. We try our best to be speedy, efficient, and attentive, and it's clear something went wrong here. We'll be going over your feedback as a team to make sure we're doing everything we can to stay on task and...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A year after my original review and my family still loves Avalon Barbecue Co. This is not "cheap" BBQ, it is "quality" BBQ. Besides great flavor, these are meaty ribs that put what many BBQ places call ribs to shame. Thank you for continued focus...More

Thank Richard J
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Loving the support, Richard! It's awesome we're your go-to place when you're craving some real, smoky, slow-cooked BBQ. I'm thrilled our ribs have set a new standard for you and your family, and we can't wait to welcome you all back soon! Until then, Chuck,...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Ate here twice at the end of July. The staff were friendly and helpful and the seating is well-appointed. We had the Pork sandwich and the Memphis dry rub wings both were very enjoyable. There is a host of enjoyable sauces on offer, however the...More

Thank ZannahB-R
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

I'm so glad to hear you had two delicious meals with us and enjoyed our friendly staff. It really means a lot that you're a fan of our great menu and our fun corn hole area. Hope to have you back again sometime soon. Until...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

On a weeks vacation and didn't want to cook and restaurants are crowded so we settled on take out. Not disappointed as the brisket was as good as served in Texas, according to my son in law from Waco. Sides were excellent --notables were the...More

Thank Al B
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Al, thank you for sharing the love for our delicious brisket and our excellent sides! It means a lot to hear you weren't disappointed during your trip, and I hope we see you again sometime soon. Until then, Chuck, Co-Owner

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We have often passed by Avalon Barbeque Co., but have never stopped in. We finally stopped in on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The restaurant was slow... there were a few kids eating outside and the owners were talking at table outside. We ordered from...More

Thank No1HotelAdvisor
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

We are thrilled that you at stopped by to try our establishment. We take a lot of pride in the food we prepare and serve. The price is governed on many factors, but mostly the costs associated with doing business in a seasonal shore community....More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

My wife and I went here for the first time on a Saturday night. This is not a fancy restaurant, but that is just fine, because barbecue is not fancy food. What it does have is good food, both the meats and the sides, and...More

Thank attony
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

attony, Thank you for coming to our restaurant and for taking the time to share your thoughts and experience. Jim and I have made every effort to provide our customers the REAL experience of "competition" barbecue. To that end we hope we met your expectations....More

Reviewed 7 September 2016

We went here on a recommendation and it was great. The staff was super nice, and the food was great - we got a little of each type (chicken, beef, pork, brisket) and each was amazingly good. Sides were fantastic too (I'm a big baked...More

Thank oandroido
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

I'm not sure how great our chairs taste, but I know our barbecue is delicious -- thanks for coming in to see us! I'm glad you enjoyed all of our meats and side, and especially proud that we could impress a lover of beans such...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I've been coming to Avalon for over 30 years and usually visit all my old favorites. I'm here by myself for a few days so I was looking for something easier for one person. Avalon BBQ was excellent! I had the pork parfait and tater...More

Thank Owl2Dragon
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

I'm so glad you enjoyed your pork parfait! We're proud to be added to your list of local favorites. I hope we get to see you again on your next trip to Avalon! Until next time, Chuck, Co-Owner

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have my "must-do" list every time we come to Avalon or Stone Harbor for vacation: breakfast at Uncle Bills, a visit to Hoy's 5 & 10, mini golf at Pirate Island...Avalon BBQ Company is officially going on that list. Had a great lunch today...More

Thank Stephanie S
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

I'm so proud we made it onto your Avalon vacation list, Stephanie! Glad you enjoyed your brisket sandwich, and you really nailed the sides with some mac and cheese and fried pickles. We can't wait to see you on your next beach trip! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times over the past two seasons in Avalon. The food is great. I recommend the BBQ PARFAIT. It is pork, beans, and coleslaw served in a parfait cup. There sandwiches and wings are really good too. The atmosphere is very casual....More

Thank AvalonJoe
Charles S, Owner at Avalon Barbecue Co., responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2016

I'm glad you're a fan of our BBQ parfaits! We're happy to serve them with pork, chicken, or beef, so don't feel like you have to get the same thing twice. As for our atmosphere, we think barbecue is best enjoyed in a laid-back setting,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 21st St, Avalon, NJ 08202-2001
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-8222
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Our mission is simple: provide Avalon with the best barbecue in town. Our approach is straightforward: use our competition barbecue recipe to wow the community. We slow cook our pork, brisket, chicken and beef to make sure it’s tender and delicious, then we serve it up with side dishes that are just as exceptional. In fact, we’ve been developing our recipes for over 20 years -- that means you’re always getting the best in flavor and quality. There’s no better meal to share with your friends and family than barbecue. We embrace the uniting capabilities of great food, which is why we even do party-sized online orders.
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