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The Original Big Ed's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
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305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
+1 732-583-2626
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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288 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The "call ahead list" helped for a large family group. The variety of ribs is almost as unlimited as supply that will be deposited at your seat as you eat your way to BBQ nirvana. The bar has a nice variety of brews to help wash the ribs down. The sides are also good....baked potato, fries, beans, corn. Other menu... More 

Thank Robert S
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Awesome BBQ all around, everything is great, you can't go wrong with this place. You will leave stuffed, so much food and worth the wait!

Thank Sanmarco819
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

If you like ribs they are good all you can eat ribs, try not to fill up on bread, salad, etc. steaks are great too!!

Thank pmom1122
New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lean, tender, perfectly-seasoned ribs - three different "cuts" to choose from with three different types of proprietary BBQ sauce. All served in a big red barn with memorabilia covered walls, TVs everywhere, a large horse-shoe shaped bar. BBQ beans with pork ends in them, fresh coleslaw, great salad dressing, and a variety of other sides. Very efficient service. And, it's... More 

Thank roseswithribbons
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Been going to Big Ed's since they opened. Great food, large portions @ a good price. Eat in or order take out and have a drink @ the bar while you wait (of course you can phone in you order and pick it up).

Thank Daniel M
Old Bridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Food is good, good choices, tender ribs, service good, plenty to choose from, ggod bargain all ribs you can eat.

Thank QQstorm
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My favorite place for ribs. I have tried all over the world and it's still my number 1 place for BBQ ribs. Ask for Shanon she is quick and professional.

Thank Leszek J
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The services is very good, the food is good plenty of TV to watch the games. It's a sport bar with interesting people always a fun place to be at. If you like pork then you to check it out.

Thank segarrarico
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Always have a great time at big ed's went last night with 14 Family and friends we love the relaxed atmosphere Sometimes it's fun just to go out and enjoy yourself where you can just lay back and eat and eat The ribs are great can get a better deal .for you can eat and they just keep bringing them... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you look for a decor dont waste your time there is NONE 14.99 gives you all you can eat ribs The first order was ok but after wasnt the same they want to save even on washing dishes you have to keep same plates never change it;they charge a full glass of ice with a drop of Sangria 6.99... More 

Thank Silvio G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Old Bridge
  • Phone Number: +1 732-583-2626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?