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The Original Big Ed's BBQ

305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
+1 732-583-2626
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“baby back ribs” (20 reviews)
“brisket” (12 reviews)
“garlic bread” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue
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305 State Route 34, Old Bridge, NJ 07747-9501
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to take family and friends for a casual celebration. It was my boyfriend’s birthday. He and I ordered the 3 way BBQ (brisket, pulled pork and all-you-can-eat Ribs). The kids ordered blackened catfish with ribs and clam strips with ribs. Everything came...More

Thank Robin G
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

For the past few years Big Eds has been my birthday tradition. Delicious ribs and a frosty mug of beer. 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Thank Seth R
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We had lunch there, My husband ordered the Reuben Brisket sandwich. It was enormous. He had enough to take some home for dinner. Meat was tender. The fries are really good. They come piping hot and are a large portion. Sorry to say, skip the...More

Thank Mary Y
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Although I’ve lived near Big Ed’s for many, many years, I had never eaten there until recently. Some friends organized a dinner for several couples and Big Ed’s was the place. I ordered the all u can eat baby back ribs. They were fall off...More

Thank rnldarl2016
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Big Ed"s is the best rib place I ever been too. The ribs are so tasty its amazing. The St louis Ribs I feel was the best.

Thank Nriz
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

So you go in and start with phenomenal salad and awesome bread. You can't stop eating it. Then the first plate of boneless runs comes. Tender, delicious. You order more because it is, afterall, "all you can eat". You order a second plate and it's...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Party of 5 on a Saturday Night. The mood is set in the parking lot before you even go in with colorful cutouts adorning the property fence. When you step out of your car, the smell of BBQ'ing meat immediately hits you and you know...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I have gone to big Ed's for more than 15 years . This was the original location. They have the best ribs around, all u can eat .it is not about quantity but quality . I always get the baby back ribs dry rub. They...More

1  Thank Jeffrey T
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Having not been here to eat in a very long time we didn't really know what to expect. Most of their menu is all you can eat. The prices were around $20. You can get just ribs or have sides added. Once you decide on...More

Thank OldBridgeTraveler
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Big Ed's is a great place to go if you have a big appetite. The all-you-can-eat ribs are great and you can mix and match the ribs and the sauces. Also, the garlic bread is insane so try not to fill up on that. It's...More

Thank Michael A
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Response from papi51855 | Reviewed this property |
No, they don’t deliver. But, it’s really worth the trip.
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5 March 2017|
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Response from segarrarico | Reviewed this property |
Yes a great bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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