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“Good barbecue food”

Avalon Barbecue Co.
Ranked #28 of 66 Restaurants in Avalon
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Description: 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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Description: 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.
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 hot sauce isn't really that hot.
The guys have decorated an Avalon BBQ-themed corn hole which is a nice touch!

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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 then,
Chuck, Co-Owner

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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 Mac and cheese and cole slaw. Very tasty

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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

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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 the outside window and sat at a picnic table outside on the patio.
The patio is very nice, but I must say, on a very sunny day that orange roof that covers the patio makes it a bit weird and mindblowing to sit under... it makes everything orange and a little hard to see.
The menu is the typical barbeque restaurant menu you see at most places... no surprises. The prices of the items were a bit high though. We decided to share a 3 meat barbeque sampler for lunch because of the price... $27
The food came out rather quickly. The brisket, pulled pork, and pulled chicken were delicious. The available sauces were very good as well... especially the competition sauce. The sides were a bit on the skimpy side. The cole slaw was a bit bland. The string beans were good, but you have to like a vinegar base southern string bean dish which we never had before. The thick cut bacon strips were actually kind of gross... we didn't finish them... they had a weird taste. The chicken strips were actually really good and big... were great for dipping into the various sauces. The barbeque sampler came with 2 sides and we paid extra for the string beans and cole slaw as sides. The meat was all good and tasty, but the sides can use some work. For $27 for one platter, I would expect an excellent meal... both meat and sides, that was not the case.
As I said earlier, it is pricey here. For two people to eat dinner here it could possibly cost $50 easily.. for barbeque?!
We might go back again at some point, but there are other barbeque joints in Cape May County to try first before we would come back.

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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. We always try to give ample portions of our BBQ. If you paid $27 I know you got the Brisket Sampler. This Sampler comes with nearly 6 ounces of meat plus at least 3 spare ribs (usually more). The sides for this dish are 3 ounces each. This is a standard size for a platter side.
Full sides are 8oz. Our Southern Green Beans are vinegar based. Clearly not everybody likes vinegar but, for those that do, they end up drinking the juice.
The Bacon Strips are smoked for over an hour with our dry rub. The taste is the smoke on the bacon. Understandably not everyone likes smoke and we are sorry your taste experience was not what you expected.
You should know, we are not big fans of the orange awning either, but we lease this space and this was in place at the time of the lease.
Finally, we are glad that your overall experience was positive. We hope you return and if so, please ask for Mike, Jim or myself as we would like to do anything to make your time with us more pleasurable.

All the best,
Chuck, Co-Owner

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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 reasonable prices. The brisket and pulled pork were both good and we really liked the grilled pineapple spear, which is served cold. The cole slaw was a bit bland, but the bbcue beans were good. Definitely good for a casual night out. It is on 21st street between Dune and Ocean Drives, so Saturday nights there are pretty crazy; probably less so during the week. For partiers, it is open until 2:30 am on Friday and Saturdays!

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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. We hope to serve you and your family again. All the best.
Chuck, Co-Owner

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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 beans fan and the mixed beans did not disappoint). Cornbread was delicious. Cole slaw was delicious. Heck, the seats were probably delicious but I don't eat chairs.

This was our last meal-out of our summer trip and it ended on a high note.

Also: BYOB. 'nuff said.

As noted... they closed for the season on Labor Day, but I am really looking forward to this place becoming a regular stop on our summer visits to the shore.

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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 as yourself. We are closed for the year, but I'll be counting down the days until we reopen, and I hope to see you again next summer!

All the best,
Chuck, Co-Owner

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