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Hot Rods BBQ

Hot Rods BBQ Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotrodsbbq.com
  • Phone: (973) 361-5050
  • Hours of Operation:

    Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Sibona
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Let Hot Rods Real Pit BBQ cater your next party or event. We specialize in Beef & Pig Roasts

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Trowbridge Ln.
  • Public Transit: less then 1.5 miles train, 60 ft from bus
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hot Rods BBQ
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, Anthony Sibona, Hot Rods’ owner and Head Chef, has combined the best of BBQ from around the country to create dishes that are truly a taste of America. And because Anthony is a Jersey guy, he calls his 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 smoky taste! So sit back and enjoy a tasty trip!
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Diner Reviews
  • "One of the better BBQ places we have been to . Great appetizers and a varied menu. Great beer list."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We thought this was a great find with all the positive ratings however it was really bad, bad food bad service. Really don't waste your money on this poor excuse of a restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "If there's better BBQ around, I haven't found it yet. The tap beer selection could be slightly more inspired sometimes, but they make up for it with bottle variety. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Great Bbq and they have great specials. Really enjoyed the sliders combo which gives you a taste of everything - love the french fries and peanut butter pie!!!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Amazing beer list, and selected craft beers are only $/bottle on Friday nights! Appetizer wings were big and flavorful. Entrees were OK. I think we caught them on an 'off' night - brisket was a bit tough and dry (and not very hot), and the pulled pork was a bit dry. Not the best BBQ place I've been to, but certainly not the worst either. Desserts were great. Service was really friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This restaurant provided hands down the best service that I've ever had in NJ and easily the best BBQ as well. I can't recommend Hot Rod's enough."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "If you like BBQ then you have to go here. The Ribs are fantastic, They have pulled pork chicken brisket a little of everything and when they have specials come early they sell out quick. Try the BBQ clams if they have them or the smoked turkey sandwiches. they also have a really good beer list. On Friday they have $4 craft beer night. See the website for more. Its worth the trip."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "No better BBQ around! Love coming to Hot Rods and always looking forward to my next visit. I had the ribs this time and they were spectacular! Loved the Bourbon BBQ sauce. Don't miss the wings when you come. They also have a great craft beer list and specials on beer. Get the bucket and share with your friends!"
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "Great BBQ. Both St. Louis and baby backs. Try the burnt tip Caesar salad!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "I drove 45 minutes to taste the food and was not disappointed. We had the ribs, chicken and bucket sampler. Everything was great. I highly recommend this restaurant ."
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "This was our first visit and it won't be our last. My husband, who is a very picky eater wasn't sure he was going to like it. Well, he ate his food and picked on mine as well. On our way out he asked when were were going back! From the time we arrived to the time we left we felt right at home. We were great by a friendly hostess who asked us our preference on where we wanted to sit. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and explained the items on the menu very well. The food came out in a timely manner and we never felt rushed. Everything we ordered was excellent. We could tell by the way the other dinner were interacting with the staff that many were frequent visitors. Soon we will be too."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Had the burnt ends appy this time - weren't burnt but they were delicious, wrapped in bacon too; not as much a fan of the pulled pork egg rolls as everyone else, but everything else was top shelf; i could eat 4 dozen of the bbq clams; so many menu choices - 3rd visit won't be long now."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Just a good food place, not outstanding. Ribs the best of the tot; pulled pork and brisket just fair. Disappointed."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "This was my 3rd time coming here, and it has always been a pleasurable dining experience. Food and service are always great. Mike, who I believe is the manager, is really a nice and funny guy and he does make for a great dining experience. I recommend their signature wings, ribs and nachos."
    Dined on 7/11/2013
  • "I had been looking for a good BBQ place in NJ for a long time. I finally found a place that will satisfy my craving for great BBQ. Since I found this place a week ago, I have been there twice. I will continue to return. :)"
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "Rods serves some of the best BBQ I've ever had, including the places I've visited in the Carolinas, Georgia and Texas. Their Sunday drink and food specials are great. 10 of the best wings I've ever had (big, moist, numerous sauces) for $5! It looks like a little bar from the street, but it's so much more when you get inside."
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "If you like BBQ this is the place you want to go to."
    Dined on 3/7/2013
  • "Food was delicious...my son had the ribs which he said were as good as the ones he had at a bbq place in the mid-west. My husband had the brisket and I had the chicken... and all were terrific! The maple butter for the cornbread and hush puppies was a real treat! It was also fun to try the specialty beers. We want to go back soon with friends and family for a fun evening!"
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "Although our table was ready a half-hour after our reserved time, the wait with one of their signature margaritas was worth it. The aroma of the outdoor cooking process was pleasant. The cornbread and hush puppies with the maple butter were a hit. Two combos of ribs and darkened chicken were ordered; one with Baby Back Ribs and the other with St. Louis style ribs. Both were pleased with their selections. I went with the pulled pork which was very tasty and tender. I also enjoyed the tangy cole slaw. We would definately return again to enjoy authentic Yankee BBQ!"
    Dined on 1/5/2013