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Bourbon BBQ and Catering

3.6
28 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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About

Bourbon BBQ & Catering is the premier stop for true Southern barbecue. Specializing in ribs and other classic BBQ dishes, it is a BYOB establishment. Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite wines or beers to enjoy with their meal, which is served in a family-friendly environment that is ideal for kicking back and enjoying a great meal.

As its name implies, Bourbon BBQ & Catering also caters for holidays, corporate events and more. If your event calls for local favorites such as chili nachos, homemade empanadas, fried pickles, smoked pork, blackened catfish, bourbon chicken or just some expertly smoked burgers and hot dogs, Bourbon BBQ & Catering is your go-to spot.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue, Creole / Cajun / Southern
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(201) 444-4744
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Ilmojahid
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Catering
We are a Family owned Authentic Southern Smokehouse and Caterer. All Meats are wood smoked in a real BBQ Pit on premises and we do not use gas or electricity for smoking. Year 'round BBQ & Southern Catering is offered by Silver Oak Southern Catering and we specialize in Corporate Holiday Parties, Graduations, Tailgating, Company Picnics, Backyard functions and any other events at various venues. Give us a call and try some of what we are smoking today!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ravine Avenue
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Parking details
Private lot parking for our customers.
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Public transit
Goffle Road bus stop
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.7
service
3.1
ambience
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on August 2, 2015

THe best ribs, dry rubbed,and smoked brisket in Bergen County
Highly recommended will return dont miss this authentic true
culinary dleight

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2015

First time at this Barbecue restaurant. The server was very friendly and welcoming. It is a byo which is always a plus . The ribs and cat fish were cooked well and accompanied by sides. It is a very informal, low key and casual place. It happened to be a quiet night and we were able to enjoy the Rangers hockey game on TV. We would return. The portions were ample.

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3.0Dined on November 9, 2014

I would recommend them for the food but I would most likely call in a take-out order next time. The wait time was long and the service just so-so. The barbeque is very tasty, and lots of it, but the sides leave alot to be desired. Standard salad, dry coleslaw, typical cornbread. Free refills on the drinks was a plus. Not a place to visit often because the prices are high.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2014

Food is great and plentiful. If you order appetizers expect to bring loads home.
I love BBQ and most of the time I’m so disappointed, NOT HERE.

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2014

The four of us had different dishes and shared all were fantastic
Try the Kale chips something really different

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2014

We loved the Garbage plate, the ribs are the best. We loved the sauces on the table. XXX was not extremely hot, lot's-o flavor. Fried chicken was damb good....

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2014

Loved the food. Best I've had! The service was grat the owner very friendly. Very large portions.

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2.0Dined on December 7, 2013

Highly recommend that diners be fans of dry rub barbecue before considering.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2013

Food was very good...and lots of it.
Service was just ok...seemed like only kids running the dining room. Made a mistake with our order.
BUT I would go back again.

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1.0Dined on September 4, 2013

The servers were very nice.
The fried chicken was tasteless.
The ribs were dry.

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2.0Dined on June 12, 2013

The decor was sloppy and outdated. The portions were huge. The fried chicken was over coated and overcooked. Tasted like it was reheated. Ribs were tender but not very flavorful. Corn bread and cole slaw delicious. Pulled pork was good, not great. Service was non existent. While there was plenty of staff, they were too busy socializing amongst themselves to wait tables. Food for our table came out at different times with 10 minutes in between.

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2013

We didn't enjoy the food.

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3.0Dined on December 15, 2012

Food was OK but not served hot! Sides were the best part of the meal. Service was not good.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2012

Having had a lot of BBQ over the years, I must say the food was awesome. We had 4 different entrees at the table and it was a definate thumbs up for everyone. There
was the Beef Brisket that melted in your mouth. Definately a "deal maker". The pulled
pork was also delicious with a generous serving. The Southern Fried Chicken was also
worthy of praise especially if you like really crispy chicken. Even the Beef Brisket Salad was a winner. Will be making return trips for that alone.The best side item as the BBQ beans. The owner was very welcoming and very informative. The BBQ definately showed its Kentucky inspiration and was quite good although I usaully prefer Texas or Alabama style. To top things off the "red-neck zeppoles" were amazing

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2012

Very casual BYOB with great food and generous portions. The service was friendly and prompt.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2012

There are better BBQ places. Food servings were piled on top of one another. Not good for fussy kids that do not like their ribs to touch the cole slaw. I would not return even if I lived next door.

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3.0Dined on June 1, 2012

Nice family restaurant. Food was good. Ribs were somewhat dry but pulled pork was delicious. Wasn't crazy about the mashed potatoes and my husband didn't care for the mac n cheese, but the coleslaw was really good. We will go back for the pulled pork! I had the fried oreos with a scoop of vanilla ice cream which was yummy!

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2012

the ribs were totally dry, any amount of sauce couldn't revive it. Pulled pork was tasty though. The fries, cole slaw and baked beans were tasty....but mac and cheese were very very dry.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2012

BBQ was just eh. Nothing spectacular.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2012

Fried chicken, corn bread, crisp coleslaw, fork tender brisket! A little bit of Texas low country has arrived in north jersey!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2012

An inexpensive option for those that enjoy barbecue and ribs in a small, casual setting. Servings are ample and quality is good.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2012

If bbq is what you want that is what you will get here. The portions are overly generous and the food is delicious. There is a very casual relaxed style here. Don't miss it!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2012

Chef came out before & after receiving our order to check on us, see if we had any menu questions & then to see if we enjoyed our meal...very nice personal touch! Even explained how certain sauces were made & w/what fresh ingredients. Definately looking forward to going back again soon!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2012

Food was authentic, the owner showed southern hospitality & the service was great. Deep fried twinkies out of this world, this place showed me how much I miss the south.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2012

I really like the way the restaurant has been updated. However, being from Texas and now living in NJ, I've been on the search for that taste of home. We shared a garbage plate which was quite honestly the best value on the menu and a great way to get a taste for the food. Unfortunately the beans were cold and the bread had the taste of freezer burn. I did enjoy the brisket, the sausage was a bit too salty, ribs were good, and pork could have used more flavor. Never been a greens fan, so would have preferred something else. We had hushpuppies as an app, which were quite good, but left me longing for more of a sweet dipping sauce rather than a savory one. Would love more sauce choices, especially with some kick!

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2012

Mouthwatering smoked brisket and pulled pork..tangy bbq sauce with just enough heat. Cant wait to go back! Service excellent. Prices reasonable and BYOB.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2012

The food was very decent BBQ. The fried chicken is definitely worth mentioning. Chef came out to speak with customers. The music was a little bland, but good for conversation. Overall it was a nice meal.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2012

This was only my second time going to Bourbon BBQ. I have driven past it a hundred times and was very sad when they had their fire. But when I heard they re-opened I had to go! HUGE portions, worth the money and great food. Keep in mind that the food does not come out piping hot, but it is typical for smoked food from what I've found. But overall tender, and very flavorfull.

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