Wooden Spoon Saloon

4.3
40 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Voted top 25 Best Fried Chicken in New Jersey by NJ.com!! A Southern from scratch food and dining experience.
Just because you are in New Jersey, doesn't mean you cant find great Southern cuisine or even some good ole Southern hospitality. We offer a full southern experience, touching on as much of the South as possible, from Virginia to South Carolina, into New Orleans and Texas.

Come and enjoy our from-scratch kitchen, that prides itself on locally-sourced produce and creative cuisine that sticks to Southern basics. We smoke all of our meats on-site including brisket, pulled pork, St. Louis style ribs and chickens, using White Oak wood. Our three house sauces Buffalo, BBQ, and Wooden Spoon Hot are all made from scratch and pull inspiration from all over the southern US.

Specials

Happy Hour 4-7

$5 House Wines, $1 off Craft Beers, $3 Coors Light... Select Starters 1/2 Price

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 14, 2019

Ends: March 15, 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 40 People Are Saying
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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and service! We will be back (with friends)!

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SD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a relaxed family meal with great drinks

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q
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Our experience started on wrong footing and may have impacted the overall experience. We (party of 4) went to wooden spoon saloon on a weekday after making reservation. Place was pretty much empty when we checked in. Hostess took us to our table which was those high tables with bar stools. We saw a normal height table but it was for 6 people empty and requested our hostess if we could sit there. Her comment was odd when she said, we don’t give this table to parties less than 6. Considered there was another table for 4 but was occupied by just 2 people and it was a slow night for them, found it weird . It put off our mood.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice and new restaurant. Thought our meals, jambalaya and fried chicken were a bit under spiced.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great BBQ and live band on Friday night!

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MR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The waitress was very nice but the food was pretty awful. Wayyyyyyyyyyy too salty, to the point of inedible and the biscuits and sausage gravy well, no sausage... at all. Overall, nice people, awful food.

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JT
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

On a Tuesday night.. out of brisket? Out of ribs?? 7:45 and the restaurant was nearly empty...big disappointment on every level except service.

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DH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome. My niece enjoyed her craft beer very much. Highly recommend this joint. I can’t believe I’ve been in Bloomfield for 6 years and never been here. Looking forward to going back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

staff was wonderful, so was the food. great live music, too!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super delicious food and great service. Will be going again soon!

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was good, and the food was amazing especially the ribs and mac

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good service, I am allergic to eggs, server at the bar was very helpful in determining items that would be a problem.

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AC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good eats and service at a decent price; will return.

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r
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The menu is stellar with large portions. Mac n Cheese is da bomb! Every order is made separately so each bite gets the crumbs atop!!
Service was terrible. We sat down for five minutes before a waiter came over and wanted our entire order. We didn't even get a drink yet. After that first visit, the next one was from the manager because he saw us looking all over for service to get a second drink. Service was bad, hands down. If you want good service and talk, sit at the bar for sure!

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ED
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We (boyfriend and I) came close to the kitchen closing time but we were still able to order everything we wanted. The bartender/waiter was awesome Pete I believe. The food was deliecious! Only a handful of people there when we were and we got to laugh with everyone. Was a great time. Food was great. Drinks were on point. Definitely coming back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The music was great, and the service was very attentive. This is becoming one of our go to spots in the neighborhood.

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C
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was a real disappointment. The menu sounded very interesting. Started with Nachos, usually at least good at any restaurant. I don't think the cheese was cheese...cheese wiz? Anyway, taste was just awful. Our entrees were not great. My wife has the Chicken Fried Steak. The portion was large, but she said the steak was very tough and didn't have great taste. She asked to substitute mashed potatoes for the grits. Waitress said there might be an upcharge, but was sure. I had the South Jersey Cheese Steak. Didn't see any cheese, but that may have been a good thing. The meat in the sandwich itself was quite good and extremely hot, but no onions or peppers either. Service was OK. The waitress was very friendly and was trying to keep everyone happy, I suspect she my have been new and she seemed king of flustered.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Such a hidden gem. Delicious comfort food with amazing cocktails.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were looking for s new place and found Wooden Spoon can’t wait to go back.

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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Wooden Spoon Saloon for dinner with a group of 7. The restaurant was terrific! Upbeat ambiance, great service and there was a blues band playing, which we all enjoyed and was not too loud so we could hear each other. I had the Nashville hot chicken, which was delicious. 3 people in my group ordered the chicken and waffles (minus the braised cabbage) and they loved it. We had 1 jambalaya and a wings and we all enjoyed the food. If you are a vegan, they did have a black bean burger on the menu- and they let you substitute a garden salad if you want to forego the fries. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. It was a fun night out!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and future daughter in law took us there and it was great the food, service, the place is so welcoming. The grits with cheese and pull pork and corn bread was delicious. Am will be going back

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NE
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the menu. Our server was wonderful but she was definitely overworked. They needed more help Saturday night.

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R
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found a spot after a Saturday afternoon game at the Pru Center away from the crazy crowds. Great choices for food and beer.
Appetizers: fried pickles/deviled eggs ad burnt ends (smoked brisket ends) were a great start.
Food ordered: grilled chicken/fried chicken sandwich/shrimp po'boy sandwich/pulled pork smokehouse sandwich/Alabama Chicken Wrap were all delicious and served with plenty of crisp, tasty fries.
Dessert: We shared a Spoon Bread Pudding - a nice finish.
Everyone was friendly and attentive to our small group.
See for yourself how good this place is.

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JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I met here for lunch before heading over to the Montclair Art Museum and I’m so glad to have found this place through Groupon! Clean, charmingly decorated friendly staff, and delicious food. I enjoyed the shrimp and grits, so yummy! I will recommend to friends and come back again!

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FW
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service needs to be a bit more polished.

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B
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food has improved from when I went over a year ago. They have Groupn special I'll take advantage of next time

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KA
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Great service and good food. Loved the spicy chicken but felt that the mac and cheese was missing something, but overall would come back again.

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C
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good music and great menu. First-timers, will definitely go back

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic time!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We will back!

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 3ambience 3

The food is great,

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o
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and prices are great!
Although they were busy the service was on point

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MO
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was definitely yummy & southern comfort. No place around here like it

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MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group, We were served in a timely matter food was exceptional service was awesome. Our 4th time here and will keep coming back.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Server was personable. Food delayed, though restaurant empty. Brisket wasn’t nearly as good as Mighty Quinn’s. Ribs and Pulled Pork were very good. Many choices within a few miles.

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MM
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good southern food - nice ribs, mac n cheese, biscuits, etc. Extensive "American" menu as well. Very hard to choose! Good service. We will be back.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We went in 2017 for Breakfast with Santa and the buffet/food was great. They had a chocolate fountain with fruit/snacks. This year, the food was mediocre and there was no chocolate fountain.

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EC
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Reasonable prices. !!!!!

Wooden Spoon Saloon
Responded on December 2, 2018

Thanks for the review! So glad you enjoyed. Hope to see you in again soon!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food and drinks were good but unfortunately service was terrible. It took an extraordinarily long time to get our pitcher of sangria and though it sat empty through half our meal, we were never asked if we wanted another drink until plates were cleared and dessert was offered. Sad, because we all would have kept drinking!

Wooden Spoon Saloon
Responded on November 15, 2018

We are sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your service. We pride ourselves in giving a great overall experience. The issues will be addressed and we hope that you will visit us again to try some of our other sangrias! Casey Labate The Wooden Spoon

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TJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I was bummed my sandwich turned cold before it arrived and as a result the cheese had coagulated. My friends chicken wrap looked delicious. Fries were yummy. Service was great.

Wooden Spoon Saloon
Responded on November 15, 2018

Hi Terri Jo, Thank you for taking the time to review. We are happy to hear that you received great service from Kayla. The Southern BLT that you ordered comes with a pimento cheese spread which is a mixture of cheddar, mayonnaise and pimentos and heating it would ruin the consistency so it would not come out hot. We will make sure that this is explained in the future. The Alabama Chicken Wrap is delicious and may be a great option for your next visit! Casey Labate casey@woodenspoonsaloon

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