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About Suzyque's BBQ & Bar

SuzyQue’s offers a unique blend of southern BBQ. We draw from the flavors of Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina to create our own special delicacies. We use only the finest premium meats slow smoked in our state-of-the-art smoker with our own exclusive blend of rubs made in house. All our BBQ is available dry rubbed, simply seasoned, and smoked, or with one of our homemade sauces. We are committed to using only the best ingredients and cooking low and slow with real hickory, apple, cherry and oak. In the world of BBQ the pink smoke ring is one of the most sought after properties of smoked meats and the pit masters sign of excellence.

34 S Valley Rd
West Orange, NJ 07052
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Barbecue

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:30 - 12:00am

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 736-7899

Website:
http://www.suzyques.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Suzyque's BBQ & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.4

Overall Rating

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food

3.0

service

3.4

ambience

3.1

value

3.3

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a blast at Suzy Que's. Our waitress was nice and friendly. The food was excellent and it arrived at our table pretty fast. We went on a Friday night and the live band was awesome. We even had a friend from our group, party of 8 to sing along with them. Overall. I would recommend that you go and dine there. You won't be sorry. Good good and drinks with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love this place... a good local BBQ spot... the only problem is that the food is so good, that we always overeat! :)
This place definitely rivals Dinosaur BBQ and I love that it's just a town over!

Tags: Live Sports, Great Beer, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was very very average and oversalted.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Little loud, good crowd, food, could be better

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Girls nite out, fun drinks were just ok. Band was really good

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Horrible food and service
The food was very nasty
The server leave and take for ever to come back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Suzy's sell groupons for two meals and it is a very good deal
I have used them before and recent purchased 3 more
Tonight I was informed by the manager that the Groupon was no longer valid if you sat in the room where the live music was being performed. There was no such rule listed on the Groupon site for this new policy. I politely explained to the manager that we had come specifically to hear this band and now with this new policy we would be spending far less money. He shrugged and said I'm sorry it's the new policy
I will return to hear the band but will most likely eat dinner somewhere else and my check at suzys will most likely be under $5. If you are running a business to lose money, then they are winning!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was great and the band was really fun. A very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was great and band (RPM) was fantastic given the small space by the bar. Despite the small space for the band, I can appreciate the bar-and-band feel.

Hostess had no record of this reservation set up through this website, but we thankfully found seats at the bar anyway.

Bar tender was very hospitable, but over charged us on our bill, forgetting that we had paid cash for half of our drinks.

Overall, great food, great ambiance, great service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on June 26, 2017

This was our second time at Suzyque's and certainly our last. Upon arriving we were ignored by a number of waitstaff until my fiancee approached a waitress standing nearby to ask if we could be seated. After we were taken to our table we waited for over 15 minutes before our server came by. We asked other servers walking through the area if we could order and were told that they were not our server. My fiancee decided he would place our order (for drinks and food) at the bar. He came back with drinks but said they wouldn't allow him to place our dinner order. Another 10-15 passed passed before our waitress came by. We ordered our food and waited, and waited, and waited. There were three servers working the small area of the dining room where we were seated which consisted of approximately 15 tables so it was unclear why the service was so poor. About 45 minutes after ordering food, at this point we'd been seated for well over an hour, my fiancee called it and went to find our waitress, whom we hadn't seen since she took our order, to let her know to cancel it and that we were leaving. He wasn't able to find her so asked another waiter, who also was unsure of her whereabouts, to relay the message. Never have we witnessed such inept and poor service. At the very least it would have been nice for the waitress to come by to acknowledge the long wait so we at least knew that we hadn't been forgotten about. This experience however is consistent with our first visit where after being seated we waited 10-15 with no one coming by to take a drink order. Upon getting up to leave we were stopped by the owner who happened to be sitting at the table behind us. She was very kind and apologetic and begged us to stay comping our meal which was very generous. After giving the staff a stern talking to she emerged from the back with our waitress. It was only because of the owner's intervention that we decided to give it another chance. Disappointing, will not return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Overrated bbq. Very disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I made reservation and seated , no problem. I sat for over thirty minutes before I went to find someone to even approach my table. I was told three times someone would be over in a minute. We did atleast finally get our drink order. After 1 hour and 20 minutes not counting the 30 minutes I mentioned our food was finally was sent out. Was definitely not worth the wait.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Graduación de mi hijo

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

It was a great evening out for my friend and I. It's her first time there and she has already recommended it to her other friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Live Music, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The brisket was amazing! Some of the best I have ever had! I loved the onion strings and cornbread too!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We went to see a local band play. That said, it was loud by intent. The band, Just Jammin was very good. I do not know when or how often they play there.
Food was good, we shared the BBQ sampler, but for me a little overcooked and dried. Didn't appreciate the sauces. The BBQ beef "egg roll" was excellent
For this type of place and location the prices were steep.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Really good food, especially the Southern fried chicken and sweet potato fries.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We really went to see the amazing music-they have a big band of extraordinarily talented Broadway musicians there every other Monday night .
Unfortunately they were very shorthanded in the kitchen and did not do particularly well communicating that. It's a lot easier to be understanding when the staff is straightforward and tells you in advance that there's a problem. Buy me a round of drinks and I'm a happy camper for as long as it takes, LOL
The food was good but took a very long time to come out.
I'll definitely be back because the music is so good that it compensates for everything else!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Karaoke was great!!!! Jamie singing and amazing waitress was surprise talent!!!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent BBQ & Southern-style cuisine and the wait staff was exceptional! I will definitely be returning soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Live Music, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Food was excellent, the day we went they also had a live jazz band which was great. Made it a little difficult to talk across the table but to be expected with live music. The service was ok, our waitress was a little slow and at times seemed a little overwhelmed. But the food, OMG. Great portion size, even for a big guy like myself I had to take some home. The food was awesome, I'm not a huge BBQ fan but I am a fan of their food. I will go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

great food, great staff, great ambiance, interfacing with other patrons gives the homey feel. A great hidden gem......'nuff said

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Spicy, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Although, I was aware of the live entertainment and made a reservation they did not inquire if I wanted to be seated in the area where the entertainment was located. Could not even see the band. Fairly chilly. Server was not frequent enough throughout our meal. Food came out room temperature. Sauces were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Live Music, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We came here intending to eat bar-be-que...but after checking out the menu, we ate southern fried chicken as well as shrimp & grits!! LOL...excellent variety and we will be back for bar-be-que!

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was great! Andrew our waiter was outstanding. Great vibe as they had karaoke nite.

Good family spot for dining

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

SuzyQue's never disappoints. Delicious bbq and Saturday night jazz! What could be better?

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

We were planning to use a groupon at this restaurant on MLK day in the evening. We made a reservation and called to say we were using a Groupon, with NO mention that it wasn't possible because of the holiday. We were told, VERY RUDELY, when we arrived that because it was a holiday, we couldn't use the groupon. While I would have been more understanding if the restaurant was very crowded, since there were MANY empty tables, it felt like bad customer service. We talked with the owner and even she was RUDE. This was a clear opportunity to make a new loyal patron, but instead, they turned us OFF. We are getting a credit from Groupon and will not return to SuzyQ's. I would not recommend this restaurant because of the bad customer service. I had to choose the one stars for food, etc, to submit the review, but of course, we weren't given that opportunity to actually know about the food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Just a nice venue to have a pleasant time with friendly staff and patrons and good eats; a laid back atmosphere where you can let your hair down- if you have any.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Nice people, mediocre food and drinks. Definitely a shot and beer bar. Don't go for anything even remotely like a martini.

Ribs, brisket, and pulled chicken were all cooked acceptably. Came with 4 sauces, all relatively flavor-free. Just not enough pop on the plate.

Unfortunately we won't be going back anytime soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Susie's is a great find! The menu is so wide and varied -- there's something for everyone! Our group of 15 spanning all ages, all enjoyed what we ordered and had a very fun evening. The live music in the bar was great -- so much so that we wished it was louder to reach us in one of the dining rooms.
Susie is a gem of a hostess and personally greeted all of us. The restaurant is a real treasure in a neighborhood that could really use one. We look forward to going back soon.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Had a delicious lunch with my coworkers -- wings and ribs and brisket. Will definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Spicy
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 28, 2016

Every other Monday night there's FABULOUS jazz performed by BROADWAY musicians (most theaters are dark Mondays). Yes, it's loud, but food is very good, drinks are substantial and there's no additional cover for music. Love this place!

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Had great time and good food. Everyone was friendly the atmosphere was cozy. The entertainment was awesome. Overall experience was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Lively BBQ place. We had late (10:30 pm) reservations and were offered a room in the dining room where they were enjoying karaoke or at a high top in the bar room. We chose the later. Surprised how many people came in after us. The service was casually friendly and the BBQ was plentiful and good. If you're in the mood for Southern cooking and BBQ, try it!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Good and plentiful southern food. Worth it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Went there to see Valerie Adams and the Dimensional Band. They were awesome. The food was ok. But we had a fun time. We will go again.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2016

Great venue; one item that might be reviewed is handicap access. There is only one railing on the right side in the entrance; it's ok when you enter. However, when you exit, the railing is on the left; somewhat difficult if you use your right side with the cane. It would be more convenient if there was a double railing at the entrance.

Tags: Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2016

My husband really enjoyed the St. Louis ribs, I had the beef brisket, it was a little dry but the mac & cheese was delicious and so was the collards.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2016

Excellent spare ribs...delicious and perfectly cooked. Service was good and the side dishes were exceptional. KeyLime Pie was disappointing...not home made or tasty. Beer was very good and service was efficient and courteous.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Worth the Drive, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2016

The food reminded me of food from South Carolina, where my parents grew up, but it also has a little northern influence.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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