Suzyque's BBQ & Bar

3.8
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Barbecue
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 12:00am
Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:30 - 12:00am
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Phone number
(973) 736-7899
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access
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3.5
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The food wasn’t very good and some of the items on menu had be discontinued. The prices are too high for the quality of the food.

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Nice, casual atmosphere. Food was okay. The sides of collard greens and cole slaw were very good. The waiter we had was essentially missing in action - but another person stepped in to help our table. Went for the band - which was great.

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AF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem it is! To host a 16-piece band with great repertoire and hot jazz trio in your neighbourhood without traveling to NYC, is a treat!! I wish more people will discover this best kept secret in West Orange, NJ.
The hostess-proprietor Suzy is friendly, hospitable and makes you feel right at home. Food is delicious, big choices of drinks, reasonably prized meals!
I certainly will recommend you to my friends without any hesitation.
Wishing you continued success!

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A diamond in the rough. Suzy-Que's has the best barbecue around and great service. Prices are very fair and portions generous. Haven't been there for live music, but they feature well-know jazz players.
I highly recommend this place for anyone who loves authentic barbecue!

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AM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, not really a fan of the sauces they have, but i wouldn't let that hinder the experience. Food came out in a timely manner and the portion are large, so it would be a good idea to maybe split between two people, especially if you are getting the combo. I also recommend that you get the cheese cake as well. Delicious!!!!!

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LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tasting food , nice local place to go get something to eat , and the drinks was on the money, also had nice patient waitresses, I would go there again, and you get your money's worth for what you are paying for.

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SB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not everything on menu available. I asked for the shrimp and grits and was told not available due to the fact that the chef did not have the recipe. However, you could get a side of grits or shrimp on the menu.
BBQ chicken was not as good as it used to be and the brisket was dry. Was hoping for better.

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BW
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Sat down at 630 PM and ordered almost right away. After an hour and fifteen minutes of waiting the only thing to arrive were funny tasting waters, a totally flat soda, and one salad with soggy croutons. The tables next to us who had been sitting for longer than us finally got their food which was described as being inedible, reasons ranging from being burned and the meat being so tough it couldn’t even be cut. At this point we decided to leave, the acting manager tried to make things better but alas there was no way to fix this. Maybe it was a bad day for them but I would not recommend SuzyQue’s to anyone and will not be back.

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KL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

normally its good here but 1. their smoker was not working right and the food came under cooked - no heads up from staff. wrong move. 2. its a friday with a popular band - 1 bartender? she was crushed doing both bar and table service!! thats just being cheap.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 2

It was Mother's day, I took my Aunt and Mother and it was not very pleasant. There was no option for menu items, we had to eat overpriced cold buffet food. Some of the food was decent but overall a terrible deal I was very disappointed. I should have went to Deltas as I originally planned.

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SL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited for hostess about 15mins, then waited at least another 15mins before a waiter took our drink order, then when that didn't come my husband caught the attention of a bus boy, only to be yelled at, "ASK YOUR WAITER!".

Last straw....we left.

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FE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Another GREAT time at SQ's. Always have the best local bands (for free!) and nobody can touch their barbeque.

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MT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The plate was not clean had to return it, the mushrooms did not taste fresh. The service was not good. This is my second visit, the first was ok but this one. Not

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EM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The music was excellent and our server was great. The food was plentiful, but not as warm as we would have liked it.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The fried chicken wasn’t cooked throughly. The drinks could’ve been better. The chicken roll was really good.

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AZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service from the door and throughout eve was comnendable. Quantity and Quality of food was impressive. The meats were especially delicious, being both tender and savoury. The live entertainment enhanced the experience.

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JL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The restaurant didn't have my reservation on their records. However, I showed them the open table reservation confirmation on my phone and they were able to quickly accommodate us.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

Online seating issues, we were placed in the bar by the bathroom. We were there for the band that was playing that night. Would have appreciated better accommodations as we were returning customers. Will not be going back.

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GS
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

It was cold in the atrium we asked for heat but it never happen The band wasn’t bad service could have been better but the server did apologize Food was okay

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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OC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was very very average and oversalted.

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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

Little loud, good crowd, food, could be better

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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PS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overrated bbq. Very disappointed.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

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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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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P
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Graduación de mi hijo

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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BB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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S
Miami
63 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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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f
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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C
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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