Suzyque's BBQ & Bar

2.9
177 reviews
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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.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food

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SJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious BBQ! Nice staff and good drinks make for a nice evening.

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PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

While I wouldn’t recommend this joint, I also wouldn’t discourage someone looking for a fast non-lethal meal from giving it a go. Admittedly, my party of three was seated in the back room away from the bar and “action” but, we were seated at a huge round table designed for at least six. Service was lackadaisically inept. The menu showed promise but, didn’t deliver. The so-called Ribs” were puny and dry. Sides are not mentionable. Having spent considerable time in the South and Texas, I have been spoiled by dining on the best of the best BBQ. SuziQue you are not close.

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AS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Other than a really friendly waitress this place we had an awful experience. The live band was a bad as the food, though quite a bit louder. Absolutely nothing served tasted good, though the menu descriptions were quite tempting.

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DK
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

Unfortunately service was slow, food was not good. I wouldn't recommend or return

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SJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food. A bit loud, but to be expected on a Friday evening. Great BBQ.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I had reservations they’re was no one available to seat us upon arrival. It also appeared that there was one waitress working she needed help the bartender had to bring drinks to the table, while we waited for our food

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JK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food is good! They take care of you very quickly.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The waiter was great but the food was nothing to brag about. The live band was in the way. You had to walk over them just to use the restroom.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

The place was cute & had a lot of potential but the service was SLOW & absent most of the time, we had to get some things for ourselves off the other tables ie: utensils, salt & pepper etc. I wanted a cocktail but they couldn’t make it because they didn’t have the mixer, so I had to choose something else. Our food came, mine was wrong & some parts of it were raw! My husbands burger was over cooked & dry. Maybe their best items are their BBQ... so if you decide to go there try that & nothing else!! I’ve worked in the food service industry for 10 years so I can say this place needs some fine tuning & they should get it together. We were only there to see a band play- which they double booked & both bands had to split the night. I wouldn’t go back... good luck if you go!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 4

They ran out of ribs and let us know after waiting about 40 minutes for entrees. The brisket was excellent but the service on this day was very poor.

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WW
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

My son and I tried this out, but were very disappointed.

Our order came literally in 5 minutes. And the reason why is it wasn’t hot, barely warm. My well done crispy fries order wasn’t neither hot nor crispy. Iced tea was different-very lemony flavored.

And the place was cold. We kept our winter jackets on. Staff was wearing heavy sweaters.

Parking lot dark.

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KW
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I tried this resturant because it was one NJ 2018 best places to eat. The customer service was excellent. I went right after work on a Thursday, so there was no crowd, which meant the service was good and quick. I ordered the barbecue spare ribs, which is obviously premade, however, they were not hot at all and I think that took away from the taste. I ordere the rum punch, which the waiter indicated was a nice strong alcholic beverage, it was not. It tasted like it had no alchol whatsoever and I'm not that much of a drinker. it was just an okay place to go to me.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to chat. Meetings would be good too.

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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
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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 5, 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
4 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
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 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 28, 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 21, 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 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 16, 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 21, 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 16, 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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FR
New York Area
23 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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