The Best BBQ in Central Jersey — Plus Tips and Recipes

The Best BBQ in Central Jersey — Plus Tips and Recipes

One of the best smells of summer is the smell of grilled ribs or brisket on the grill or in the smoker. One of the best flavors is that the meat melts in your mouth after it falls off the bone. Some of the best barbecue spots are right here in Central Jersey, as well as some of the best DIY recipes.

I envy those who know how to make a good barbecue. It takes time and patience. Two of the things I don’t really have is being a Jersey man. But I asked those who have the know-how for some tips and this is what I got.

John Kensil
Soak the ribs in apple cider vinegar for two hours. Remove from the vinegar, pat dry and coat the ribs with an even rub on all sides. Place the meat, side up, in a shallow baking dish, add enough water to cover the bottom of the dish and wrap tightly in foil.

Teddy Maturo
Yellow mustard on the meat for seasoning.

Donna Spagnuolo
Wrap them in foil first and steam with beer for hours

John J Bossong III
The secret to good brisket is injecting beef broth, cherry, and maple bourbon rub. Then cook for 12-20 hours at 200

I hope these help you make a great BBQ. If not, you can try these places in Central New Jersey.

Chrissy B Harris
Takeaway from Big Ed’s BBQ in Matawan

John Manzo
Boss Hog BBQ in South Plainfield is pretty legit.

Val Peclet
Smokies Craft BBQ in Bayville and Toms River

Adam Daniel
Mutiny BBQ Company in Asbury Park is pretty cool!!!

Richard Goldstein
JSBBQ Point Pleasant Beach

Tom Evans
Henri’s Hotts in Hammonton. Unbeatable by any place

Eric Barash
Chuck’s Cafe in Trenton

Bob Shivick
McDonald’s. The McRib. Best.

The opinions in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise only. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.

You can now listen to Steve Trevelise — On request! Learn about New Jersey’s personalities and what makes the Garden State interesting. Download the Steve Trevelise show wherever you get podcasts, in our free app, or listen now.

Click here to contact an editor about feedback or a correction to this story.

Gravy or sauce? These restaurants make the best red in Central Jersey

Where Everyone Knows Your Name: Friendliest Bars in NJ

window.twttr = (function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],
t = window.twttr || {};
if (d.getElementById(id)) return t;
js = d.createElement(s); = id;
js.src = “”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
t._e = [];
t.ready = function(f) {
return t;
}(document, “script”, “twitter-wjs”));
(function(d, s, id) {
var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
js = d.createElement(s); = id;
js.src = “//”;
fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
}(document, “script”, “facebook-jssdk”));
s.parentNode.insertBefore(t,s)}(window, document,’script’,
fbq(‘init’, ‘631470830669776’);
fbq(‘track’, ‘PageView’);