Fare: BBQ & Taqueria Mexican
Price: In-expensive - moderate
Noise Level: Low- Moderate
Dress: Very casual
Excellent slow-cooked BBQ
Small dining area with only 12 tables
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent slow-cooked bbq or Taqueria coastal Mexican style food
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer larger BBQ franchise eateries with a full service bar
Recommended dishes: When available, Mel's Baby Backs - Slow roasted flamed and glazed; The Pit Master's Platter - Brisket with the perfect smoke ring and tangy sauced Chicken; and The Grub Rib-Eye Steak Topped with Poblano Butter, Served with Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes & Grilled Veggies.
The Grub Hut is one of the top places in Central NJ to enjoy good slow cooked BBQ and Taqueria coastal Mexican style food.
The food is served in generous size portions at a reasonable price. With difficult economic times, this is a good place to eat out and not kill your budget.
This is not your typical franchise BBQ chain, it's a BYOB owned and run by Mike and Melanie Johnston who come with 25 years successful restaurant experience, along with Doug Keiles serving as the BBQ Pit Master.
The downside is that this place is small with only 12 tables and on busy weekend nights, if you don't get there early, the waiting line could extend outside the door.
As with most international foods, the style of cooking differs depending on the region of the country. The Mexican food served up at the Grub Hut is well prepared, authentic Taqueria coastal Mexican style food.
Having said that, the BBQ dishes that are cooked real low - and - slow, are the highlight of their menu.
Meals come served with a choice of two sides, try Mel's Slaw or the the loco fries.
The Grub Hut has a good children's menu, and in the warmer months there is outdoor seating.
(Updated: August 2016)
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