Local Smoke BBQ

Local Smoke BBQ

Local Smoke BBQ
Three NJ Locations
19 Wrightstown Cookstown Road

Cookstown, NJ

157 Route 35 (next to the Stop & Shop)
Neptune City, NJ 07753


Red Bank
244 West Front Street
Red Bank, NJ


Restaurant Highlights

Fare:   Slow Cooked BBQ

Price: In-expensive

Excellent Southern Style and Kansas City Style BBQ. One of the best BBQ places in NJ

Friendly service

Charges extra for tap water

Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate

Dress: Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent BBQ food in a rustic, bare bones, down home setting

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer BBQ food in a more upscale family oriented setting.

Recommended dishes: When available, Pulled Pork served on a bun and topped with homemade BBQ sauce: the Beef Brisket served chopped; and the Pork Rubbed Ribs served with their homemade BBQ sauce.

Liquor: BYOB

Restaurant Review

Local Smoke BBQ is one of the top BBQ places in New Jersey and about as close as you can get to authentic Kansas City and southern style BBQ.

With three locations in Cookstown, Neptune, and Red Bank, this award winning BBQ eatery has successfully competed nationally in BBQ championships.

Their competition BBQ team racked up over 100 awards including 3 NJ State Championship titles. On a national level, they have taken 1st place in Ribs against 488 teams at the American Royal BBQ contest in Kansas City, recognized as the World Series of BBQ, in addition to 1st place in Brisket competition at the National BBQ Festival in Douglas, GA..

Local Smoke BBQ slow-smokes all meat using a combination of fruit and hickory woods slow cooked for many hours at temperature of 170-200 degrees, depending on the type of meat.

Their offer two types of their gluten free home made sauces: Carolina, a southern style sauce consisting of tomato based vinegar sauce with pepper flakes, best applied on their pulled pork; and the Original, a Kansas City style BBQ sauce. Thick, tomato based sauce best applied to ribs, chicken and brisket.

The three locations locations offer the same menu with the Cookstown location having a slightly larger space for dining.

There is table seating and a small counter with several stools. large windows windows, an open kitchen, and walls adorned with their BBQ competition awards, all taken together the interior provides an open clean look.

Pick a table, and when ready to order head up to the counter, take a number, put on your table and your order is brought out to you by a waitress.

The wait staff is very friendly and attentive.

Local Smoke BBQ also does a great job with off-premise BBQ catering with events ranging from fifty people to thousands. that have included weddings, corporate events, pig roasts, tailgate parties, graduation parties, yacht club parties and other large events.

Updated (August, 2016)

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