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Local Smokes BBQ

19 Wrightstown Cookstown Rd, Cookstown, NJ 08511-1021
+1 609-286-2298
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cornbread” (9 reviews)
“ribs” (18 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00All hours
American, Barbecue
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19 Wrightstown Cookstown Rd, Cookstown, NJ 08511-1021
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Reviews (52)
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Fantastic brisket. I had it chopped and it was amazing. You can also get it sliced, but they recommended the chopped so I acquiesced. The two sides I got were potato salad and baked beans-also very good. I will definitely be back to try the...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

My friends brought me to this Barbecue spot and let me just say: the ribs were awesome. They have won awards for their ribs.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

The BBQ here is good and the servings are hearty, I have eaten here maybe eleven times and only had one bad meal half chicken a little raw on the breast bone. Like I said I have eaten here about 11 times the food is...More

Thank StarmanHunter
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Our party of 4 arrived 20 minutes before closing, hoping to be able to get a meal after traveling all day. They said you order before closing, you can stay until you are done! Plenty of good BBQ food in each of our meals. I...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Delicious food! The cornbread and macaroni and cheese are delicious! A friend of mine suggested it and my family and I have been coming back ever since.

Thank Dominique D
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Best BBQ I have had north of the Mason Dixon line. Clean and bright , portions are large . The rub on the ribs was some of the best I have had in a long time. Near the main gate of Fort Dix

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Got our food to go. Pretty good BBQ with choice of two sauces that they make. The hushpuppies were good and much like down south. Big portions of food! I would try the ribs next time. Awards that they have won in cooking contests are...More

Thank MLB5313
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I read many reviews to see what I should order. I finally settled for the BBQ half chicken and ribs platter. The order comes with 2 sides, I got mac and cheese with green beans. The ribs were good but I've had better, but the...More

Thank Minerva M
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice place, friendly staff, good sides, reasonable portion but, only average BBQ. The ribs tasted like all you can eat buffett and the brisket was pot roast. Little seasoning or smoke flavor. Ribs were steam reheated and tasted like it. Ok place for a meal...More

Thank rickrenzulli
Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was a great little find. I was up at Dix, McGuire and Lakehurst base for the weekend and the menu was in the lobby of the hotel where I was staying. I called the front desk and inquired if anyone on staff had heard...More

Thank Barbara C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Wrightstown Cookstown Rd, Cookstown, NJ 08511-1021
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cookstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-286-2298
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