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Local Smoke BBQ

719 Route 35, Neptune City, NJ 07753
+1 732-455-8888
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pulled pork” (29 reviews)
“cornbread” (17 reviews)
“ribs” (32 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
719 Route 35, Neptune City, NJ 07753
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Reviewed yesterday

We knew we wanted BBQ for our wedding food, but it had to be GOOD BBQ. Even though there is a different BBQ place across the parking lot from our reception venue, we chose Local Smoke because of their food that exceeds all other BBQ...More

Thank slh08j
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

I love this place. The half chicken, poppers and chopped brisket are soooo good. While it’s more of a takeout spot with only 5-6 tables, the food didn’t disappoint. Keep up the good work!

Thank Steve R
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Disappointed to have to make this review about a place we've loved since it opened. This was a takeout order. Eaten at our friends house which is about 5 minutes drive. First off the good. My wife liked her sliced sliced brisket, but said it...More

1  Thank LoveTravel771932
Reviewed August 13, 2018

As a BBQ lover, this place did not produce! Pulled pork did not taste like good pork! Brisket was chopped with a lot of fat throughout! Wings were over done and certainly did not have any smoked flavor to them at all!! Wings were tiny...More

Thank dknoye
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Got a quarter of a chicken and sides--tasty. Service took a while. The location is a used quick-service location and was hot and mildly uncomfortable. Looks like these people know BBQ. Missed the entrance but parked in the shopping center adjacent.

Thank joshaurora
Reviewed July 19, 2018

I ate here a few months ago. The restaurant is small and nothing special, so we got the food to go, which is the way to do it. Overall I was pleased with the food. New Jersey is not known for it's bbq, but this...More

Thank Yankeebaseball
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Very unassuming local BBQ place in Neptune. Small so mostly people order to go. We ate in and ordered the BBQ platter with pulled pork. They were delicious with just the right amount of seasoning. The ribs were tender. Extra sauce is available but we...More

Thank BruinsFanNJ
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing bbq! Loved everything from the pulled pork, smoked chicken, beef brisket Mac n cheese onion rings and cornbread. Definitely recommend giving this place a try. BYOB and a liquor store not far from restaurant

1  Thank Ryan W
Reviewed April 21, 2018

The ribs were average at best. Cole slaw had a sour taste, onion rings were delicious .Ants were crawling on the half wall next to our table. 2 white ceiling fans were filthy. The place needs paint and Clorox. This was the Neptune location.

1  Thank Donna R
Reviewed January 28, 2018

Had an excellent dinner last evening....3 dinners - 1/2 chicken & BBQ shredded along with ALOT of Onion Rings and Macs and cheese....1 with BBQ sliced and pulled pork...beans and ALOT of FF's and finally BBQ sliced and ribs with M&C bites and SPFF....all this...More

Thank CliffordB188
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 719 Route 35, Neptune City, NJ 07753
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Neptune City
  • Phone Number: +1 732-455-8888
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