Grilling and BBQ season is here! But to prepare a truly masterfully-cook piece of meat, takes a whole lot of time and care. From seasoning the meat, letting it marinate for hours and hours in a magical blend of spices and juices, making sure the heat is just right, and then patiently looking it slow-cook until the juicy meat falls off thee bone. It's a lot of work, and not everyone has the method down pat.

Photo by Luis Santoyo on Unsplash
Photo by Luis Santoyo on Unsplash
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Luckily there are places who can do that for you if you don't have a lot of time on your hands, and you don't have to go all the way to Texas for first-class BBQ!

NJ.com recently broke down a list of NJ's 33 best BBQ joints, ranked. And honestly, it doesn't look like you can go wrong with any of these places!

We have a few of them here in Central Jersey, and their meats look mouthwateringly magnificent.

There's Hambone Opera in Lawrenceville ranked at #19

They've even been featured on Food Network, according to their website!

Or Jersey Shore BBQ in East Brunswick at #12

They also have a location in Point Pleasant!

Higher up in the list with More Than Q in Lambertville and West Windsor at #5

And The Bearded One in Monroe, way up at #4

I'll have a piece of that one right in the middle please!

But we're here for #1... The best of the best. According to NJ.com the title of the best BBQ joint goes to....

#1: KB’s BBQ Smokehouse, Irvington NJ

You'll have to go up north to the Newark area for this one. But it looks totally worth it!

Not only does that meat look to-die-for, but those sides!!! Mac and cheese me please!

Have you ever been to this place? What's your favorite BBQ joint in Jersey? Please let us (me) know!


 

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