HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >

Discussion

Biggies of Hoboken

  • 11
  • Share

They are opening a branch on Rt 17 in Carlsdadt. Is it worth a visit?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. They have 'history' in Hoboken, and another one down the shore. They haven't opened yet on the former Jay-Dee's site on Rte. 17. I wish them well, but I hope they don't have the same negative impact on the neighborhood that JDs did.

    1. I went once when I lived in HOboken and once was enough. The food was greasy, sloppy and just not that impressive. If you do go, I hope you have a better experience.

      Ladyberd
      http://ladyberds-kitchen.blogspot.com

      1. Went to the one on the boardwalk in Asbury Park which was quite forgettable. Would not waste my time!

        1. Biggies is long past its prime. When I was a kid in the 60s and 70s it was good (NEVER great), but I've lived in Hoboken for the last 16 years and have not once stepped foot in there.

          2 Replies
          1. re: ttoommyy

            Thank you all. I won't waste my time.

            1. re: ttoommyy

              OK, I have to amend my response.

              We were going out last Saturday and had not had lunch yet. Biggie's was on the way out of town for us, so my partner stopped and double parked (the only way in Hoboken) while I ran in and got a couple of dogs with peppers and onions. They were pretty good! I looked the menu over and there were a few things from my childhood that I thought I may go back and try: potatoes and egg sandwich and broccoli rabe and sausage sandwich come to mind right now. So, bottom line: Biggie's is OK.

            2. I pass by that place on Rt. 12 a few times a week.

              It's always crowded judging by the vehicles in the parking lot, lunch and dinner.

              3 Replies
              1. re: Quimbombo

                Just remember that Olive Garden and TGIFridays have packed parking lots too...just saying.

                1. re: Curlz

                  True, but Biggie's doesn't aspire to be anything more than it is: Italian-American "festival food," if you will. TGIF and OG commercials would make you think you are getting a lot better food than what they actually serve. Plus, OG cons the customer into thinking it is Italian food, which it definitely is not; not even Italian-American.

                  1. re: ttoommyy

                    It's a big corporate swindle!

              2. Fwiw, I stopped into the Biggie's in Asbury Park last nite and if the typical offering is that of the soft shelled crab sandwich that I had, this place shouldn't even be in business. As a local, and just plain hungry after 4 vodkas in newly opened Aqua, next door, that crab sandwich was as pedestrian as they come. Had to walk down to Pops for 2 tacos just to satiate myself.

                Food is terrible and I felt "beat' after stopping into Biggies. Shame on me for thinking there'd be value and good taste in ordering that sandwich. You can have Biggies. They're terrible.