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Dec 14, 2010 05:30 AM

New BBQ place in Manville

Drove down Main St. the other day and noticed a big sign saying a BBQ joint is opening soon. It's on the same side of the street as Grub Hut, maybe half a mile south. It definitely said "Wood" on the sign so I'm wondering if it's going to be the real deal.

Grub Hut
307 N Main St, Manville, NJ 08835

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  1. It's open now - Uruguayan wood barbecue. Very similar to Portuguese barbecue, although I've only had the chicken so far. Tasty, with a hint of wood smoke, but a bit on the dry side.

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        1. re: ambrose

          Wow. Quite possibly the shortest menu ever.

          1. re: MarlboroMan

            The in-store menu had more items, plus there are lunch specials. Worth returning to - I want to try the Uruguayan sausage and the short ribs.

            1. re: MarlboroMan

              I thought so too - till I saw a slider on the right side of the web menu box. Scroll down for the complete list.

              Looks interesting, but if I'm headed to Manville, I'm probably going for Grub Hut's mexi-cue.

              Grub Hut
              307 N Main St, Manville, NJ 08835

      1. The hubs is a big fan of BBQ and he got some takeout last night. It was a huge combo platter of chicken, ribs, yellow rice, and fries. It came with packets of ketchup and hot sauce (he had asked for BBQ sauce too but they didn't include any).

        His take on it was that the meat had a nice slightly smoky taste, but other than that wasn't flavored at all. He said that in the future he'd probably continue to go to Grub Hut to get his local BBQ fix. I only tried a bite of the chicken and it was nice and moist but I had to agree, it was lacking in flavor. I really liked the rice.

        Grub Hut
        307 N Main St, Manville, NJ 08835

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        1. re: sleuthy

          This is going to be Spanish (Hispanic) barbeque so probably no American BBQ sauce. Maybe a nice Chimichurri of some sorts though.

          1. re: Spaetzle75

            I went for lunch on Thursday with 2 coworkers. Overall, I was really impressed and like it a lot.

            The staff, (I assume the proprietor and his wife?) went out of their way to make everything as good as it could be. including setting the table, even at a small take out place like that.

            My two co-workers had the spare ribs platter, and I had the Uruguayan Beef Platter.

            I didn't notice the American BBQ sauce, but they did have ketchup, hot sauce, and they brought out a little ceramic cup of a garlic-oil-spice sort of sauce.. which was excellent on the meat, and on the bread too.

            Overall, I think the quality of the meat seems to be greater than many of the other places around. My beef was just a hint short of well done, but was juicy and tender, and could be cut with a fork. Really a nice flavor, and the fries where prepared nicely, and lightly salted, and the rice was moist and fresh.

            The amount of food they give you is more than sufficient. We all left stuffed to the top for around $11 including the drink.

            My coworkers said they really enjoyed their ribs and that they where better than other local bbq places. And we've been to most of them.

            A really nice lunch experience, and I'll be back.