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Bobby Q's Smokehouse - Suffern

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I saw that this opened up last month. Has anyone been?

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  1. We went last week and thoroughly enjoyed it, perhaps even more than Fink's other place in Dumont. The menu is a bit larger and the ambiance is that of a loud roadhouse. Service was good. The ribs and the fried-a-cue chicken were perfect. The fried catfish with a remoulade was as good as we had at the now departed Johnny's Smokehouse in Pearl River. The sides were excellent; we especially enjoyed the beer mac and cheese, the Cajun seasoned fries, and the fresh coleslaw. There is a decent selection of beers on tap and a full bar. Hopefully, this place will maintain consistency with its quality which is sometimes a problem at other barbecue establishments. We went on a weeknight and the parking is a bit funky but not troublesome; apparently they have valet parking on weekends which makes sense considering the layout of the parking lot and the proximity to the road.

    1. Yippee! 'Q in Suffern! I sometimes go to the Lafayette Theatre on Saturday Mornings for their classic film series, and this will make a great post-movie lunch spot.

      Sigh: every silver lining has its own special grey cloud; they supplanted another favorite spot, Ireland's 32. Oh well.

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      1. re: mcsheridan

        Classic film series...have to look into that!

      2. I went there and wasn't impressed with the food.

        I'll go back and try something else because this area is pretty dead for good/cheap lunch food.

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        1. re: sdhound

          As is the case with most BBQ establishments north of the Mason Dixon Line, not everything is great. We stick to the items that we know are always very good: ribs, chicken, battered items (shrimp, catfish), beer mac and cheese, seasoned fries, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, roasted roots, spicy greens, and beer on tap. I find their BBQ beef to be too fatty and I don't like their pulled pork as much as I like their BBQ spareribs.