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Mar 31, 2014 08:05 AM

Big Harlie's BBQ - Sayreville, NJ

Big Harlie's BBQ
506 Raritan Street
Sayreville, NJ 08872

If you live in the area you know we have been in need of real bbq for years. I can say that we finally have it now. Big Harlie has been catering for awhile now, and I was following him on facebook a few years back waiting for him to open up shop. I didn't know that he opened up back in December. I went to check him out on Saturday and on Sunday. I had the ribs, chicken wings, bbq chicken, and for sides dirty rice, mac n cheese, and collard greens.

The ribs are done perfect - nice smokiness and the right balance of juicyness and firmness. Nice smoke ring too. The chicken wings are not just wings tossed in salt and pepper and deep fried, they have a unique flavor and are really good. The bbq chicken is good, although not my favorite. The sides are really good. Mac n cheese has that homemade goodness. The dirty rice was ok (never had it before) but not my favorite side ever. And the collard greens are very good if you like collard greens.

I give them a solid 8 out of 10 and I hope they stay in business. If you are near them, I highly recommend dropping by and dropping a review here.

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  1. I've had ribs, etc. off his truck (complete with 55 gal. drum smoker!) at festivals, and I can attest that his food is the real deal. Looking forward to getting up there for lunch one day soon with my daughter!

    1. I will have to check this out. no brisket? I looked at the menu and didn't see any.

      3 Replies
      1. re: corvette johnny

        Yea, no brisket as far as I could tell. Kind of a bummer.

        1. re: cleverwon

          its a lot harder to cook brisket correctly...most likely why.

          1. re: corvette johnny

            14 hrs smoking brisket and then not enough customers to buy it up in time might also be a reason.