15 Restaurants with the Best BBQ in South Jersey

Just because it’s barbecue season, doesn’t mean you’re the one that has to do the cooking! Grab your family and friends and head out to one of these 15 restaurants that are always serving up authentic BBQ in South Jersey!


1. Brother Bear’s BBQ & Catering, Chesilhurst
Genuine barbecue requires slow cooking meat indirectly with wood using very low heat – the longer and the slower, the better! Brother Bear’s BBQ and Catering has all of your favorite, plus a lot of surprises!

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2. Chef Mauro Pavilion Barbecue, Riverside
Serving American, Brazilian, and Portuguese cuisines, there’s always something new to taste at Chef Mauro Pavilion Barbecue!


3. Christine’s House of Kingfish Barbecue, Shamong
Christine’s House of Kingfish Barbecue is a descendent of the legendary King Fish Barbecue that was established in 1977 in Richland, NJ. Now the family consists of three generations of barbecue connoisseurs who carry of their legacy. Christine’s is open every Friday through Sunday and specializes in ribs and chicken. Also be on the lookout for their food truck at different events throughout the years. 


4. David & Sons Meats, Swedesboro
Stop by David and Sons early to guarantee you get your HUGE rack of ribs, 12-hour smoked brisket, honey brined whole chickens, and dry rubbed pulled pork!

(Photo Credit: David & Sons Meats)


5. Lumpys BBQ, Clementon
Eat-in, take-out, or get delivery from Lumpy’s BBQ next time you’re craving some ribs! This barbecue joint is always serving up delicious pulled pork and chicken, plus burgers, hot dogs, and wings.


6. Macona BBQ, Collingswood
Macona BBQ recently opened in July 2018. Their brisket, pulled pork, short ribs, and other delicious barbecue fare is cooked in a giant backyard smoker. Macona BBQ’s menu will evolve and change with the seasons. Guests shouls not just expect traditional barbecue dishes, but also Korean-style ribs, Mexican-style sweet corn, fresh vegetables, housemade burgers, and more!


7. Men in the Kitchen, Pennsauken Township
Focusing on cuisine that appeals to the taste buds and touches your soul, Men in the Kitchen offers kicked up sandwiches and real barbecue.


8. MISSION BBQ, Deptford Township
MISSION BBQ serves you authentic barbecue made from the freshest, most delectable ingredients and serves it to you in a patriotic dining room filled with tributes to those who have made our country great – our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders, and all of our loved ones in service.  

(Photo Credit: MISSION BBQ)


9. OINK and MOO BBQ, Voorhees Township
OINK and MOO BBQ strives to put their own spin on quality traditional BBQ. Their gourmet, artisanal food is made in-house from scratch with quality ingredients! While the restaurant is located in Voorhees, be on the look-out for the OINK and MOO BBQ food truck at various events throughout the year! They offer catering out of both the restaurant and the food truck. Perfect for your next home or work event!

(Oink & Moo BBQ)


10. SEYMOUR’S Watch My Smoke BBQ, Laurel Springs
Seymour’s specializes in natural wood-smoked ribs (pork & beef), brisket, pulled pork, and beef sausage, in addition to homemade side dishes like mac and cheese, greens, cabbage, rice and beans, and garlic mashed potatoes. They also have natural brewed fruit tea flavored with real fruit! Just look for the red tent out front and let you nose be the lead!


11. Smoke BBQ, Audubon
Smoke BBQ is a family-friendly Southern BBQ experience utilizing the highest quality, responsibly-raised meats (USDA prime brisket and Duroc pork). Their side dishes and BBQ sauces are made fresh daily. Smoke BBQ’s mission is to provide you with the best barbecue experience possible!

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12. Sugarpuddin’s, Clementon

For the best BBQ ribs on this side of the Missouri, come on down to Sugarpuddin’s! And make sure you leave room for dessert because they have heavenly homemade desserts.


13. Uncle Pig’s Barbeque Pit, Gibbstown
Uncle Pig’s Barbeque Pit is an award-winning, local, family-owned-and-operated barbeque restaurant. All your barbecue favorites are here, from chicken and ribs to pulled pork and brisket, along with appetizers and salads. Having a get together? Uncle Pig’s does catering as well!

(Photo Credit: Uncle Pig’s BBQ Pit)


14. Whistlers Inn Barbeque, Cinnaminson
The Whistlers Inn has been a part of the Cinnaminson community for two decades. Enjoy the Whistlers Inn Deck, where the bar is always fully stocked with over 20 draft beers that are switched seasonally. Their award-winning BBQ, Wings, Summer Sunday Brunch, and events always have families coming back for more!


15. Whole Hog Cafe Barbeque, Medford
Whole Hog Cafe is always serving their award-winning ribs, tender beef brisket, smoked chicken, signature sausage, and of course, their wildly popular pulled pork. Come and taste this world champion bbq for yourself!

(Photo Credit: Whole Hog Cafe)