BBQ Restaurants in Westwood

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At Palm's Portuguese barbecue, chefs prepare flame-kissed steaks and baby back ribs for diners to consume amid salmon-and-lime-green walls. While succulent lamb is prepared in the Middle Eastern rotisserie style, the kitchen's wood charcoal grill raises the temperature on 14-ounce rib eyes and tender pork chops. Postmeal, guests can indulge in a rice pudding or watch themselves in the wall-length mirrors as they slowly pour rice pudding onto their own forehead.

58 W Palisade Ave
Englewood,
NJ
US

When the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives came to visit Mo Gridder’s BBQ, host Guy Fieri couldn’t get over that barbecue this delicious was being served in the parking lot of a Bronx auto-repair shop. But when, like Fred Donley, you’re both a head mechanic and a head chef, you have to keep your workplaces close together. Fred picked up BBQ as a hobby a few years back and started to bring in samples for his customers at the auto shop. Their rave reviews encouraged him to make it a part of his business. Now you’ll find a 35-foot cooking trailer in the parking lot and a dining area in a room where he used to service cars. On certain days, you can even get special deals that combine Fred’s two passions, such as a windshield replacement and a rack of ribs.

Despite its unusual setting, Mo Gridder’s still serves up barbecue “so good you’ll think you’re in Texas,” according to Fieri. Fred slow-cooks all his meats in a massive cooker, so whether it’s his signature pulled pork sandwiches, brisket, chicken, or ribs, it’s tender and juicy.

632 E 186th St
Bronx,
NY
US

Chicken Delight is open 363 days a year, closing only on Christmas and Thanksgiving. It's a good thing it's open almost every day, serving locals heaping servings of their golden-fried chicken, mac and cheese, buttery rolls, wings, and homemade coleslaw. Not to mention the cookie-crusted Oreo mousse cake, or the buckets of ribs pulled up daily from the restaurant's sauce well. Family specials stock multiple bellies at once with piles of chicken, ribs, shrimp, and sides, while lunch specials pair favorite foods into hearty single-servings.

7718 Bergenline Ave
North Bergen,
NJ
US

20 E Ridgewood Ave
Ridgewood,
NJ
US

Even on the 364 days of the year that the St. Patrick's Day parade isn't passing by its front door, Tommy Fox's still feels authentically Irish. Guinness and Harp paraphernalia hangs on wood-paneled walls, and flat-screen TVs broadcast soccer and hurling matches live from Ireland. Irish bands play traditional—but danceable—tunes on Sundays, and every night of the week people can take comfort in plates of warm soda bread, shepherd's pie, and corned beef and cabbage. There's certainly an American influence at play, as well—the pub's eponymous dish is a half-pound sirloin burger topped with two kinds of cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and thick-cut bacon.

32 S Washington Ave
Bergenfield,
NJ
US

Victor's Maywood Inn's extensive dinner menu spans culinary continents, with dishes drawn from American, Italian, Spanish, and French traditions. Begin dinner with an order of crabmeat-stuffed mushrooms ($8.50). Fresh, thin-crust pizzas, such as the fresh diced-tomato and basil pie (16", $14.95), satiate circular-supper cravings, eliminating the need for another meal comprised solely of cookies. Entrees such as the fettuccini Sinatra, with cream sauce, scallops, shrimp, and crab tossed in imported pasta ($20.95), include trips to the bounteous salad bar. Chicken and veal entrees are cooked in a choice of seven international styles, such as veal San Miguel, sautéed and stacked with thinly sliced eggplant, ripe tomatoes, and melted fontina cheese ($21.95). For New-World flavor, Victor's quintessential American burger tramples taste buds with a half-pound longhorn sirloin patty and a side of fries ($12.95).

124 W Pleasant Ave
Maywood,
NJ
US