Quick Bite

Jersey Shore BBQ & Catering Offers Specialty Smoked Meats in a Laid-Back Setting

The eatery boasts an array of smoked meats with international sauce options, plus comfort-food sides.

Barbecue and fixings at Jersey Shore BBQ & Catering
Barbecue and fixings at Jersey Shore BBQ & Catering. Photo by Deborah Carter


Set in a strip mall, this laid-back barbecue spot has a comfortable eat-in space with wooden tables and chairs, wood floors and barnstyle décor.


Founder/co-owner Doug Walsh, a Jersey native, honed his barbecue skills in Texas before returning to the Garden State to open JSBBQ in 2010.


Smoked meats are the specialty, so jump right in with the smoked pork belly or jumbo wings (sauces include Korean BBQ, habanero apricot and more). Meats—brisket, pulled pork, chicken, kielbasa—and shrimp star here with delicious, deep smoke flavor. Plates come with choice of two sides, including sweet potato fries, bacon potato salad, collard greens and cornbread. Meatless eaters might cotton to fried Brussels sprouts with honey-sriracha sauce and nachos (hold the meat toppings, which cost extra, anyway). The large house salad with romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions can be ordered plain or with a protein. Same for the house-made mac and cheese.


JSBBQ also has a Point Pleasant location (710 Arnold Avenue; 732-899-4400), and each offers a full catering menu.

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