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Macona BBQ in Collingswood is Smokin’

Owners Cory and Natalie Reuss met in Austin, Texas before moving to Collingswood. The couple opened Macona BBQ over the summer in the space that once held Sweet Freedom Bakery.

Brisket platter with coleslaw, borracho beans and cornbread. Photo by Shelby Vittek

Macona BBQ
Collingswood
577 Haddon Avenue
856-858-8919

Open: Lunch and dinner, daily

Price: $ BYO

Style: Casual, hip barbecue spot with a cartoon mural of a couple and young boy chasing pink pigs across a map of the United States that covers the eatery’s main wall. The dining area seats 22, with one communal wooden table, two regular tables and window seating.

The Scoop: Owners Cory and Natalie Reuss met in Austin, Texas, and now live blocks away from their restaurant. Cory is a Johnson & Wales-trained chef and Natalie has nearly 15 years of restaurant experience. The couple opened Macona BBQ over the summer in the space that once held Sweet Freedom Bakery.

The menu: Barbecue meats like the tender, juicy brisket (above), pulled pork, chicken and ribs (available in half or whole racks) are cooked in a large backyard smoker and can be ordered as sandwiches or platters. Seitan is available for vegans and vegetarians. All platters come with two sides; options include mashed potatoes; mayo-based coleslaw; spicy coleslaw; and borracho beans. The cornbread muffins, made with whole kernels, are dense and buttery.

Heads Up: Go for lunch—Macona frequently sells out by dinnertime.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Barbecue
  • Price Range:
    Inexpensive
  • Macona BBQ
    577 Haddon Avenue
    Collingswood, NJ 08108
  • Hours:
    Lunch and dinner, daily
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