Quick Bite

Try a BBQ Sundae at This Jersey Shore Spot

The folks behind this family-run eatery worked on perfecting their barbecue recipes for years before launching.

Smokies Craft BBQ in Bayville is a no-frills spot for dine-in or takeout. 

Smokies Craft BBQ in Bayville

STYLE

A no- frills, friendly place for dine-in or takeout. Eye-catcher of the space is their beaut of a smoker, perched right behind the counter for all to admire and relish the aroma. Counter-high seats offer full view of the kitchen. 

THE SCOOP

Opened in fall of 2021, this family-run eatery spent years before launching to perfect their barbecue recipes. Weekly special are also offered.  

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THE MENU

Bring your appetite, grab some napkins and dig in! Pork belly burnt ends are a yummy starter. As for the meat, the baby back ribs, brisket and pulled pork are succulent choices. Pair them with your choice of homemade sauces. Side-dish standouts include the spicy collard greens with bacon, and their signature Big Al’s baked beans. Or try the Piggly Wiggly burger, an 8-ounce smash patty with frizzled onions, pulled pork, bacon and cheese. Another unique must try: the BBQ sundae, a bowl layered with baked beans and pulled pork or chicken, topped with homemade coleslaw and your choice of sauce. 

HEADS UP

Ask about their Backyard Barbecue package and other catering options. There’s a kids’ menu, and Wednesdays are rib nights, with 30 percent off all ribs and rib platters from 4-8 pm. Thursdays are wing night: 75 cents per wing, dine-in only, 4-8 pm.


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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    Barbecue
  • Price Range:
    Inexpensive