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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


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. 


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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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. 


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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