Suzyque's BBQ & Bar

3.6
183 reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
SuzyQue’s offers a unique blend of southern BBQ. We draw from the flavors of Tennessee, Texas and North Carolina to create our own special delicacies. We use only the finest premium meats slow smoked in our state-of-the-art smoker with our own exclusive blend of rubs made in house. All our BBQ is available dry rubbed, simply seasoned, and smoked, or with one of our homemade sauces. We are committed to using only the best ingredients and cooking low and slow with real hickory, apple, cherry and oak. In the world of BBQ the pink smoke ring is one of the most sought after properties of smoked meats and the pit masters sign of excellence.
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKizzy
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and plentiful. Service was wonderful with Colette.

Bartender was wonderful.

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PeterM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was good, catfish. But no sides included? Great band Blackstone!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First of all, We sat for over an hour before even being acknowledged. Then the guy who sat us down came to us unapologetically after we’d already had to flag a lady down to take our order. Now, The service is never good so we weren’t surprised at that. The last straw was after we patiently waited another 45 minutes, the food came out ice cold. Like, they didn’t even make an effort to warm it. Who serves people cold meat?! My husband was already starving at that point so we didn’t bother sending the food back but never again! They should really be ashamed.

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was authentic BBQ which was unexpected in Jersey, but a welcome surprise! Whole family enjoyed the meal! Support the restaurant!

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vipAllenW
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great find. Great food. Memphis bbq good.

Service seemed a bit slow for the small crowd there at 6:30. There would be live music later so I assume the noise level would climb.

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AshleyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and great food

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vipSharonJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious BBQ! Nice staff and good drinks make for a nice evening.

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PhiSo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

While I wouldn’t recommend this joint, I also wouldn’t discourage someone looking for a fast non-lethal meal from giving it a go. Admittedly, my party of three was seated in the back room away from the bar and “action” but, we were seated at a huge round table designed for at least six. Service was lackadaisically inept. The menu showed promise but, didn’t deliver. The so-called Ribs” were puny and dry. Sides are not mentionable. Having spent considerable time in the South and Texas, I have been spoiled by dining on the best of the best BBQ. SuziQue you are not close.

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ASPP
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Other than a really friendly waitress this place we had an awful experience. The live band was a bad as the food, though quite a bit louder. Absolutely nothing served tasted good, though the menu descriptions were quite tempting.

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DonnaK
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Unfortunately service was slow, food was not good. I wouldn't recommend or return

SJ
vipSharonJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. A bit loud, but to be expected on a Friday evening. Great BBQ.

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Rakysha
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I had reservations they’re was no one available to seat us upon arrival. It also appeared that there was one waitress working she needed help the bartender had to bring drinks to the table, while we waited for our food

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vipJames
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good! They take care of you very quickly.

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LatoshaM
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The waiter was great but the food was nothing to brag about. The live band was in the way. You had to walk over them just to use the restroom.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The place was cute & had a lot of potential but the service was SLOW & absent most of the time, we had to get some things for ourselves off the other tables ie: utensils, salt & pepper etc. I wanted a cocktail but they couldn’t make it because they didn’t have the mixer, so I had to choose something else. Our food came, mine was wrong & some parts of it were raw! My husbands burger was over cooked & dry. Maybe their best items are their BBQ... so if you decide to go there try that & nothing else!! I’ve worked in the food service industry for 10 years so I can say this place needs some fine tuning & they should get it together. We were only there to see a band play- which they double booked & both bands had to split the night. I wouldn’t go back... good luck if you go!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

They ran out of ribs and let us know after waiting about 40 minutes for entrees. The brisket was excellent but the service on this day was very poor.

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WWS2
Oklahoma City
12 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

My son and I tried this out, but were very disappointed.

Our order came literally in 5 minutes. And the reason why is it wasn’t hot, barely warm. My well done crispy fries order wasn’t neither hot nor crispy. Iced tea was different-very lemony flavored.

And the place was cold. We kept our winter jackets on. Staff was wearing heavy sweaters.

Parking lot dark.

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KenyaW
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I tried this resturant because it was one NJ 2018 best places to eat. The customer service was excellent. I went right after work on a Thursday, so there was no crowd, which meant the service was good and quick. I ordered the barbecue spare ribs, which is obviously premade, however, they were not hot at all and I think that took away from the taste. I ordere the rum punch, which the waiter indicated was a nice strong alcholic beverage, it was not. It tasted like it had no alchol whatsoever and I'm not that much of a drinker. it was just an okay place to go to me.

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Deborah
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to chat. Meetings would be good too.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food wasn’t very good and some of the items on menu had be discontinued. The prices are too high for the quality of the food.

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Val1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Nice, casual atmosphere. Food was okay. The sides of collard greens and cole slaw were very good. The waiter we had was essentially missing in action - but another person stepped in to help our table. Went for the band - which was great.

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AelitaF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem it is! To host a 16-piece band with great repertoire and hot jazz trio in your neighbourhood without traveling to NYC, is a treat!! I wish more people will discover this best kept secret in West Orange, NJ.
The hostess-proprietor Suzy is friendly, hospitable and makes you feel right at home. Food is delicious, big choices of drinks, reasonably prized meals!
I certainly will recommend you to my friends without any hesitation.
Wishing you continued success!

AH
vipAlanH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A diamond in the rough. Suzy-Que's has the best barbecue around and great service. Prices are very fair and portions generous. Haven't been there for live music, but they feature well-know jazz players.
I highly recommend this place for anyone who loves authentic barbecue!

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AlexandriaM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, not really a fan of the sauces they have, but i wouldn't let that hinder the experience. Food came out in a timely manner and the portion are large, so it would be a good idea to maybe split between two people, especially if you are getting the combo. I also recommend that you get the cheese cake as well. Delicious!!!!!

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LiveLearn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food , nice local place to go get something to eat , and the drinks was on the money, also had nice patient waitresses, I would go there again, and you get your money's worth for what you are paying for.

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SBF34
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Not everything on menu available. I asked for the shrimp and grits and was told not available due to the fact that the chef did not have the recipe. However, you could get a side of grits or shrimp on the menu.
BBQ chicken was not as good as it used to be and the brisket was dry. Was hoping for better.

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BenW
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Sat down at 630 PM and ordered almost right away. After an hour and fifteen minutes of waiting the only thing to arrive were funny tasting waters, a totally flat soda, and one salad with soggy croutons. The tables next to us who had been sitting for longer than us finally got their food which was described as being inedible, reasons ranging from being burned and the meat being so tough it couldn’t even be cut. At this point we decided to leave, the acting manager tried to make things better but alas there was no way to fix this. Maybe it was a bad day for them but I would not recommend SuzyQue’s to anyone and will not be back.

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KeithL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall1food1service3ambience3

normally its good here but 1. their smoker was not working right and the food came under cooked - no heads up from staff. wrong move. 2. its a friday with a popular band - 1 bartender? she was crushed doing both bar and table service!! thats just being cheap.

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ToryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall1food2service4ambience2

It was Mother's day, I took my Aunt and Mother and it was not very pleasant. There was no option for menu items, we had to eat overpriced cold buffet food. Some of the food was decent but overall a terrible deal I was very disappointed. I should have went to Deltas as I originally planned.

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vipSusanLa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for hostess about 15mins, then waited at least another 15mins before a waiter took our drink order, then when that didn't come my husband caught the attention of a bus boy, only to be yelled at, "ASK YOUR WAITER!".

Last straw....we left.

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FastEddie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Another GREAT time at SQ's. Always have the best local bands (for free!) and nobody can touch their barbeque.

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MariaT
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The plate was not clean had to return it, the mushrooms did not taste fresh. The service was not good. This is my second visit, the first was ok but this one. Not

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vipEmekaM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The music was excellent and our server was great. The food was plentiful, but not as warm as we would have liked it.

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Anniversary3
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The fried chicken wasn’t cooked throughly. The drinks could’ve been better. The chicken roll was really good.

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AnitaZ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service from the door and throughout eve was comnendable. Quantity and Quality of food was impressive. The meats were especially delicious, being both tender and savoury. The live entertainment enhanced the experience.

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JannaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The restaurant didn't have my reservation on their records. However, I showed them the open table reservation confirmation on my phone and they were able to quickly accommodate us.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Online seating issues, we were placed in the bar by the bathroom. We were there for the band that was playing that night. Would have appreciated better accommodations as we were returning customers. Will not be going back.

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vipGeeSpot
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was cold in the atrium we asked for heat but it never happen The band wasn’t bad service could have been better but the server did apologize Food was okay

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a blast at Suzy Que's. Our waitress was nice and friendly. The food was excellent and it arrived at our table pretty fast. We went on a Friday night and the live band was awesome. We even had a friend from our group, party of 8 to sing along with them. Overall. I would recommend that you go and dine there. You won't be sorry. Good good and drinks with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

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vipnlevine
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place... a good local BBQ spot... the only problem is that the food is so good, that we always overeat! :)
This place definitely rivals Dinosaur BBQ and I love that it's just a town over!

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Suzyque's BBQ & Bar is rated 3.6 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.