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Local Smokes BBQ

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19 Wrightstown Cookstown Rd, Cookstown, NJ 08511-1021
+1 609-286-2298
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Athens, Georgia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I read many reviews to see what I should order. I finally settled for the BBQ half chicken and ribs platter. The order comes with 2 sides, I got mac and cheese with green beans. The ribs were good but I've had better, but the half chicken was amazing! It was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Really, wow! The mac and... More 

Thank Minerva M
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Nice place, friendly staff, good sides, reasonable portion but, only average BBQ. The ribs tasted like all you can eat buffett and the brisket was pot roast. Little seasoning or smoke flavor. Ribs were steam reheated and tasted like it. Ok place for a meal but, if you want real good BBQ try someplace else.

Thank rickrenzulli
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a great little find. I was up at Dix, McGuire and Lakehurst base for the weekend and the menu was in the lobby of the hotel where I was staying. I called the front desk and inquired if anyone on staff had heard of it. It was a resounding YES, go, it's great. So we did. We were... More 

Thank Barbara C
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169 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I just moved here from Texas so my standards for BBQ are pretty high. This place did not disappoint. It meets the standard for Texas BBQ.

Thank Tim O
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food here at local smokes BBQ is delicious! I've been to a lot of barbecue restaurants across the country and this is one of the best. Brisket was delicious and cornbread rivals any I've had. The pulled pork wasn't the best but still okay. It's a bit pricey but worth it for the taste. It's seat yourself and order... More 

Thank Will M
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I recommend visiting this restaurant if in the area. I had the pulled pork platter- the meat itself was not my favorite but I enjoyed the Mac and cheese and cornbread. Also tried the brisket, which I would recommend instead. I believe the menu is overpriced by about $2 an item, but considering the amount of business at certain times... More 

Thank Ashleyadventures
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If you like barbecued food, this is a place in the area to go! They are absolutely fantastic and the food always taste great. The ribs are meeting, and have a great seasoning and sauce! The only downside, is they are a little pricey for the area!

Thank 91TRH
New Egypt, New Jersey
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I am usually not a fan of smoked meat but this restaurant is my exception. The meat (whichever kind you order) is cooked to perfection. It literally melts in your mouth. The portions are a decent size and there are a lot of choices on the menu. The atmosphere is casual and the staff is friendly. A great place to... More 

Thank razz96
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259 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Food was good, collard greens rocks and the brisket and pull pork with sauce was excellent. Would try a few more dishes over the next few days for lunch!

Thank Steven L
Marietta, Georgia
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

They serve Carolina-style BBQ, with a slightly sweet sauce. The food is good, and the service, though not fast, was good.

Thank Jim-n_Memphis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Wrightstown Cookstown Rd, Cookstown, NJ 08511-1021
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cookstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-286-2298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?