Finally got a chance to give this place a try on Saturday...and it was truly excellent. It is family owned by a local family that has lived in the area all their lives, and everything is cooked fresh. We had a side order of chili...so very good, with just a bit of heat...half rack of ribs (which were the best I have had outside Wiley's in Manhatten), crispy fries, delicious morsels of fried okra, and wonderful brisket. The mac & cheese is also amazing...as is Grandpa Daly's cheesecake. They also make their own BBQ sauces..which are wonderful.
The staff (all family) is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and excellent at their jobs. The newly renovated interior is very homey and cozy, with a very casual setting.
If you are not a local, don't be fooled by the exterior, which is deceiving. This used to be Etzel's that was a fixture in the township for countless years, and it reflects the country charm. The prices are very reasonable..and the portions are quite large. They have amazing $5.00 lunch deals. IMO their only potential problem may be parking, as this place is bound to do extremely well as word gets out.
It is the rib place that Hunterdon County needed. Take out is available as well. This place is a keeper!
There was a great write up on NJ.com. Here is a link:
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