Four Bergen County BBQ Spots Are Greatest in Jersey has revealed their latest food list, N.J’s 32 greatest BBQ joints, ranked, for National Barbecue Month (Read Full List).

Food write Pete Genovese does this list semi-annually, but this is the first time he has ranked places. He even called NJ a barbecue wasteland. Of the thirty two, four are from Bergen County — including two in the top 10.

Coming in at #6 is Reilly’s Rib Cage in Hillsdale (Website), which reopened in late 2020 after a short stint in Bergenfield. Highlights mentioned included the ribs, brisket and “pork-studded” baked beans.


Number #9 is the longest standing place of the bunch, Fink’s BBQ in Dumont (Website). Genovese showered praise for  “creative specials”, “inventive sides” and “killer desserts”.

At #24 was the newest Bergen County shop, Brothers Smokehouse in Ramsey (Website). Suggested eats were the brisket sandwich along with their cheese grits.

And finally Westwood’s very own BBQ restaurant Kimchi Smoke (Website) came in at #30. Genovese mentioned the brisket, pulled pork sandwich and Korean Redneck Tacos.



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