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The Wood Pit Barbeque
Ranked #75 of 214 Restaurants in Montclair
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

Located on border of Montclair and Bloomfield, small eatery - about 6 tables (with take-out), with minimal adornments in the restaurant, it really provides the real deal. While we were studying the menu, owner came over and gave us a few ribs to sample (on the house). We ordered the large pork ribs and large brisket plate (each came with two sides) for three people (all hungry) and it was more than sufficient. Each plate was about $22.00 which I found reasonable. Quantity of food was right and the quality was more than satisfactory. Three sauces available: mild, hot and really hot (which was not too hot) that gave extra tang to the meat.

You order at the counter, and pay at the counter. If you have a taste for barbecue, this is a place worth checking out. I suspect we will go back for the BBQ chicken. We did not try the desserts which were sitting in the fridge. Parking is on the street. We were worried as we arrived at 8:00 pm and the website said the place was supposed to close at 8:30 pm on Wedesday, but owner told us not to worry. We left at 9:00 pm after a leisure eat. Has a large screen TV for viewing.
Place was clean

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

We just finished dinner at The Wood Pit, and before we even left the place, my younger son asked, "Can we be regulars?" It was our first time there, and he wanted to make sure that we would return! This is a small store front place, run by really friendly people. Each person who worked there said hello to us and they checked in after we had a chance to try everything, to make sure that we loved it all. And we did! We ordered brisket (so tasty and tender), chopped pork (fantastic, smokey and moist) and pork ribs. We chose collard greens, baked beans (smokey and even a bit spicy), steak fries (they gave us a nice big helping) and cole slaw for our sides. The meal also came with four pieces of corn bread, which was served as an 8x8 inch square cut into 4 huge pieces. It was so much food that we ended up bringing home the whole order of ribs, because we just couldn't eat any more! The flavor of each of the meats was wonderful. Then there were two barbecue sauces that you could add; one mild, one spicy. We liked everything that we had, and we enjoyed the hospitality of the staff. For sure we will be back, and if my son has his way, we will be regulars there!

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Thank Jill H
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

It's North Carolina style, so its not swimming in overly-sweet gunky BBQ sauce. You can choose your own vinegar-based sauce, very tasty! The mac and cheese is very good too, and be sure to have a slice of the home-made red velvet cake when available, it's excellent!

Thank Carol G
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

The food is amazing! Feels like you are in a little 'hole-in-the-wall' place with delicious barbecue brisket and ribs. The dry rub is perfectly complimented by the barbecue sauce and they give you an overwhelming amount of food. I will be coming back again, but probably for take-away.

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Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Great for take out -- and fun to sit down and eat at too. Not fancy, but very, very friendly. Bring along a few beers, order lots and lost of "sides" and plan to take something home.

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