Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q

Bar-b-q | Roadside Stand | Sandwich Shop | Smoke House
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There is no need to qualify kudos for Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q by adding “for New York” or “for the Northeast” to the statement that this is first class smoke-pit food. It’s good by any standard. I am particularly impressed by the brisket, which is luxurious beyond all expectations, but still on the decent side of fatty. Pulled pork is a handsome sight — all different-size shreds and hunks expertly separated from their fat. Perhaps too expertly, because this pork makes me long for a bit more adipose indulgence.

A bowl of cracklin’s, which are like bacon but better, appear at the order counter while I am having a meal. Continue reading

There is no need to qualify kudos for Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q by adding “for New York” or “for the Northeast” to the statement that this is first class smoke-pit food. It’s good by any standard. I am particularly impressed by the brisket, which is luxurious beyond all expectations, but still on the decent side of fatty. Pulled pork is a handsome sight — all different-size shreds and hunks expertly separated from their fat. Perhaps too expertly, because this pork makes me long for a bit more adipose indulgence.

A bowl of cracklin’s, which are like bacon but better, appear at the order counter while I am having a meal. They’re meant to be a garnish for mashed potatoes, but pitmaster Warren Norstein sees me oogling them and graciously offers a cluster to nosh. I have yet to try the burnt ends, which sound great mixed with sauteed onions, nor have I attacked a rack of ribs. I did have a serving of corn pudding on the side of the meats — like bread pudding, but dotted with sweet kernels.

What to Eat
Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, Pulled Pork Sandwich
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Must-Try
The medium-size pulled pork sandwich is really very large, and so overstuffed that it is virtually impossible to lift like a regular sandwich. The pork benefits immensely from Big W's excellent spicy sauce.
Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, Ribs
Ribs
Must-Try
Slow wood smoked pork ribs.
Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, Brisket Sandwich
Brisket Sandwich
Must-Try
A half-pound of brisket tumbles from its bun. All those falling-off shreds are especially delicious.
Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, Cracklins
Cracklins
Must-Try
Cracklin's, too rich to eat all by themselves, are an inspired garnish for mashed potatoes.
Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, Barbecue Sauce
Barbecue Sauce
Clockwise from the top: beans, slaw, sauce, and rice.
Big W’s Roadside Bar-B-Q, Corn Pudding
Corn Pudding
Corn pudding is a stout side dish that requires serious excavation.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday12 pm - 8 pm
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm - 8 pm
Thursday12 pm - 8 pm
Friday12 pm - 9 pm
Saturday12 pm - 9 pm
Roadtrips
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 1 hr 14 min total driving
Information
Seasons
Summer, Fall, Spring
Meals Served
Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
No
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
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