Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse

★★★★☆
  • 3000 Mauch Chunk Road

    Allentown, PA 18104

    Map & Directions
  • 610-769-4600

About Grumpy's Bar B Que Roadhouse

Categories
  • Barbecue
Details
  • Carry Out
Hours
M-F 11am-10pm, Sa Closed, Su 11am-8pm
Special Offer
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Emails
  • fiery90@aol.com

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Its a shame there are always those who spread dirt online. Grumpys strives to maintain quality and variety of choice. Great BBQ

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Its a shame there are always those who spread dirt online. Grumpys strives to maintain quality and variety of choice. Great BBQ

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Gave Grumpy's a try about a year ago, and it scked. Was in the mood for BBQ and thought maybe that experience was a fluke, so gave it another whirl.

Still scks.

The warning sign was the chili nachos appetizer, which arrived sans the sour cream. Good flavor to the meaty chili though. Probably should have stopped there.

For the main course, ordered pulled pork sandwiches. A swing and a miss. The barbecue was bland, lacking any real smoky flavor to the meat itself. That might be okay if the offered sauces could help, but they can't. The two variations of sauce provided are a middle of the road, can't decided if it wants to be vinegary or sweet, regular sauce that, in unless applied to every morsel of meat, leaves no impression. Then there's ""hot"" sauce that attempts to substitute heat for flavor. Except it's not really that hot.

Moving on to the sides, here's where we moved from disappointment to anger. None of the side dishes (with the possible exception of the fries) appeared to have been fresh. From a freshly opened can, perhaps, but none of that stuff came out of the ground within the last month. The greens were an abomination; canned turnip greens, being called collard greens, indifferently warmed with a piece of meat that was more garnish than flavoring. The beans and rice were a bland soupy porridge with zero seasoning. The glazed carrots were fine - my compliments to whomever put them in their can. This lack of fresh produce is particularly appalling in light of the fact that there's a farm market within walking distance of this place, with almost all of this stuff right on the shelf locally grown and freshly picked. There's really no excuse for using canned.

The capper was being served instant tea mix as ""sweet tea"". For a place that claims to provide southern cooking to serve instant as ""tea"" in just an insult.

Couldn't face dessert.

Really, I've eaten at tons of dives and hole in the wall joints, restaurants that were literally someone's living room with warming trays on card tables along one wall. So I'm not a food snob. This place just... is not good. There's no excuse for caring this little about the product being put out. Anyone that thinks this is good should have their tastebuds calibrated.

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★☆☆☆☆

Gave Grumpy's a try about a year ago, and it scked. Was in the mood for BBQ and thought maybe that experience was a fluke, so gave it another whirl.

Still scks.

The warning sign was the chili nachos appetizer, which arrived sans the sour cream. Good flavor to the meaty chili though. Probably should have stopped there.

For the main course, ordered pulled pork sandwiches. A swing and a miss. The barbecue was bland, lacking any real smoky flavor to the meat itself. That might be okay if the offered sauces could help, but they can't. The two variations of sauce provided are a middle of the road, can't decided if it wants to be vinegary or sweet, regular sauce that, in unless applied to every morsel of meat, leaves no impression. Then there's ""hot"" sauce that attempts to substitute heat for flavor. Except it's not really that hot.

Moving on to the sides, here's where we moved from disappointment to anger. None of the side dishes (with the possible exception of the fries) appeared to have been fresh. From a freshly opened can, perhaps, but none of that stuff came out of the ground within the last month. The greens were an abomination; canned turnip greens, being called collard greens, indifferently warmed with a piece of meat that was more garnish than flavoring. The beans and rice were a bland soupy porridge with zero seasoning. The glazed carrots were fine - my compliments to whomever put them in their can. This lack of fresh produce is particularly appalling in light of the fact that there's a farm market within walking distance of this place, with almost all of this stuff right on the shelf locally grown and freshly picked. There's really no excuse for using canned.

The capper was being served instant tea mix as ""sweet tea"". For a place that claims to provide southern cooking to serve instant as ""tea"" in just an insult.

Couldn't face dessert.

Really, I've eaten at tons of dives and hole in the wall joints, restaurants that were literally someone's living room with warming trays on card tables along one wall. So I'm not a food snob. This place just... is not good. There's no excuse for caring this little about the product being put out. Anyone that thinks this is good should have their tastebuds calibrated.

Pros: You (probably) won't die.

Cons: The food sücks.

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OH very, very, yummy! If you like anything bar B qued then go here! But it gets really busy so go early or go late. That is the sign of great food, long lines!

5
★★★★★

OH very, very, yummy! If you like anything bar B qued then go here! But it gets really busy so go early or go late. That is the sign of great food, long lines!

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Gret ribs, pulled pork and pulled beef. Also, if someone in your group isn't into bar-b-que they have super burgers also. Fries are out of this world - all crunch and no mushy potato. Finally, I'm not a chili fan but this chili is made with pulled beef rather than ground beef and two kinds of beef which makes the whole thing creamy. I loved it!!!!

5
★★★★★

Gret ribs, pulled pork and pulled beef. Also, if someone in your group isn't into bar-b-que they have super burgers also. Fries are out of this world - all crunch and no mushy potato. Finally, I'm not a chili fan but this chili is made with pulled beef rather than ground beef and two kinds of beef which makes the whole thing creamy. I loved it!!!!

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My Wife and I usually stick to a handful of local restaurants, but for some reason I was in the mood for something different. I lived in Alabama for a short stint, and was soon addicted to the southern style of BBQ. But when I moved back up here I just assumed there was no place that was going to come close to the BBQ I came to love. It wasn't until we ate at Grumpy's when I was proved wrong. I had the pulled pork plate and my wife had the Carolina wrap, we each had a beer and shared the pulled pork quesadillas, and when we left we were both stuffed!!! and not to mention all that was under $30!!! So if anybody actually reads all of this and makes it out to Grumpy's I will bet you will agree and also be inclined to write a review!!! Once again it was AWESOME!!!!!!

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★★★★★

My Wife and I usually stick to a handful of local restaurants, but for some reason I was in the mood for something different. I lived in Alabama for a short stint, and was soon addicted to the southern style of BBQ. But when I moved back up here I just assumed there was no place that was going to come close to the BBQ I came to love. It wasn't until we ate at Grumpy's when I was proved wrong. I had the pulled pork plate and my wife had the Carolina wrap, we each had a beer and shared the pulled pork quesadillas, and when we left we were both stuffed!!! and not to mention all that was under $30!!! So if anybody actually reads all of this and makes it out to Grumpy's I will bet you will agree and also be inclined to write a review!!! Once again it was AWESOME!!!!!!

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the food was amazing-great pulled pork and ribs. the service was very good, they took care of your every need. the atmosphere was very comforting, with all the antique signs on the walls and great blues music playing. I will make Grumpy's one of my favorite places.

PROS: Excellent food, Great service, Comforting place to eat
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4
★★★★☆

the food was amazing-great pulled pork and ribs. the service was very good, they took care of your every need. the atmosphere was very comforting, with all the antique signs on the walls and great blues music playing. I will make Grumpy's one of my favorite places.

PROS: Excellent food, Great service, Comforting place to eat
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