BBQ on Hoboken’s Waterfront: House of ‘Que {Review}

Located on Hoboken’s stunning waterfront, the new House of ‘Que brings succulent Texas barbeque to Northern New Jersey. The venue features cafeteria-style service and communal seating at big round booths as well as long picnic-like tables, making it a prime venue for large groups. If your party is larger than 6 people, you can make a reservation. And no matter where you’re seated, you’ll be able to watch what’s on TV because the eatery boats a 200-inch video wall.

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While I love the atmosphere, it’s really all about the grub, right? Well, with the catchy tag line, “We Only Smoke the Good Stuff,” you pretty much know the food is delicious before you even taste it. You can order all kinds of meat—brisket, chicken, ribs, sausage—by the pound, or opt for a sandwich. Those who want to taste it all can go in on a combo platter with their crew. We all know the slogan, “Everything’s bigger in Texas,” and that makes me wonder exactly how large the sides are at House of ‘Que, which come in sizes small, medium and Texas. Mac ‘n cheese, brisket chili, bbq beans and Texas slaw are among some of the mouth-watering menu options.

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Over at the bar, they serve up anything you desire but my advice would be to try one of their house-brewed sweet teas. And let’s not forget about the Texas sangria; there’s apple ginger, peach fizz and ruby red. Both drink options are served by the pitcher and by the glass.


If you’re in the mood for some honky tonk, stop by on a Friday or Saturday night for some live music. Upcoming performers include, The Mike Duffy Band, Mr. LoveJoy and Jessica Rose Duo.


Written by Catherine Shaw

Cat is a New Jersey native and super proud of it. As a newbie to Hoboken, she’s always down to scope out new (to her) places to eat, drink and have a good time. When not at her 9 to 5 travel writing gig, she can be found sweating it out at a spin class, experimenting in the kitchen with her beloved KitchenAid mixer, reading at Pier A when the weather is good, or—let’s be honest—devouring a Luca Brasi sandwich while binge watching Netflix.