This is my favorite spot to grab some ribs. I personally love the baby back. The beans are great. Anytime I'm in the Trenton area, if they are open I'm stopping by.

Jonathan Gordon

This place is a hidden gem , I've lived Two streets down my whole life and I had no idea this place was here, the flavor was phenomenal the brisket was melt in your mouth good , the owner and staff were extremely friendly and greater a great atmosphere, he has gained a customer in the future for sure


Everything was delicious. Super moist pulled pork. Juicy brisket and tender, fall off the bone ribs. Missed out on the beans, guess will have to comeback! Oh, don't forget the corn bread!!

Trebor Wright

The food was amazing. In had both ribs and brisket and which I liked better


Had a pulled pork sandwich, it was phenomenal. Great cook and flavor, much more roadside perfection. Far from the typical northeast bbq you'll find in the area. Try the pickles in the dining area!

Kyle Dolton

My partner and I got the brisket sandwich platter and loved it. The owner was there and gave us a piece of the pulled pork and the ribs. They were great too.

We'll definitely be back!

Jody Hodge

Chef Jeff delivered his killer BBQ to my son's first birthday party. It was a hit and people were raving about the food. He was great to work with and it was an easy process. So glad we chose Hambone Opera for this event - very memorable!

Rory Lazowski

This is real BBQ with a lot of live. It is not Northern BBQ! The meat has a smoky taste. We tried the pulled pork, brisket, and ribs. Best ribs I have ever had!!! The food is made with love and the owner likes to be creative. He was selling crispy, sweet, gelatnus turkey tails. I was thoroughly impressed. Try it with the spicy sauce!


Unparalleled and without question the best BBQ I've had in NJ (and even my limited experience in Texas, including Franklin's). St. Louis ribs and brisket in particular. Also the smoked chicken is a great staple for the fridge to add to everything.

Evan Weiss

Best BBQ in NJ on this side of the Hudson! Never had a bad experience! Make sure you get the cornbread too.

Jason Kane