Joey’s BBQ: SOLD!

3/28/2011 Update:

Joey’s BBQ Sold – to become Egyptian-owned Pizza Parlor

Congratulations to Joey’s BBQ owner Kemal for finally being able to unload his restaurant after several years of trying. While he was able to stay afloat – he said the demand for BBQ in Hoboken wasn’t strong enough, and required much more work than he intended.

The new owners of this spot at 916 Washington Street are Egyptian – and are turning it into a pizza place – most logically a delivery / to go place. This establishment – in order to be a sit-down restaurant would require extensive renovations – in order to allow public use of the bathrooms, so it’s not likely going to happen.

Before anyone tries disparaging Egyptian pizza places – I’d recommend you try King of Wings Pizza over the bridge in Weehawken – who still knock out a very decent pie!

Will create a new thread once the place officially changes hands in the April / May time frame. Meanwhile – those who want to let Kemal go out with a bang (and to get your BBQ fix before he’s gone) swing by and support them as they wrap up their tenure here in Hoboken.

Good luck with everything, Kemal!

2/17/2011 Update:

Joeys BBQ up for sale to the right person

Joey’s BBQ has been a unique Hoboken food option for nearly five years – and is for sale for the right person. You can have the whole biz for well under $200k.

Additionally – they already sold their Joey’s BBQ Lunch Truck – but the owner can include the permit to operate that in Hoboken, as well.

Excellent Washington Street Restaurant Opportunity

“For personal reasons, Joey’s BBQ is looking to sell their business.

If you have ever tried our BBQ or any BBQ, you must realize the unique cooking style and taste not easily duplicated. Here are some compelling reasons, why this newly equipped and renovated restaurant is very appealing:

  • Great Potential – established name, potential for growth, unique product offering in Hoboken area.
  • Great Lease – low for Washington St., 10-15 yr. extension, great location.
  • Great Value – 1/3 less than invested, new equip., unique BBQ pit (state of the art).
  • Expandable – capacity to cook for large events quickly, additional cooking capacity for sale at satellite locations, excellent for mobile sales.
  • Minimal investment – owners will finance ½ the asking price.

If you are the kind of person that has a vision and are willing to execute it, you might want to consider this opportunity!”

Contact Kemal by email if you’re interested!

6/18/2007 Update:

You can now eat your BBQ outside at Joey’s.

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11/08/2006 Update:

A reader beat us to the punch, but yes, it’s confirmed our shredded pig place will be open for business on Saturday 11/11/2006! We’ll give it a try and see what this fuss is all about.

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10/27/06 Update:

Still not open yet, but they’re getting close. It’s apparent that if it’s not a new building development, it takes forever to open up something in Hoboken.

Here’s a peek at their menu. Click for larger version in case you want to read it better.

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9/14/06 Update:

Well, back in May it seemed like six weeks. That long passed. I guess the Hoboken City adminstrative nightmare is for real.

This time, the anticipated opening is in “about two weeks”. They’re still waiting for some minor electrical work, interior fixtures, etc. They’re also waiting for the CO from the City. My guess is more like a month from now, but hopefully sooner, since they’re working on it feverishly every day now.
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Kamal, one of the owners, indicated that they’ll have four delicious sauces you can put on your sandwiches, and unveiled the new “squirt bottle” along with their logo on this brisket sample. Exciting, eh? In addition to their pulled pork, they also plan to have ribs, chicken, fries and various salads too. Delivery will be available.
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5/25/06 UPDATE: The owner indicated that they should be open in about six weeks. So get your appetites ready sometime around the end of June, beginning of July to taste the smokey goodness of a pulled pork sandwich!

Setting up shop in the old Cosmo Bakery is an interesting new eatery unlike anything else in Hoboken.

Hopefully it will be delicious and a good value!

Description- BBQ pit!
Address- 916 Washington St, Hoboken NJ 07030-5106
Phone, etc- 201-659-1140

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465 Comments on "Joey’s BBQ: SOLD!"

Stabone130
Member

And why doesnt another Pancake place open in Hoboken — Stack’s seems to get more customers in a single morning – early afternoon than some businesses get in a month.

Why more pizza!??!!? Pancakes!!

emarche
Member

Hoboken branch of Katz’ Deli. Done.

Stabone130
Member

I’ve tried Joey’s BBQ a few times. I stopped patronizing because I couldn’t justify spending $7 for a tiny portion of BBQ on a cheap hamburger bun. There could be a demand for BBQ in Hoboken — if you did it right.[quote comment=”205076″]Hoboken branch of Katz’ Deli. Done.[/quote]

emarche
Member

Only problem I see with Egyptian is limited variety of stuff. You could go pan North African, but is it going to sell? My guess is you’d get a few people in the door for a couple of weeks and then…nada. And with options like Ali Baba (not North African, but you get the point) right down the block, I don’t know that they’d be able to keep it going. Just like I wonder how they’re going to compete with all the uptown pizza shops.

Here’s an idea: what about a fish & chips place? The space is ideal: treat it like a UK take-away. Or how about an uptown location for Biggies? I think a fish & chips shop might do ok. Certainly none in the neighborhood right now. Could be an interesting option.

bmacqueens
Member
I would soooooo be speed-dialing a proper fish & chips joint, on Wed. and Fri. like clockwork. I grew up in a very Sicilian and Catholic neighborhood. Fish fry was breaded, not batter, but it was huge pieces of haddock. You can’t even find them that big nowadays, and it’s usually whiting instead of haddock. Bring on the lemon wedges! Now, I’d prefer battered, but breaded seemed to survive the trip home in the styrofoam clamshell in better shape than batter would have done. Other than that, all you really need is proper fries (fry them twice, please), a good cole slaw (not too much goop) and baked clams and calamari and maybe some quarts of red sauce in a to-go bucket and … Sigh. I miss the old neighborhood more than I realized. 😯 [quote comment=”205056″]Only problem I see with Egyptian is limited variety of stuff. You could go pan North African, but is it going to sell? My guess is you’d get a few people in the door for a couple of weeks and then…nada. And with options like Ali Baba (not North African, but you get the point) right down the block, I don’t know that they’d be able to keep it going. Just like I wonder how they’re going to compete with all the uptown pizza shops. Here’s an idea: what about a fish & chips place? The space is ideal: treat it like a UK take-away. Or how about an uptown location for Biggies? I… Read more »
bmacqueens
Member

Egyptian … Is a good idea, I guess. Really recommend that the new owner reconsider that idea about pizza – is a completely crowded market. Egypt – branch out into pan North African? Harissa, ful, teff, etc.? Just an idea. Something that will make him stand out from the rest of the places in town?

homeworld
Member

I liked Joey’s BBQ, but their prices were too high.

wiskeytango1
Member
wiskeytango1

home world…I stopped going in there five years ago.I asked him if he had a hunchback and he replyed no..I replyed everything else is high in his store..He hits you with a rubber mallet. where it dosen’t show. Admit the food is good. 😛 [quote comment=”205033″]I liked Joey’s BBQ, but their prices were too high.[/quote]

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