Have you tried Smokehouse Grille yet? Sad to see Stewart's Root Beer go, but this place looks good!

If you travel on Rt. 33 West from the Tinton Falls/Neptune/Wall area, then you are most likely familiar with the site that was Stewart's Root Beer for years and years just past the circle (on the other side of the highway close to Collingwood Auction).

I drove that stretch quite often so I was surprised to see a new sign for a BBQ joint. Notice the bottom of the sign still has a sliver of the orange sign that says Stewarts? Maybe they will still carry Stewarts Root Beer, since root beer is a menu item? Or maybe they just want to remind people about what used to be there?

Smokehouse Grille is the name of the place, along with the words Authentic American BBQ on the sign. Open Mon. - Sun., 11 am - 9 pm. Menu items include brisket, ribs, pulled pork/chicken, homemade sausage jumbo turkey legs, buffalo wings, all kinds of interesting jumbo hot dog dressings, and burgers.

Let me know what you think if you get to try this place. I hope to stop in soon with my boys.

That location can't be easy for a new business. It is right next to an old diner that seems to have also been there forever, as was Stewart's, but the newer eateries in that area seem to have trouble with success, most likely because they are on either one side or the other of a highway that would require going around the circle to get to the other side.

So let's support local business and give this place a chance!