Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill in Pennsville NJ

A Hidden Gem in Pennsville: Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill

Have you been introduced to Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill in Pennsville? If not, you’re in for an unforgettable foodie experience involving grilled meats and Filipino delicacies!

Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill in Pennsville is owned by Lhot Odiem

Explore a distinctive fusion of American and Filipino BBQ at Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill, a woman-owned establishment nestled in Salem County. Positioned merely a mile from the Delaware Memorial Bridge and a stone’s throw from the Delaware River, this BBQ destination is a must-visit for lovers of grilled meat!

Named in honor of her husband Bob, Lhot Odiem, an immigrant from the Philippines to America, originally opened Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill at 157 North Broadway in 2016. Then, in 2023, they relocated to larger premises down the street at 87 North Broadway, featuring a full-service restaurant.

“Bob” is Salvador Balan who retired this year as a sergeant in the Delaware Army National Guard, hence the name “Sgt” – thank you for your 30+ years of service, sir!

Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill located at 157 N. Broadway in Pennsville

This hidden gem is an enchanting amalgamation of American BBQ staples and authentic Filipino fare. The menu showcases familiar slow-cooked BBQ meats like chicken and pork ribs alongside traditional Filipino delicacies such as chicken adobo, pancit noodles, lumpia rolls, and more. It promises a delectable journey worth traveling to deep in South Jersey.

The establishment offers a selection of delectable, affordably-priced flame-grilled dishes with a fusion of American and Filipino influences. Additionally, they offer some imported food items from the Philippines.

Just some of the food available at Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill in Pennsville

Take a peek at the menu here!

Dan and Russel Hover from Dan’s Waffles are acquainted with the proprietors and generously shared a sample of deliciousness with me following a recent visit this week. The grilled chicken, pork, and Filipino pancit noodles left a lasting impression on me. If you’re a fan of BBQ, visit this mecca of grilled meat in Pennsville, NJ!

Check out this video review from Nu-Treez.

Famous Sgt. Bob BBQ & Grill has also been featured on Small Bites Radio and Only In Your State.

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Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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