After years of thrilling their family and friends with mouth-watering BBQ treats and hamburgers, a group of local home-grown chefs are moving out of their popular backyard kitchens to embark on a new adventure.
They have opened the “Smoke Shack BBQ & Burgers” restaurant at the Greenwood Lake Airport, 126 Airport Road, in Hewitt.
“We are a team who began this journey as weekend warriors, barbecuing for friends and family over a number of years to our great delight,” said Owner Stephen Blasini. “The team began as friends and we have become involved in several projects including the award-winning “Smoke and Steer BBQ Grill”, the seasonal Smoke Shack eatery in Kinnelon. Our latest venture is the restaurant at Greenwood Lake Airport.”
He said that as they enter their second month of operation the team could not be more pleased with the turn out and support by the community.
“We are excited to be serving the public,” Blasini said. “We look forward to serving our neighbors and visitors to the community for many years to come.”
According to the social media, people are going to make sure that is a given.
The restaurant is described on line as a “relaxed, cozy place with really good food.”
Robert S. said he went there in the late afternoon to avoid the crowd and he had a delicious meal.
Amanda W. of Ringwood called it “a great place.”
She said she liked being able to order “awesome” food at the counter and she liked that someone brought it to the table when ready, which she said took just 15 minutes.
She also said she loved the décor, and found the place to be super clean.
Five people in her party all ordered something different and loved everything. They definitely will be back.
J.B. from West Milford also noted the nicely decorated clean interior and was pleased with the friendly staff.
Burgers and BBQ both were well seasoned and this customer described the “Dirty Bird” sandwich as “a killer and very filling.”
It was noted that the new restaurant is a great addition to the West Milford scene with a nice view of the airport as well.
A reminder from a blogger was for patrons to BYOB, especially some beer, because there is no liquor available.
Customers can “Build your own burger” or have a “Shack Burger” or a “Cow Sow Burger."
BBQ Sandwiches include BBQ chicken, pulled pork and chopped brisket.
Special Sandwiches include “Flying Pig” - a BBQ chicken sandwich topped with crispy pork belly, lettuce, tomato and mayor for $13.
The “Dirty Bird” features crispy fried chicken topped with BBQ beef brisket, onion rings and steer sauce.
There are Tacos and Mac N Cheese favorites available.
The restaurant is closed on Mondays.
Tuesday through Friday it is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Brunch is served Saturday 10 a.m.to noon and all day on Sunday.
There is also a catering menu available.
For information call (973) 506-6769.