It's been a while since we wanted to go to Stacks Pancake House and Cafe, but I admit that I always got discouraged by the line outside on the weekends. So, when we got an opportunity to go for lunch on a weekday, we did not hesitate. I went there back in 2012, at the time when it did not offer the BBQ menu that was introduced much later.
They brought us at the beginning of the meal some corn muffins, replacing the corn bread that we got the first time we went: it is always a crowd pleaser, unless of course you do not like corn.
For her entree, Jodi decided to order their spinach salad made with mushrooms, tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon and avocado, served in a crispy tortilla. It was ok.
On my side, I, of course, ordered their BBQ and went for their combination platter composed of two ribs, three slices of brisket and 1/4 of a chicken. The meat is dry rubbed and marinated with their special blend of seasoning and spices and then placed in their specially designed smoker for an extended period of time. I admit that when the plate came, it looked dry. And it was! Even putting some of their sauces did not help at all and I did not even finish my plate that is really rare considering that I love BBQ. Not only was it dry, but the ribs did not fall off the bone and the brisket was not tender at all.
So it was very disappointing. If I were to go back to Stacks Pancake House and Cafe, I would stick with pancakes and waffles. For BBQ in Hoboken, I would go to House of Que, few blocks away.
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Stacks Pancake House and Cafe - 506 Washington St. Hoboken, NJ