Jesse's Barbecue & Local Market
98 N. County Line Road
(entrance: Chestnut St.)
Souderton, PA 18964
Hours: Sun & M: Closed
F & Sat 11a-8p
We are always looking for a good BBQ spot in the Lehigh Valley & Beyond and were thankfully introduced to this intriguing place south of us. A good sign is a hopeful statement for quality. The rustic, yet clean modern exterior as you walk into this restaurant/market also add to the positive curiosity. As we arrive to the entrance, the long, energetic line makes yet another statement about this quaint gem. Besides viewing the daily specials, the long line gives us time to 1. hope they haven't yet run out of meat that is smoked on-site; 2. view local products (like raw honey, coffee, salad dressings) in their market area.
The perfect menu item for our curious appetite was the BBQ sampler, including 3 ribs, 2 slices of brisket, 1 drumstick, & pulled pork ($18.50) Accompanied by your choice of 2 sides (with classic offerings: mac & cheese, coleslaw, cornbread muffin with honey butter, collard greens, or BBQ baked beans), it was a generous amount for 2 to share. We also sampled a side of their wings. As if there is not enough flavor in these delish meats, one of the highlights was their sampling of complimentary sauces for a diner's dipping pleasure. Freshly brewed sweet tea was the ideal beverage for this satisfying, traditional BBQ meal.
One more highlight: outdoor dining at picnic tables overlooking the meat smoker that made this meal possible. The atmosphere is bustling with energy of families and friends enjoying their meal. Indoor & outdoor seating are limited, but for those who find a spot, it's an enjoyable evening with a simple, but quality meal and setting. Jesse's also offers take-out & catering.