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What started out as a love for barbecue has become a passion.

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Meet the Brothers
Dean & Andrew Zannakis

Andrew and Dean Zannakis, natives of the Lehigh Valley, with strong roots in the culinary field. Andrew is the pit master and Dean, the businessman.

Over the past several years Andrew has been smoking meats in the backyard, and Dean and family and friends have been enjoying  Andrew’s creations. But Dean also did something very important, he paid attention to peoples’ reactions when trying Andrew’s BBQ for the first time and he knew they were on to something. Timing is everything, the boys were remote learning due to COVID and had plenty of extra time on their hands. Some say we are crazy to open in a pandemic, but we say, no time like the present!



Andrew learned his craft of smoking meats through trial and error and lots of research, practice and passion; he currently attends Penn State Lehigh Valley and oversees the smoking process. Dean is currently a Senior at West Chester University and will be graduating with a double major in Finance and Economics. He is the person who you will most likely first encounter when visiting the Barbecue Boys. So stop in and say hi, and we hope you enjoy our barbecue as much as we love being a part of  Phillipsburg. 

Special Events & Catering

We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event. Contact us for catering.

Seasonal & Local Ingredients

We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That’s why we source our fresh ingredients from local purveyors.