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Ironbound

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Neighborhood: Newark Central Business District
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Very over-looked section of the city of Newark

The Ironbound section of Newark has lots of nice restaurants, bakeries and shops to explore. It is not a fancy area but the restaurants are very good and there is a nice selection... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Ironbound section of Newark has lots of nice restaurants, bakeries and shops to explore. It is not a fancy area but the restaurants are very good and there is a nice selection to choose from. It is nice to just walk around and look at the menus. The area is very safe and nice to visit if you are... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I love to go to the Ironbound and enjoying good food. Also i do a lot of my food shopping in that area in particular they have an excellent choice of fishes and bread.

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North Bergen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Ferry Street, in the Ironbound section, is a really nice urban place to stroll around on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. There are numerous Spanish and Portuguese restaurants, which serve very good food at mostly reasonable prices. The neighborhood is safe, and friendly. Lots of eateries have live music at night, and you get the feeling that you just traveled... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I get to Newark several times a year. The touted Ironbound district is just an old prewar laboring class district with a few decent Portuguese restaurants and not much else. Go there if you want to see the 1930's environment, but you can see that in most large cities.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Take a walk from the train station down to the end and back. Its a great community of restaurants, stores and people. Then stop and eat!

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

My previous review of this section of Newark bound by iron (railroad tracks, that is) concentrated on it as an Iberian restaurant destination, but this largely immigrant neighborhood is much more than that--it is a microcosm of the immigrant experience. Walking on streets there last Sunday with my family, you could see that despite the high population density, there is... More 

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Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

There is on the internet a suggested walk around the District I recommend, which takes you past a bunch of statues, monuments and churches and gives a great flavor of the neighborhood. The highlight is the food, though. Make a reservation and enjoy the Portuguese cuisine.

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clifton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you love the vibe of downtown New York and the food it has then you would love the Ironbound. Drive down Ferry street and get some authentic Portuguese/ Brazillian food. Go to Santos Florist in Wilson street and Niagra street and get a great deal on flowers that your girlfriend will be proud to showoff. Go to Chestnut street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ironbound, named for the railroad tracks and canal locks that once surrounded it, is a thriving Portuguese and Brazilian community in Newark. Luckily for everyone else, it is right next to Penn Station, the main train station in Newark. Take a side trip. Arrive early for your train. Ferry Ave, the main street of Ironbound, begins right at Penn Station,... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I have been to the Ironbound section MANY times,and do not tire of the Portuguese cuisine.If you have a long layover at Newark Airport,say...three or four hours,the Ironbound section with all the restaurants and shops are a fifteen minute taxi ride. If their were sidewalks you could easily walk! But,hence the name Ironbound,highways,railroad,factories.It's truly a jewel in what was a... More 

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Address: Address: Newark, NJ
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District

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