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Picnic Restaurant

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Barbecue, European, Portuguese
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233 Ferry St # A, Ste A, Newark, NJ 07105
9735894630
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Picnic is the original Portuguese BBQ restaurant in Newark, offering an...
Picnic is the original Portuguese BBQ restaurant in Newark, offering an exciting mix of authentic Portuguese BBQ prepared over a real wood charcoal fire-pit.
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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
My favorite BBQ in Newark

And I have almost tried them all. More varied menu than some of the BBQ Only places. The dishes are really top notch and prepared simply but wonderfully. Definitely get the ribs. In fact, anything that they make with pork is a must. Eating in the restaurant is fun- it is low key for certain- and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

And I have almost tried them all. More varied menu than some of the BBQ Only places. The dishes are really top notch and prepared simply but wonderfully. Definitely get the ribs. In fact, anything that they make with pork is a must. Eating in the restaurant is fun- it is low key for certain- and the waitresses are very... More 

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Thank mommyspice
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Can't go wrong about this place. Good price. Numerous times we came all the way from Lyndhurst ordered for take out. Yellow rice was good. The only negative was parking could be difficult sometimes.

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Thank Anna R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I ordered the ribs, fries, and black beans for delivery. The food arrived in a timely manner, however the ribs came completely dry, no barbecue sauce or anything. They didn't deliver any plastic wear with the beans, so I was was unable to eat them, and the fries were mediocre. For the price I was hoping for something better.

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Thank Landon A
Newark, New Jersey
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

They have great service and delicious food at unbelievable prices. Talk about getting your money's worth. Invite a group of 7 friends and the bill was amazingly low and we were super full.

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Thank luigou
Paramus, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A very unassuming place in Ironbound Newark. If you are familiar with Ferry Street and the more well known resturants, this place will not excite you. It has all the classic menu items of a churascaria, and remindes you of a typical roadside resturant in the mediteranian. Large portions, very affordable (they even offer half size portions) and everything is... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We went last sat and once again they have went above and beyond service was great not rushed at all. Carlos is the best along with Francesco. Owners great you like you are family. Food is the best try the steak pic-nic. Calamari shirmp and garlic sangria chorizo. YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY. any place you eat can have a... More 

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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

You would think that someone is paying me for giving this Restaurant so many reviews. I finally had something other than the best chicken I have ever had, at picnic. I had the ribs. They are divine. Perfectly cooked and tender without the honey, sugar molasses or whatever they use in some barbacue restaurants. No waiting time, lots of food... More 

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Thank Pappatequisto
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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

I go every week now. I can't do without it. Just go for the chicken. There is no atmosphere, but close your eyes as you savor this incredible chicken with plenty of hot sauce Enjoy

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81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We loved the chicken immensely . It is marinated in a sweet and spicy Portuguese dressing Everything was fresh and it is delivered fast and hot We will go again

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Food is good but During the weekend the wait time can be pretty bad.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Ferry St # A, Ste A, Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 9735894630

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, European, Portuguese

Description

Picnic is the original Portuguese BBQ restaurant in Newark, offering an exciting mix of authentic Portuguese BBQ prepared over a real wood charcoal fire-pit.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?