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Fire Pit BBQ

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357 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1267
+1 201-489-3473
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Randolph, New Jersey
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258 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When the wood grill aroma overtakes as you approach the building, you know you're in for a taste treat of Portuguese BBQ. Service began with a welcome warm roll and butter. If you enjoy spice, try their grilled Portuguese sausage appetizer. I found the fried bacallao fish cakes to be bland. Their pork ribs, though, were tasty, moist and tender.... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch when visiting Hackensack hospital. I had the 1/2 portion of pork ribs with rice and beans. The portion was large and the price very reasonable. Although good the ribs had more fat than I would expect. I would go back but would try something else.

Thank BronxWanderer
Lancaster, New York
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

My husband and I were driving home to Buffalo from NYC, and were relying on our GPS to lead us to a place to eat in Hackensack. I had probably the best pulled pork sandwich ever...so good that I did not even bother adding barbecue sauce, and my husband had the chicken and ribs combo, also wonderful, and which came... More 

Thank jando24
Saskatoon, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Great take out food. BBQ chicken plus rice, beans at a reasonable price. Take the opportunity to stop in or have this delicious meal delivered.

Thank Deb H
South Hackensack, New Jersey
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

On the recommendation of a friend, we decided to give this place a try. Yes, they have off street parking, but the amount is limited and it can be a tight squeeze if a big SUV parks next to you. We ordered a combination of Ribs, Chicken and Beef with rice and fries as our main course. The food was... More 

Thank jon762
Hackensack, New Jersey
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2016

This restaurant has very tasteful barbecue chicken and ribs.Part of a small group that operates a few places I recommend their take on how to cook chicken and ribs.The side dishes do compliment there entrees and the result is Good everytime I have been.Bravo

Thank 123dubdutch
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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1,495 reviews
569 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,667 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

I used to work in Hackensack and passed this tiny Portuguese BBQ twice a day, but never went in. The "but" in the title refers to my recommendation that if you choose to eat in during the colder months, dress warmly, because, despite the huge wood/charcoal-burning open grill which takes up about one-third of this small storefront's space, every time... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Great BBQ chicken though they mixed up my short ribs order and got steak instead. Friendly staff and average dining in ambiance.

Thank jrloor
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Waiter was very helpful and for a change very honest when we ordered. They have half and full orders for just about everything. When I was ordering, I ordered 2 full orders thinking that a half order was for children. The waiter recommended that we only order the half, so I took his advise thinking that I at least would... More 

Thank Slyfox07024
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

I discovered this amazing place around 2 years ago. The food is excellent, portions generous and prices are great. Parking here is the only challenge, but it's worth the walk - or have them deliver. If getting take out, it's usually 30 minutes but that's understandable - can't rush quality.

Thank era719

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Barbecue, American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 357 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1267
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-489-3473

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