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Picnic Restaurant

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233 Ferry St # A, Ste A, Newark, NJ 07105
+1 973-589-4630
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phillips, Nebraska
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We stumbled onto this restaurant after being stuck in an airport hotel due to weather delays at the airport. Seeing lots of Portuguese restaurants in the area, this one had good reviews so we decided to give it a try. Ironically the front desk attendant at our hotel said this is her #1 favorite restaurant and was ecstatic we were... More 

Thank Jesse M
belvidere nj
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

Two restaurants with the same name located about 1 mile apart. PIC-NIC on Grant street in East Newark. PIC-NIC on Ferry street in Ironbound section Newark confusing eh? yes but both authentic and enjoyable.

Thank panzfeldwn
Newark, New Jersey
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

For Years my family and I have been going to Picnic BBQ and Restaurant. The food and service are still fantastic. One of my favorites in the Ironbound.

Thank luigou
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Had the 1/2 chicken and fries. It was delicious. Quick service, plenty of food, great prices. Parking can be a little tough, but other then that, it's well worth the visit. I will definitely be back.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I often go to this place for lunch and the food is just great. Because it's BBQ the prices are also reasonable. Staff is attentive, kind and quick.

Thank Wined N
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The place is great, the food is good and comes in huge portions though the service is slow because the attendants always appear to be busy taking care of something else.

Thank Murillo M
Peachtree City, Georgia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We found Picnic when the other Portuguese barbecue that was recommended was too full. Casual family atmosphere. Menu is easy to figure out. Menu items very affordable. The salad was very crisp, delicious, light on the palate with olive oil- based dressing. Our friends had the super combo... Very generous portions. A variety of grilled meats: chicken, beef, pork ribs.... More 

Thank mdmamaof4
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank mommyspice
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Anna R
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Landon A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
Portuguese, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Ferry St # A, Ste A, Newark, NJ 07105
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-589-4630
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?