BBQ Restaurants in New Jersey


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  • PortuCale Restaurant & Bar
    Like other Mediterranean cuisines, Portuguese fare incorporates aromatic doses of olive oil, garlic, onions, and wine. But unique to this cuisine is its intercontinental flair; you'll find rice from Asia, hot peppers from Africa, and cinnamon, cloves, and ginger from India, all influenced by the Portuguese colonies once spread across the globe. PortuCale Restaurant & Bar brings all this together in a festive and welcoming space. The seafood-heavy menu features six variations on shrimp, a lobster, clam, and scallop entree doused in the chef's secret hot sauce, and tilapia and salmon filets rubbed in zesty lemon sauces. Specialty meat dishes such as braised Portuguese steak topped with an egg and pork loins with mushrooms, clams, and Spanish potatoes add a robust, meaty element to the proceedings. And dishes like mac and cheese and chicken fingers keep kids from getting cranky and eating their homework. The space is festive and distinctly Mediterranean?think dark-finished wood furnishings set against light exposed brick. Bartenders make pitchers of Sangria, stock wines from Portugal and Spain, and keep 20-year-old Porto wines on hand. They also sell fine cigars that guests can bring to the outdoor patio?itself a draw for its castle-like stone walls, waterfalls, and faux-moat?and take puffs from between sips of single-malt whisky and cognac from the bar.
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    129 Elm St.
    Newark, NJ US
  • The Hamilton Inn
    "The Hamilton Inn on Jersey Avenue is a recently-opened restaurant near Hamilton Park and the Holland Tunnel in downtown Jersey City that has the feel of a country inn on a cold rainy night – a welcome oasis that as a bonus features a variety of great dishes emphasizing the best in American cuisine." Hudson Reporter
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    708 Jersey Ave
    Jersey City, NJ US
  • Haledon BBQ and Tap House
    The smoke pit stays busy at Haledon BBQ and Tap House, where guests come to enjoy barbecue combos such as the pork spare rib and beef short rib platter. But the restaurant has a second specialty you might not guess: seafood. Smoked whole red fish emerges from the smoke pit next to the chicken and ribs, and chefs also prepare dinners of tilapia and Portuguese clams. Guests can enjoy their meals at tables or at a rustic bar where TVs play sports and bartenders pour draft beer and house-made sangria.
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    237 Haledon Avenue
    Haledon, NJ US
  • Portugal Express
    Treat yourself to something new with a flavorful Portuguese dish from Portugal Express. Cautious diners will appreciate the low-fat and gluten-free fare at Portugal Express. Be sure to complete your meal at Portugal Express with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Eat out with the little ones at Portugal Express, and don't waste time scurrying for a sitter. The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere. Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Place an order for pickup or schedule a delivery — the restaurant makes it easy to enjoy your meal from anywhere. Catering is also available if you'd like to serve Portugal Express' tasty dishes at your next party. Patrons will love the number of street and lot parking options close to Portugal Express. Most items on the menu are reasonably priced, so expect to spend around $30 per person at Portugal Express. All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Portugal Express, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
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    460 South Broad Street
    Elizabeth, NJ US
  • Champps
    Since 1984, Champps Americana's kitchen has sizzled with made-from-scratch dishes, satiating sports fans and families with a comfortable atmosphere. Amid sunlit dining rooms, diners seated at wooden tabletops can root for their favorite pixels on flat-screen TVs broadcasting live sports. In the kitchen, chefs prepare pastas with grilled chicken and roasted artichokes, pile buns with barbecued pulled pork and spicy buffalo chicken, and fill soft taco shells with grilled steak. Behind the bar, bartenders whip up specialty cocktails and margaritas and fill goblets with wine and local craft beers on tap.
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    418 Menlo Park Mall
    Edison, NJ US
  • Nino's Coal Fired Pizza
    The first decision to make at Nino's Coal Fired Pizza is an important one: to share, or not to share? The coal-fired pies come in an individual size or a larger 16-inch ideal for sharing. From there, the decision-making process becomes even more agonizing (in the good way), with creative specialty pies topped with everything from meatballs and cheesesteak to, yes, traditional cheese. Whole-wheat and gluten-free crusts are available, and certain pizzas are sold by the slice throughout the day. None of which is to say that Nino's is exclusively about pizza; the menu also includes homemade pasta dishes, steak and seafood entrees, and hot sandwiches.
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    1012 Cox Cro Rd
    Toms River, NJ US
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