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Mar 4, 2011 11:34 AM

Port Chop ~ Long Branch

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  1. I have been there a few times...I enjoyed the soups and BBQ pork sandwiches all done Portugese style besides a few other grilled meats dishes. Clean & friendly service .
    GIve it a try.

    1. I know I'm a lurker, and this is my first post in a long time, but I am not affiliated with this restaurant in any way except as a customer. That said:
      I live in Long Branch and have tried Port Chop many times. The restaurant itself is rather bare and with the take out and delivery traffic can get noisy. On the other hand, when we have eaten in the restaurant there are always at least one Portuguese family there. I especially like the pork ribs and the paella. Be forewarned, it's a lot of food. We frequently have dinner delivered. I am a very big man and it is two nights for me. My wife has a lunch or two as well. I recommend you try it.

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      1. re: rprdds

        Your point seems to be that there is a lot o food. What is more of interest here is whether the food is good.

        1. re: equal_Mark

          Well, it appears that there is a niche for people who like huge portions as well. The Portuguese/Spanish places in Newark and Bergen specialize in quantity, most of them are mediocre. Many feature a 3 pound steak at a ridiculously low price. Who the heck can eat a 3 pound steak? El Cid in Paramus, Meson Madrid in Pal Park, just to name 2. Many more in Newark.

          1. re: equal_Mark

            Previously, the food has been quite good. We ordered in last night and the food was dry and overcooked. What can I say, I guess it has become hit and miss.

            1. re: rprdds

              I was there for lunch today. I ordered the rib combo. It was to be spare and beef short ribs, but it all looked the same to me, was on the dry side and not much meat. I will give them another, try ordering a different dish. Got some emplanadas to go will try tonight..

              1. re: Barbarella

                Nothing worse than dry pork ribs. Many bbq places fail with the brisket as well. DRY...