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Need restaurant near Newark Airport for Sunday lunch

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My family and additional relatives totaling about 20 to 25 people will be observing the anniversary of my mother's death at a cemetery across from Newark Airport in a few weeks. We will want to go to lunch after the religious service. I can only think of the various hotels that serve airport travelers, but I hate spending money on mediocre food. It would probably be more interesting to go to one of the restaurants in the Ironbound section, but I am not sure if the attendees will be willing to stray off the highway. Just thought that I would approach my fellow chowhounders to see if anybody has any suggestions. Thanks for your help!

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  1. I haven't been in awhile, but this Portuguese place was quite good and very close to EWR: http://www.algarverestaurant.net

    1. Krug's


      Great burgers. They have other items not lsited on the menu.


      It's about 2 blocks from Hway.

      1. Fernandes Steakhouse in Newark is a great place and they have an upstairs room to accommodate larger parties. I highly recommend this restaurant and many on here can vouch for it. www.fernandessteakhouse.com/

        1. Adega Grill on Ferry Street (4 blocks down Ferry off of Rt 21--about as direct as you can get from EWR!) has a private room that would be perfect for a gathering like this, and their prices are VERY reasonable--and they'll serve family style. They also have a parking lot 1/2 block away and validate the tickets. That would be my recommendation!

          1. City Tavern in Elizabeth...close to the airport, great ffod, and a back room tnat can accomodate your group.