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Oct 24, 2012 08:06 AM

Where to eat by Prudential Center (Newark)

Coming to Newark for the December 15 Rolling Stones concert. Need a place to eat prior to the concert, but only have three hours between plane touching down and the show. We fly out early the next afternoon, so this will be our only taste of Newark. Any suggestions? We will not have a car.

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  1. within walking distance is a wonderful portuguese restaurant called seabra marisqueira in the ironbound section of newark. fantastic seafood. and the house red is good!

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    1. re: zoe111

      Didn't seabras close down? Maybe I am wrong but last time I went it was under the ownership of Rio22. (unless maybe there are 2 different ones)

      1. re: corvette johnny

        You might be thinking of Seabra's Rodizio. The name Seabra is attached to many restaruants and shops around the Ironbound, and the Marisqueira is still going strong. The OP might search under Ironbound or Newark Portuguese for many threads. Personally, I'd avoid Forno's, Iberia and Adega...

        1. re: jmoryl

          Ah yes, my mistake. Thanks for the clarification.

        2. re: corvette johnny

          seabra marisqueira - 87 madison st, newark tel. 973 465 1250 is still there and turns out some of the best food in the area. oh, those mussels, those cockels and the roasted potatoes.

      2. Right next to Prudential Center....

        Dinosaur Barbecue
        224 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
        (862) 214-6100
        Mon-Thu 11:30am–11pm
        Fri-Sat 11:30am–12am
        Sun 11:30am–10pm

        1. If you want to play it safe and deal with the crowd, Dinosaur BBQ is for you. If you don't mind a 10 minute walk to Ferry Street, you will have an abundance of Portuguese type restaurants to choose from, Fornos of Spain, Mompou, Iberia, and my favorite, The Adega Grill. On Lafayette, there is the Hell's Kitchen Lounge...a funky kind of place with a bar food type menu...and for legit Southern style cooking Je's on Halsey Street. You are not entering a culinary mecca, but they do it right on Ferry Street.

          1. Thank you everyone - the Portugese sounds great - we don't get much Portugese around here. Dinosaur BBQ would be okay - but my husband and I are certified BBQ judges, so get an abundance of BBQ!

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            1. re: Zydeco_Mama

              Stay away from Ruby Tuesday's, it won't give you any satisfaction. The concert is in December, so time is on your side. In the meantime, have a cold italian pizza with a lemon squeezer, perhaps with some brown sugar. Because you can't always get what you want.

              1. re: coldbeer

                Well, as long as they try & they try & they try, they should get what they need.

              2. re: Zydeco_Mama

                Well, if you are certified BBQ judges (I took the $30 KCBS class too) then you really should not miss out on Dinosaur!

              3. My friend was telling me about one place that had a few extra "interesting" rodizio selections like alligator, wild boar, and ostrich. Does anyone know which one that is?

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                1. re: corvette johnny

                  You have a great place that offers this and so much more at green grill in hackensack nj in the riverside mall,expensive,believe 30.pp but is a all you can eat,alot of choices!!!