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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
+1 862-214-6100
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Newark, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a decent place for a quick dinner... well! We walked into the perfect place! Super Fast! Great portions and the serve was perfect.

Thank Taino871
Columbia, Maryland
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167 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As a party of seven we tried to eat here before a Devil’s hockey game. It was elbow to elbow and we waited 1:20 hr for a table. We went back to the maitre d three times to politely remind her and be sure we had not been forgotten. We were assured that they were now clearing our table. We... More 

Thank JohnAnnColumbia_MD
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good BBQ and some unique choices on entrees and sides you won't find anywhere else. Lots of drink choices too. Can be crowded on a game night but they move people through meals pretty quickly and the wait is not very long. If you like BBQ you should go for sure.

Thank Thomas S
New Jersey
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170 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in court in Newark on Friday. Ran late. We needed a place to sit down, have something to eat and de-brief. I suggested a nearby deli. When we got there they were just closing. Owner came out. We explained our need. He suggested Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. Walking around downtown Newark is always an experience. I don't get there too... More 

Thank UneasyRider
Preston, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted BBQ before the hockey and although the ribs we shared were really good we felt a bit rushed as our food arrived before our drinks order did and plates were cleared as soon as the last bite was finished and replaced with the check before we had chance to ask for another drink. I'd visit again but maybe not... More 

Thank blackburnfoodie
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for BBQ food look no further. Great ribs brisket and the sides are delicious. Good service too.

Thank Michael K
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere was nice. Service was good. Pulled pork sandwiches and their accompanying sides were like cold cafeteria food. My mom actually sent her sandwich back to be heated. She couldn't down the cold meat. I would have to say the potato salad was the best thing I tried (since it was supposed to be chilled). I will not return to... More 

Thank LisaSecula
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Quite honestly this place has a great feel and look to it, and the smell of BBQ greets you almost a block away! My friend and I went here while waiting for a show at Prudential Center. If you want dinner, get here around 5pm! I ordered the Chicken Steak with Mac and cheese and fried rice! The chicken was... More 

Thank Jamie C
Maplewood, Minnesota
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great flavor, great menu, great music... The fried green tomatoes almost make me homesick... A little pricey, so-so parking, but worth it.

Thank pjedwards777
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Good place to eat before arena event BBQ is good, service friendly Nice variety and large menu choices

Thank Scotty F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 862-214-6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?