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Krug's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
North Ironbound
American, Bar, Pub
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118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105-3325
+1 973-465-9795
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went at lunch on a Monday, but it was after a holiday so lots of people were not working. Apparently, neither was the wait staff. Waited 15 minutes to place food and drink order. Couple next to us who arrived 20 minutes after us got their appetizer (same as what I ordered) 15 minutes before I got mine. It was... More 

Thank Scott S
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time in a month at this place. I had the pastrami, it was great. My buddy got one of their huge burgers, and asked for it well done!! Even though we had to wait for it to cook, it was done perfect, and was still huge!! Will continue to return here when I am in town.

Thank not2fussy
New York City, New York
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94 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Now it's a 5 as it compares to other BAR food. Not a grommet restaurant. Having said this, the burgers were fantastic. They were big juicy and fresh. The toppings cheddar cheese onions bacon are divine. The appetizers like boneless buffalo wings mozzarella sticks you're fantastic. I hope they keep this up it's all about quality.

Thank CarreraPorsche
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Husband and I had traveled all morning without breakfast so we decided to find good food right off of Newark Airport. Krug's Tavern was very busy with lunch traffic but the staff was friendly and the food amazing. We had cheeseburgers that were so huge that I had to cut it just to eat it. The fried calamari and fries... More 

Thank daring99_123
New Jersey
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I have been going to Krug's for years and there have been very few times in my life that I have actually had a comparable burger. This is I would say 1/2 pound, cooked to taste... Just a really good burger. the other recommendation I would make are buffalo wings. Just great. The place is old and sort of a... More 

Thank jdocarmo
New Jersey USA
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This All American Landmark sits in the middle of an Iberian/Brazilian neighborhood inside one of America's most under appreciated city. Newark, NJ yea sure there is a lot to not appreciate...but inside the Ironbound, Krugs Tavern is a must visit. This was my first time tasting the hamburger that I've heard so much about for so many years... And it... More 

Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped after a Giants game for a quick bite. The service was friendly and attentive. We had wings and calamari for appetizers; both delicious! The main event was the burgers, juicy and flavorful. Would highly recommend a visit!

Thank Beverly K
Paris, France
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

That's right! I traveled from Europe to this sports bar just to have this burger. Mr. Foodie 2016/17!!!! hahahaha Read the reviews here and decided to do a "Business" trip to Newark. Take Bus #62 or #Go28 directly from Newark Aeroport toward Newark Penn Station........Transfer to Bus 25 toward the correctional facility.....it stops directly in front of Krug's Tavern door.... More 

Thank universeho
new jersey
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I am foodie and will go out of my way to try what people claim to be the best. I have tried hamburgers all over the United States and can say that this is a very good hamburger ! The place is basically a bar with a big back room that lacks atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and attentive... More 

Thank bobbyk57
Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the best burgers I have ever had. None of the gourmet toppings BS. Kept it simple with a Bacon Cheese Burger and it was everything I could have asked for. Cooked to a perfect medium. As the menu warns be prepared to wait but will worth it. The Wings were also a good App while you wait.

Thank Mich912

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105-3325
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighbourhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: +1 973-465-9795

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?