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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
Open now
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New Jersey
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170 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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 2 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 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Scotty F
Belleville, New Jersey
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I have tasted better BBQ than theirs The taste and texture of the meat is not the best it's dry and the portion is small The brisket and gumbo is ok to order The carrot salad and the potato is somewhat ordinary Coleslaw is somewhat dry and sour The shrimp is so bland

Thank Ginadeh
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner due to location next to Prudential Centre and not disappointed. Food excellent, service fab and quick and buzzing atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

Thank Melissa T
New York City, New York
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243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Barbeque is hard to find in the NY metro area so when I was on jury duty I took the opportunity to try Dino BBQ which was within walking distance of the Courthouse. I ordered the Express Lunch for take out which was a sandwich, two sides and a drink and was a great value for $10. The pulled pork... More 

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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
US$30 - US$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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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?