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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
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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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Newark, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't write reviews, but this place was that bad. They got 2 ppl in the kitchen for a packed restaurant. No bus boys and here's the best part, went to the bathroom twice there: first time the toilet was clogged, the second time the toilet is still clogged. No silverware until our meal came and we asked for it.... More 

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Halifax, NS
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224 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were headed to a Devils game at the Prudential Center and didn't want to stray too far from our hotel so we stopped by this joint and weren't disappointed. But, as the title suggests, if you're planning to attend on the evening of a Devils game, show up early - it started getting really busy around 4:45pm and there... More 

Thank JB81ontheroad
Farum, Denmark
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just landed in Newark and with jetlag, we started with perfect ribs and gumbo, then we looked around and saw a very pleasant restaurant, good atmosphere and great music. American when it is best. And they had Dogfish Head on tap, best IPA in the world.

Thank Michael_T_DK
Clifton, New Jersey
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous! Too many items to select just one, so we went family style and got the ribs, brisket, chicken bbq with sides of jambalaya, bean, mac&cheese and coleslaw. So juicy and tasty. Everyone got a good helping of everything. Happy tummy's all around.

Thank crayonline
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service all over the place. Not because it was busy, just because the management clearly have little interest in running front of house to any normally acceptable standard. Decent beer collection, ordered the pork ribs which were seriously average at best. Wouldn't recommend really. Our server knew we had had a poor time, but she was unable to fix it... More 

Thank CHARLESGuildford
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why I haven't been here before I don't know, but I have to say I will be back. The hostess was sweet and our waitress was very efficient. I work in three different restaurant/bars and I find this very appealing when going out since I myself try and give the best service possible at all times. The food was soooo... More 

Thank 316Erica73
naples fl
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312 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Best thing about this place is the proximity to The Prudential Center. Great service and good selection of beer on tap, but the food was so so, and very small portions.

Thank joseph f
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We had an unexpected layover in Newark due to the snow storms. It was late and we needed food! We had a warm welcome and the beer was good. Ordered ribs and chicken, neither were to our taste but we ate them. I would try again but something else in the menu.

Thank trevcant
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The food here is great!! My only problem is that I ordered a beer and they said the keg kicked. They said it would only be a minute to fix it, but I ate my whole meal without a drink, and 25 minutes later when we were finished, they said they couldn't fix the keg, "did I want something else?"... More 

Thank not2fussy
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595 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I dream that one day this chain will come to the Western US. The food is terrific, economical and never disappoints. Love the beer flights too. Great menu, great service and always something for everyone.

Thank Gemma'smum

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?