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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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Montclair, New Jersey
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here with a buddy before the Devils game -- a great spot. The burgers were amazing and we started with the fried shrimp in hot sauce. We ate and drank like kings and the bill was very reasonable. I will be back for sure.

Thank Joe R
Hong Kong, China
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The burgers are big and very tasty. I walked from the Hilton Penn and was glad of the walk back after I had eaten half a cow. I started with the hot wings - excellent. All washed down with Guinness. Happy days!

Thank hkgcd
Linden, New Jersey
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wouldn't expect it considering the location and its appearance, but it's as good as the reputation says it is. Service is sloooooow, even when not crowded like lunch today (Tuesday) so can't imagine how long it would take on a busy night. Worth the trip.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All i have to say is that i love this place. I go there all the time and the service is great. Their food is amazing and i just love stopping by there.

Thank hayeralex10
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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 21 December 2016

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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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 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 18 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 29 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 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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