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Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

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32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
973-623-0410
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AWESOME FOOD

This place has awesome food. The portions were large enough to share and still be full. The chicken Parmigiana sub was unbelievable .. The homemade sauce was delicious. We also had the newark style philly cheese steak sub as well as the classic reuben and the devil of a burger platter.. Every bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Petal,Ms
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has awesome food. The portions were large enough to share and still be full. The chicken Parmigiana sub was unbelievable .. The homemade sauce was delicious. We also had the newark style philly cheese steak sub as well as the classic reuben and the devil of a burger platter.. Every bit of the food was awesome and the... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Just gotta confirm this a classic version of an endangered species called the Kosher Delicatessen. When I was a kid we must have had 2 or 3 in my little town alone. Now they are few and far between. Hobby's is the real deal. If you want to pass on a little history to your kids or share a little... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What a great old fashioned deli. This is the best thing about jury duty in Newark. Step back in time. Home made soups: I had a delicious split pea. Giant sandwiches: I had to finish my corned beef and pastrami sandwich with my fork. Friendly service and great atmosphere. I'm sitting here at lunch listening to the other patrons talking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Family run operation for decades features in documentary "Deliman". This is now run by the owners sons who are good stewards of this dwindling cultural phenomena of the classic Jewish deli. Sandwiches are outstanding some of best corned beef, pastrami and brisket I have ever had! Salads and soups and other entrees also amazing. A must not miss in Newark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Blows Katz Deli out of the water. Great Staff, very welcoming. Had an amazing open face Ruben & peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I am a northerner transplanted to the south. I love my home but nothing beats the food in the northeast. Hobby's is no exception. I had a 4 hour layover and met a family member for an impromptu lunch. It was close to the airport which worked great for me. When you enter you get that old jewish deli feel.... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Every summer, I come back to Hobby's! It's always a fantastic experience. The staff is extraordinary. The food is magnificent and being greeted by the Brummers at the door makes you feel like you're coming home! I would suggest the eggplant parmigiana wrap and a cannoli-stuffed cupcake and almond horn to follow! Enjoy your visit!

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Newark, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Hobby's has been in Newark for decades, and after you have had one of their great deli sandwiches, you won't wonder why. There are also delicious platters such as the Middle Eastern choice or the grilled chicken special. Wonderful food. There is also a bar available in case you need a martini after that boring office conference with the irate... More 

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Carson, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This is an example of a place I would like to go back over and over again. The sandwiches are great, staff is very friendly . The deserts , cup cakes and cookies are really good.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Been trying for years to come here and as soon as I found out they were open on Saturday, I made a beeline here. I was not disappointed. Of course the first thing to have was pastrami on rye, to get the real measure if this establishment lives up to its reputation. I can say it passed with flying colors.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 973-623-0410

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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