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Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

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32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
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7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Reuben Pierogies? YES!

Excellent meal for a moderate price. Superb brisket. And try the Reuben Pierogies. Might sound odd but they're delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathon A
Gilbert, United States
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  • Families with children
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English first
Gilbert, United States
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent meal for a moderate price. Superb brisket. And try the Reuben Pierogies. Might sound odd but they're delicious.

Thank Jonathon A
Barrie, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reason this is #1 restaurant in Newark..... The food and atmosphere. Ordered the Reuben sandwich which is to die for. Lots of memorability around room. Quick service and popular spot. Quodos to owner Mark for asking about our trip and pointed items out in the area. He took time out of the day to talk to us and brushed aside... More 

Thank Lobsterman55
Stuart, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

GREAT!!! Food. Welcomed into restaurant. Extremely Friendly and helpful. Great Service!! I had the #3 and would definitely order it again. Stuffed cupcakes a MUST.

Thank M1835MDtimh
Warren, New Jersey
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

If you have a desire for old style corned beef, pastrami, brisket, or any of the other similar deli sandwiches that you may be fond of, Hobby's is a place you should check out if you are in the Newark area. There is a lot of variety in the menu, but the highlights are the aforementioned favorites along with a... More 

Thank Gene K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the courtyard hotel around the corner from this place so we walked over for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The neighborhood is a tad sketchy but this place is worth the trek. Upon entering it felt like we went back in time. I imagine the place looks very similar to the way it did in 1975. I... More 

Thank Matt D
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

We two couples happened apon this place one morning and were overwhelmed by how friendly the owner was. He gave us a brief history of Newark while pointing out a few spots of interest in the immediate neighbourhood. We returned for lunch only to meet his partner/brother who welcomed us in. He was just as friendly and informative. Needless to... More 

Thank cauliflowe
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Mmmmmmm the matzoh ball soup is so good. This place is authentic and love how they give you pickled to taste. The sandwiched are huge and good. This place is a must in Newark.

Thank Foodienjgirl
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank daykay
Montclair, New Jersey
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Botte515
Montclair, New Jersey
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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