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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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Today
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 1
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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
Real High Quality Deli

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
EdWhiteaker
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New York City, New York
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Chatham, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This food at this traditional deli (at this location more than a century) just took me by surprise. The split pea soup was beyond a doubt the best I've ever had -- I was sorry I ordered just the cup instead of the bowl. The tuna salad similarly was outstanding -- wonderfully flavored, consistency just right. Nearly everyone in our... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Oh my..!!..best pastrami sandwich I have ever had.!.i will be returning,and telling my friends to as well..friendly service to..

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Springfield, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was introduced to Hobby's a few years ago and have now made it a tradition before every Devils game. It's a landmark old-style deli with some of the best pickles on each table. The menu has the perfect combination of classic deli items. The wait staff is awesome and they set the tone for the meal. I recently had... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Hobby's Deli is a wonderful treat. From the matzah ball soup to the recommended #5 (corned beef and pastrami to the delicious desserts (I recommend the brownie AND the stuffed cupcake). Marc, Michael, Roni and Sam will make you feel like you are truly important to them and you will want to come back as often as possible

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NYC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

By far some of the best food in the metropolitan area. The corned beef and pastrami are indeed a cut above..and the service is excellent!

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tomsriver nj
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best hot pastrami sandwich I have ever eaten. Did I mention the pickles? I love a good garlic pickle, they also have fresh pickles and pickled tomatoes, at no charge, there is a bowl of them on every table. This is a long time family owned Deli. They have it all, however, I have trouble trying anything else as... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great, Classic Jewish Deli! Love their pastrami, corned beef and tongue. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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Ballston Spa, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

When you walk in, you are greeted like family. The staff was super friendly and fun to talk to. Everything food-wise is made with love and is top-notch. I had the split pea soup (trust me, get the croutons on top) and my wife had the matzo-ball soup. Both were excellent! Then came the sandwiches. Pastrami for me, corned beef... More 

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Union, New Jersey
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407 reviews 407 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Great deli . . . . . I used to work for a company that was in the area . . . . . for 30+ years. Hobby's was always our first choice for food for in-house meetings. . . . . . . and i"d lunch at the restaurant a few times a month. I had not been to... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?