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Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
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Ranked #4 of 454 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
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95% Recommend
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English first
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

6 people served, 6 happy people looking for real deli. Great deli food and staff. I'd go back in a minute.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We go here before Devils games. Large overstuffed sandwiches, pleasant workers and an interesting decor of Devils' memorabilia make this is agreat place!

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Tokyo, Japan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

one would not expect to find a deli of this nature in downtown newark. the food was very good, simple, reminiscent of lower east side delis that i remember from 30 years ago in NYC. the only complaint was a bit pricey considering location and atmosphere. portions are as expected - big!

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new york
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

When you go to Hobby's Deli, you do so for a delicious meal and, maybe, to conduct some business. The neighborhood is not very pleasing to the eye, neither is the building itself however, on any given day there are a number of judges, attorneys, the U.S. Attorney, alongside office workers, messengers and people from different profession, all enjoying a... More

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Upstate NY
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My family and I got there 1/2 hour before the place was officially open on Saturday morning, but the owner let us in anyway. "If you don't mind us setting up around you, we can get you breakfast." That was the start of impressive customer service - it was all great! I wish we could go back to experience the... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I have been trying to get to this deli for over 10 years. The hours of business just don't work for people who don't work downtown. So I was glad that I was finally going on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. It was no problem that the surrounding area is old and shabby but then when you come up to the... More

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Pompano Beach
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

The neighborhood is a bit sketchy, especially at night when I was there, but the food was good. Cost conscious patrons beware. 2 soups and 2 sandwiches were $40 before tip, but everyone was friendly. The only downside was this place is around the corner from the Prudential Center where the New Jersey Devils play and we caught it on... More

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New York City, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Went here the day after a Devils game, so its close by the Prudential Stadium. Had the Chicken homemade soup which was great, though the Matzo balls are large so you may want to share. For sandwiches had both the pastrami and the brisket, both were very good though the meat was less fatty vs the likes of Katz's which... More

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a great restaurant - had the Pastrami sandwich - was super yum the meat - ask for the bread to be toasted to make it even yummier. the chicken soup with the ball was AMAZING. Highly recommended. Thanks tripadvisor folks - was staying at the Newark Marriott Downtown - great choice of hotel nearby on cheap NYC stay! Price... More

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Maplewood, NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

After leaving Joe's crab shack where we were left without food for 20 minutes I looked on trip advisor for a nearby restaurant. Hobby's came up as number one out of 446 restaurants in Newark with good reason. The food was excellent! The service match the quality of the food! Superb onion rings (and to many of them) went well... More

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