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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

224 Market St., Newark, NJ
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Ranked #16 of 487 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Great atmosphere and fun place to hang out before or after a game. Great brisket, ribs and awesome chicken (so juicy). Lots of choices to choose from!! Love the Dinosaur sauces!! I buy them in the grocery store. A sure place to watch your favorite team on all the tvs and the bar is huge. The people are so nice... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Travelers wouldn't usually think of Newark, NJ as a hotbed of great BBQ, but Dinosaur BBQ is the real deal. I was on a business trip and had just a few minutes to catch my train, and this restaurant, recommended by a colleague, was only a couple of blocks away from the station. I had a great pulled pork sandwich,... More 

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Calgary, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A great meeting place for pre game drinks and food if you are going to go see the New Jersey Devils Play. Get there early before the game or you will not get a seat. That is a for sure. Food was pretty good. Wings were huge.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

So, we've been to the original Dinosaur Bar--Que in Syracuse, NY many times. We have also been to the Newark location. Food is good in Newark, but much better in Syracuse. Today's very NEGATIVE experience in Newark means I won't be back there again. We went over right after seeing Frozen at Prudential Center. My husband was first in line... More 

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Guttenberg, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

On October 18th, I went to Kearny, New Jersey for the football game between North Bergen High School and Kearny High School. Not having been to Kearny for a football game since 1984 and not expecting much in the way of concessions (this is high school football, after all) and with Newark being just two towns away, I decided to... More 

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Allendale, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Gross Sysco gravy on poutine. Half chicken entree that was 2/3 bones. Big Azz pork platter with everything cold and nothing big. Only redeeming value was waiter explaining how local restaurants are including gratuity automatically on guest checks and to keep an eye out for it. Business partner and self had weird gastro issues and feeling of tongue covered in... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I had eaten at the Harlem location several times and was never disappointed, so I was happy to see a branch open in Newark, NJ. My son and I stopped in on the way to a soccer match for a late lunch/early dinner. There were no problems getting a seat (although I had made a reservation), and the service was... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

All things being even this place needs TONS of help. From the front end to the waiters and the inconsistent food this place is a horror show. You can't get the same quality of food here back to back no matter how many times you come. I try to give them my business but they fail time and time again.... More 

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Newark, New Jersey
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What a pleasant surprise, I kept passing it till one day I decided to stop in and to my surprise the food and the service was exceptional. Soul food that reaches your soul and drinks that makes you want to keep them coming. All in all a great time and experience and would definitely return a few times with some... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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188 reviews 188 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had been to the original Dino in Syracuse many times, but this was our first time in Newark. The food was good, but not as good as I remember at the original. Still, it's great BBQ for NJ. While we waited for our table before a recent Devils game, some guys we were talking with at the bar cautioned... More 

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Additional Information about Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Address: 224 Market St., Newark, NJ
Phone Number: 862-214-6100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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