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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

224 Market St., Newark, NJ
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Ranked #14 of 455 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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113 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Morristown, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

All big BBQ lovers, my friends and I decided to test this place out after hearing about it for a while. We made reservations but came a bit early - they sat us right away and the service continued to be great throughout the night. The BBQ was absolutely delicious and reasonable portions were given to us. Definitely one of... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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171 reviews 171 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went here , finally, last week on a friends recommendation, and he was spot on. High praise for this spot...which is next to prudential center....look for the statue of a hockey player out front. Had an amazing lunch deal...pulled pork sandwich, which was great...Mac and cheese...off the hook good, and slaw, which was just good..with a beverage to go...10 bucks.... More

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East Orange, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Tried to get reservations last Friday but they were booked solid so I tried again Monday, July 14th and that seemed to be a good time to go. It's right next to the Prudential Center so week-ends or during events tend to be quite busy for them. When we walked in we were greeted warmly and the hospitable service lasted... More

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toms river, new jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I went to a Katy Perry concert Friday at the Prudential Center. Wanted a good place to each that was close to the concert. After reading many reviews on this place had mixed emotions as to eat here or not. I called to make a reservation and they told me they do not accept reservations on game... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a restaurant that I've frequented many times in the past and have recommended many times. My experience there this week made me truly regret any positive reviews I had previously provided. As a regular customer, I was excited to go back and bring my boyfriend to try the food. We were coming from a work party/event, and although... More

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LindsayLuck, Manager at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry to hear about your recent experience. If you wouldn't mind responding to this message with your email this way the manager in charge at Newark can address you and get more information. Your feedback is most appreciated. More

Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were attending PBR at arena and stopped here for a quick dinner. Food was a little pricey but portions were nice sizes and food very tasty. I would go back again. The salmon was very tasty and presentation was beautiful. The sample platter was a must and ribs are yummy. Give it a try. It's worth the visit

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Sunnyvale, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We have visited other in the chain and was pleasantly surprised to see the restaurant in Newark. We had chicken and ribs and both were tasty and enormous servings. I highly recommend if you need a meat fix.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On the last couple of days of our trip around the USA and Canada we found Dinosaur Bar-B Que. The place was very busy and we managed to get a table. The food we ordered was Half chicken and chicken breast with salad. Monster meal well cooked. Staff great and very friendly. Ask the barman for the cocktail served in... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This BBQ has a good atmosphere, friendly service, and an excellent range of ribs and other BBQ items. The brisket was especially fine. Their own-brand American Ale was very enjoyable, also standards like Yuenling.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After one great dining experience, we invited another couple to join us here after a Newark Art Galley opening on a Saturday night, and everyone had a great time. To get negatives out of the way, there was no white wine, at all, and the first two craft beers we ordered, out of an advertised 19 on tap, were out.... More

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