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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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224 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
18622146100
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 83
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  • 34
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  • 13
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great place to eat and drink

Good selection of meats for bbq. great sauce. the bbq shrimp and wings are good the brisket is excellent. Good drink menu as well. I would come back again

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Biztravr
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Waterford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best bbq food I have had anywhere.We had the sampler platter with a rack of ribs whole chicken,brisket and pork and no how could the 4 of us finish it-Though we wanted to! (i am munching on leftovers as I type)We had the potato salad--awesome,,beans-best ever!,and gumbo--not our favorite--.While we observed a few awkward server issues on other tables they... More 

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Thank Leo C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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377 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good selection of meats for bbq. great sauce. the bbq shrimp and wings are good the brisket is excellent. Good drink menu as well. I would come back again

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Hazlet, New Jersey
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for supper before a hockey game at the Prudential Center. It is very convenient, right across the plaza. It is true that you should get there before 5 PM on game night so as not to wait very long for a table. (It was packed with many people waiting for a table when we left.) Our server,... More 

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Thank Spert
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I place an order to go they're always forgetting something. I have to start checking my food before I leave. Their deviled eggs are the best!!! The bbq wings are good but sometimes they put too much sauce on them. One time they burned my father's wings. He didn't check until he got home. He was very upset.... More 

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Thank shaquana A
Woodland Park, New Jersey
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wait was not long and they let you sit at the counter until it table is up Bartender seem to be having a tough day Server James was friendly Happy hour prides look great all beer 4$ and all appetizers 5$ and all mixed drinks 5$ Min thru Friday 3 to 7 pm Weekends noon to 5 But please note... More 

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Thank Carlos_Raquel_2001
Pittsburgh, PA (by way of New Jersey)
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My best friend took me here on my birthday New Year's Eve and it was great. The food was to die for.....and the drinks? Awesome! Ask for Mel. He waited on us and was so knowledgeable about the food and drinks. This carnivore left happy!

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Thank Happy2BNappy
Newark, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At first very frustrating, It was unsure where Happy hour was and the server moved us 3-times until we decided to Just sit at the bar. Went over for New Years Eve had a few drinks with my-Coworkers it was great. Reasonable pricing for the happy hour. We were feeling great by the end of dinner. The bar tender was... More 

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Thank Jenn R
Newark, New Jersey
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The food is amazing and I cannot get enough of their fried green tomatoes. Delicious!! They're drinks are also great.

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Thank Olivia M
Harrison, New Jersey
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We stopped by recently for a quick small bite. This was our 2nd visit to the Dinosaur. The issue we had in the past was the amount of sodium they use. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE much? They are heavy on the salt and that's not good. Another issue: The waiters are all over the place. They are touching customers food before... More 

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Thank MrsD12_12
Pitcher, New York, United States
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Went here for a pre Devils game lunch/dinner with a large group of people. The management were kind enough to hold our tables until all of the group got there (which was over an hour) They waitress was super terrific, I think her name was Shanonda (not sure) but was so accomodating. The food was good but they were out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 224 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 18622146100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
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

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