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“Wow!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant
32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
973-623-0410
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Ranked #3 of 455 Restaurants in Newark
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Madison,CT
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Arriving at Newark (NJ) Airport I used TripAdvisor to find a restaurant for lunch. Up popped Hobby's in downtown Newark. I dialed it into my GPS and off we went. What a wonderful experience. The best pastrami ever, great slaw and pickles. My wife had their special chicken sandwich, which she loved. We all had cupcakes for desert, delicious. Parking was easy, directly in front on a well traveled patrolled street, could be the safest street in New Jersey. The owner came over and brought some great bread pudding, our waitress was like our mother. We will be back often.

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English first
New York City, New York
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127 reviews 127 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Excellent deli -- order the pastrami!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

One of the best pastrami sandwiches in NJ! Hobby's is a classic deli -- and a top notch one, all around. I've been here many times, and my last visit -- as always -- I enjoyed it very much.

Just go. You wont' be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Hobby's Is The Real Deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Hobby's is a classic deli, with great food, friendly servers, and decent value. I never have a problem finding on-street parking (metered-bring some coins), and the neighborhood is safe. If you're traveling in the area during the day, it's worth finding you way into downtown Newark for lunch at Hobby's.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Jury duty in Newark? You must have lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

By far one of the best pastrami sandwiches in NJ or NY. Very lean, tasty, not salty and fresh. Just had lunch and its a winner. The place itself is 90 yrs old and the interior I'm guessing was redone in the 1960's, but no matter it's great. Try the Pea soup.

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Boston
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Move over New York, Here's a Great Old Fashioned Deli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Move over New York this deli has you beat!
The food is why you come here. The interior is dated ( 60s vinyl and dark paneling) but don't let that scare you off.
Sit down and you get a bowl of deli pickles and green tomatos (my favorite) that is exceptional.
They even have exceptional vegetarian dishes such as falafel and hummus that are some of the best I've had.
Sandwiches are stacked high with meat of all kinds including tongue.
This is the place to go when you have a hankering for great deli.

Visited September 2012
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