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Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

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32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a quick sandwich when we arrived in Newark, and walked the few blocks from out hotel. We each got great sandwiches, made just as we asked. Friendly staff, and great sandwiches!

Thank Marilyn B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I grew up in the Jersey suburbs; Dad had a law firm in Newark where I worked from my youngest memories... I was "paid in Hobby's" often... I fly into Newark whenever I can and always get a couple sandwiches and pickled tomatoes for my flights back to Phoenix.

Thank Robert S
Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Three generations of the Hobby family have run this deli, and one of them is almost always there to ensure good service and high quality food. The decor is Formica, so don't go if you want a romantic lunch, but if you want some of the best deli food in New York and New Jersey, definitely stop by. I personally... More 

2 Thank Douglas W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We love Jewish food so had to try this well known deli and we were not disappointed. Great relaxed lunchtime ambiance. We tried the half pastrami on rye and chicken home style soup with matzo ball, it was delicious. Big bowl of complementary pickles on the table and a refillable soda. Very reasonably priced and the staff were friendly and... More 

Thank Lynne G
Duluth, United States
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I had a fantastic grilled vegetable omelet. The veggies were very fresh and nicely grilled, and the omelet could have fed three people. I ate half of it. One of my colleagues' order came out a little later than the others, since they used the wrong marinade. The owner was very apologetic and more than made up for the error... More 

Thank Catherine D
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Hobby's triple decker sandwiches are the tastiest and largest sandwiches in the land!! I really enjoy the corned beef,with pastrami,(real) turkey and Swiss cheese wth dressing. I like mine on seeded rye bread. You can not eat the whole thing in one seating, therefore you have e other half for later. They also have adult drinks in the back bar.... More 

Thank Rell P
Oceanport, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Great deli with wonderful owners and friendly staff. Corned beef is as good as NYC, pickles at the tables are great!

Thank Bill H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

The food ROCKS! What more can I say! I haven't tried too many things on the menu because I am too in love with what I already had! Some of you know what I'm talking about..lol! I really don't know what I like better,.THE LEGEND BURGER.....or the Pastrami and corned beef combo on rye! The portions are healthy and everything... More 

Thank Rodney W
Oak Ridge, TN
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Got stuck in Newark overnight after our connecting flight was cancelled. Trying to make the most of our situation, we looked up places to eat on tripadvisor. This place was delicious! Couldn't decide between pastrami and corned beef, so chose the combo of both! The pickles weren't my particular favorite, but they were a great touch! Really enjoyed our visit!

Thank suesmisu
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A family owned place for many, many years. Classic Jewish Deli with pickles and typical Jewish Deli menu. Nothing fancy but the food is great. Very popular at lunch time with the local crowd. Great experience if you are in the area. BTW they have liquor license. But it's not a drinking joint. The area around is kind of sketchy,... More 

Thank Vlad G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 973-623-0410

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?