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Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

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32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
+1 973-623-0410
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went there for breakfast twice on a short visit. Terrific, classic deli, with delicious breakfast options from sweet to savoury. Very friendly staff as well.

Thank maccymac
Whippany, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to eat! Sandwiches have so much meat on it, they are hard to fit your mouth. We enjoyed the corn beef and pastrami, and the turkey club! Absolutely delicious. My husband and daughter love the pickles and we always have to take some to go. Staff is very friendly and make you feel right at home. You never... More 

Thank lawrie452
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

On our family trip to NY City we went to a couple of restaurants, all of which were huge disappointments. On our way to the Newark airport we stopped at Hobby's Delicatessen. OMG! This place is THE best. If you are looking a real Jewish deli with superb food, look no further, you have found it! Highly recommended.

Thank Mark S
New York City, New York
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403 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Some years ago I worked in Newark and sometimes went to lunch with colleagues at Hobby's but it had been more than a decade since I had been there. However, while on jury duty I walked over for a sandwich for lunch. The sandwich was pretty good and very large but very expensive - $15 for roast beef and chopped... More 

Thank AnAnthropologist
Boonton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The hot dogs are the best I've ever eaten. OK- 2 stories to back this up. For a few years now, my best friend and I go to the Newark Museum chili and beer fundraiser every year. He comes from Philadelphia just to eat the Hobby's hot dogs, the only non-chili food at the event. Perfect seasoning and mix of... More 

Thank Jeff D
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

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 September 27, 2016

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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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

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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, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
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: +1 973-623-0410

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