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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

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224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
+1 862-214-6100
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Montville, New Jersey
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91 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place. Went here for dinner before a hockey game. Just a word of caution, get there early because it is right outside the Prudential Center. We ended up having to wait 45 minutes, but that was no fault of the restaurant. The place was packed and for good reason. The menu is BBQ and lots of choices. Food... More 

Thank djdudley
Newark, New Jersey
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Basic American food in a casual atmosphere. Rustic style. Simple dining. Off street park is a bit of a challenge.

Thank ANewage
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always hear about Dinosaur BBQ, and the one in Syracuse being so good. Was really excited to eat at this one because NJ is lacking good BBQ. Well this was nothing but ok. Ribs were ok, pulled pork ok, brisket ok but the wings were good. Really disappointing even though it was decent.

Thank barry88
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fried green tomatoes, whipped sweet potato and beef brisket - Soul food heaven. Service was slow and at times disorganised (like bringing our sides when we were virtually finished). However the staff were friendly and food was so reasonable and excellent.

Thank MLoolly
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with a colleague in January. Service was fantastic. Food was very good, but not fantastic BBQ. I would eat here again, but it would not be my pick.

Thank JessFuquay
Linden, New Jersey
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132 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only reason that to go here is because of a game at the Prudential Center. Other than that, not really worth making a trip into Newark. Staff is clearly overwhelmed on game night, which is surprising because that's their main source of business so you would thing they'd be better prepared. Average BBQ, average service. If you have time... More 

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Newark, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't write reviews, but this place was that bad. They got 2 ppl in the kitchen for a packed restaurant. No bus boys and here's the best part, went to the bathroom twice there: first time the toilet was clogged, the second time the toilet is still clogged. No silverware until our meal came and we asked for it.... More 

Thank 1116198669m
Halifax, NS
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233 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We were headed to a Devils game at the Prudential Center and didn't want to stray too far from our hotel so we stopped by this joint and weren't disappointed. But, as the title suggests, if you're planning to attend on the evening of a Devils game, show up early - it started getting really busy around 4:45pm and there... More 

Thank JB81ontheroad
Farum, Denmark
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Just landed in Newark and with jetlag, we started with perfect ribs and gumbo, then we looked around and saw a very pleasant restaurant, good atmosphere and great music. American when it is best. And they had Dogfish Head on tap, best IPA in the world.

Thank Michael_T_DK
Clifton, New Jersey
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017

Fabulous! Too many items to select just one, so we went family style and got the ribs, brisket, chicken bbq with sides of jambalaya, bean, mac&cheese and coleslaw. So juicy and tasty. Everyone got a good helping of everything. Happy tummy's all around.

Thank crayonline

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 862-214-6100

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?