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Krug's Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
North Ironbound
American, Bar, Pub
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118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105-3325
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place has been touted as having the best burger in NJ. My friends and I have to agree! From the outside, it's a nondescript local bar in the working class "Ironbound" section of Newark. Other than the neon sign outside, it's hard to tell that the place is actually open. A big metal door at the front seems to... More 

Thank 7David49
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is exactly what you hope for. Cheap but clean bar with fast, competent service and good, American food cooked right in front of you, Krug's delivers what other high-end burger joints aspire to.

Thank Lenwa2016
Belleville, New Jersey
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135 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have by far the best damn burgers that I've ever eaten in my life. My favorite is the Jersey Burger with Taylor Ham. YUMMMM

1 Thank MrAruba
West Orange, New Jersey
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious, juicy hamburger; good calamari and onion rings. Wives couldn't finish the very generous sized burger. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Likely to return.

Thank hmd55
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This place is described as a "dive bar" which is quite inaccurate. The place is very clean (including the bathrooms)and is well lit. The hamburgers are huge, a bit greasy and delicious. The onion rings are excellent. The buffalo wings are nearly perfect in size and texture and the mozzarella sticks were very good. This is a true gem in... More 

Thank rtala34
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

So after hearing about Krugs we decided to look at reviews and try it . all I can say is OMG ! The simplest burger yet the juices were overflowing . Be prepared to have lots of Napkins. Service was great too. Try it you will not be disappointed .

Thank travelgirld72
New Jersey
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624 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 991 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

This was our first time at Krugs. We came here after reading an article about it having the best burgers in New Jersey. We were not disappointed. We started with onion rings, which were excellent. We both ordered burgers mine was the taylorham cheeseburger. The other a regular cheeseburger with lettuce, tomatoes and fried onions. The beef was very juicy... More 

1 Thank CCG1982
Frenchtown New Jersey
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129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to Krug's after a Yankee game - had heard that they served up best burger in NJ. Was not disappointed. Burger was very good. Old School tavern atmosphere. Service was friendly. This is a true neighborhood bar. Parking on a Saturday eve was a little tricky. The bar does have a lot in back. Nothing fancy here - just... More 

Maplewood, NJ
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The service was just fine in this neighborhood dive bar. I've heard for many years that Krug's serves the best hamburger in New Jersey. So we decided to check it out. I don't get it. It really wasn't any different than the sort of hamburger you could make at home on the stove. Not grille. Stove. And while you're at... More 

Thank Knot_my_reel_name
Teaneck, New Jersey, United States
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107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Arrived Saturday around 5 and had no problem getting a table in the back room. The bar and the tables around the bar were full. No complaints with the service; our waiter was at our table in a few minutes and took our drink orders and appetizers order. Chicken wings with Scampi sauce were very good as were the jalapeno... More 

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ 07105-3325
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > North Ironbound
  • Neighborhood: North Ironbound
  • Phone Number: 973-465-9795

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