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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to try this place after reading the reviews and we were not disappointed. The burgers were huge juicy and delicious. Loved the dill pickles they came with. We also ordered fries and onion rings, so couldn't quite finish it all. The onion rings are the best I have ever had so crispy on the outside and soft on... More 

Thank Lynne G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first time at Krug's. I loved the whole feel of being in a local neighborhood tavern. Big bonus - a parking lot in the back so we didn't have to drive up and doewn looking for a spot. Our waitress was wonderful and friendly. And the food was terrific. We both had burgers...they were cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank Susan W
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To get there - you go down Ferry street that turns into Wilson Ave - it's easy an parking is somewhat of a challenge - but they have a small lot behind - if you're lucky. Otherwise, within a few blocks on the street is doable. The burgers are huge (12oz) and really juicy. It's a very non descript place,... More 

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Thank Jon M
Demarest, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked into this unassuming pub with no expectations and walked out with a big fat belly. We ordered wings which were crispy and had the right amount of buffalo sauce on them-very tasty. Then came the bacon cheeseburger cooked to a perfect medium rare. The first bite had me, as the flavorful meat dripped juice, each and every mouthful. 12... More 

1 Thank stevev8888
Manalapan, New Jersey
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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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140 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 July 10, 2016

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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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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

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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, Dining on a budget, 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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