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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
+1 973-465-9795
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I had traveled all morning without breakfast so we decided to find good food right off of Newark Airport. Krug's Tavern was very busy with lunch traffic but the staff was friendly and the food amazing. We had cheeseburgers that were so huge that I had to cut it just to eat it. The fried calamari and fries... More 

Thank daring99_123
New Jersey
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Krug's for years and there have been very few times in my life that I have actually had a comparable burger. This is I would say 1/2 pound, cooked to taste... Just a really good burger. the other recommendation I would make are buffalo wings. Just great. The place is old and sort of a... More 

Thank jdocarmo
New Jersey USA
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This All American Landmark sits in the middle of an Iberian/Brazilian neighborhood inside one of America's most under appreciated city. Newark, NJ yea sure there is a lot to not appreciate...but inside the Ironbound, Krugs Tavern is a must visit. This was my first time tasting the hamburger that I've heard so much about for so many years... And it... More 

Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Stopped after a Giants game for a quick bite. The service was friendly and attentive. We had wings and calamari for appetizers; both delicious! The main event was the burgers, juicy and flavorful. Would highly recommend a visit!

Thank Beverly K
Paris, France
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

That's right! I traveled from Europe to this sports bar just to have this burger. Mr. Foodie 2016/17!!!! hahahaha Read the reviews here and decided to do a "Business" trip to Newark. Take Bus #62 or #Go28 directly from Newark Aeroport toward Newark Penn Station........Transfer to Bus 25 toward the correctional facility.....it stops directly in front of Krug's Tavern door.... More 

Thank universeho
new jersey
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

I am foodie and will go out of my way to try what people claim to be the best. I have tried hamburgers all over the United States and can say that this is a very good hamburger ! The place is basically a bar with a big back room that lacks atmosphere. The wait staff was friendly and attentive... More 

Thank bobbyk57
Middle of Nowhere, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

One of the best burgers I have ever had. None of the gourmet toppings BS. Kept it simple with a Bacon Cheese Burger and it was everything I could have asked for. Cooked to a perfect medium. As the menu warns be prepared to wait but will worth it. The Wings were also a good App while you wait.

Thank Mich912
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 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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: +1 973-465-9795

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