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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 10 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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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 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles 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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Television
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?