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“Wow!!!”

Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 571 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Madison,CT
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013 via mobile

Arriving at Newark (NJ) Airport I used TripAdvisor to find a restaurant for lunch. Up popped Hobby's in downtown Newark. I dialed it into my GPS and off we went. What a wonderful experience. The best pastrami ever, great slaw and pickles. My wife had their special chicken sandwich, which she loved. We all had cupcakes for desert, delicious. Parking was easy, directly in front on a well traveled patrolled street, could be the safest street in New Jersey. The owner came over and brought some great bread pudding, our waitress was like our mother. We will be back often.

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New York City, New York
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190 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Excellent deli -- order the pastrami!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

One of the best pastrami sandwiches in NJ! Hobby's is a classic deli -- and a top notch one, all around. I've been here many times, and my last visit -- as always -- I enjoyed it very much.

Just go. You wont' be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank cory r
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New Jersey
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hobby's Is The Real Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

Hobby's is a classic deli, with great food, friendly servers, and decent value. I never have a problem finding on-street parking (metered-bring some coins), and the neighborhood is safe. If you're traveling in the area during the day, it's worth finding you way into downtown Newark for lunch at Hobby's.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank michaelira
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New Jersey
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170 reviews
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“Jury duty in Newark? You must have lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

By far one of the best pastrami sandwiches in NJ or NY. Very lean, tasty, not salty and fresh. Just had lunch and its a winner. The place itself is 90 yrs old and the interior I'm guessing was redone in the 1960's, but no matter it's great. Try the Pea soup.

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2 Thank Allan L
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Boston
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Move over New York, Here's a Great Old Fashioned Deli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

Move over New York this deli has you beat!
The food is why you come here. The interior is dated ( 60s vinyl and dark paneling) but don't let that scare you off.
Sit down and you get a bowl of deli pickles and green tomatos (my favorite) that is exceptional.
They even have exceptional vegetarian dishes such as falafel and hummus that are some of the best I've had.
Sandwiches are stacked high with meat of all kinds including tongue.
This is the place to go when you have a hankering for great deli.

Visited September 2012
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