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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Newark, Newark, NJ

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Newark

3.9
3.9
641 Reviews
$30 and under
Barbecue
The Scene
The Syracuse-based barbecue phenomenon plunked a sprawling roadhouse with all the familiar back-road accoutrements into an abandoned meat factory. The roll call of devotees includes area families, couples on casual dates and old friends alike.


The Food:
Though fried green tomatoes and punchy boiled shrimp start things off right, the smell of smoking meats quickly adjusts the focus. The smokey-sweet pork ribs gently release from the bone and the Texas brisket, a touch dry, gets a lift from a topping of tangy cured jalapeños and a dash of hot sauce. It's even safe to venture from red meat with the truly moist and tender chicken, brined then smoked for deep flavor. With the exception of the cakey corn bread, sides keep pace, with tangy Creole potato salad and sweetened baked beans the standouts. Delivery available from 11:30 Am until 8:00 PM
Catering is available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Hours of operation
    Closed for Christmas. Closes 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Monday -Thursday: 11:30am to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am to 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am to 10:00pm Delivery Hours 11:30 AM until 8:00 PM
  • Phone number
    (862) 214-6100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Party at our house! Semi-private spaces available for parties of 12 to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Howard Agriss, Catering Manager or Judy Anderson, : (862) 214-6060
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 641 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 1.4Value

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641 Reviews
  1. LauraZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    #1 Had reservations but still waited an hour for a table. #2 Staff was identifiable, no matching wardrobe. Quality type of clothing was questionable also (ripped/holes in jeans). #3 when a side dish was unavailable, staff did not ask a person in my party if they would want another side. Only received one side. #4 Paging system was poor. Couldn’t hear over loud music & patron chatter. #5 Once food arrived to my table it was leas then room temperature. Basically on the cold side. It’s understandable at when I went it was an “event” night (NJ Devils hockey game), service could have been alot better then it was. Even for a hockey game night.

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  2. tomg

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible experience. We didn't get our food for 90 minutes. They ran out of ribs and chicken. Crazy for a BBQ place to not have ribs OR chicken. Our poor server was assigned too many tables and did her best to make sure we got drinks and food, but this place was just totally mismanaged and failed on so many levels. Waiting 90 minutes for food is inexcusable. We weren't even comped. I would strongly recommend against eating at this franchise of Dinosaur BBQ, which is an amazing experience in other cities (like Rochester).

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  3. David13

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As chain restaurants go I believe that the quality of food and service Is excellent and I throughly enjoyed my meal. The ribs were delicious and the sides of greens, Mac and cheese and cucumber salad were real good. Our waiter Derrick, was helpful and courteous and provided excellent service. I would definitely return and recommend the restaurant

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  4. TabathaG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great hospitality and accommodation for wheelchair. Great service. Great sauce as gift.

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  5. JaneS

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to the original one in Syracuse so decided to try the one in Newark. Was pretty good although they ran out of 2 side dishes. Our server was very attentive and quick to take our orders. All-in-all the food was good as expected. Great price for a great rack of ribs.

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  6. JMWein

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome BBQ in downtown Newark! Our party of 7 ordered the Family platter, filled with chicken, ribs, brisket & pulled pork which was more than ample. While the chicken was average, at best, the ribs, brisket & pork were outstanding, featuring great smokey flavors. They have nice spicy bbq sauces and terrific sides. We loved the beans and rice, the mac & cheese and the cornbread. Service was prompt, friendly and accommodating. We certainly plan on many repeat visits.

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  7. AndrewK

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food good service and very friendly staff all at a reasonable price , visited pre ice hockey game.

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  8. Whitney

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Upon arrival we had to wait 10mins for our waiter to come over. Once he came over we received a partial menu. Because I studied the menu I knew to ask for more options when I was presented with the full menu. Our waiter wasn’t knowledgeable and seemed lost. When it was time for my food to come he explained that my burger was accidentally given to someone else. I was annoyed but decided to wait for another. When I finally got my new burger the fries were ice cold. I’ve been to Dino burger tons of times but this place is for amateurs

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  9. AmosT

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere and decor are nice. Our server was attentive but made a couple of mistakes with our order. Also, the restaurant ran out of cole slaw and mashed potatoes. A BBQ place without these two sides isn’t th best! The food tasted really good however, the pulled pork was a little dry.

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  10. davidb

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was way too salty and just didn't make sense, The service was unprofessional.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Newark offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (862) 214-6100.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Newark is rated 3.9 stars by 641 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Newark

224-226 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Closed for Christmas. Closes 4 p.m. Christmas Eve. Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Monday -Thursday: 11:30am to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am to 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am to 10:00pm Delivery Hours 11:30 AM until 8:00 PM
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (862) 214-6100
  • Private party facilities
    Party at our house! Semi-private spaces available for parties of 12 to 50 people.
  • Private party contact
    Howard Agriss, Catering Manager or Judy Anderson, : (862) 214-6060
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