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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

) #9 of 525 Restaurants in Newark $$ - $$$ American, , Barbecue
224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
+1 862-214-6100
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (49 reviews)
“wings” (38 reviews)
“gumbo” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
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1 - 10 of 356 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

A friend told us about this BBQ place. It was walking distance from our hotel , so we gave it a try and I'm sure glad we did. First our waiter K, was the BEST!!!! The service was as good as the food. My sister's...More

Thank FELESIA123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this BBQ restaurant! Though it's part of a chain, the way the food was prepared, was like home cooking. We had a combo appetizer plate with fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs, spicy boiled shrimp served cold, and chicken wings. It was unlike anything...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to several other Dinosaurs BBQ; was in town for a show at Prudential center... was excited to learn via social media that Dinosaurs was a location for cross promotion of the bands signature beer on tap. My buddy was about ten minutes ahead of...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came back with the kids to celebrate my birthday and it was great - would have awarded 5 rather than 4 bubbles but this place does have a problem getting people seated on time, so we were sitting around for a while... Other reviews seem...More

Thank wheelie07042
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after a show at the Prudential Center. We went based on a recommendation from a friend for the NYC location. We were seated right away. There were quite a few empty tables since it was almost 10pm, although there was a good crowd...More

Thank Happy_2go_places
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

And waited some more. Not busy, empty tables, and yet an hour and fifteen minutes later, we still haven't been served. Maybe we try the one in NYC next time. Maybe it's better managed.

Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hubby and I arrive hours before game time just to get seats in our favorite pre-game restaurant. I've never had a bad meal here! The mac and cheese, the corn bread, all of the meats, the fried-green tomato BLT- all phenomenal! But if you...More

Thank Tara Heagele
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Up Market Street about 3 blocks from Penn Station Newark next to the 50 foot steel hockey player you will find a local treasure The Dinosaur BarBQ. Apparently there is a team of Devils running around in this neighborhood. As we enter we are warmly...More

1  Thank Poppiedoah
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We had an incredible time. I ordered the half rib and my friend ordered a salad. The food was very flavorful and cooked just like a good 'ol southern meal. We did not care for the sweet potatoes. They were not thick as expected and...More

Thank LaToya B
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went here last night for dinner. Got the brisket plate & 1/2 bird plate. Sides sweet mashed, sautéed greens, coleslaw & salad. Best food ever! I was impressed with everything that I ate & my boyfriend also loved it. Everything was perfectly cooked & tasted...More

Thank Rye E
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Anh T
Is there parking around Dinosaur Bar-B-Que?
31 January 2015|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from Liz P | Property representative |
These folks pretty much summed it up. It can be pricey to park on event nights at the Prudential Center.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Market St, Newark, NJ 07102-3708
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 862-214-6100
  • E-mail
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