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Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant

32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
+1 973-623-0410
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pastrami” (35 reviews)
“cupcakes” (16 reviews)
“sandwiches” (38 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen
€€ - €€€
32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came in for some St Patrick’s Day lunch- started with Matzo Ball Soup which was yummy , we also ordered split pea which I wasn’t a fan of but others liked . We ordered two pastrami And corned beef sandwiches which came served with cole...More

Thank mauinokaoi1973
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Newark please do not miss this classic deli. The portions are enormous. I will definitely return. A favorite of the locals so you know it is good.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the best sandwich restaurants in the area. Great hot and cold sandwiches. I recommend that everyone visit this restaurant when their in the area.

Thank Tiffany G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Nico #1 and Palmieri #21 sandwiches. They were huge and very filling. The chicken on both of them were thinly cut and cooked to perfection. Atmosphere is similar to other delis/diner, but it was nice to have the owner (I think) come by...More

Thank snakez27
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Came here for business lunch and was pleasantly surprised. It was like eating at Ben's or Katz's deli in in NYC. We were pleasantly greeted and shown to a table. Inside needs some decorating! Complimentary pickles were provided. Mushroom Barley soup was amazing! Corned beef...More

Thank lone6star
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Consistently excellent. Been eating here for 26 years and Hooby’s never disappoints. Traditional NY Style Deli only in Newark. Everything made on site. Great soups, deserts and of course sandwiches. Quite frankly as good as any big name NYC deli and when it comes to...More

Thank Armand L
Reviewed 27 November 2017

One of Newark's restaurant gems. Very friendly atmosphere, excellent food & reasonable prices. It's the place to go before a Devil's game.

Thank 734billj
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Old style deli. Excellent pastrami and corned beef. Definitely worth a stop if in the area. Will be going back.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I had hot pastrami and cheese when I last went to Hobby's. The meat is very good with no extra fat. Sandwiches could be a little bigger with the prices they charge.

Thank reneea512
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Recommended as a good lunch spot by the hotel. As soon as you step inside it's like you're transported back in time. Looks like the interior hasn't changed in 50-60 years. Staff has a great sense of humor and are friendly. Food was great -...More

Thank themntraveler
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Questions & Answers
1 October 2017|
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Response from Martin B | Reviewed this property |
No, there’s no outdoor seating
1 April 2017|
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Response from Mbrumby | Property representative |
Hobby's is open Monday - Friday 7:15 am until 4:15 pm. Saturday's 10:45-2:45. Hobby's also stays open before all Monday - Saturday Devils home games until 6:45 (or 15 minutes before game time). Hobby's is a 10 minute... More
Peter M
2 November 2016|
Response from Mbrumby | Property representative |
We can deliver. We have a $125. Minimum to the airport with a delivery fee added on. Delivery is not always available since we do not have a dedicated driver.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102-2723
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-623-0410
  • E-mail
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