July 6, 2012
224 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07105

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July 6, 2012


The Syracuse, NY-based BBQ chain has it’s first New Jersey location, right next to the Prudential Center in Downtown Newark. Menu @ Dinosaur BBQ - NewarkDinosaur is a bustling spot with a big bar scene and two large dining rooms. Reservations are a must before or after any event at the Rock.

2012-07-06DinosaurBBQ978..wtmkFor me, the sides I tried – hushpuppies, mac & cheese, turkey neck greens – outshine the barbecue (pork ribs, Texas brisket), which was OK, not spectacular. Not a lot of flavor in the meat itself, under the branded BBQ sauce. The extensive, TGI-Friday-ish menu includes fried green tomatoes, the “Big Ass Pork Plate,” barbecue chicken, and everything BBQ in a sandwich.

It’s a fun place to eat, though, with a very good beer list and some enthusiastic servers.