Eat Well, Eat Often At Newark's Best Restaurants

There are far too many tourists who eat solely in one of Newark's many hotels. Not to say that a good club sandwich doesn't have its place, but there is a culinary world that awaits outside of a room service menu. Out of all the restaurants in any city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Newark dining on your own. In the real world.

Traditional Portuguese food can be found at McWhorter Barbeque or Adega Grill, with seafood so fresh you will swear the ocean is just around the corner. Or try sushi that fuses French concepts with Japanese techniques at the amazing Sushi House 21. If you still have room in your stomach, indulge in a traditional deli experience at Hobby's Delicatessen, with sandwiches so stuffed, you may find it difficult to fit your whole mouth around one. During Devils' or Nets' home games, you can stay here, right until game time, preparing your soul for glory or heartbreak, one meat-filled bite at a time.

Even if you are just in Newark for a layover, you deserve to eat well. These 10Best choices will do your belly right.



The spread at this casual Brazilian restaurant is guaranteed to take on and handle even the biggest appetites. To whet your palate, the gigantic salad bar features fresh, tasty tidbits like aurgula, palm hearts and olives. For those unaccustomed...  Read More



So you want a place to grab a quick and easy meal. Something that will fill you up and not require that you wear a tie. Likely you will find yourself swayed by one of the fast food giants, but in New Jersey near Penn Station, McWhorter BBQ is a...  Read More



Aguilas de Mexico has no website, no WiFi and no alcohol. How can they get away with this? Because their food is absolutely excellent. Steak and chicken tacos are so good, you might forget that you are there to eat and not to inhale. Four tacos...  Read More



Whether you are eating on your own or with a crowd, Pic-Nic Bar & Restaurant is interested in making it happen. With lots of space and hospitality, it is easy to dive into their rich sauces, rice dishes in heavy iron pots and crispy sausage....  Read More



Creating your own sandwich or salad is a lot more exciting when you are out of the confines of your own kitchen. This is the idea behind Harvest Table, along with fresh food that goes the extra mile (like when the staff runs out to your car if...  Read More



Have you had any Basque cuisine lately? Us neither. Basque cuisine includes meat and fish that is cooked over hot coals, sheep's cheese and tapas style small plates. Casa Vasca is the place to go if you decide you would like to be more...  Read More



This casual spot is popular in Newark for their house-made sangria and authentic Spanish cuisine. With an old-school feeling, the staff is interested in learning your name. If you return, you can test their memories. Now open for over 20 years,...  Read More



If you are a person who likes a sandwich that is more meat than bread, then Hobby's Delicatessen and Restaurant in Newark is for you. Open since 1962, old-fashioned and delicious practices have been maintained, like corned beef pickled in huge...  Read More



Chef Nelson Yip is a sushi artist. His sashimi may come rolled like a rose, and the presentation of his food at Sushi House 21 is almost as good as the flavours. The giant menu includes everything you might crave from a Japanese restaurant, as...  Read More



This attractive restaurant, whose interior features stone fireplaces and archways, wrought iron gates, and walls painted in earthy yellows, is one of the best reasons to venture out to Ironbound. Fabulous Portuguese and Spanish cuisine and wine...  Read More


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Courtney Sunday has lived in England, Switzerland, Canada and the US, finding her way into the professions of freelance writing and yoga teaching in between travel opportunities. She learned...  More About Courtney