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Mar 16, 2010 09:39 PM

Lunch Suggestions for Jury Duty in Newark?

Any ideas near the Essex County Courthouse?

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  1. run dont walk tell em marty sent you
    great and i mean great jewish deli
    pastrami corned beef fresh turkey soups
    you name they got it
    one of the truly great places on therplanet

    Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant
    32 Branford Pl, Newark, NJ 07102

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    1. re: foodismylife

      Do you mean Hobby's on Branford Place?
      Also good - Famous Deli on Washington Street.

      There used to be a lunch truck right outside the courthouse that sold some pretty good lunch stuff.

      1. re: Applecheeks

        branford place is where Hobby's is
        Not to be missed


      You'll really enjoy Paulie Anna Rose right off 29 in west Trenton.

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      1. re: Tapas52

        Please excuse my ignorance I was thinking Trenton ...not Newark..sorry about that.

        1. There are a few places in Newark on my "need to try" list, but as I've not yet been to any of them, please consider the following as leads rather than recommendations. They also might be at the edge of walking distance for a lunch break:

          The Priory. Soul food and jazz. NOTE: They may no longer serve dinner/lunch.
          233 W Market St, Newark NJ
          (973) 242-8012

          Je's Restaurant. Southern, barbeque, soul food.
          260 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
          (973) 623-8848

          27 Mix. Southwestern, asian, and italian fusion.
          27 Halsey St, Newark, NJ 07102
          (973) 648-0643

          Then there's McGovern's Tavern, where I haven't been since college days, but they served a decent burger and other bar food:

          McGovern's Tavern.
          58 New St, Newark, NJ 07102
          (973) 643-3984

          Good luck, and please let us know what you find!

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          1. re: njfreqflyer

            All good suggestions. Je's has been around for years and is frequented by all the Newark movers and shakers. The Priory used to be one of my go to places when I worked in that area. Food was always very good. I've heard a lot of good things about 27 Mix but I have not personally had the opportunity to dine there. McGovern's is an interesting place, but not one that I would be recommending for lunch, unless it is a liquid lunch.

            1. re: Applecheeks

              Thumbs up for 27 Mix. I enjoyed a nice lunch there a while back.