Krug's Tavern

118 Wilson Ave
Newark, NJ 07105
Tel: (973) 465-9795


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From Pete Bruno:

Krug's Tavern is a family owned and operated business in Newark, New Jersey since March 1932. The tavern was founded by Frank and Laura Krug and has remained in the same location now being run by the fourth generation.

Frank and Laura had 3 children Frank, Robert, and Edna who were all part of the business and helped until Frank Krug died. Edna and her husband Casper LaMotta continued running the business until 1980 when they turned it over to their children Frank and Gary LaMotta.

Ellen LaMotta (widow of Gary LaMotta) is currently managing the business, Frank and Susan LaMotta are still business partners. Gary and Ellen have 3 children:
Christina, Gary, Jr., and Joyce. Frank and Susan have 3 children Gina, Frank, and Anthony. The great grandchildren of Frank and Laura are active in the business. Anyone that visits Krug’s is sure to find Joyce on the grill, Christina bartending, Gary being a host and Frankie on the weekend – they are continuing the family tradition and making the family proud.

Krug’s Tavern is a neighborhood business that has withstood the years and changing of times in Newark. Proud to say employees have always been Newark resident’s and take pride in being part of a tradition of generations of Down Neck families. Krug’s has always been known for their homemade marinara sauce for shrimp and calamari but lately, it is well known our “burgers” it was written up by the Munch Mobile in 2010 and voted best burger in Northern New Jersey in 2011 & 2015.