The 3 best Southern spots in Newark

Photo: The Weekend Spot Restaurant/Yelp

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Southern fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Southern spots around Newark, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.

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1. McWhorter Barbecue

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First on the list is McWhorter Barbecue. Located at 104 McWhorter St., this barbecue spot is the highest-rated restaurant to score Southern eats in Newark, boasting four stars out of 191 reviews on Yelp.

2. The Weekend Spot Restaurant

Photo: The Weekend Spot Restaurant/Yelp

Next up is Puerto Rican and soul food spot The Weekend Spot Restaurant, situated at 683 Springfield Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp, it has proved to be a local favorite.

3. Justin's BBQ

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Lastly, there's Justin's BBQ, a Portuguese and barbecue restaurant with four stars out of 23 Yelp reviews. Head over to 145 Bloomfield Ave. to see for yourself.

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