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Norton's Pastrami and Deli

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18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
+1 805-965-3210
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10:00 - 04:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 04:00
Sat 10:30 - 03:30
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Santa Barbara, California
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318 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is always busy at lunch and most seem regulars. Nothing fancy, in fact if you keep the table too long they ask you to leave. The pastrami is the best I have eaten and lots of variations on pastrami, beef, and corned beef. If you don't like meat you will hate it. I can't enough of this place.... More 

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Thank expectquality1942
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite and had a Pastrami Classic sandwich combo #1, and a hot dog. First the good. Cute spot, with fast and friendly service. They were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and let you know which sandwiches were the favorites on that show. The Pastrami was very good, thinly sliced and not very fatty.... More 

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Thank Christopher F
Glendora, California
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This fine establishment was on Dinners,drive & dine! Worth driving two hours to enjoy a meal from here! Yummy👍🏻😃 Worth coming back! Enjoy your meal

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Thank waynejeanette
Santa Barbara, California
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318 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

this is an old fashioned pastrami diner. Not many tables and a small counter. Lots of take out activity. Go early for lunch if you want a table. Don't stay at the table too long or the manager will bluntly tell you he "Needs the table" and doesn't say it very nicely. The food is awesome if you like meat... More 

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Thank expectquality1942
Oxnard, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The philly cheese sandwich and pickles were superb! We almost missed the tiny place along Figueroa in downtown Santa Barbara. Once you can find a parking spot, let the good eats begin!

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Thank Jeffery P
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific Pastrami sandwiches! We were pointed there by a local and pleasantly surprised by the delicious corned beef, roast beef and pastrami sandwiches.

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Thank TravelerTK4
West Palm Beach, Florida
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had heard about this place so yesterday we were walking around downtown Santa Barbara and had lunch there.Location was great..just a block off of State Street.Place is pretty small.Luckily we got seats at a table and shared with other people.Atmosphere is a little hectic. I wouldn't go there if you want to sit and have a leisurely meal. However, if... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Dropped in to check out the place after seeing it in triple D. While it is fairly small the food itself is as good as Guy says it is. I had a pastrami Reuben and my wife had Philly Steak sandwich and both were very good - tasty and filling. Would definitely return if I he area

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Thank Saint100
Palmdale, California, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at Norton's because we had seen it on DDD. A little pricey but it was worth it. My husband had the half classic pastrami on rye and I had the half plt (pastrami fried like bacon, with chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomatoes). Both sandwiches were plentiful and very good. Definitely did not need a who,e sandwich. We... More 

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Mission Viejo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Grew up on the east Coast (NYC & NJ) and you can find delis like crazy, but since I moved to SoCal been difficult to find a real deli experience. Stopped by Norton's based on a DD&D broadcast. Not disappointed. The pastrami sandwich was delicious and reminded me of back home. I also ordered the homemade potato salad and not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 04:00
Thursday
10:00 - 04:00
Friday
10:00 - 04:00
Saturday
10:30 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?