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Manny’s Cafeteria and Delicatessen

#292 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607-4425
(312) 939-2855
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is obviously a Jewish cafeteria, located in a business district some 2 miles off of the "Golden mile" in Michigan. In addition to sandwiches which they made while I waited, they also had soups and several other hot and cold dishes. My Turkey club was 4-5 inches tall,3 layers of bread with heaps of turkey, bacon, lettuce and tomato,... More 

Thank Siri S
Chicago, United States
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great lunch experience, and both the corned beef for me, and my wife had the pastrami were delicious. Both sandwiches were huge and freshly prepared.

Thank Timothy O
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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467 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise! A local recommended this place and said it was old school cafeteria and we loved it! Grab a tray, walk the extensive line in this spotless, bright and efficient Deli! The matzo soup (I recommend the mish mash minus rice) was so rich and tasty! The corned beef piled high and the chopped liver was fantastic!!... More 

Thank CzechMate2010
Saint Louis, Missouri
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176 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just happen to stop by here on a busy Saturday afternoon. Got a great corned beef sandwich (so big had to split) and a delicious potato pancake. In a busy area just south of the loop. Décor is a bit dated but overall quick service, good food and good atmosphere,

Thank Michael K
Lemont, Illinois
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141 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

World famous for their corned beef but has so much more to offer. Great lunchtime ambiance with people from diverse backgrounds. My wife and I split the corned beef on rye with potato pancakes. We could hardly finish it was so large! Will be back again...

Thank Jim T
weir, United States
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

If you love Reubens or Corn beef then this is the place. The meet is flavorful and very tender. Also the size of sandwich is large!. If you fly through Midway airport there are several locations in the airport. Now you will have to wait to get a reuben because they take some time to make, but well worth it!... More 

Thank Keith R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

One isn't going to find anything close to premium Jewish deli like a Katz of New York City or a Langer's, Canter's of Los Angeles. That said, Manny's is one of the best we have in Chicago. I usually get the pastrami at Manny's but this time had the side by side or pastrami on hone have and corned beef... More 

Thank SweetWillie
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Amazing selection, huge portion, friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to return! This is a typical deli with meat piled high on the bread and plenty of sides to choose from.

Thank Michelle W
Chicago, Illinois
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Giant sandwiches, matzo ball soup and more sides and hot entree choices than I thought possible. I love the turkey pastrami and can find it no where else. Potato pancake and a pickle served with each giant sandwich. Food for the soul! If you leave this place hungry your name must be Joey Chestnut.

Thank Jeff P
Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Always a favorite when I'm in Chicago. This is an old school deli that has been there for years and years. I always get the brisket sandwich because it is so good and huge. There is a huge array of different hot and cold dishes to choose from and the prices are a touch high but only because you get... More 

Thank Greg S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1141 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 60607-4425
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: (312) 939-2855

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