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Hal's Delicatessen & Sandwich

115 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
+1 607-273-7765
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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06:00 - 16:00All hours
American, Delicatessen
115 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
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Reviews (46)
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 13 November 2016

We had a hard time finding somewhere open for breakfast. The food had a bit of a "New York deli feeling. The restaurant was quite dated and the food was fair. The staff was friendly.

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Went to Hal's recently with visiting family. Extremely reasonable and generous portions. We had the following: lean corned beef on rye with mustard- delicious bread and deli mustard made this a familiar favorite. Breakfast all day- the veggie omelette was generous and made well done...More

Thank susgames13
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Frequented here in the '90s as a college student. Not much has changed. Ordered the knish, one plain and one with cheese. Just as yummy as I remembered.

Thank M1chtopher
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Hal's is supposed to be a traditional NY style deli. I guess you could believe this if you've never been to NY. It is very high fat and, ordinarily, high fat means it tastes good. Not here, though. In addition, the last time I ordered...More

Thank BarbaraK45
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Pastrami sandwiches, knishes, where folks go to eat when they want good without fancy. It's been here forever (well, it was a tradition when I arrived 30 years ago!)

Thank Judith P
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is a place I have at times gone to weekly for years. In my book its beyond a 3, but I am afraid i would raise expectations too much if i gave it above a 3. It definitely features local favorites, and local specialties....More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I've had breakfast here a few times when I wasn't in the mood to wait for a table at Lincoln St or State Diner. Their omelettes are decent, but nothing to write home about. The ambiance really depends on your mood: you'll either love the...More

Thank lonelycrowd
Reviewed 1 March 2016

I visit this Deli about 4 times a year and I have never had a bad sandwich, meal or experience here, very friendly folks all around working here and quick service too. Very tasty, well made, sandwiches as well.

1  Thank Donnie B
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I visited some friends at Cornell and they took me to this place for a hungover breakfast! As a pretty active person I eat a lot of fry ups in the morning to get me ready for the day, and here I didn't expect much...More

Thank meeshleboeuf
Reviewed 29 December 2015

This is a no-frills affordable dining experience. The family is very welcoming and remembers their repeat customers, which adds a personal touch. Food is probably the cheapest you will find in Ithaca. Nothing spectacular about the food, but is a great place for breakfast or...More

Thank Brian W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 N Aurora St, Ithaca, NY 14850-4301
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-273-7765
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