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Ben's Best

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9640 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11374-1143
+1 718-897-1700
09:00 - 21:00
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Woodside, New York
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I bought 3 lbs of pastrami to take back to PA for my dad's birthday. It was well worth the price and everyone loved it.

Thank Katkev23
Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Ben's Best after a flight to JFK. The stewardess recommended it. I told her I was looking for a real NY Jewish Deli. she hit the nail on the head. The second I walked in, I told my wife, this was old school..right out of my childhood; I found out later from Jay (the owner) that it's been... More 

Thank David S
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had a very good old fashioned Jewish Brisket sandwich. Portions were big. Tasty. Service was poor. Food was very good. Prices are high

Thank Peter W
Jay P, Owner at Ben's Best, responded to this review

Hi Peter - I am sorry to hear about the service. I am glad to hear about the sandwich though, look forward to having you back. More 

Rego Park, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Great food. Hot dogs. Kraft. Potato salad. Corned beef. Slaw. Real new York deli. Owner is always there. Genuine new York deli men

Thank Barton B
Princeton, New Jersey
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Reading reviews here, one would anticipate finding a deli approaching Manhattan's iconic Katz's. With prices the same or higher than Katz's, we were prepared for a clone. Unfortunately, the similarity stopped with the prices. Quality less-quantity less. Not that anything was objectionable, although the pastrami was cold twice. I guess that's the way they do it, unfortunately lacking the buttery,... More 

Thank clytoneus
Jay P, Owner at Ben's Best, responded to this review

Hi - Thanks for dining with us. We've been preparing pastrami the same way for over 70 years so it surprises me to read this review. We aim to think our food is rich in quality and quantity. If there was an issue, please let us know as we are more than happy to ensure you have a pleasurable experience at... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

An institution (Rego Park), Ben’s continues to serve up amazingly fresh and kosher foods. My (non-Jewish) family of four enjoyed matzo soup, chicken soup, [huge] pastrami sandwiches, a [also huge] hamburger, kniche-wich sandwiches, fresh coleslaw, and half-sour pickles. We also enjoyed the hospitality of Ray—a man who tells amazing stories! Highly recommend.

Thank Suzanne55127
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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105 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

This place is fantastic!!, the food quality is excellent and portions so big. I did order the chicken breast sandwich and it was amazing, so fresh and full of flavor. The price is around $15-$20 but is worthy compared to the food quality. For sure I will return!!

Thank ERGomez12
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I eat here every couple of months. Back to my roots. I usually take out. This time I ate lunch in. The waitress was friendly and prompt. The place was almost full. The food speaks for itself. Large fresh sandwiches. Chopped liver is the best. Pastrami on rye to die for. I could not finish so I brought half home... More 

Thank Mora1234
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Welcome to amazing sandwiches but for a steep price. Most are around $20 but look at the size!! There is no easy way to wrap your hands around the sandwiches but you will figure it out. If you want an amazing deli sandwich but do not want to trek into Manhattan, wait at least an hour for a table and... More 

Thank Ecaterina H
North Carolina
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251 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Forget the lower east side! Kosher (and good!) exists in Queens (Fleisch). Brisket, pastrami, corn beef (oh my) and chopped liver with the proper proportion of "chicken fat" (cholesterol?) made this a really good meal. Prices are reasonable. Nice touch...spoke to the owner...such a nice person.

Thank MrPickwick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 32
Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9640 Queens Blvd, Rego Park, NY 11374-1143
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Rego Park
  • Phone Number: +1 718-897-1700

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