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Fossati's Delicatessen

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302 S Main St, Victoria, TX 77901-8122
+1 361-576-3354
11:00 - 14:30
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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

I loved this piece of history. The restaurant has been open since the 1890's and is the oldest restaurant in Texas. One local told us that years ago only men could eat there, which may explain why the restroom seemed more suited for men than women. Casual, reasonable and nice lunch menu. Sandwiches, soups and salads. Friendly service, too.

Thank jomill2015
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Food comes quick and ever table was full at lunch, so that says something! Very good and amazing building with much history. Will come again if the opportunity comes up!

Thank VHS-65
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

They've been around since 1882, so as they saying goes they've had to have been doing something right! A great spot for both travelers or a business lunch. My favorite is the turkey BLT croissant sandwich paired with any one of their soups. Many parts of the original restaurant are still there which gives it a great authentic, historical feel.... More 

Thank stxag10
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

This deli is located in an old building, which adds to the restaurants charm. It's a nice place for an affordable light lunch in the downtown area. I work nearby and frequent this deli often. I rarely dine-in but when I do, I sit in the very back room because it doesn't feel as crowded and uncomfortable. My personal favorite... More 

Thank Jenbankhead
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't know, since they apparently refused to serve us. My colleague and I are visiting on a business trip and thought we'd try the deli. We entered, it was lunch and fairly busy. We sat at a table that had been vacated but not cleared (sign said seat yourself). No acknowledgement, no cleaning of the table. Servers walked right... More 

Thank Leah B
College Station, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fossati's Deli was established in 1882 and is the oldest Deli in Texas. Right in the heart of Victoria, Texas, they are open only for lunch (11 to 2). The menu has many options for lunch. My wife had the Reuben and I had the Italian Sub, so we split each half and half. The Deli serves beer and wine,... More 

Thank Elmer-Ellis
Dallas, Texas
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Curious to see an deli that was so old that it had to be soo good. It did not disappoint. food was good lots of history on display. As an Italian, I love to see where Italians came & found great business THe family was also related to Lucchese of th boot fame

Thank metooboohoo
Victoria, Texas
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch with a friend, the service was excellent, we were checked on at least every 5 minutes, our drinks were kept full. Very good soup and sandwich at a very reasonable price. Really quick service even at a busy time. Good place for quiet lunch.

Thank BGJ182
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Well presented meals. My chicken salad sandwich was delicious and simple. Nice young ladies serving. Good atmosphere. These are the places that make you glad you did not stop at a chain franchise. I would stop again if going through town.

Thank ChicRoadTripper
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Homemade soup, bread. Bar. Wonderful sandwiches. Daily lunch specials. Many sandwiches named after local luminaries.

Thank Stan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 S Main St, Victoria, TX 77901-8122
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 361-576-3354

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