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Katz's Deli

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Neighbourhood:
Lower East Side
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205 E Houston Street, 205 E Houston Street, 10002-1098, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10002-1098
+1 212-254-2246
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08:00 - 22:45
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:45
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:45
Thu 08:00 - 02:45
Fri 08:00 - 23:59
Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The queue was really, really long but actually moved quite fast. It was a little confusing once inside as you queue again in different areas to order different things, queue at the cutters to get meat sandwiches, another for grilled cheese etc, a different area for fries and drinks and another for deli sandwiches. I had a half pastrami half... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Famously brusque service, try to decide what you want begorehand or quickly while waiting in the queue ( on line in NYC jargon) -- which is more of a cattle herd during busy periods. You won't find better pastrami or corn beef anywhere. It helps to study your definitions before entry. IMPORTANT : Make sure you keep the chit of... More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We got the corned beef sandwiches with swiss cheese and split an order of fries, yummy!! Go, you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Kristin M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out of our way to go try that beef and it did not disappoint! Do not worry about the comments regarding losing your tickets. The welcoming people there make it clear to you when you get in. Yes don't lose it as they mark all prices on it but otherwise maaaaaan! That is some beef! Never had any better:

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Thank Ismael A
San Ramon, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were told by many of our friends to make sure we eat here while in New York, they were right. It's an old school sandwich shop, and the food was excellent. My wife and I split a pastrami sandwich, there was about a pound of meat on it, the thing was huge. The pastrami was full of flavor and... More 

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Thank Dave G
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place ... I have been coming here for years ... if you love a great sandwich omg !!! You will love this place ...

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Thank ghottabehood g
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place knows how to make a sandwich. You might want to share it with someone though, they are huge. The pickles are really really good here. I have been here about 3 times and I have yet to have a sandwich better than a Katz's sandwich. Their meat is so good and so fresh! It's amazing

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place. Went for a late lunch. Meats were all delicious. Also liked the pickles and coleslaw. The chocolate egg cream was wonderful. We had table service. Our waiter was great. Will definitely go back. We were happy to be able to get 1/2 sandwiches. Liked the cheesecake as well.

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Thank joelyria
Brooklyn, New York
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193 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a real order to getting your food to go at Katz's. Grab a ticket and stand at each counter to get the things you want (and need). One place for franks and specials and knishes; another for pastrami; another for Dr Brown's sodas and other drinks. The deli-man at each counter writes the price in pencil and you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pastrami sandwich was very good, but the ordering process was more than a bit confusing for a first-timer. The whole process seemed very unorganized.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:45
Monday
08:00 - 22:45
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:45
Thursday
08:00 - 02:45
Friday
08:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Houston Street, 205 E Houston Street, 10002-1098, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10002-1098
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-254-2246

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