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Hershel's East Side Deli

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Chinatown
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51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-922-6220
Today
08:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seating is always a pain at Reading b Terminal market but if you want something quick and good I recommend it. We fit the pastrami omelet sandwich on rye. It was very good. Served on real Jewish rye. Would come back.

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Thank Tanya S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

In a place with amazing food this place stands out as the best. Get the pastrami egg and cheese on rye breakfast sandwich. Without question the best breakfast sandwich in the us and only $7.

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Thank Adam R
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best deli in Philly......we had pastrami on rye and corned beef on rye.....way too much for a single meal.....great traditional deli with spectacular sandwiches.

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Thank RickMIusa
Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my son and his rowing team from CT. They thought their sandwiches were better than anything they ever had. Pastrami Ruben !! with sauerkraut Swiss Cheese hand carved lean pastrami all of which meld together for the most delicious perfect sandwich on the planet. Every time I pass thru Phili I detour to Hershel's. Every time perfect. Best Pastrami... More 

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Thank robert c
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This kind of delicious but decadent meat is not something we SHOULD eat everyday-- but, when you do, boy is it good! Tried the meat sampler plate-- a ton on there-- goo d way to try their options. All are good-- but the corned beef is my favorite!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Why go to NYC in philadelphia the best deli in the area and its not TOOOOOO high in prices, maybe about !) to 12 dollars a erson you will not be able to compete your meall big sandwich and lots of sides!!!!!!!!

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A deli that can rival both Montreal and New York. This deli found in Reading Terminal Market offers a great smoked meat sandwich. Join the line and order, then watch as they slice and assemble your sandwich behind the counter. Fresh and awesome - great place to grab a sandwich.

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Thank NormLWat
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was craving some soup and wanted to try Hershel's as it's one of the highest rated places in Reading. Their matzo ball soup was among the best I've ever had, and their prices were very affordable regardless of your menu choice. Highly suggest! And get there earlier than later - they run out of some items!

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Thank KRMG57
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everytime l get to Philly, l find my way to get to Hershel's. Definitely the best Reuben Pastrami in Philly!

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Thank ceerar
Ann Arbor, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Terrific pastrami. Moist, flavorful, just the right amount of fat. Large portion. My friend's egg salad looked equally delicious. Pickles were terrific too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Fast food, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 18:00
Thursday
08:00 - 18:00
Friday
08:00 - 18:00
Saturday
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-6220

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