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Urban Deli

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68 King St., Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G4, Canada
+1 506-652-3354
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Urban Deli lives up to it's tag line of 'old fashioned. Slightly...
Urban Deli lives up to it's tag line of 'old fashioned. Slightly sophisticated'. We love to put a spin on some favourite old fashioned dishes like our popular meatloaf sandwich. We have the deli classics like Montreal Smoked Meat and our popular Reuben Sandwich. Urban Deli was featured on the Canadian Food Network's 'You Gotta Eat Here' featuring our Muffuletta & Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy sandwiches and our famous lemon sour cream pie, which has travelled as far as Alberta & Ontario. We also offer catering for lunch or private functions. If you are craving something other than deli, see Italian by Night for our authentic Tuscan Style Italian menu for dinner.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Small, friendly, deli.

We go here for lunch each summer while visiting Saint John. A great little deli with a good selection of food and beverages. The service is excellent and the food has always been good.A must to try is their iced tea !

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
frank574
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Amherst, Canada
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Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We go here for lunch each summer while visiting Saint John. A great little deli with a good selection of food and beverages. The service is excellent and the food has always been good.A must to try is their iced tea !

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I went to the Urban Deli for the first time this weekend (I was in town visiting friends)- I loved it! My server (Tiffany) was so nice and knowledgeable/helpful. And the food was delicious! I'm vegan. I got got the veggie burger (without the cheese, which my server was pleasant about making the change(s) for me), and a side quinoa... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The service is awesome. Love the community table and the food is incredible (especially the veggie sandwich)

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Saint John, NB
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9 reviews 9 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Probably the best sandwiches I've ever eaten. The chicken parm is devine, and the staff are courteous and friendly.

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Saint John, New Brunswick,Canada
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Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Food is fresh, tasty, well presented and served in a timely manner. I could easily eat there for lunch every day.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent sandwich shop that always delivers flavor. The quaint atmosphere is charming and the service is great. Unique sandwiches that are fresh and filling. The homemade soup is always so flavor, I would recommend it over fries every time. The only downside to this place is that it is so busy that you usually have to make a reservation. Try... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've gone once, was very impressed with atmosphere and food but this was my second attempt to return unsuccessfully. First time the very small dining area was full and went today to find that you're not open on Sundays. Dissapointing.

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Saint John, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Recently tried the weekend brunch at UD. Selection on offer was fair but was somewhat disappointed with the portion size. The sandwich was average and not what I anticipated from a venue with this reputation. They do offer gluten free options, a real plus. There are numerous reviews on how great the brunch is but I do think it does... More 

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urbandeli, Owner at Urban Deli, responded to this review

Getting to most of the reviews today. Thank you for your review. I know that you've been in for Italian. I was a little confused by your review this time only because we do not offer breakfast or brunch and have not for quite some time. Ironically, most of our patrons comment on our large portions or not being able... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Sad that it wasn't advertised that yiu were not open after we had to pull on the locked door see the sign on the door , perhaps advertising that on trip advisor your hours .....

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Saint John, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

After the first time eating here, I had cravings for the sandwich I had. It was so good! I absolutely love this place. I recommend the uptown big boy sandwich. Its my favorite! I only wish they were open in the evenings too.

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urbandeli, Owner at Urban Deli, responded to this review

Amanda The Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy Sandwich was one of our sandwiches featured on the Canadian Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here with host John Catucci. It was fun creating the Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy sandwich. We found three really great sandwiches in cookbooks and did not like each one individually, so we took components of each and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 68 King St., Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-652-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Delicatessen

Description

Urban Deli lives up to it's tag line of 'old fashioned. Slightly sophisticated'. We love to put a spin on some favourite old fashioned dishes like our popular meatloaf sandwich. We have the deli classics like Montreal Smoked Meat and our popular Reuben Sandwich. Urban Deli was featured on the Canadian Food Network's 'You Gotta Eat Here' featuring our Muffuletta & Uptown Big Beef Bad Boy sandwiches and our famous lemon sour cream pie, which has travelled as far as Alberta & Ontario. We also offer catering for lunch or private functions. If you are craving something other than deli, see Italian by Night for our authentic Tuscan Style Italian menu for dinner.