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The Downtown Deli

130 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Ranked #538 of 2,568 Restaurants in Phoenix
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I had a breakfast burrito with choriso, not exactly a good choice for a deli sandwich shop. It was OK, very generous, but looking over the more typical deli fare, the sandwich makings looked delicious and sandwiches are obviously all fresh made on the spot as ordered.

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Lillington, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Ive been here two times over 2 years, and the food stays the same, excellent. Great food and they give you plenty. You may have to park around the corner and walk down but well worth it. Very popular for lunch. A friend who is local to Phoenix recommended it.

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Montreal, Canada
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272 reviews 272 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is a deli where you go to the counter to order, a bit like a cafeteria. So, at first we were not enchanted. We were a bit past the breakfast announced hour, but they still accepted our order without fussing. The food was good, big portions and hot. Not reheated things like you see other places. While we were... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Generally when traveling I trust the tripadvisor restaurant rankings. However, this restaurant was not my choice, rather a coworkers. However, of the three restaurants we ate at in Phoenix, this was the best. Loved the corned beef! Good sized fresh cuts of meats, and the soup was good. Would definitely go again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The Downtown Deli has a unique menu. You really should try their chocolate scones!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

They have one great breakfast burrito, and they are a real neighborhood place. They are friendly, they remember your name and your order. They have great sandwiches for lunch. Overall good local place! Definitely give it a try!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Took a group of 15 and we were all impressed! If Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi" had the best soup this place has the "Sandwich Nazi". The "New York" sandwich I had was tremendous. The fries were golden and crunchy. Perfect. John the GM wandered and checked to see if everything was ok. It was.

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