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1160 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-557-0700
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Ranked #27 of 634 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Bagels, Soups, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Chompie's, Arizona's NY Deli Since 1979, is best known for its award-winning N.Y. style boiled-then-baked bagels, famous "Mile High" corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, Jewish Sliders (featured on Travel Channel's Man v. Food Season 3), matzo ball soup, fresh baked breads, N.Y. style black and white cookies, N.Y. style cheesecake, catering, and its huge breakfast all day, lunch and dinner menu, featuring sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken sandwiches, smoked fish and lox, sliders, traditional Jewish cuisine favorites, Friday fish fry, potato pancakes (latkes), soups, eggs, omelets, pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs benedicts, healthy Fitness Boot Camp selections, gluten free friendly choices, and kids menu options. Chompie's deli counter features meats and cheeses, smoked fish, cream cheeses, deli salads, knish, and more. The bakery counter offers Chompie's fresh baked-from-scratch breads, bagels, bialys, cakes, cookies, danishes, gluten free friendly bakery goods, rugelach, cupcakes, cheesecake, and more. Take out is also available.
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Payson, AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment I stepped in I was transformed to New York City & waiting to ride the subway, It has an amazing décor. The staff was very friendly & seated us right away, the sweet smell of fresh baked bagels made you want one, We went ahead & had the Egg's benedict & it was amazing. There was so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! The name drew me in, starving on the way to airport. Love the u-district food. Great food, fast, stuffed to the gills, I walked away. My waitress, Lindsay, was every bit as efficient as she was pretty!

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Had breakfast here several times during a recent stay in Tempe. Always busy but well worth a short wait. Excellent breakfast selection and great service. Would love to return for lunch sometime as the menu looks great. Good family place!

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166 reviews 166 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and didn't realize that this place was on man vs food. We all had corn beef sandwiches which were very good. The service was slow but friendly.

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Chandler, Arizona
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123 reviews 123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

but never thought my server, management and the hostess stand would become a rival to the drama I work with, daily. First off, the food is wonderful, it is my second time visiting a Chompies. I purchased some cinnamon rugelach at the deli before we sat for lunch, to take home. Yummy. AND, I highly recommend the food AND service... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We are from Minnesota and discovered the original Chompies some 10 years ago up on the north side. This was our first time at the Tempe location on a busy Sunday morning. Just off the ASU campus, there is definitely a different atmosphere and patronage in age, but interestingly two of us ordered what we had last summer up at... More 

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LaGrangeville, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stopped by Chompies while visiting the area. What a great find! Breakfast was well prepared and plentiful Bagels were crisp and well proportioned. Price was very reasonable and service was outstanding. What more could you ask for !

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61 reviews 61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This place is awesome! I was craving a delicious deli sandwich and being new here, I was really unsure of where to go...looked up deli on TripAdvisor and chompie's came up!! So glad it did, got seated right away, smelled so good in the restaurant!!! I got Wendy's favorite.. Amazing!!! My fiancé got the hot pastrami. We both agreed this... More 

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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A little bit of NY deli. I love the hot pastrami sandwich with a cup of chicken noodle soup. Add a matzo-ball to the soup and you've had a perfect meal. Did I mention the half sour pickles - the best.

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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is my new favorite spot to get all the deli items I remember from my childhood: fresh delicious bagels, cream cheese (in many varieties, including low fat versions), cole slaw (the really good kind), lox, other fish, and a huge case full of desserts. Have actually never eaten in the restaurant, though it is usually packed (in a good... More 

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Additional Information about Chompies

Address: 1160 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: +1 480-557-0700
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen, Bagels, Soups, Sandwiches

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