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1160 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281
+1 480-557-0700
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Ranked #25 of 623 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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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
29 helpful votes 29 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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los gatos
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Without a doubt the best corned beef hash in Az. if not the country.I swear they save the trimmings from the slicer and use them the next day in the hash and it is great.If you leave hungry,you really have an eating disorder.

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Tempe, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have had breakfast at Chompie's a number of times and it is always excellent. There sandwiches are also outstanding! They also sell deli items, bagels and bakery items. All you will truly enjoy!!!

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Tempe, AZ
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It seems like they have all the right foods, but it's just not as good as you want it to me. I was happy to see that something like this exists in the valley, but you are better off going to Goldman's deli in Scottsdale or one of the other kosher delis. This one seems to be only a show... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Chompies is a great place for breakfast or a huge deli sandwich. Their breakfasts are large, creative and yummy! The deli sandwiches and real egg creams make me feel like I am back home in New York. The bakery counter has excellent, fresh breads and a good selection of fresh pastries as well as knishes. Definitely a favorite of mine... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place reminds me of some of the delis I frequented in New York, From real water bagels, smoked fish, meatloaf and Black and White cookies, this place is the real deal. Brisket, Corned Beef and Pastrami are all available for enjoyment but, be sure to bring your checkbook because specialty meats and fish are not inexpensive. Chompie's is one... More 

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Although I live on the East Coast and there are certainly great delis in Philadelphia and New York, Chompie's is my favorite (along with Sam La Grassa's in Boston.) We ordered the combination (corned beef, pastrami, brisket) sandwich and each meat was as good as the others. Love this place!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Compiles has been around forever and the food is always great, nothing there will disappoint you. The bagels are outstanding on their own

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Tempe, Arizona
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been regulars at Chompie's in Tempe for several years. It has good variety of egg dishes, with meats and griddle stuff. All are good to excellent. The staff is friendly and attentive. Bakery goods are very good, though not for dieters. Not as familiar for lunch and dinner.

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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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