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Saul's Restaurant and Deli

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1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
(510) 848-3354
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 40
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  • 14
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  • 8
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Jewish food

They had me with the pickles placed on the table. Bagels and lox. Reuben. Did I mention the pickles?

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
deb075
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

They had me with the pickles placed on the table. Bagels and lox. Reuben. Did I mention the pickles?

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San Francisco, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Every few years I go back to Saul's to see whether it's improved. Being from the Bronx, I would love to have a good delicatessen here in Berkeley. This time I had just a light lunch with a fried -- a sliced turkey sandwich on rye with green salad and iced tea. The turkey was tasteless. The salad was ok... More 

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richmond, california
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

went here after seeing the movie: Deli Man. was going in with lowered expectations after seeing mouth watering pictures of some of the most famous delis in America. but we were very impressed with our meal at Saul's: good pastrami, liked the matzo ball soup, very satisfying stuffed cabbage roll, complimentary pickle plate and liked our server as well.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

One of the things I dislike about New York delicatessens is the huge portions. Either food gets wasted or I feel sick from each eating too much. At Saul's you can get half portions and the food is much healthier than the average deli. Try everything - you won't be disappointed.

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Berkeley, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In the Berkeley's "Gourmet Ghetto", along with Chez Panisse, Cesar, Acme Bread, etc, is Saul's Deli, an it is good! On a Saturday afternoon, the was a line, you give your name to the hostess, and wait. I twas crowded but we waited no more than 10 minutes. They give you three pickles m, that they make, to "taste" while... More 

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Berkeley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not a classic New York delicatessen. While you can get matzo ball soup, a pastrami sandwich, and whitefish here, it is a Berkeley version of a deli. There's fresh green salads, some yummy middle Eastern dishes, and vegetarian options. Many of the ingredients are organic and local. The service is spotty, especially on weekends when they're very busy.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A new York style deli, but with California style ingredients. Free range eggs, Acme bread, organic greens, loose leaf teas. Just don't expect any bacon.

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Aspen, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We found this place on our last night in Berkeley, otherwise we would have come back. So many choices - authentic Rueben sandwich with lots of meat, homemade latkes, delicious soup, beautiful bakery items - my eyes were definitely bigger than my stomach. Portions were good sized, it was busy on a Saturday evening, but the service was friendly and... More 

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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Man, I wish I loved Saul's. But in an effort to become some sort of artisanal, locavore (i.e. very Berkeley) Jewish deli, it's lost what marginal Jewish-deli-ness it once had. It does not feel very haimish. Except it still does attract a lot of us Berkeley Jews, many of whom come, eat, and gripe about how it just ain't NY... More 

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Berkeley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I think this is the best facsimile of a "real" deli in the Bay area. Ethnic food such as matzo ball soup, latkes, and so on is pretty good. More general food varies and can sometimes be quite good and other times luck of the draw. Service also varies, and the place can be both crowded and disorganized. (Rude service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 848-3354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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