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Saul's Restaurant and Deli

1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
(510) 848-3354
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Ranked #109 of 598 restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Chandler, Arizona
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited this restaurant on a July Saturday evening and was seated immediately. Our booth was located right next to the drink service area and was quite loud and busy, but hey, it's a deli. The sandwich menu at Saul's is exhaustive. I didn't know where to begin. The four in our party each ordered something different and we were... More

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Palo Alto, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I would expect more from a Deli - food is mediocre and prices are higher than they should be. The service and the attitude of the wait staff reminds me of Durgin-Park in Boston, only problem is the food isn't as good and the staff can't deliver. I have eaten in many Jewish Deli's other than the name that is... More

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Ventura, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We found this place the second day we were in town, Deli food is always good. This restaurant was fantastic, so yummy and with such a great variety of dishes, both traditional deli food like Matzo ball soup and some Middle Eastern food like Falafels, which were incredible! We ate at this restaurant almost every day we were in Berkeley,... More

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Clifton, Virginia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Another year and more meals at Saul's. Always a good option for breakfast or lunch. I wish the toast was better. I will return with back in Berkeley.

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

I know Jewish Deli's and this is not one. The Chicken soup would be good if they used real chicken. It tasted like yellow dish water. The portions were small for the sandwiches, not even close to what you expect from a deli. They had to reheat my dessert which to me yells stale. All in all if you want... More

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Berkeley, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

First, the sandwich portions are HUGE. They make a killer pastrami. Good pickles....which is important......and, I love their brownies. They are a steal at 2 bucks. Bottom line: A groovy neighborhood hangout to grab some good, old fashioned, the hell with the caloric intake, food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place is great! I went here with two friends on a Sunday afternoon. They were busy, but the wait for the restaurant was only about 15 minutes. The food was wonderful: great deli sandwiches and the dessert special was a delicious chocolate chip bread pudding. The service was also very good. Our waitress was very friendly and graciously listened... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The place was very cozy so we enjoyed our dinner. It is located along Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. There are paid parking areas in front of the restaurant. We ordered Reuben and Beef Brisket sandwiches while we listened to a pianist play several love songs. We would recommend this place to our friends since the food were very delicious and... More

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Warren, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Terrific place to enjoy matzoh ball soup, hungarian stuffed peppers, all the kosher meats you can dream of in black bread sandwiches, and a lot more. If in the mood, this is the place to enjoy.

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San Francisco, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We thought this would be a good place to meet some out-of-town relatives who were passing through Berkeley. They had been to Saul's once before, not too long ago. We had been there many, many years ago, not too long after it first opened, and really enjoyed it. It turned out that my memory of the place didn't match the... More

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