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Antonelli's Deli

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1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
619-440-8460
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8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 32
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

,Really great sandwich made with really great bread. Hidden in kind of an industrial area but worth looking for. Only complaint is the early closing time, too early to pick up after work.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
lindini2014
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El Cajon, California
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San Diego, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here many, many times. Always the best sandwiches, fresh bread and not afraid to stack up the meat. In others words the perfect sandwich. Except today - I ordered the pastrami on rye, bread as usual just great. As for the meat once I found it was very fatty and not appetizing! The quantity was lacking too... More 

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Thank Flyboy92021
El Cajon, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

,Really great sandwich made with really great bread. Hidden in kind of an industrial area but worth looking for. Only complaint is the early closing time, too early to pick up after work.

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Thank lindini2014
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is on point, friendly staff and delicious food!! Huge portions! The Ruben was mouth watering and the bread was perfectly buttery and toasted !!

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Thank Christel D
Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Best sandwiches!!!! Every time I visit San Diego/El Cajon area I come to Antonelli's Deli!!!! #24 with Roast Beef is my all time favorite!!!

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Thank Hot48cricket
San Diego
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Best sandwiches in town!! This is the place to go if you want a great deli sandwich. Would recommend this with confidence to anyone. You will not go away hungry

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Thank kruje2004
El Cajon, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is great. Family owned and has now been passed on since the passing of Andy, the father. I think it is the daughter who makes the treats that are available in the cooler. If there are cannoli's available when you go... get them. They are a little expensive, but they are probably the best anywhere (unless your grandma... More 

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Thank Marjie8230
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Don't be put off by the location. This is an awesome sandwich shop. The portions are very large so keep that in mind when ordering. All the food is made fresh to order so it's a bit of a wait for a sandwich but worth it. The bread is fresh and delicious, meats and cheeses are high quality.

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Thank Suzanne S
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

I have been going here for many years. The hot pastrami sandwich is the best in town. Prices are very reasonable. This is a family business that always puts out a great meal!

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Thank Law1974
Las vegas
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Best sandwiches in El Cajon. They are HUGE. They have items not usually found in a sandwich shop like liverwurst and even PB&J. The shop and parking lot are very small so be prepared to walk a little ways and stand in line if you show up at lunch time. But, it is well worth your effort.

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Thank vegashusker
El Cajon, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Sandwiches are worth the wait! Been for lunch many times, and have always had to bring half the sandwich back to the office. Its good too! Big sandwich with big flavor and big selection.. Its a cant miss.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: 619-440-8460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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