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Canter's Deli

419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #178 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Kosher, Family Fare
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This place has been around forever (1931) and made famous by numerous celebrities including Guns & Roses. However the place is stuck in the past – all of the waiters look to be over 65 and mostly men. Parking is very easy and free, just be sure to get your coupon stamped while paying. I had the Pastrami Dog –... More

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Bellflower, California, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I have eaten at Canter's deli many times over the past 30 years. While a friend of mine was visiting from out of town she and I decided to go there for lunch. This deli is truly a Los Angeles institution, and if you are in the Fairfax district of LA you simply have to eat here. I have eaten... More

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489 reviews 489 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was my first deli experience, and my go-to deli. Loved the shabby vintage decor, the sassy waitresses, the huge menu. Returned there recently, tasteless aquiver, and ordered the same sandwich I ordered there many years ago, where you get half a corned beef sandwich and half a pastrami sandwich. It looked as good as ever, and as challenging to... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If Tripadvisor would let you review with just one word it would be "PERFECT" for Canter's. 1- open 24 hours 2-amazing food. 3-rock and roll and classic Hollywood intersect here 4- free parking. 5-paradise city. The staff is so friendly no matter when you show up. The food is always perfect and fast. Never disappointed in decades of coming here.... More

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Virginia Beach, Va
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

No visit to Los Angeles is complete without a visit to Canter's Deli. It's like stepping back in time. Original vintage decor, waitress's that look like they stepped out of a fifties movie & sensational traditional Jewish Deli food. My wife and I had arrived in LA a few days ahead of schedule and we stayed at the Beverly Hills... More

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Roanoke, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have been to Canter's every time I have visited Los Angeles and can't say enough about the food. This was my wife's first visit and she too fell in love with the food. The menu is a little pricey but you get more than enough food. If you don't eat a lot of food you may want to consider... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went here for breakfast on our last day in LA. The breakfast we had was delicious, although my breakfast panini was supposed to come on challah bread and it did not. The matzoh ball soup was pretty good, and the deli and bakery items that we spied on the way out also looked quite good. Would definitely be a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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199 reviews 199 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

after arriving hungry, we head to this place directly from LAX, not very close, but this place was hyped before we got there! the service was terrible. we went to the washroom and they took away all our drinks and starters. The food took a long time but they were busy. But the food was sooo goood. We had the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Steve and I dined at Canter's Deli because it is world famous as a rock n roll hang out and Rodney Bingenheimer's local haunt. This place is so amazing even the bathrooms are retro!!! The menu and the atmosphere were both exceptional. The food is so delicious that if I lived in LA I would need a mouth guard! They... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Throughout our short trip to LA, we've hit quite a few LA food landmarks and this is obviously one of them. Canter's has been there since 1924 and you could tell. It had the look and feel of old Hollywood which is pretty cool, I thought. Service was good. We had a very nice, quick, giddy waitress. Food was good... More

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Additional Information about Canter's Deli

Address: 419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone Number: 323-651-2030
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Kosher, Family Fare

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