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Canter's Deli

419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #193 of 8,567 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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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Very extensive menu with lots of comfort food. The waiters are personable. Check out the old cash register.

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San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

My friends and I went to the Canter's-Fairfax location for some late dinner/snack. 1 of my buds had done some research about the place and wanted to check it out. There's was plenty of room and we got seated at a booth. I liked the 60s retro-ness feel of the place. But once the waiter came, things kind of went... More

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Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Los Angeles, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter to Canters yesterday. Amazingly, she was a Canters virgin. She loved it. I had Lox and bagels and chopped liver. She had Liz scramble. I want to thank Anna for the wonderful service. No request was too much and she made sure we had everything we needed. Such a gracious patient lady. Thank you Anna.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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593 reviews 593 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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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