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Canter's Deli

Certificate of Excellence
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Central L.A
American, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Kosher
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419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036
323-651-2030
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Remmber the 50s

I love this place. A real deli. Service is great delivered by people who have worked there forever. Deli counter is at the front. They have bagels but no bialys. Shucks. The restaurant is as enormous as the menu. No one batted an eye when eight of us came in and asked for a table. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
MaryLouise H
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Fullerton, California
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Canter's is a landmark that you can depend upon. We don't get there often, so we really look forward to the kosher-style menu choices when we do go.

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Fullerton, California
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86 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I love this place. A real deli. Service is great delivered by people who have worked there forever. Deli counter is at the front. They have bagels but no bialys. Shucks. The restaurant is as enormous as the menu. No one batted an eye when eight of us came in and asked for a table. We were shown to a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I like Canter's for breakfast only. I don't consider Canter's the best deli in town. It's just a landmark eatery that's been around for over 50 years. I think their prices are too high and the lunch and dinner is just okay, and nothing to write home about. A coffee shop can compete with Canter's just fine. On a positive... More 

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South Jersey
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140 reviews 140 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Many restaurants give you a big slice of bread or roll and little contents. Canters gives you a sandwich which is stacked with the meat and virtually no bread or roll. For a modest amount I had a 1/2 turkey sandwich, potato salad, bowl of matzo ball soup. The matzo ball was delicate and very large in a nicely flavored... More 

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Benson, MN
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Basically its a deli that is opened 24 hours but that doesn't even touch it. Great staff with positive attitudes. Delicious baked goods besides.

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Albuquerque, NM
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great deli sandwiches, breakfast all day and fabulous pastries in a diner that dates back several decades. Nothing fancy just good service and food in a comfortable, funky atmosphere. Matzo ball soup a little flat and not as good as I remember

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

this place was Old School wonderful, right down to the hand written bill !!!!! The Ruben and brisket sandwiches were excellent !!!! The service was top notch. The Prune Danish brought me back to my childhood......If your in the area, this place is a "must"

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Boise, Idaho
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Pastrami in very tasty and big, kinda like the prices. It is a bit more spendy than you would expect. The bakery had so many choices and new and traditional items alike. They offer a sample and had samples out to try. I would go back for the bakery and maybe try a different sandwich and split it/share it with... More 

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California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Place is a little dated but that was part of the charm for me. As a newbie to the LA area, I am so glad my other NYC transplant friends introduced me to this "authentic" NYC type deli with great and friendly service! Delicious truly lean pastrami and corned beef; yummy rye bread, pickles, salads and white fish. We loved... More 

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munich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This place has gone down the last few years. Both dining rooms are noisy (the second is separated by a wooden lattice from the loud bar next door (where you go to the restrooms, actually). The pastrami has sugar, the beans have sugar, even the lame beet borscht is sweetened. The servings are small. I had some pasta that was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 323-651-2030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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

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