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419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #195 of 8,644 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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Pomona, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I went to dinner with friends here and its the 2nd time I have been. My sandwich was great I loved the pickles they put on the table, the kettle chips are real good too. Its a bit pricy but the service is great and the portions are way big.

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Old deli could us a little updating however if you like Deli food this is a great place, I love corned beef and the rye great, hot beef with spicy horseradish keeps me coming back.

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Lancaster, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live over 50 miles from Canter's but we occasionally travel so I can savor the mouthwatering pastrami and baked goods that remind me of New York food. The menu is extensive and there is a great assortment of baked goods. The atmosphere is what I call old Hollywood since it'd been open for over 50 years but the food... More 

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New York, NY
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225 reviews 225 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

How many decades has Canter's been in business? Not sure but it is now certainly a LA landmark. We went with our two young grandsons --- and the adults and kids alike were happy with our meals. Even more, the service was attentive and efficient. The décor is "blah" but, then again, we knew that before entering. But the prices... More 

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West Hollywood, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

this place is a landmark. the décor is dated. so what? the food is very good. I get back to zabars as often as I can, but this is a great fix. don't expect to have your butt kissed here. it's a deli! love the attitude, and staff. gruff, but efficient. we come here almost once a week. Candice, and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Well priced, tasty deserts and fresh bagels. Parking gets pretty full but is free if you find a spot and get your ticket stamped inside.

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San Diego, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

The place looks like you've stepped back in time.. Some of the staff have probably worked there since the place opened. They are all very friendly and nice. The food is good quality diner food. I had the carrot cake as well, and it was extremely decedent. Moist and creamy frosting. A bit too much frosting, so I scraped some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

If you are staying or visiting the area you must visit the legendary Canters Deli. Its worth it just to walk around the place and look at the walls. The place is full of history with so many famous visits from famous faces. The place hasn't been touched in years which will either gross you out a bit because it... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Love the Bagels Lox and Cream Cheese! We also has a Bloody Mary and old fashion..Yummy..After went over and loaded up on the baked goods. Very old school diner

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I'm not sure it quite lived up to some of the hype in the reviews but it's worth going if you're in the area as we were. I wouldn't set out especially to go here but we were pretty close by visiting the LA County Museum of Art and shopping so we went here for lunch. My girlfriend ate the... 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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