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Canter's Deli

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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, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Comfort Food

Most LA landmarks I try, I think "Really?" But this is the real deal. Canter's Deli has everything for the deli experience. I am sure New Yorkers roll their eyes and say there is better around the corner from their apartment, but for this Southern Californian, it's good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Mapman62
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Thousand Oaks, California
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Most LA landmarks I try, I think "Really?" But this is the real deal. Canter's Deli has everything for the deli experience. I am sure New Yorkers roll their eyes and say there is better around the corner from their apartment, but for this Southern Californian, it's good food.

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our annual half-way-around-the-world stop off in Los Angeles ALWAYS includes at least one visit to Canter's Deli. A long-ish walk from the Farmer's Market area and not the most attractive location in Los Angeles, it is still a must-do for the best in Delicatessan food on the West Coast. Giant corned beef (and anything else you order) sandwiches which really... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some friends and I randomly stopped here while walking back from one of the bars down the street. Great cheesecake!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious food! Ordered an omelette with onions, feta cheese & spinach & asked them to make it very well done which they did & it was perfect! Liked the onion bagel too! Their pastries are very good too!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Canter's is the ultimate west coast deli experience. The history, the food, the atmosphere...all amazing. Just writing this really makes me want to go get a hot pastrami.

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Corona del Mar, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

So old, but still so good. Service was ok, could be better, but the sandwich was great. Watch out for parking, the police give tickets, and the neighborhood is getting worse.

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LOS ANGELES
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have been eating at this restaurant since the mid-1960s when I would drive from 20th Century Fox Studios during lunch hour for a GREAT PASTRAMI which I couldn't find at the Studio's Commissary and then rush back to the Sound Stage.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Having been to Canter's before, I knew what to expect it when I came in. When you walk into Canter's you are greeted by amazing looking pastries. While much of LA is about what is trendy Canters is a classic. I had the pastrami ruben, it did not disappoint, one of the best rubens I've ever had. The best part... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It was on our list to visit as recommended as one of the best "diners" for food. It went above our expectations and in fact we craved the food and ate there three times! Located in downtown with a parking lot next to it. Traditional Kosher deli with Huge free pickles for appetizers. We ate lunch, dinner, and breakfast there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

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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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 $20
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Family Fare, Kosher

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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: Families with children, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?