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419 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Central L.A)
323-651-2030
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Ranked #219 of 8,599 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
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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San Diego, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

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
62 helpful votes 62 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
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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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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A Jewish girl loves a good matzo ball, or a Reuben on rye. I expected something yummy and pleasant from Canter's but the food was completely bland. A bummer and a let down.

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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

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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78 reviews 78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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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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