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Benjies Restaurant-Deli & Bkry

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1828 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 541-6263
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We visited Benjie's mid-afternoon on a Saturday. Never having been to New York, I'm not going to even try to compare Benjie's to a 'real' deli - whatever that is - I've been to Canter's in LA and a couple of former deli's (PJ Berstein's in Laguna Hills). But - the menu is extensive - lots of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
Stephen N
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Dove Canyon, California, United States
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Fullerton, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I have stopped here several times for a lunch after my optometrist appointment. The food is always good. I usually stick to the excellent corned beef on rye. I love the pickles. The restaurant is a little dated but in the way Canter's in L.A. is. Leave it alone. It's a little pricey but everything is fresh and high quality... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

About 40 years ago I ate at this restaurant and why I never went back I don't know. I passed by and decided to stop in. Boy was I glad. I had food that I hadn't eaten on over 40 years. True deli food and the service was just as great

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Orange County, Ca
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If it is an authentic deli you are looking for you should try Katella Deli in Los Alamitos. Our experience provided a basic sandwich in an atmosphere needing serious updating. The staff seemed nice enough but not friendly in the least. My guess is most of their business is from people that have been going there for years and find... More 

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Pasadena, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is not on the beaten path or even downtown Santa Ana; it's sort of a residential location. If in Santa Ana and you want a reasonable priced deli lunch, look this one up and go. You'll not regret it. Order any sandwich, but the specials are just that; special.

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Anaheim, California
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121 reviews 121 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A friend who grew up here was in town from KY & we chose Benji's for breakfast. Neither of us had been here in years, but I had a hankering for lox & bagels for breakfast. Benji's hasn't changed. Not really sure if that is a positive or a negative -- nostalgia is great but it goes only so far.... More 

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The O.C.
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Hubby had the hot corned beef sandwich on kaiser and I had the #2 corned beef/salami/swiss triple decker. See pics. 'Nuff said. He couldn't finish his, I had chix noodle soup with matzo balls and so I could only eat 1/3 of my sandwich on rye. The triple decker was $13.49 and hubby's hot corned beef was $12.49. He asked... More 

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Diamond Bar, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant has been in business for over 45 years. Large portions at a reasonable price. Not the cheapest place to dine, but the food is worth it.

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Dove Canyon, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited Benjie's mid-afternoon on a Saturday. Never having been to New York, I'm not going to even try to compare Benjie's to a 'real' deli - whatever that is - I've been to Canter's in LA and a couple of former deli's (PJ Berstein's in Laguna Hills). But - the menu is extensive - lots of sandwiches (including triple-deckers),... More 

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newport beach, california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Anyone who considers this place to be a reasonable facsimile of a New York Jewish deli has never been to a New York Jewish deli! Take it from a guy who grew up in New York City, who went to college in Manhattan and who frequents Canter's whenever possible...this place doesn't even come close to Canter's or Langer's.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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426 reviews 426 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My client said it was the best Reuben he's ever had. Good job TripAdvisor reviews for leading us here. The restaurant itself has seen better days & the neighborhood was interesting but the food was phenomenal. I had the #5 triple decker. Awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1828 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: (714) 541-6263

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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