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Fromin's Delicatessen

1832 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5610
(310) 829-5443
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Ranked #205 of 563 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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36 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I wanted a deli sandwich. And I got my wish. Fabulous Pastrami on Rye with cole slaw, heaven. The pastrami was lean and flavorful. No frills here a real basic deli. My husband had chopped liver and chopped egg delish. Great lunch.

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Malibu, California
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220 reviews 220 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Whenever someone in the family gets sick or needs comfort food, Fromin's has the best Matzo ball soup on the westside...Maybe anywhere in CA. Balls as big as your fist with noodles and broth. Add a little rye bread and skip your doc/urgent care visit. This is real medicine. Of course, its' also just good for your soul and as... More

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Maynard, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Perfect place to get a hearty breakfast or brunch. Nice selection of breakfast foods (and deli items too). Food was prepared quickly and delivered quickly to our table by our very friendly waiter. Food was hot and very tasty. We were stuffed by the time we finished the food on our plates, but we were not rushed so it was... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Not a romantic night out place, but if you like Jewish Style food then this is where to go in the LA area. Enormous variety, vast portions and good taste and value. Friendly staff add to the atmosphere, as do the overhead TVs showing muted sports programmes. The sound de jour on the day we went was Turkey Vegetable, so... More

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have eaten in delis all my life, in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Fromin's disappointed big time. The meager amount of corned beef was dry, as were the slices of rye bread. The kishke was bland and tastless. The coffee cake tasted like a piece of bread with sugar on it. All in all, this restaurant did not... More

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Los Angeles, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I eat here w/my friends and out-of-town guests when we can not make it to Canters Deli. I love their sandwiches, pickles and desserts.

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Santa Monica, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Froman's is a big eatery having such an extensive menu that you can gain weight just reading your way through it. The food is not gourmet but it is very good. The portions are large. The senior dinner for $14.95 is 3 courses. Enough for 2-3 days meals. This is not a chain restaurant. Still run by the family. A... More

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San Diego
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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We eat here over and over. The food is good, fresh and service is quick. It is a typical noisy deli and you can always count on the corned beef.

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Panama City, Panama
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were looking forward to good Jewish deli food and had good memories from eating here several years ago. After tonight, never again! My Lima bean soup was so thick with cornstarch or whatever the thickener was that I could literally stand the spoon upright in the bowl without support. The flavor was so-so. My husband's clam chowder was much... More

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Santa Monica
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Not for fashionable/trendy/Beverly Hills "wannabes." Fromin's delivers huge portions, tasty soups, traditional Kosher, and even fresh sliced pickles. Prices are fair. Families are welcome. Ample free parking.

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