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Fromin's Delicatessen

Santa Monica
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1832 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5610
(310) 829-5443
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Value
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Forman's is a very nice deli.

Forman's is an excellent deli. Great service, and their chicken in the pot is excellent, as are their huge sandwiches. Yum!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2015
Santa Monica, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California
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540 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

So Fromins is a great place, the food is Definately deli, My preference is to get food to take away, as opposed to sitting with the 100 year olds. They probably got to 100 eating at Fromins, but for me, I love to pick up take home and feed my group. Bagels are the best and so fresh....yum

Miami, Florida, United States
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Been to this place many times, and the best part is - they have Groupons! So it's great for guests and friends. And they also have gluten free bread, bagels, etc. so it's awesome for me to eat there. I always get the tuna... and eat half so I can save the other half for later! Some of the best... More 

Thank Phil B
Santa Monica, California, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Forman's is an excellent deli. Great service, and their chicken in the pot is excellent, as are their huge sandwiches. Yum!

Thank ffejers
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Probably the nicest deli I have ever been to; I compare all of them to my favorite, Car. Deli in NYC. They don't have the big God pickles, but the food was just as good; fresh and hot. Very busy st 2:00 pm, you can tell it is a local favorite. I think I'll come back for breakfast tomorrow. Give... More 

Thank WHR8
Madison, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

love the chicken soup, corned beef and pastrami -- good crusty rye bread and old sour pickles. Thelunch special consisting of a half sandwich and bowl of sop is a good deal.

Thank JimmySee
Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

The open face turkey sandwich is delish. We ordered it to go and I should have taken a picture....it was packaged so so nicely. Everything was in separate little containers so nothing gets soggy. You can tell they take pride in their food and their customers.

Thank RonlynnP
Tucson, Arizona, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Since we are from Tucson, Az. and don't get a chance to visit Santa Monica as often as we would like, it is always a treat to returned to Fromin's Deli. Our server Noel was fantastic, he greeted us with a smile and took our order. We came specially for the Skirt Steak and we were not disappointed in any... More 

Thank Klara C
encino, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

There aren't a lot of good Jewish-style delis around anymore. You know, the comfortable, relaxing places with comfort food and a wait staff that is friendly and warm. Well, Fromin's is the best deli on the West side of Los Angeles. HUGE menu, long hours and free parking. Fabulous Patty Melt and the soups are always just right. Highly recommended.

Thank encinotiger
Santa Monica, CA
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180 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yes, this is a REAL deli with the usual fare... corned beef, pastrami, etc. Breakfast is good. Deli platters are good but a little expensive. Great pickles and matzo ball soup.

Thank ferdferd
Redlands, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you live far from a deli as we do, then it is good to have somewhere like this to take out from on an occasional trip to Santa Monica. Chopped liver, pastrami, and chicken in the pot were all winners and this place gives Cantor's a run for its money.

Thank lespes

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1832 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: (310) 829-5443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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