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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
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 3 weeks ago
Santa Monica, California, United States
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  • Families with children
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English first
Santa Monica, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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128 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Santa Monica, CA
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

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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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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173 reviews
107 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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118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
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
Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fromins is a great breakfast place. Casual, relaxed atmosphere, big menu, decent prices. Great lox and bagels, with gluten free bagels too. Their ham and eggs are wonderful. My husband loves their corn beef hash. We go almost every Sarpturday, and it is the kind of place you can have a good traditional breakfast at a leisurely pace.

Thank Valerie W
Boston, Massachusetts
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246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came here on recommendation and had a great value dinner. Large portions and very tasty. Great Matzo ball soup too and very friendly service. I does what is says on the tin and unlike so many other delis, is very reasonably priced. Recommended.

Thank copperbottom

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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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