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Schmaltz Delicatessen

1512 N Naper Blvd, #152, Naperville, IL 60563-1521
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Hilariously, I had breakfast here the day before a trip to NYC - and the bagels from here were so yummy I didn't think I needed to bother getting one in New York! Everything Bagel was on point - tons of "everything" on both sides which is crucial. Bagels that are only covered in goodness on one side should be... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

My husband and I went there for lunch after church, and even though the place was packed, service was efficient and the wait was not long, so do not be put off by a line. Besides you definitely need some time to pick from all the tempting items. The half sandwich is so loaded with meat I cannot imagine anyone... More 

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Ottawa il
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Save the aggravation, save the airfare, avoid the horrible New York traffic and just go to Schmaltz in Naperville. For those of you who might have been born and raised in the "city", a trip to schmaltz will be like returning home. From watching your order fly down the guide wire to the preparers to experiencing a lesser version of... More 

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Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

If you are around Naperville and think you may be hungry you must get into this deli and order yourself a mean sammich! If you want to devour the best tasting real-life sandwich you will brag about then order the Sloppy Paul overstuffed. Get yourself and drink and prepare to wake up your tastebuds. I don't want to oversell this... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Try the pretzel bagel sandwich, potato knish and soup. All the food is amazing -- the prices are inexpensive and the portions are huge! If you can manage to save room for dessert, they have excellent baked goods. HIGHLY recommend this place. If you don't have time to eat and relax, order to go food in advance and pick it... More 

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Dane County, Wisconsin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Traditional corned beef sandwich (rye, mustard) and the corned beef on onion bagel with mayo, tomato and lettuce were both made perfectly as ordered with quality ingredients. Well managed, informal restaurant keeps up serving the lunch rush even on a busy Friday. Leftover half sandwich and autumn-spice kugel traveled well in boxes provided.

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19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

OK, so I am a native NYer who misses the food I grew up enjoying. Found this place and know I will be back. It is not a real kosher deli, but the pastrami on marble rye was authentic and delicious. I also discovered black and white cookies - ones I had given up on locating out here. The bagels... More 

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Shorewood, Illinois, United States
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18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you live in Chicago's western suburbs, any kosher style deli is hard to find. Good kosher style deli in this area is only available at this oasis in Naperville. We recently enjoyed their corned beef and chopped liver on New York style rye bread. Even the pickles tasted authentic. If your looking for a taste of the East Coast... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's a decent attempt to copy a Jewish Skokie or New York Deli but it falls far short. It is also dirty and staff are unfriendly. The hot dogs are better on the streets of New York. Corned beef dinner on St Patricks Day was quite good and reasonably priced.

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Naperville, Illinois
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The food & ingredient are fresh and outstanding. The staff is very friendly, they even make a point of it to say thanks and bye when you leave. You just have to experience sandwiches that are truly amazing. Family owned, not a chain, and the owner was an executive chef!

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Additional Information about Schmaltz Delicatessen

Address: 1512 N Naper Blvd, #152, Naperville, IL 60563-1521
Phone Number: 630-245-7595
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Naperville
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Kosher

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