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Shapiro's Delicatessen

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808 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
317-631-4041
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 195
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
What a mouth watering treat!

The food is AMAZING! When we walked in, the cashier asked if it was our first time, after saying yes she let us sample all of her favorite items from the menu which were all delicious! We shared a rueben with brisket, mac and cheese, and a potato pancake, everything was GREAT (In my Tony the Tiger... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Nakisha C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Michigan Center, Michigan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We are from the East Coast and always looking for a good deli. Shapiro's has the typical feel of a traditional deli. We had the corned beef special - the rye bread was soft and fresh but not the typical Jewish Rye we would have liked. The spread was a little dry. The coleslaw was bland. The meat was piled... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The food is AMAZING! When we walked in, the cashier asked if it was our first time, after saying yes she let us sample all of her favorite items from the menu which were all delicious! We shared a rueben with brisket, mac and cheese, and a potato pancake, everything was GREAT (In my Tony the Tiger voice)! We loved... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My husband and I ate here during the Final Four games. We had read reviews and really wanted to try it. It is set up like a half-bakery and half-cafeteria. You take a try and pick out some of the sides you want in a line, then order your main dish. My husband had the peppered beef sandwich and I... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

So the corned beef is incredible but what makes the sandwich is the freshest rye bread in the world. I have no problem paying for quality this good. Truly exceptional!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Went here during the Final Four and was really surprised at how good this is! I don't like sandwiches but loved the pastrami. The half sandwich was plenty. Pies and cake were great too. Staff was exceptionally friendly making it one of our favorite stops. We will be back!

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Marysville, OH, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went here for the first time while visiting Indy for the Final Four. Huge and delicious Reuben sandwich that I split with my husband. Great cherry pie and Boston Cream pie. Attentive owners. Big place. Friendly service. Would return here anytime I was in Indianapolis.

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Hudson, IA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's been a few years since we were at Shapiro's but I remember it being a fan-dang-tastic Rueben they put together for me! Classic deli style setup was very cool! We stopped by while in town for the PRI trade show...now that the show is back in town we'll get back!!

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Bloomington, IN
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was first taken to Shapiros in 1984 and it was already well known as an institution. I am pleased to say it is still going strong and doing well and as delicious as ever. Shapiro's is benefiting from the local area clearing and cleaning associated with the stadium. May it last as long as I do and be there... More 

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Lafayette, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Perfect for a pre-game meal. Huge menu, great people, close to Lucas Oil Stadium. I had the brisket sandwich and it was amazing. Also just about the best deviled eggs I've ever tasted. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is an original delicatessen. True delicious menu that consist of free Kosher meats, cheeses and breads. Service so quick you'd better make sure you know what you want. It is a bit more money, but SO WORTH IT :) Reuben sandwich fans this is your home❤️

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-631-4041

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?