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Shapiro's Delicatessen

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American, Indian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher
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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, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 199
    Excellent
  • 147
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 6
    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
May not be NY but pretty close!!

Ok, it is hard to beat a traditional NY deli so the comparison is not fare but Shapiro's was definitely close. Let's start with the pickle, as that is key in a good deli, and it was crisp and what I would consider fresh and flavorful. Not a half sour but great flavor. I had the traditional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Ron B
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Ok, it is hard to beat a traditional NY deli so the comparison is not fare but Shapiro's was definitely close. Let's start with the pickle, as that is key in a good deli, and it was crisp and what I would consider fresh and flavorful. Not a half sour but great flavor. I had the traditional Reuben which was... More 

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Indianapolis
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This downtown restaurant is the best Jewish deli around. They've got everything and it's all delicious.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great places to get huge portions of food. My favorite is the hot pastrami sandwich - only place I know of in Indy to get a good one. The sandwich is large enough to make two delicious meals for me. Half of it eaten at the restaurant, and the other half for lunch the next day.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed May 19, 2015

It's great to finally have Shapiro's back on the north side. My wife and I usually split a Reuben and two sides. Great selections of food and desserts.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awesome sandwiches with a ton of meat. Split with your lunch or dinner partner. The hot German potato salad is wonderful as is the dessert selection.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Shapiro's has excellent deli food - definitely the best in Indianapolis. Everything I have ever eaten there has been delicious.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It had been a long time since visiting Shapiro's but a group of 10 of us stopped by the downtown store on a recent Sunday morning. For most, the food was very good. The problem was the tables and chairs were dirty. I had to ask someone behind the counter to clean the table. She was very nice and came... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

For the experience of a real New York style deli, you MUST go to Shapiro's. It's as if Times Square had been situated in Indy. Fabulous food like true Ruben's and the real deal with matzo ball soup. A must try.

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Jacksonville
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a very good Corn-beef on Rye sandwich with home made kosher dill pickle catered at a luncheon. Every thing was great catered in.

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Indiana
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186 reviews 186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Shapiro's has been known, for decades, for great food. Served hot, fresh, homemade and by friendly folks, many people make Shapiro's a "must stop" when in town. Here are a couple of tips: Desserts and salads will be displayed first, as you walk down the line cafeteria-style. All tempting, but very expensive. The portions of entrees you'll receive are ample,... More 

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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 14
  • Cuisine: American, Indian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Kosher

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?