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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 182
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Great Corned Beef

I have eaten at Shapiro's Deli countless times. Great food, best corned beef or pastrami sandwich in the city. Great selection

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Indianatravelers098
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Indiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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373 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Shapiro's Deli countless times. Great food, best corned beef or pastrami sandwich in the city. Great selection

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Good thing there aren't weight restrictions for carry-on bags because the reuben sandwich would have put my bag over the limit! My friend brought me here before my flight back home and I ordered the Reuben because I had heard that's what they were famous for. It was absolutely incredible. The person sitting next to me on my flight was... More 

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Nashville
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went in for take-out and got quick service. All I got was a salad,but it was very tasty. Next time I plan to dine inside.

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Northbrook, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When living in Indy my family and most enjoyed going to both Shapiro's sites. Now their is only the city original. Quality of food is good, but not to level of it's past.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been going to Shapiro's downtown since I was 8 years old (well into the last century), and the food is to die for! Peppered beef, corn beef, and brisket is the best of anywhere, as is the chocolate cake and the breads. The sandwiches are huge, enough for 2.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have gone to Shapiro's for years & years. The food is really good, but it is a little pricey. The lines are normally long, but that just shows you how good it is.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love going to Shapiro's when I need a corned beef sandwich fix. The meat is so flavorful and the rye bread is some of the best I have ever had. The potato salad is fantastic. I very picky when it comes to getting potato salad out and Shapiro's is the kind grandma would bring to a picnic. The desserts... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a great deli on the edge of downtown Indy. If you just need need a dessert for an event, or just want to stop in for a good meal, this is the place to go! Served cafeteria style, you go down the line and pick and choose exactly what you want. The deli meats are phenomenal and I... More 

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Clinton Township, Michigan
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm from Macomb County, MI and have eaten at delis all over the country, including the lovely Jewish section in Oakland County, MI. and Uncle Harry's in St. clair Shores, MI. and Shaps is one of the best anywhere. Their pastrami and rye is great and their soups also are wonderful. They have a great variety and the restaurant is... More 

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indianapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

They have the Best rye bread and freshly made daily, you can buy it by the bag full. i spread jelly on it for breakfast and make sandwiches for lunch. Now the prices here are outrageous for sandwiches or hot food with cafeteria style pickout. They make all kinds of sweets that are affordable, the slices of cake are great.... 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 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?