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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 235
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 24
    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
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My husband and I were looking to grab a quick bite after being downtown all day so we decided to stop into this deli. I'm so glad we did! It is cafeteria style but the portions are huge! I had the corned beef on rye and I could not have been happier with my choice. Also, the carrot cake was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
jagarrett00
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Bluffton, IN
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Bluffton, IN
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I were looking to grab a quick bite after being downtown all day so we decided to stop into this deli. I'm so glad we did! It is cafeteria style but the portions are huge! I had the corned beef on rye and I could not have been happier with my choice. Also, the carrot cake was... More 

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Seabrook, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This authentic deli will put any of those on the North East Coast to shame I had the original Ruben and it was heaven in the form of a sandwich.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband & I came to Indianapolis for a long weekend, from Ohio, and Shapiro's was recommended to my husband by a friend that lives in Indy. We went on a Saturday afternoon, and it was AMAZING!! My husband loves to try lots of things, so he got a half pastrami, & a half cornedbeef sandwich, & he was in... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Apparently this is a beloved Indy institution. I went with my partner who grew up in Indy. I have heard incredible things about it for years. It is cafeteria style with ZERO ambiance. The cafeteria line is basically an marginally upgraded meat and 3. I had a roast beef sandwich. The rye bread was incredible. The roast beef was incredible.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We tried a little of everything. Deviled egg: B Stuffed cabbage: B Chopped liver:B Corned beef on homemade rye bread: perhaps the best I've ever had: A+++ The next time we're both going to eat it until we explode. Wow!! Then we tried the bakery goods, an outstanding assortment of items. Wish I had room for more. Cinnamon rougala(spelling?) was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had lunch at Shapiro's with my daughter and 2 small grandchildren. This is the best place to get a wholesome meal, fast and reasonable. We had the chicken soup which was nice and hot and delicious. Since the sandwiches are so big I split one with my daughter. We got the turkey and it was great. We had the fried... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

great place for excellent choices of food. Nothing that is not good from entrees to desserts. Highly suggest going there.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best rueben sandwich anywhere as well as huge pie selection. Passed by a cafeteria line of meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, cabbages, veggies. salads, so many tempting option. Loved my rhubarb pie which you do not get everywhere. My son loved his cheery pie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Corn beef sandwich, and a slice of cheesecake..No need to say much else..I buy a whole cheesecake every year for my birthday, instead of a regular birthday cake. Great service and staff!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The best deli in town, the sandwiches, desserts, and sides are fantastic. The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that it is so dang expensive for lunch. It will easily be $18 a head for a deli

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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: Doing business, Families with children, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?