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Shapiro's Delicatessen

808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
317-631-4041
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Ranked #38 of 1,992 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $14
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is an updated local deli that has been in Indy for close to a hundred years. It is a bit south of the downtown and not far from Lucas Oil Stadium. They have the best corned beef sandwiches ever. I had some rhubarb pie that was as good as Mom ever made. The only drawback is that they don't... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As a deli aficionado, I have to say that Shapiro's is right up there in the deli world. The pastrami is succulent and well balanced (i.e., not too salty or peppery), the sandwiches robust and tasty, and the matzo ball soup is pretty darn good. The stuffed cabbage good, too--perhaps a bit too sweet but tender and satisfying. Expect to... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I remember visiting a good and very large deli in Indianapolis when I was a students at Indiana University and liking it, but that was way back in the 70es and I did not know if it would still be there. I didn't remember its name or much else about it, so I looked on Trip Adviser and found it.... More

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Canton, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were passing through Indianapolis and stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of our 22 year old son, who had stopped here on a previous road trip of his own. It's very convenient from the highway. Hungry young men know a good thing when they taste it! Cafeteria style food line with choices from breakfast through dessert. We were... More

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Vincennes, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was delicious, the prices were great and the people were on top of things at Shapiro's. I have eaten at Shapiro's several times and have not had a bad meal there.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is arguably the best deli in the Midwest and possibly beyond. I have simply not found a better pastrami or reuben sandwich ANYWHERE that I believe is better than these two items. They have a hugh selection of lunch and dinner items which are served cafeteria style. They put their line of deserts at the beginning, making if very... More

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Elkridge, MD
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband has fantastic childhood memories of going to Shapiros with his grandparents and the delicious food they enjoyed, every time we are in town we stop by and are never disappointed even after over 30 years. It is cafeteria style and you get quality home cooked and freshly prepared products and pay appropriately for them, we enjoy every bite.... More

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Louisville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We live in Louisville and frequent Indy several times a year. We saw an add for this Deli and decided to try it. We shared a Corned beef and pastrami sandwich when we saw the size of these sandwiches The meat melted in your mouth it was so tender. It was the best corned beef and pastrami I have ever... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I will allow pastrami aficionados to believe that the only good pastrami is in New York; however, this is the best you will get around these parts, and it is pretty darn good. It's as big as my face, loaded with flavor and served on substantial bread. I've had pastrami at renown delicatessens in New York, and this is right... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Shapiro's offers a wide variety of options from sandwiches to meatloaf to salads and much more. Also, the staff were all down-to-earth and super friendly. If you're looking for an inexpensive way to eat a ton of great food, stop by this restaurant.

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