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Shapiro's Delicatessen

808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
317-631-4041
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Ranked #55 of 1,970 restaurants in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Pastrami reuben is a absolute heaven. Twelve bucks for a sandwich might be high, but absolutely worth it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Within a mile of the Circle (heart of the city). Lines daily (esp at lunch) but they move quickly. Great deli-style food featuring deli fare meals, but come for the sandwiches, sides and desserts. Fare is quite reasonable ($8-$15 will get you a sandwich, a side (or two) and a beverage. Family-friendly and no pressure to turn tables even during... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I eat there often. Not a destination restaurant, but wonderful food served generously for lunch or dinner (same price & menue). Think about sharing your meal as there is too much for most people. The dinners are a better deal than the sandwichs, and it comes with 2 sides + great bread. Go for dessert and share!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

A must do for groups of any size. GREAT Ruebens, along with everything else. Decadent desserts in massive portions. Fast service, table rotate quickly. Wish we had one at home.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Before leaving town on a recent trip to Indy, our lunch plan was to visit Shapiro’s, one of the relatively few remaining Jewish delicatessens. I had been wanting to visit for several years now and today it would become a reality. This one has been around since 1905. Such longevity in a restaurant is reason enough for me to want... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Need a press to get the deli sandwiches in mouth to enjoy the delightful flavors. There is a shop in the airport as well as the one downtown.

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Toronto
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We were really looking forward to coming here and made a point of going out of our way because of Food Network and some of the reviews. We're fans of Montreal smoked meat, pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, so we were disappointed with the peppered beef corned beef from here. Nothing special at all. Cost is very high for what... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014 via mobile

Well, Indianapolis, this was probably once a great expression of multi culturalism but now, while appreciated is best left RIP. If I lived here I would eat here but it's no place to visit.

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Columbus, Indiana, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have eaten at Shapiro's for quite a few years. Since I don't work in Indianapolis anymore I seldom get to eat there. We drove up to Indianapolis for the sole purpose to eat at Shapiro's. I remember the Reuben Sandwiches to be very generous and very tasty. Yes they did cost quite a lot for a sandwich, but I... More

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indianapolis indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Near Lucas Oil Stadium. Family own, and have great sandwichs,Hot food cafeteria style and wonderful desserts.

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