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Shapiro's Delicatessen

808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
317-631-4041
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Ranked #35 of 1,991 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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North Vernon, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have to say I'm a bit confused about the super high reviews. I was expecting it to be better than it was. Perhaps I'm too critical. I had the corned beef reuben and found the corned beef to be really fatty and mushy. It was hard to eat it was so slimy. The taste was good I just didn't... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walking into this place, I was expecting your typical deli with somewhat limited sandwich options. Boy was I wrong! This place was awesome! You name the type of sandwich you want and they can make it. Went with the hot pastrami on rye. It was one of the best pastrami sandwiches I had in a looong time! Piled high with... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Drove up from Louisville, KY just to eat here. Cafeteria style let's you see before you choose, from desserts to sides. Decide which sandwich you want and they make it right in front of you. Everything is very good! My husband got the chopped liver and cow tongue rueben. I got the corn beef sandwich. We each ate half, and... More

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Berkley, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went here after seeing it on the Food Network. The food was very good. The variety was extensive. You could pretty much get just about anything you wanted, from sandwiches, to hot meals, to desserts. The peppered beef sandwich was piled high and delicious. One of the best deli sandwiches I’ve ever had.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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