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Downbeach Deli

8 S Essex Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2715
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Ranked #19 of 40 restaurants in Margate City
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Four of us had a late lunch on Memorial Day. If there had been a crowd, it had dissapated by 2 PM. Something for everybody from a cheese omelette to matzoh ball soup and pastrami sandwich, to lean or fatty corned beef. Quick service to some very demanding guests (us). Modest cost. If you like deli, try this.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

After trying desperately to find a good breakfast/lunch place at the shore, we stumbled across this gem. Don't expect fancy decor or linens, but do expect fresh pickles, friendly service, and excellent food. Also, as a vegetarian, I appreciate that there are many tasty options listed, rather than just a salad, as in so many other delis. This will be... More

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Palm Coast, Fl
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Corned beef hash...awful. The only good thing was the egg! Cold corned beef sandwich..had to have it heated. Was told they serve it cold!! Potato pancakes a disaster..tasteless.. gave them back to the server Reuben and cheese blintzes not so good either. This place needs to go to a real deli and take notes! Service so-so..very pleasant server, but hard... More

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San Francisco, California, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is possibly the only deli/diner type restaurant I have ever been to where the multi-page laminated menu has local advertising -- and lots of it. Ads not only included lawyers, builders and retirement villages but also plastic surgery doctors and even the local synagogue - intriguing concept and certainly a way to make your menu pay for itself before... More

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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214 reviews 214 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I eat here at least twice a week. Great food. Great deli. Wonderful daily specials. If you have to wait to be seated.....doesn't that mean that the place is in demand? Duh!

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Staten Island, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

If you don't mind waiting, to be seated, to get service, to be served hot food,to be acknowledged at all, then go here. If you don't mind cardboard flavored rock hard potato latkes the size of cameos, then go here. If you don't mind under filled,overpriced, fatty and or ice cold hot meat sandwiches, then go there. Take it from... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stopped on the last day of our vacation looking for a "lite bite" Perfect choice A chopped liver side dish ,a potato kinish .,a hot pastrami sandwich and a chocolate egg cream made the 2 of us smile ....A little taste of "Brooklyn" in Ventnor ,NJ

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Enjoy dinners and take out. Meet friends. Early bird pricing is reasonable- all nite Mon to Thurs. Traditional comfort food!!

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We ordered two sandwiches and 2 iced teas and the bill was $36.00. Yes, that's a lot, but the food is always outstanding. Would go back again. Family friendly with takeout available.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Unbelievable! Five adults and a one year old grandchild. Everyone knows us since we go there frequently year round. First time for the baby who is from out of town. All ordered big dinners. Asked if they could please scramble one egg for the baby. No way! We don't do that because of the frying pans. We can make a... More

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