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Gershon's Deli & Caterers

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1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6113
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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We contacted Gershon's about providing a lunch on short notice for about 50 people, and they were able to make ups platters and salads for us and delivery by 1 PM.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Schenectady, New York
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Schenectady, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We contacted Gershon's about providing a lunch on short notice for about 50 people, and they were able to make ups platters and salads for us and delivery by 1 PM.

Thank Bailey4u
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I get it, They have been around 100 years. The sandwich was good don't get me wrong, but it was nothing special. I ordered a lg sandwich on a french roll with a extra pickle. It was $12.50. Its just not worth that. Most deli's I go to (like Sorrentino's or Capri) are bigger and about 4 dollars less. Then... More 

Thank Michael M
Niskayuna, New York
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gets pretty busy there so you may end up sharing a table. Service was excellent. Food was good; a bit pricey. I ordered the Roast Beef Sandwich on wheat with a lettuce and tomato. Fresh tasting. Complemented with a pickle but it would have been nice to have a little side salad or chips with it.

Thank Walsh13k
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

No place makes a turkey sandwich like them.Ditto the brisket and the tuna salad.Staff very accommodating and always pleasant.Always confident in ordering food for catering from Tony or Rocco. Friends have always been very complimentary upon receiving gifts from Gershon's.Can depend on the best.

Thank clairef228
Albany, New York
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Have you been longing for that tender, lean corned beef? That pastrami? What about lox and all kinds of smoked fish? What about all kinds of salads? Look no further; it's all right here at this cozy place on the corner of Union and Lakewood! You can eat in or take out. Service is great, with happy waitresses who really... More 

Thank Marty5755
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have been patronizing this local deli for over 40 yrs. It has changed ownership throughout the years, but the quality does not. All their meats are fresh and their salads/sides are delicious. My favorites are the lean Reuben sandwiches, potato-egg salad, and half sour pickles. Can sit inside, outside on patio, or take out. Staff very pleasant and willing... More 

Thank PuppyViolet
Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

I've been hearing about Gershon's Deli for years but always visit Schenectady on the weekends when they are closed. Finally made it for a visit and the place was packed. Worth the wait, great sandwich and good servers.

Thank B G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The menu is extensive, something for every taste. Everthing is very fresh. The New York Cheescake is from Carnagie deli in NYC. Seating is crowded most of the time.

Thank ember333
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is one of my daughter's favorite places to eat. She was graduating from a college near by when we visited this place for lunch. They have a pretty good selection of items on their menu. My son ordered a gluten free turkey sandwich and he said it was just a typical sandwich to him. My husband had the french... More 

Thank Truthfulviews
Glenville, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Probably the best sandwich shop I have been too. Great food, as you will be able to tell from the crowd of people that fill up the place.

Thank Melissa S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6113
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-393-0617

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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