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Phil's NY Deli & Tavern

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105 E 5TH St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2119
(704) 347-0035
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great burger

Very conveniently located just across the street from the Blumenthal Center. The sign said they had the best burger in Charlotte, so I got one. I wouldn't say it was the best burger I've ever had, but it was very good and reasonably priced. We got there just before the lunchtime business crowd. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2013
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Boiling Springs, North Carolina
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Boiling Springs, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Very conveniently located just across the street from the Blumenthal Center. The sign said they had the best burger in Charlotte, so I got one. I wouldn't say it was the best burger I've ever had, but it was very good and reasonably priced. We got there just before the lunchtime business crowd. Our service wasn't great, but they were... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Been going here off and on for years. Not much has changed except the staff. Smallish place. Good food and good for lunch. Never had anything that was bad but my favorite is the philly style steak sub. In late afternoon and evening turns in to more of a bar but can still get food until about 10 PM or... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

For anyone from the Northeast or Midwest who knows what a real tavern or pub is, you won't be disappointed by Phil's. It's got that old time, low rent (meant in a good way), sit there all day drinking, kind of feel. And the best part is, the food ain't half bad either!! Extensive menu choices. Price wise they're very... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This place has been around forever. The decor is old and low end (just as it should be for a NY deli, though some updates would be nice.) The food is, well, deli food. Good deli sandwiches, knishes, and other deli favorites. (Some meats are kosher, but this is NOT a kosher deli) Personal favorite -- Reuben sandwich with onion... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Quick and attentive staff. They brought the wrong appetizer which was the fried pickles and we were so glad they did! They were the best in town. And while we told them not to bring the other appetizer, they insisted. Great service. Beer was cold and sandwiches good! Sportsbar atmosphere.

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York, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

If there was a negative rating I could give, I would! I did not enjoy my lunch experience today because a roach crawled onto my table. After the roach resurfaced, the kind waitress came over and killed it, she was very apologetic. It was a young roach so you KNOW there must be others somewhere. BUT hold on, to top... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The bar scene is good but nothing too special. There is a fair amount of different beers on tap, but nothing crazy. Also, it's worth noting that liquor drinks (ie: scotch on the rocks) come out in plastic glasses - yes, even at 5 p.m., not just past midnight. The food here isn't so great. In fact, it's not even... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Their sandwiches are filled to the brim with deliciousness, and while I'm convinced it's a brothel on the side - given their wait staff, I really like this place. You go Phil!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Loved it all!!! Great burgers!!! another charlotte bar/rest. with great atmosphere...a bit more laid back here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

I food was good but the service was a bit slow...but there's a pool table so...its a coin toss.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 E 5TH St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2119
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighborhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: (704) 347-0035

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?