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Slyman's Deli

3106 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-4007
(216) 621-3760
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Ranked #1 of 1,668 restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
Bloomington, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

OMG! For a person that does not usually eat me, this cored beef is unbelievable. It is sliced so thinly that it melts in your mouth. I was born and raised in Cleveland but moved away 30 years ago. I returned to visit family and thought I would give it a try. Did I say OMG? The food was excellent.... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We recently traveled to Cleveland with friends who had not been to Cleveland before. We stopped for lunch at Slyman's this past Monday. I had been to Slyman's myself on a previous trip with my wife. I had been telling my friend from Long Island that Slymans' had the best corned beef sandwich that I had ever eaten and I... More

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Madison, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

ALWAYS a line outside the building and usually wrapping around the block. If you go on St. Patty's Day times it by at least 4. The prices have gone up like every thing else around but they give you enough meat to make 2-3 sandwiches "you can buy extra bread for a buck". They make there own corned beef. Rachael... More

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Pros: - The food was terrific. My family and I went for breakfast and we, of course, tried the corned beef - fabulous! The portions were very generous as well. - Service was very friendly and quick. The cooks and people at the counter were also happy to say hello and goodbye. - The seating area was quite clean. It's... More

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Hinckley, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's delish....so delish that's why there is ALWAYS a line outside the building and usually wrapping around the block. Sandwiches are huge....you can make 3 sandwiches out of one.

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Fremont, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After spending the night in downtown Cleveland, we had to try Slyman's for lunch and we were not dissapointed. After finding the place, a mini adventure in itself, we were seated right away. It was busy but our server (who obviously had been there a long time) was pleasant and efficient. My wife ordered the Turkey Melt and I stuck... More

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Now if you're looking for deli food, this is the tops. Could barely finish my sandwich - just perfect, and well priced. Middle of nothing location makes it cooler.

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Mesa, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I never knew corned beef could be so incredibly melt-in-your-mouth tender. A well-crafted Reuben is one of my favorite sandwiches. I've had many that were okay. I've only had one so phenomenal that whenever I visit Ohio, I must go to Slyman's at least once. Bar none, this is the best Reuben ever. The sandwich is so thick that I... More

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is by far the greatest corn-beef in the world! If you are traveling thru Cleveland, you have to stop and have this behemoth of a sandwich! The 30+ minute line is worth it. Bring a jugaurnaught appetite, cause you'll need it. Oh yeah, don't get the chicken, well I'm pretty sure they don't have chicken. You won't eat for... More

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Medina, Ohio, United States
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Ever since I moved here 13 years ago I really wanted to go to this joint. I have seen so much about them on TV and read about them in The Cleveland Mag. My husband and I had to take his mom downtown to do so some business and she asked where we wanted to go eat ... first thing... More

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