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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 1,675 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
Cleveland, Ohio
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133 reviews 133 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Got together with friend I hadn't seen in many years and found this to be a good news-bad news location. We both enjoyed our sandwiches, corned beef for me and pastrami for him. Portions were huge, as expected, but the equally huge price of $13.00-no sides included-was a bit of a surprise to some of the folks there. More importantly,... More

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Fort Lee, Virginia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

As a native Clevelander I make it a point to go to Slyman's whenever I go home. I ordered a Reuben with mustard. It's all that I ever order. While the sandwich was enormous, the meat was kind of dry. A stark contrast to my husband's pastrami that was unbelievably greasy. I was disappointed. The staff was nice as always... More

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Columbus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Freddie Slyman & family have a gift. I dare you to put there corned beef up against any across the country. Chances are Slyman's will become your favorite. This is a must if you ever visit Cleveland. Freddy will personally greet you when you walk in the door as he is slicing meat. If you don't bring an appetite be... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Classic local establishment with real community feel. Coffee and breakfast was excellent. Service was lovely. Corned beef was unbelievable!!! Reuben was huge! After finally figuring out how to bite into it, it melted in our mouths. Memorable.

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Again, thanks to my fellow TA reviewers I just had to make it my business to stop at Slyman's, and yup I wasn't disappointed at all. I had for lunch what could only be described as THE best corned beef sandwich I've possibly ever had in my life (sorry NY). The beef went on for what felt like days and... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good corned beef but I can't say that it's the best. Great experience still. The only thing that I dislike is that they close so early.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I went here on the recommendation of our niece. It was delicious. We have had corned beef sandwiches from the Onion Roll in Chicago . This one is right up there expect for the pickle. Onion rolls is better.

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Slyman's was a long town car ride from our hotel, but was certainly worth it! Though we'd heard the line wraps around the block at 6 AM (and be prepared, they're not open for dinner an often sell out early), we walked right in and got a table with an extra-friendly waitress. The corned beef on rye was delicious and... More

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Arkansas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It is easy to see why this is the number 1 place to eat in Cleveland. Never had as good a sandwich anywhere. Corned beef was my choice and then bought some to go. It certainly a don't miss.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I visited for lunch. We got here around 1pm. There where two lines, one for takeout one for dining. The dining line had no one in it, we didn't even realize there were two separate lines until the waiter came outside and asked if anyone wanted to dine in. We opted to stay in line and get... More

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