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Katzinger's Delicatessen

475 S 3rd St, Columbus, OH 43215-5701
+1 614-228-3354
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Ranked #49 of 1,972 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Kosher
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Description: Katzinger's Delicatessen - Family owned and operated since 1984! Our sandwiches are really big - HUGE in fact. We know some of you can't eat that much so we also offer a smaller sandwich - we refer to it as Normal. All sandwiches come with a free help-yourself-from-the-pickle-barrel dill. Choose from traditional "old" or garlicky "new". And we offer plenty of freshly prepared-to-order salads and desserts to tempt you, too. You should leave Katzinger's wanting to come back again - and soon! We're very proud of our food - Black Angus corned beef prepared by Sy Ginsburg's United Meat and Deli using Sy's special secret ingredient ( many, many tons later and he still won't tell us what it is!)...Chickens raised by Amish families at Gerber Farms... Imported Emmentaler, the original Swiss cheese... Breads made especially for us and delivered daily by Mediterra Bakehouse in Pittsburgh and we hand slice every loaf... Bagels from Sammy's delivered fresh daily... Gluten free bread from Eban bakery of Grove City . Our mayo is Hellmann's. We oven roast our turkeys to moist perfection. We dress our roast beef with lots of garlic and rosemary and roast it to a beautifully pink medium rare. We marinate our brisket for 48 hours before slow roasting to fork tenderness. Our chicken, tuna and egg salads are made with memorable recipes. These are just a few of the fine ingredients we use to create the deli foods of Katzinger's Delicatissen.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

the Reuben here is really quite good, as are the knishes (the mushroom one especially), and the regular, as well as garlic pickles. if you really love NY bagels though, don't have high expectations. But, top your meal off with the rugelach cookies and you'll be back.

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I've lived in Columbus for seven years and only this month did I finally make it to Katzinger's. I'm so glad we finally went because this was definitely the best deli/sandwich experience I've ever had. The prices may make you gawk a bit, but there is a direct correlation to how delicious and well-executed the food tastes. I really enjoyed... More

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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I have been coming to Katzingers for years. They have excellent corned beef, hot dogs, smoked fish, and cheese. Food is very fresh and they make for the most part excellent sandwiches, but not always. Among their help they have a lot of turnover and it shows. None the less food is very good. I usually get an extra lean... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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154 reviews 154 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

what a fabulous deli you might as well be in New York.The food speaks for itself.They are extremely busy but the line moves quick.You need to prepare to order before getting to the counter.Their house made pickles in several choices were amazing.Good price point.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hard to find a really good deli here in Columbus. It's nice to have a place to go when I want a good Lox and cream cheese pumpernickel Bagel, with onion, of course. Really miss a variety of these stores when out. Love their loaf breads. Very authentic.

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Columbus, Ohio
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Awesome NY-style deli-----outstanding quality -- my favorite lunch spot --get the "The Bill Clinton Special"----and a dill pickle!!!!! The President wasn't disappointed--neither will you--ENJOY!!!

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Orlando, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We visited so many special places in German Village, and this was our favorite spot for lunch. Tremendous Reuben sandwiches, done just the right way: flavorful bread, thick layer of thinly-sliced corned beef, and just a hint of sauce and sauerkraut. Everything here is incredibly fresh, and the highest quality. This town makes me despair of living in our community,... More

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Troy, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This restaurant may be on the small side and you may be standing in line for as few as 2 minutes to as much as 15 minutes. BUT it is very worth it because the food is great. One of the only downsides is that there is limited parking for the restaurant.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This place is a true deli. My sandwich was delicious and being able to nosh on garlic or dill pickles by the barrel while waiting for my sandwich help pass the time. I also had noodle kugel and that was great too.

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Columbus, Ohio
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103 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

After living in Columbus for years and trying just about every restaurant there is, I just keep wanting to go back to Katzinger's. The folks working here are super nice, the bread and olive oil samples are crazy-delicious, and the atmosphere is fun. BUT THE FOOD!!!! There is nothing in the world quite like hot pastrami on rye (or if... More

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