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Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen

1038 Southwest Stark Street, Portland, OR 97205 (Downtown)
503-222-DELI
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Ranked #293 of 3,557 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It's a decent attempt at being a NY deli, but the food is hit-and-miss (avoid the french toast; some of the meat-based dishes are good, but not the meatloaf). The problem is the terrible service: they took our reservation for a large table and then gave away the table (even though we showed up before our reservation time). It then... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Awesome scent, so we knew we were in for a good meal and this place did not disappoint. Water served in small old milk bottles and NY style deli sandwiches to rave about. We had the Classic Reuben with corn beef and the Pastrami Sandwich. Meat piled high and tasty. Service was just average for a busy lunch time. I... More

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San Diego
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Small restaurant. We stood around for a while despite there being open tables. Our waitress was a little slow but she was sweet which made up for the service. You get an awful lot of food for a great price. The turkey pastrami is really good albeit on the dry side, it is turkey afterall. My husband has eaten there... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We waited a long time to be seated while the hostess did other busy work. Food also took a long time to arrive. I have to give credit where it is due though: I had the "222" (2 scrambled eggs, 2 beef pastrami pieces and 2 latkes) and a plain bagel with maple-walnut cream cheese. The food was absolutely delicious... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We loved it so much we went twice. Breakfast was better than lunch. The atmosphere is fun and the food was very good!

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is everything one can expect from a New York Deli: enormous sandwiches overflowing with salt beef, turkey or pastrami, a selection of desserts, tasty soups. Our waitress was friendly and for the price, you get an inordinate amount of food. The Ruben Dog was extremely good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Ordered: Pastrami sandwich and pastrami cheese fries We previously walked by and saw a massive line up. Assuming that it should be a good option since there were so many people waiting we stopped by here before leaving Portland in the late afternoon. The restaurant was close to being empty with the staff just chatting around. Super salty pastrami with... More

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Wilton, New Hampshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It took the waitress a long time to bring our appetizer. Then when we got our food I asked for my dressing on the side and instead my salad was drenched in dressing and it wasn't the best tasting dressing. For what I got it was too expensive. My husband burger was not cooked right either. We had to remind... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We arrived 30 mins before close thinking we could sneak in for a quick meal. We waited about 10 - 15 mins to be seated and have our orders taken... So our food arrived at about 15 mins until closing. We ate quickly and the food was a solid 3/5; but the service was not the best. We were treated... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I went here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend. The servings are substantial, the prices reasonable, and the staff friendly (although a bit overwhelmed).

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