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ShyKatz Deli

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Bakeries, Delicatessen, Family Fare, Eclectic
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17th and L, corner of 16th street and Avenue L, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409-770-0500
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for breakfast or lunch

Great food made fresh without skimping on the ingredients! The atmosphere and service is great too. Well worth checking out, especially for breakfast or lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Van Buren, Arkansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Obviously a locals joint, this one room deli has friendly staff and good food. BUT... Just know that timing can make or break or your experience. We went for lunch on a Saturday. Food was good (Dagwood sandwich and a grilled chicken wrap w fresh fruit.) Took at least 25-30 minutes to get it largely because (I think) a HUGE... More 

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Van Buren, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great food made fresh without skimping on the ingredients! The atmosphere and service is great too. Well worth checking out, especially for breakfast or lunch.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Easy to locate in a quiet location away from the crowds of the Seawall and The Strand. Off street parking. Can eat in or take out. We stopped by for lunch and it did a good amount of business. Their 'famous chicken salad sandwich' was indeed famously delicious with homebaked bread. I opted for the sweet potato fries which was... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visiting from Kansas City we decided to try this place because of the great reviews. Maybe we didn't visit the same place as the rest of the raters because I was completely unimpressed. We went for a late lunch and the place wasn't particularly busy but it took them 40 minutes to bring our a reuben, buffalo chicken sliders and... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Finally got around to trying ShyKatz deli! I had planned on a deli type sandwich, but saw the patty melt on the menu and went for it instead. I upgraded to a combo with seasoned fries and drink. Although pricey, (the combo was $16) the food was delicious and as good if not better than home made. The order of... More 

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Marion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

After arriving to Galveston, I looked on TripAdvisor to find a good place to eat and found ShyKatz Deli -- what a great find!!! The place has cute-fun mismatched furniture. It also has wall sayings that made me LOL. All of this adds up to an enjoyable-homey place to eat. The food was the best part. I had the special... More 

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Mount Vernon, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stopped in with my family at lunch. The place was packed. Since seating is pretty limited, be prepared to sit with others like you would in a cafeteria. The sandwiches we ordered took almost an hour to get which is pretty frustrating. I read some of the reviews on here so had pretty high hopes and expectations and boy was... More 

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Round Rock Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best place we have eaten in Galveston! Their food is homemade and delicious. We have tried numerous places, but hadn't found any wow food. They serve breakfast and lunch. We went for breakfast. Homemade thick, huge pancakes. They were yummy! But before we got our food I saw more yummies. About a third of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

everything on the menu is out of this world. I've tried both bfast and lunch and haven't had anything that wasn't out of this world. I hesitate to write this though because i'd like to think of this as a locals only place and the more people that find out means i'll have to wait in line. no matter how... More 

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Sumner, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Went for lunch, we both had a sandwich. A pastrami on a French roll with pickles and a grilled vegie wrap, both were great, Very friendly service will return.

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Additional Information about ShyKatz Deli

Address: 17th and L, corner of 16th street and Avenue L, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409-770-0500
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $5 to $25
Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen, Family Fare, Eclectic

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17th and L, corner of 16th street and Avenue L, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: 409-770-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $25
  • Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen, Family Fare, Eclectic
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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