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Nielsen's Delicatessen

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Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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4500 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027-6710
713-963-8005
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12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
It's All About the Potato Salad!

Neilsen's is an excellent deli. Everything they serve is good. But the one standout is the potato salad. It is heavenly. It is also expensive, but well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2014
QOE
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nielsen's is a neighborhood deli, nothing great or fancy, but a place that provides decent food at a decent price. The main attraction for me to come here is to eat my breakfast or lunch at the small counter and enjoy the local Houston crowd. The potato salad is legendary. Read the wall notices about the history and the tradition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great neighborhood deli with patient staff. The regulars will help you with the ordering process and even give suggestions on what is their favorite sandwich. You must try the deviled eggs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A small delicatessen, with limited seating but good for picnics. The potato salad is exceptional as most people who go there enjoy it and it has been written up in the news, The sandwiches are some of the better in Houston. The suggested sandwiches are any on the menu. Restauranten er begrænset, men grand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Neilsen's is an excellent deli. Everything they serve is good. But the one standout is the potato salad. It is heavenly. It is also expensive, but well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have been eating here my whole life...literally, they opened in Highland Village a couple of years before my birth and we lived just blocks away. Their Danish fare is addictive, however, you must enjoy a base of mayonnaise because it is their signature. The breads are fresh, the meats are lean, the turkey is NOT processed but actual real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It is a small Danish deli with a very good potato salad that has a secret recipe, unusual and quite extraordinary. The sandwiches are equally as good, but the bread has soft crust which is a pedestrian standard for Houston. But the food is otherwise wonderful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I had heard a lot about this place and I finally got to try it. I was disappointed by the food. It is possible that I had built a Utopian notion of the famous egg salad sandwiches and the exuberant potato salad and the reality just didn't match with my expectation. However I will attempt to explain my ratings here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

A little pricey. Fast service but no smiles from the staff. Good to grab and go because they only have a few bars tools to dine in. But definitely one of the best hole in the walls we have found in the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

This is one of my favorite whole in the wall places in Houston. It has been on and off for me though, most of the time very good but a little pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4500 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
  • Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
  • Phone Number: 713-963-8005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 12:00 am

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