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New York Deli

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Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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509 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
7573933354
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Corned Beef or Pastrami? Difficult decision

I love the corned beef, pastrami and potato pancakes here! It really is like a little taste of NY in Hampton Roads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DDRUSN
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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  • Dining on a budget
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I love the corned beef, pastrami and potato pancakes here! It really is like a little taste of NY in Hampton Roads.

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Chesapeake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stopped in for lunch today and ordered their pastrami and swiss on rye. Sandwich comes with chips and a pickle slice. Rye bread toasted well, pastrami pretty good....could have been a little juicier for my taste. Cheese melted well. Service was very good. I'll be back.

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Norfolk, VA
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was my first visit in several years. It seems as though the place was remodeled recently as the atmosphere was lighter and a little less cramped than before. The food was the same as always, good tasting sandwiches of average size. The waitress was friendly and the food came quickly. It’s a good place to stop for lunch if... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped for lunch. I had the corned beef, my wife had a Reuben. Both were good but not nearly the overstuffed sandwich you would expect in New York. I asked if the chicken soup was home made and the waitress hemmed and hawed. I took this to mean the soup came from a can. I did have a spicy... More 

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Liz M, Manager at New York Deli, responded to this review

I apologize you were underwhelmed with your lunch at my establishment. The New York Deli opened in 1964 and we have done our best to keep it affordable and as close to New York as one can expect to find in Portsmouth. We offer a manageable size sandwich, 6oz of house-cooked meat, but one can always add more as listed... More 

Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Love NY deli, so naturally I ordered Reuben which was good. Best thing was the $4.00 bread pudding and service.

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Liz M, Manager at New York Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback! We appreciate your business! More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great local deli that delivers! Get the chicken salad...the best in town and delicious on toasted wheat. Everything we've ordered has been good, with very generous portions and high quality. Don't forget to top off your lunch with a homemade cookie!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A wonderful deli located in the heart of Olde Towne.Try their chicken salad...it's the best in the area. Fast local delivery too!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

While attending one of the events at downtown Portsmouth, we stopped in here to check out the menu. The staff was very courteous and helpful. Once we made our selection, the sandwiches were made right away and they were both very tasty and plentiful with fresh ingredients. I would highly recommend it for someone who would like to have an... More 

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Liz M, Manager at New York Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are glad you enjoyed it and your feedback is much appreciated. Hope to see you again! More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The place was empty when we entered around 12:30 pm on a Saturday, but it was pretty filled by the time we left. Good sandwiches, quality corned beef and pastrami and Dr. Brown's soda. The service was a little slow and spotty but all in all, not a bad place for lunch.

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Liz M, Manager at New York Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of The Deli. We will work harder on our customer service so all your needs are met. We hope you will join us for lunch again soon. More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Been coming here for +40 years and always find it a treat. Superb soups, huge and exquisite sandwiches, salads and more. No place better.

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Additional Information about New York Deli

Address: 509 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone Number: 7573933354
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 509 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 7573933354

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?