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Rochester Deli

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143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
+1 262-522-9611
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Our specialty is hand carved corned beef and pastrami, made to order...
Our specialty is hand carved corned beef and pastrami, made to order sandwiches and salads, catering, cakes and a full deli menu (over 40 menu options)! We offer fast service with quality selections. Our delicious, house made, low sodium soups are very popular and our amazing desserts are made at our bakery next door (Periwinkle's Bakery, Chef Dan's daughter, Alicia and her team). Chef Dan has been creating his famous, fabulous Friday Fish Dinners for more than 10 years! Pan fried Walleye, baked and Italian breaded fried Icelandic Cod and our homemade potato pancakes with applesauce continue to WOW our loyal, Friday guests. We offer Wine & Beer, free WIFI, outside dining, seating inside for 60, complimentary coffee and iced tea refills, Senior Discounts on Thursdays, affordable Buffet Catering Menus and more! Visit our Bakery located next door!
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  • 6
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect for lunch

A perfect winter lunch spot. Excellent soup and sandwich and can grab a Spotted Cow to boot. Would definitely stop in when in Waukesha again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
AuroraMom
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Aurora, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was just so-so including the service and the cost of the meal. The bread for my sandwich was not fresh, and the ham and cheese sandwich "taste" was average. The chicken dumpling soup was also just average in taste. Bakery was the best part of the meal. Also had chips and a bottle of soda. I was initially the... More 

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Thank S. T
BeSweetEveryday, Guest Relations Manager at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Good Afternoon S.T., We certainly missed our mark at your recent visit, every one of our customers is important to us and frequent guests sometimes get a lot more attention from our team members. But we will work harder on making every guest feel welcome. Your April review on YELP was very much appreciated, we thank you for posting pictures... More 

Aurora, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A perfect winter lunch spot. Excellent soup and sandwich and can grab a Spotted Cow to boot. Would definitely stop in when in Waukesha again.

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Thank AuroraMom
BeSweetEveryday, Guest Relations Manager at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello and Thank you! What a short, sweet and absolutely wonderful review! We cherish your comments and look forward to your next visit :) Laura Owner More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been here several times. Not real fond of where you have to order and then pick up your food. Lots of plastic not my favorite. The food we ordered was good. People like it for carry outs. The dessert bar looked very good but we did not indulge ourselves. You can eat outside on the curb during the summer... More 

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Thank Gerri E
BeSweetEveryday, Guest Relations Manager at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello Gerri, Yes, our style of "counter service" can definitely get confusing, especially during our busy lunch rush, but most folks like to order, grab a seat and enjoy their meal without the hassle of waitstaff to close their meal ticket. We love the Delis out East that offer this type of service, but understand some guests may prefer table... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The fish fry is no greasy and the roasted red potatoes are excellent. The Rueben is also fantastic comes with your choice of a side of the day or chips.

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Thank Hans M
BeSweetEveryday, Guest Relations Manager at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Dear Hans, Do you know how important your comments about our two most popular menu selections (Fish Dinners and Reubens) are? You make us feel VERY proud indeed! Thank you for taking the time to share, see you next time :) Laura Owner More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a great place to grab a quick bite to eat, look no further! This place is a gem hidden within the confusing Waukesha downtown streets! They offer great sandwiches with a cool cafe like feel.

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Thank skifilli
BeSweetEveryday, Guest Relations Manager at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Well, just about every restaurant hopes to receive a wonderful review like yours! We couldn't be happier. Thanks for recognizing that we serve our menu items up rather quickly, considering every sandwich and salad is made to order. When we hear "Gem" in a review, our Deli team members are filled with gratitude and pride. Thanks for your visit and... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Indeed, their sign in the dining room boasts the Rueben sandwiches to be the best. Agreed. The companion Rachel with turkey is very good too.

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Thank 262DianeV2014
BeSweetEveryday, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello Diane, We are very appreciative of your kind review. We'll be entering our 12th year and we hope to be here for many, many more to continue what we started ~ providing unique, fresh & delicious eats for our locals and friends from afar. Hope the Holiday Season brings you joy and good eating! Sincerely, Chef Dan and Laura... More 

Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We visit the Rochester Deli frequently throughout the year. They offer a scrumptious variety of sandwiches, salads and DELICIOUS desserts. The special of the day is always unique and tasty. The prices are affordable and won't break your budget. We especially like sitting outside in warmer weather. Visit Rochester, and you won't be disappointed.

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Thank disnyholic
BeSweetEveryday, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Well, you sure know how to make our Deli team smile! We can't thank you enough for your kind remarks and for taking the time to share your experience. Serving fine food to folks for over 11 years makes it all worth it when our guests are happy. Happy Holidays, hope to see you soon, Chef Dan and Laura Strackbein More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Have eaten here a number of times - for lunch with friends. Standard Deli fare with specials every day. Sides are good as are the cookies. Place can get pretty noisy. And seating can be limited. When weather warrants it there are tables outside to dine al fresco.

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Thank Steve J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

quaint and cute.Good value for your money.There is a bakery inside to the left.Baked frest daily.Get there early there is a nice selection.The staff are friendly.We've been there several times.

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Visiting from the UK found this place on trip advisor and decided to give it a go. Friendly service with bottom less coffee & tea. Food was amazing! I definitely recommend the Reuben! One of the best toasties I'd ever had! Also had "Dan's meatloaf" on the second visit which is also really good! Would definitely visit again if back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-522-9611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 16
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Soups

Description

Our specialty is hand carved corned beef and pastrami, made to order sandwiches and salads, catering, cakes and a full deli menu (over 40 menu options)! We offer fast service with quality selections. Our delicious, house made, low sodium soups are very popular and our amazing desserts are made at our bakery next door (Periwinkle's Bakery, Chef Dan's daughter, Alicia and her team). Chef Dan has been creating his famous, fabulous Friday Fish Dinners for more than 10 years! Pan fried Walleye, baked and Italian breaded fried Icelandic Cod and our homemade potato pancakes with applesauce continue to WOW our loyal, Friday guests. We offer Wine & Beer, free WIFI, outside dining, seating inside for 60, complimentary coffee and iced tea refills, Senior Discounts on Thursdays, affordable Buffet Catering Menus and more! Visit our Bakery located next door!
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?