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Rochester Deli

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
+1 262-522-9611
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: Consecutive winner for 3 years WISN/ALIST cheap eats/sandwiches...
Consecutive winner for 3 years WISN/ALIST cheap eats/sandwiches! Sandwiches and Salads are made to order, we keep the focus on quality and presentation!
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  • 30
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
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  • 1
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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
Yum!

Great sandwiches and soups. The desserts are ridiculously good. Eat in, carry out, or cater. Nice, upscale sandwich shop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Amy D
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great sandwiches and soups. The desserts are ridiculously good. Eat in, carry out, or cater. Nice, upscale sandwich shop.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here on 5/18/15. Ordered my favorite sandwich - pastrami on rye, which is my standard fare at Rochester Deli. I was shocked that the price had increased by $4 to $12.25. The counter girl explained that the meat supplier increased its prices, and that dictated the higher price of the sandwich. Now this is one absolutely delicious sandwich,... More 

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BeSweetEveryday, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your loyalty over the years. We remember your recent visit and thank you. Specialty beef brisket (especially Pastrami) has increased dramatically in the U.S. over the last few years, many restaurants and delis don't offer the product at all because of that. Our competitors including our favorite (Jake's Deli) have had to increase prices as well... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I was told that they had the best Rueben ever...I think if it was a normal day they would be in the running but on St Patricks it was unbelievably crowded and they had a hard time keeping up, ordered in advance and still waited 20 minutes for the sandwhich. Have eaten other items here before and they were always... More 

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BeSweetEveryday, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in on our busiest day of the year, we served over 2000 guests (10 times our normal guest count) and every year it gets busier! I guess folks recognize that a New York Style Deli can host an Irish event just as well as a small Irish venue on St. Patrick's Day! Some of our loyal... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a great place to meet up with friends for lunch. It is tucked away in downtown Waukesha and has been able to withstand the coming and going of many restaurants in the immediate area. The reason being, they offer delicious, homemade, high quality soups and sandwiches. There is a daily special, which is a fish fry (a Wisconsin... More 

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WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Dear Dani, What a genuinely nice review. We pride ourselves on food quality and presentation and we are grateful for your recognition of this. The dining area does get very noisy; the high ceilings in our 1913 historic building don't help....and we love that you mentioned our outside cafe area. Public WIFI, complimentary iced tea and coffee refills and a... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Because of my dietary restrictions, it's sometimes a challenge to find a restaurant that not only has menu items that I can eat, but also tastes great. The Rochester Deli came through with flying colors on both accounts! But it wasn't just the food that was attractive; the Americana decor was very unique and not overstated.

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WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello Mike, So glad you found us! We're happy that you were able to enjoy one of our menu selections with your dietary restrictions, we do our best to serve everyone. Yes, our decor is simple, and as you pointed out, unique. Many of our guests enjoy the b & w photographs of our family, near and gone who have... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been here a few times and the food is consistently good and the service is wonderful for a small but quaint location.

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

Met a friend there for lunch; we both had a turkey, cranberry, panini. The food came fast and was delicious.

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Waukesha
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is mainly a sandwich shop but with some very good bakery items. The prices are a bit to high for what you get, but it is a cozy place and they do have an early evening menu for take-out heartier fare.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

One of the best deli experiences I have ever had. Each time I have been here the food is amazing. Fast with fresh ingredients and very friendly and efficient staff. You also have to try their soups and desserts! YUMMY!

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Lakewood, Ohio
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We prefer to find something local when we're traveling and this was recommended by the lady at the museum we visited. The food was delicious. Lots of variety in beverages offered. Seating was adequate and comfortable. Six of us had a lovely little lunch for just under $50.

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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 4 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Description

Consecutive winner for 3 years WISN/ALIST cheap eats/sandwiches! Sandwiches and Salads are made to order, we keep the focus on quality and presentation!
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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