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Pearson Deli

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2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
(619) 222-2234
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars

They fixed sandwiches for us at 8 in the morning that we took with us for lunch while exploring the area. Big sandwiches with lots of meat, we ended up eating half for lunch one day and the other half the next day. Tasty and fresh!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They fixed sandwiches for us at 8 in the morning that we took with us for lunch while exploring the area. Big sandwiches with lots of meat, we ended up eating half for lunch one day and the other half the next day. Tasty and fresh!

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Based on others' review, I dropped in mid-afternoon. Got a great sandwich for the price. Mama the sandwich-maker does a masterful job. I'd go back again!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

What a great little deli. We came across this place by accident. It's located on one of the shelter island jetties. Ron's sells freshly made delicious sandwiches and snacks at very reasonable prices. You can sit outside at one of the tables and chairs and watch the world go by. The place seems to be used by all the local... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Quaint little "hole in the wall". I had a pastrami on sourdough, wife had a roast beef on sourdough. Drinks and a bag of chips. 2 deviled eggs, and a tuna pepper. $23. Nice little quiet table outside over looking a harbor. Its a ma and pa shop that makes you feel good to support. Nothing extraordinary, but you wont... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I wouldn't have known this was a deli if I hadn't found it on a review site. The local people who work on the boats seem to use it. Not a great deal of choice but the bacon on an English muffin was nice. We sat on a little terrace overlooking the Marina.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I was on Shelter Island for the weekend. I didn't expect the deli to be open on a sunday so I was pleasantly surprised. What a hard-working couple. Ad always the sandwiches were huge & yummy. Grab your picnic lunch here & head for Shelter Island Beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I'm not a sandwich person. I'm Asian so I still generally go for noodles and rice for my carb requirements :) but this deli changed they way I look at sandwiches! I read some good reviews about this place prior to our trip and decided to get some sandwiches here for our visit to the zoo and the Safari Park.... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I picked up a friend from the airport at midday and she was hungry after her flight from the east coast, so we were going to stop at another deli that I had been to before, grab a sandwich, and have a picnic lunch on Shelter Island, but the other deli had gone out of business. I stumbled across Pearson... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Ask the staff at Pearson's to make you a vegan sandwich and you're in for a treat! This toasted feast of creamy avocado, lettuce, cucumbers, tomato, onion, and pickles is lightly seasoned and topped with a sprinkle of oil and vinegar. Grab some sandwiches and head for the island, this little tucked away treasure is a great place for your... More 

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El Cajon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Pearson Deli on Shelter Island is by far the best deli I have been to. It's just a little take-out deli on the way into the island and is in the A-frame building. They make awesome sandwiches and you won't be disappointed. They are a little pricey but the sandwiches are big and they used quality ingredients. My boyfriend and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 222-2234

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  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

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