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Katz's Deli

205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098 (Manhattan)
(212) 254-2246
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Ranked #778 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
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Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Staff the make the sandwiches aren't very friendly of helpful but the Reuben sandwiches are quite good. And they're massive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Hubby found this place online and well worth the cab fare to this great no frills aged to perfection Deli. Meat was so juicy and they certainly pack it into your sandwich! Grilled cheese was great too. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Shared a pastrami on rye and toasted cheese for lunch and was in food heaven. The pastrami was to die for. So tender and moist. The carver have me a sample at the counter and it was so amazing. The serving size is huge. They layer the meat on. Toasted cheese was really good and the pickles they give with... More

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Decatur, Illinois
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67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The pastrami was juicy and full of flavor. The chicken noodle soup was full of yummy carrots and tasty broth. Lots of pickles and cucumbers to chomp on. Was it confusing? Oh yes. Was it chaotic? You betcha. Was it expensive? Probably. Was it delicious? Oh my! If you do your research, you can probably find a less crowded deli... More

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Let's face it, this place is a deli going in back in time..lots of history, stories, celebrities etc..huge, huge, sandwich portions, all a heart attack waiting to happen and should be a once in lifetime visit. Definitely worth the time. You don't go there for the very best in a menu, you go there so you can say you did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have seen Katz on TV a number of time but never managed to get to go there we planned a day that ended at Katz and wow what a meal it was, great service and great food cannot wait to go back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

For your visit in NYC don't miss Pastrami! I've never tried pastrami before but I think that if you want to try something special and very different from your daily meal, Katz's Deli is a perfect place.

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montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Not to be a snob,but Montreal is known for it's world class smoked meat sandwiches and all Montrealers have their favorite spot.I remember reading an article in Men's Health about the top 10 restos you have to try before you die and Katz deli was on the list. Walking in town all morning it was time to try Katz famous... More

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South Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere at Katz's was great but the pricing is brutal, strange ordering procedure and overall in need of some cleaning. Apparently there has been some rivalry between which city offers a better deli experience - New York pastrami on rye or Montreal smoked meat?? Really there is no question at all. Montreal smoked meat is better tasting and a... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

You walk in and are asked if you want counter or table service we chose counter. Menu is above the prep area. I had the corned beef on rye , my wife had the brisket this was what turned out to be our only meal that day that is how filling these sandwiches are. I'm tall so i was able... More

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