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205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098 (Lower East Side)
(212) 254-2246
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Ranked #837 of 11,776 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 10:45 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
Neighborhood:
Lower East Side
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

I loved this little spot! It's a true family business. The pastrami was seriously amazing! It was a little confusing to order. You get a ticket from the hostess which you give to each ordering station (entree, sides, drinks, ect...) take it to your table then use it to cash out. This place only accepts cash! It was a little... More 

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Brisbane
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I expected so much more from this place. It started with the guy making our sandwich being a rude cockhead when I asked him a question he just starred at me and then would mumble something..America is all about service and tips and it was so hard to give it to this fat bald headed retard a tip. I got... More 

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Augusta Ga
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Hearing about Katz's for years of course we had to go while visiting NYC. Glad we did but too many other places to try to warrant a return. Pastrami lived up to reputation. I strongly suggest getting there before 10;30 for lunch. We were finishing up at 11:00 and it was filling up fast. Get your ticket at the door... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

We visited NYC in December and visited Katz after exploring the city all day in the cold rain. We were exhausted and this place was warm, and had great food! You must try the pastrami sandwich, matzo ball soup, and the house beer. The proportions are easily sharable, you really get your money worth. When you go in they give... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

An iconic place, which I didn't want to miss. Pastrami sandwiches are outstanding and hot dogs excellent. Portions large and with expected higher price. If you are not too hungry, worth to share a portion.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

After years of yearning, I finally made it out to the iconic Katz's Deli the day after Christmas. My friend and I were undertaking a NYC food tour, and our first stop was Katz's. We arrived at around 10:45, so it wasn't too busy. Still most tables were occupied, but we were able to place our orders right away. My... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We waited 20mins for waiter service as ordering at the desks looked too much of a hassle, I wish we didn't as the waiter was so rude! I asked him to recommend what we could have, he started to offer us a sharing platter which I told him we didn't want to do as we don't like to eat the... More 

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Newberry
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Now that we suffered the chaos involved in getting in, I am glad we did. The food was okay, the egg cream better. The wait staff were friendly given the crowds. Don't know that we would go again in the future, but glad we got to experience it!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Different experience. Food was good, but relatively expensive. Great fun. Sandwiches are enormous - only order if you are seriously into meat.

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Frederick, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

If you like your sanwiches full of juicy, delicious pastrami, roast beef, and corned beef., this is the place. Right on Houston Street in lower Manhattan, this place is brimming with activity, and good spirit. It is noisy, but a good noisy. It may be a little overwhelming for out of towners, but this is what NYC is all about.... More 

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Additional Information about Katz's Deli

Address: 205 E Houston Street, New York City, NY 10002-1098
Phone Number: (212) 254-2246
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 10:45 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

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