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Downtown Deli

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53 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is a popular deli/restaurant in the heart of Seneca Falls, NY. We...
This is a popular deli/restaurant in the heart of Seneca Falls, NY. We were very impressed with the food and value
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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love The Balboa!!

Don't pass through town without stopping by! Excellent sandwiches, soups and sides! I go there once per week! Get the Balboa!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Lisa R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Don't pass through town without stopping by! Excellent sandwiches, soups and sides! I go there once per week! Get the Balboa!

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Thank Lisa R
earlville, ny
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

not only is the food amazing, the decor is spot on diner! lots of chrome, seating in booths or high tops, grill is right there in front of you. and the staff so friendly! they all look like they really enjoy each others company. we went during 'it's a wonderful life' weekend and sandwiches were all aptly named. Breakfast menu... More 

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Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Unique sandwich restaurant. Sandwiches are made to order. The also have a number of unique sandwiches. I usually only get a half because they are quite large. Prices are reasonable.

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Thank Mark H
finger lakes NY
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204 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Downtown Deli has been in Seneca Falls (and Auburn & Cortland too; same deal as far as I know) for maybe 15 years. They are known for a wide assortment of sandwiches and similar fare, all of good value and all BIG. I'll often order the Reuben (corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut, russion dressing on toast rye) and I only... More 

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Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

A group of friends ans i entered about 45 minutes prior to close and the woman made it clear that they were not willing or able to handle a large party.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tacoma, Washington
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

That's what we did We were walking down the street and saw all these people walking in there, so we followed. I agree with what somewhat else said - this had to be the best sandwich I have ever had. They have so many kinds and variations and many are named after characters from "It's a Wonderful Life". They did... More 

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Thank grammajamma
Seneca Falls, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We had a great sandwich and it was cool that sandwiches were named after characters in "It's a Wonderful Life" movie

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Thank Molly L
Geneva, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I remember in high school everyone was so excited for senior year so we could leave during lunch and come to the Downtown Deli. They have so many great sandwiches. I love the Jeremy's Spoken and the Drama Queen. Their new paninis are also very good. They also sell a few beers and wines. Staff is always friendly and service... More 

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Jamesville, New York
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

A landmark in Seneca Falls, NY. Good deli sandwiches, etc., in an atmospheric building. Visit the National Women's Rights Park and enjoy the charm of this historic town. The Seneca River is right behind the Deli. And, oh, yes, there is also the "It's A Wonderful Life" history. Sue & Burt Harbison

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Arnold, Maryland
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The deli is connected to Nonni's Italian Imports, next door. We wanted to pick up an Italian sub to have a picnic and we liked the sound of the sandwiches there. The owner cut all the meat and cheese as we waited. It was probably the best sandwich we've ever had. Italian bread crusty and fresh, meat delicious, with and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Seneca Falls

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is a popular deli/restaurant in the heart of Seneca Falls, NY. We were very impressed with the food and value
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?