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“Hands down better than Schats.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Raymond's Deli

Raymond's Deli
206 N Main St, Bishop, CA 93514-2739
760-873-7275
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Ranked #22 of 49 restaurants in Bishop
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Best Lunch on 395! when your tired of the same old thing Raymond's is there to make the best. with over 39 different lunch options (and counting) Beer & wine. Pinball, video games, The BEST jukebox in a 300 mile radius. Plenty of seating, Parking galore and a great place to get out of the car! many have tired to imitate the best but end up sucking like the rest Eat Raymond's Deli on 395 in Bishop ca. Vegetarian options also available We rule!
Washington DC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Hands down better than Schats.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

In a town where everybody down to the K-Mart cashiers is friendly; where you live for the light on the Sierras at dusk and at dawn; where people don't wear a lot of black (except for the LA crowd poolside at the Creekside), perhaps Raymond's does seem a tad weird: the staff does not give you a toothy grin when you order; it's darker than a bat cave; and everyone, including half the customers, eschews all colors to the south of dark brown.

Now that this acknowledgement is a done deal, here's the bottom line: Raymond's has the best sandwiches in town. We've ordered take out twice: tuna on wheat; Pastrami; turkey with cranberry mayo; and chicken salad, and there was not even a B+ among them. This is way better than Schat's and, unlike Schat's, they don't call in the photo police if you take a picture or two; they serve wine and beer; and there's a fro yo bar with toppings for the droopy drawer set, so there you go.

I am sure other posters are right in their grumblings about Raymond's closing early; Raymond's being standoffish; Raymond's over the top penchant for sarcastic wall decor -- but then I would also bet that they've never set foot in Manhattan, either.

Finally, the prices are incredible: two sandwiches ring in at $15, which is a dollar more than the pre-packaged stuff at Joseph's; the same as Schat's (but fresher); and cheaper than most of the coffee bars in town.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very Tasty Pulled Pork & Veggie Sandwiches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here halfway on our way from furnace creek to Yosemite and had both a memorable town visit and couple of sandwiches. I had a delicious pulled pork BBQ sandwich, but the real star was the soya tofu veggie wrap my wife ordered. As well as tasty food and drink, you'll get friendly service. Only wish we could've stayed longer!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kauai
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“I would never return”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I could never recommend this restaurant based on our visit in July 2013. The restaurant was filthy,
the sandwiches were not good, the music was so loud you couldn't eat inside but the tables outside were right on the street and not pleasant either.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A Cubano sandwich BETTER than you can get in NYC!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I love a good Cubano sandwich.
My favorite place for these is back home in Manhattan.
Let me tell ya, the guy who made mine at Raymond's, puts a ethnic Cuban to shame!
Amazing!
About $8.00, but two people can easily eat ONE: unless you just hiked Mt. Whitney. . .
Friendly staff, free wi-fi, dog friendly and good location right on Main Street.

Visited June 2013
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Merimbula, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“tasty lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The food was fantastic and the decor was funky and fun. Easy parking right next to the cafe. All in all a great place to have lunch.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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