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“Wide selection of deli sandwiches in the Eastern Market” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Russell Street Deli

Russell Street Deli
2465 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207-2631
(313) 567-2900
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Ranked #58 of 977 Restaurants in Detroit
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Soups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Lansing, Michigan
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39 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Wide selection of deli sandwiches in the Eastern Market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

There are many dining options throughout the city of Detroit, a fact that many people find shocking. A lot of people will simply venture down to the city for a sporting event or concert, and limit themselves to either Hockeytown or Cheli's Chili. Not that there is anything wrong with either of those places, but with a little digging and venturing out, there are a lot of gems in the city of Detroit. Russell Street Deli is one of those gems.

There is a wide selection of classic deli sandwiches, including corned beef, pastrami, turkey reubens, etc. The sandwiches are very generous in portion size and use excellent ingredients. You will not find a sandwich stacked with cheap deli meat. They use fine corned beef, turkey and the like. All sandwiches are pretty good price-wise, since they are so large. Additionally, RSD offers many different types of soup, including New England, Manhattan and Rhode Island clam chowder. The New England clam chowder is delicious for a cold day. Plenty of flavor, but not overly heavy. I ordered the Turkey Reuben which was excellent. Nice sweet Russian dressing, cole slaw, and excellent kraut. My co-workers ordered egg salad and a half pastrami, half corned been on an onion roll.

In addition, they offer for sale cookies, brownies and jam. The cookies are huge and worth giving a try.

For a non-chain lunch with character, stop by the Russell Street Deli next time you head to Detroit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chesterfield, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“1 of the Best Places for Breakfast & Lunch in the D”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The sandwiches are perfection! The breakfast is to die for! This hidden gem in the city is a must see. I highly recommend the reuben sandwich. Quality food for a decent price.

Visited October 2012
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Clarkston, Michigan
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Crowded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

When we arrived here to eat on a Tuesday for lunch, the line was out the door. The waitress took our name and told us it would be 15 to 20 minutes. We decided to wait and it was worth it. They have great sandwiches and the soups looked good also. I can't comment on the soup because I didn't try any, but it did look good. Lots of choices on sandwiches and I choose the club. It was very good and the turkey was piled high. My wife is a vegan and she also had lots of choices. Next time I'm at the Eastern Market, I will return, regardless of the wait.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food at the market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Long wait but it was a beautiful day at the Eastern Market so who cares? Long tables so you have a chance to meet someone and say hello while dining. Food is good, not too much so you can save room for some fresh fruit from the market. Kids meals disappeared quickly and everyone had a wonderful time on our day before Mother's day celebration. These are my favorite types of restaurants and I will be back again and again! Enjoy!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ferndale, Michigan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Our waiter was super friendly and helpful. He even let us try a sample of the Rhode Island Chowder before ordering it. It was delicious! The sandwiches we had were some of the best we'd ever eaten...ever! Absolutely loved the vibe in this place. It was just the kind of "bring Detroit back" type of experience and I really appreciate what they're doing on Russel Street!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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