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“Bring an appetite, or two, or a doggy bag!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Slyman's Deli

Slyman's Deli
3106 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-4007
(216) 621-3760
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Ranked #3 of 1,684 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Bring an appetite, or two, or a doggy bag!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you love corned beef, and you're fortunate enough to find yourself on St. Clair Ave. anytime between 11:00 am and 2 pm, treat yourself to this place. If you're a novice, you'll want to dine in. Don't be put off by the line of people out the door and onto the sidewalk; they're there for carry-out. Just say "Excuse Me," and the line will part like the Red Sea did for Moses. The first thing you'll notice is that the place is small. It has a quaint, albeit busy, kind of feel: like cross between a New York deli and a family get together! Once you're seated, don't be overwhelmed by the menu. One of the waitresses will be happy to explain it to you and your party. (Also, if you've ever been to a New York deli, the menu prices here are not typos: about half of what you'd pay in the Big Apple!) That having been said, the corned beef is the best around: not just Cleveland, or Ohio, but anywhere! The sandwiches are large, delicious meals in themselves. With the first bite, you'll forget how small, and crowded, the dining room is. Your all-consuming mission will be trying to finish the sandwich before you! If you can't, don't worry; many before you have tried and failed. Just take it with you; it's great even re-warmed. The service is conscientious, efficient, and friendly. After one visit you'll be a fan!

  • Visited October 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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On the road again
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304 reviews 304 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 99 cities Reviews in 99 cities
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
“Best Corned Beef Sandwich in the Universe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

When I say Universe I mean on the planet have never had a better Corned Beef sandwich. Our server was superb and impressed me so much she got a "C" note for a tip. We were all there shooting a short film for a music video for Holiday season 2013 still a secret. What was even most impressive is the deli was very clean. Hats off to Mo the owner and our server she was fabulous but I will not mention her name as she is a female. You will know if she waits on you as pleasant, efficient and accommodating.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seville, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“New York Deli in Cleveland OH”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The sandwiches are huge. Corned Beef so tender it will melt in your mouth. Chicken salad bursting with flavor. Menu has numerous offerings. As it is over a 2 hour drive for me; usually eat sandwiches there; then pounds of items to bring home. Take out is very well packed, all items brought home are fresh and tasty. Loafs of bread are above normal size.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Corned Beef EVER !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Slyman's Deli serves wonderful food at a good price. The portions are generous. The Corned Beef is the best ever but if you are planning on a St. Patty's Day feast, call ahead to reserve a sandwich or two. They sell out every year.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A fantastic corned beef sandwich with a Hugh pickle to match. What more is there to say! You will love it. Come hungry!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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