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Saul's Restaurant and Deli

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1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
(510) 848-3354
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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95 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here on several occasions . always full. But not a long wait. It is the best pastrami I've had outside New York, and the local beer very refreshing. Efficient service and a good place to rewind during lunch. Will go back

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Thank Jannik J
Nelson, Canada
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want traditional deli fare, this is the place for you. However, be warned that there are not a lot of options for those who are gluten free.

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Thank KootenayBliss
Miami Beach
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to Saul's was mostly intentional, but we sort of wandered in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. While busy, the hostess was able to seat us with no wait. Our server was friendly and efficient, and she gave us great recommendations on some favorite dishes. Food was prepared perfectly - it's not fussy but absolutely satisfying. If you're... More 

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San Francisco
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I've been here a few times because I really want to like it a lot. I think people keep going here because it's a comfortable, familiar local haunt with decent prices (this is the SF Bay area), but: Terrible latkes (that's how I judge a Jewish deli), very dark, dense, and chewy, like they were cooked hours before and tossed... More 

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Thank sfRebecca
Sydney, Australia
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175 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Sauls became our breakfast destination on a recent trip to Berkeley. The food is good well presented and the atmosphere of the diner inspired interior is enchanting. The food reminds me of my childhood corned beef hash, pancakes and perfectly cooked poached eggs. You must try this if you are into deli foods the food is fabulous.

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Thank 13out
Hickory, North Carolina
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Ordered corned beef sandwich for lunch. The sandwich had a clump of meat in the center - a big disappointment! Asked for water and received a small glass of water with no ice.

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Thank Michael G
Santa Cruz
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We had matzah ball soup and pastrami sandwiches. Pretty darn good deli as good as L.A. but not quite as good as New York. Pickles were great too. Friendly environment and good service.

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Thank W.R.F.
Berkeley, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've eaten there a few times and am usually disappointed. It just - well - could be better. But if you are craving this type of deli meal - corned beef sandwich or chicken soup or chopped liver or lox or a large selection of deli standby desserts - this is your best option in Berkeley.

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Thank Karen S
Regina, Canada
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74 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We enjoyed wonderful pastrami on rye sandwiches with pickles. It was a lovely day so we were able to eat outside. I'd like to try many other menu items.

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Thank kmcgardener
Berkeley, California
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

be sure you get the dish of house pickles. something for every appetite and the menu has old standbys as well as things that reflect the season and/or holidays. generally good service although it can be a bit slow. friendly and a great place for families old and young.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $15
Cuisine
American, Kosher, Delicatessen, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-1410
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: (510) 848-3354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?