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American, Deli
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed March 28, 2021

Service the best in years- and we eat out a lot. You must skip breakfast and dinner the night before is optional. the sandwiches are that big and really tasty.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed June 30, 2020

Been going here for lunch for 15 years, along with many locals. Portions are large, food is consistently good, served by the most friendly folks. Favorites include the steak, Reuben, and Corn Beef sandwiches. Breakfasts are also exceptional.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020

My husband and I ate there, but neither of us liked our food. Pastrami and corned beef sandwiches were horrible. We would not go back.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

Love Macs for the sandwiches and breakfast options. Friendly efficient service in the center of downtown Santa Rosa (family owned and operated, I believe). Try the Reuben or any of the Benedicts!

Date of visit: July 2019
tsoltani, Owner at Mac’s Deli & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

Yes, we are family owned and have been proud to serve our community since 1970. Thank you for the kind words & hope to see you back in again soon!

Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

The portions are good sizes, however the food was not that great for us. Perhaps we just ordered the wrong items. The spinach, mushroom, feta omlette was great. Nice and big. The avocado, tomatoe, and sprout sandwich bland. The toast was burned, and the tomatoes...weren't ripe. My kids ordered the French toast and a bagel. The French toast was great, the bagel was burnt. I guess I just don't get how you can bring out food that looks like that to your customers.More

Date of visit: July 2019
tsoltani, Owner at Mac’s Deli & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2019

We always try to provide the best experience for our customers and apologize if your meal wasn't what you hoped for. Thanks very much for coming in and hope that you'll give us another chance.

Reviewed July 2, 2019

This place has been here for many many years and is a locals favorite. The breakfast is great and the sandwiches are even better. They have the Sonoma county waitress of the year, always a little wait, but well worth it

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 25, 2019

We were looking for a breakfast/lunch place, and one of the other local restaurants recommended Mac's. Breakfast was awesome - I had a veggie omelette, and had them hold the toast and potatoes. They gladly substituted fresh fruit for me. The omelette was huge and...I sure didn't need the extra potatoes or toast. My husband had "Joe's Special" and said it was very good. He did have toast with his, but they substituted fruit for the potatoes. Service was great, coffee is good, price is reasonable - especially for the amount of food you get.More

Date of visit: June 2019
tsoltani, Owner at Mac’s Deli & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind words! We appreciate you coming in and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 14, 2019

Mac's is a great place to meet friends for breakfast or lunch (or to take a break from pottery painting next door). I love their chopped liver! It is one of my special treats. (When my husband's breakfast group meets here, he brings me back...a sandwich for lunch.) Mac's has a wide menu and just about everyone can find something they like. Nothing is too heavy but you get a good amount of food. Prices are very reasonable and the wait staff is very friendly, quick, and responsive. You should make this one of your go-to spots!More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 12, 2019

I was married to 2 New Yorkers and I lived there for several years. This is the restaurant I have found in the North Bay Area that comes closest to NYC Deli food. They have an extensive menu, but I usually opt for the Reuben....As with all good Reubens, you need lots of napkins. TENDER corned beef! It's right downtown, with easy access. The staff is ALWAYS FRIENDLY and HELPFUL.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Must say...the more things change...the more they stay the same. Have been a customer for 50 yrs. and never have been disappointed in the service, vibe or taste of the meals. Good downtown deli location and friendly staff. Its a must visit!

Date of visit: December 2018
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No, the restaurant has been described as "kosher style" for over 50 years because it serves some traditional Jewish dishes but does not adhere to Kosher dietary laws.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mac’s Deli & Cafe

  • Yes, Mac’s Deli & Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Mac’s Deli & Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Mac’s Deli & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4