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Ham Heaven & Devil Dogs

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2647 Mall Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5941
+1 941-923-2514
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've visited this restaurant twice. Both times, we were very pleased with the food. Their Tuesday special is a corned beef sandwich. We share one and order a small fry besides. This is always more than enough for two of us! The owner, Rocky, is a great guy and very personable. Makes you feel at home. As you've probably guessed,... More 

Thank Jo A
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place lives by the sign on the wall: "Good food isn't cheap and Cheap food isn't good". Good sandwiches and soups. Always go here when visiting our son. Special people running it and special place

Thank GPLew
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Sarasota and I just discovered this delightful family run establishment. The owners are so sweet and the Ruben is literally voted the Best in Florida, so of course that is what I had..... omg!!! Melts in your mouth and the corn beef is so tender that it just falls apart. We decided to order our spiral ham... More 

Thank dmbennington
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after seeing the sign outside "voted the best Ruben". It's a small restaurant with a few tables inside. We weren't real hungry so we decided to split a philly steak & cheese with a order of small fries. They split the sandwich on two plates for us and brought us a huge plate of UNsalted... More 

Thank Hognfrog
Sarasota, Florida, United States
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138 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

I passed this place a hundred times but never set foot inside. Normally I'm a weekday salad for lunch guy. But this being a Saturday, the promise on their sign of "Voted The Best Reuben in the State of Florida" was too compelling to pass up. The interior is a small, bright old timey deli/luncheonette. The woman smiling behind the... More 

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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

That's what the sign on the awing says, and we agree! We always make Rocky's place our first stop when we get back to Florida -- we like the corn beef rueben. Always excellent. We've probably introduced a dozen visitors to HH & DD, and all of them make it a regular destination.

Thank travelingcoupleMN
Bluffton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I personally don't care for rye bread, so I typically have steered clear of a Reuben sandwich. While at HH&DD's counter I made that comment and Rocky came to my rescue with a "no worries" and a selection of other bread types. I'm now a Reuben on wheat fan!! Some say the best Reuben in Sarasota is at The Gulf... More 

Thank Aunt-JK
Punta Gorda, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I too am from NY. We sought out this restaurant looking for a decent pastrami sandwich in southwest Fl. This is the place. It is NOT Katz's or the Carnegie Deli. The meat was close, but not quite as good. Also, in NYC the meat sits on a steam table for hours so that it is very tender. That said,... More 

Thank john f
Sarasota FL
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Rocky has a great meal. No matter what we've ordered, it has made everyone at home happy. I called and he was almost closed up... but waited and I was quick like I promised I'd be. As it was, I was able to be juuust under closing time. Thanks, Rocky. BTW, wife LOVED the pastrami on rye.

Thank Don-and-Mags
Greenville, South Carolina
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129 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Originally from NYC, we can be a bit fussy about our pastrami. We'd been searching for a delicious, lean pastrami sandwich for over a year. FINALLY we found Ham Heaven and Deviled Dogs. A little off the beaten path however whether you're a local to the Sarasota area, a snowbird or on vacation don't miss your chance. Looking forward to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2647 Mall Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5941
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-923-2514
Voted Best Reuben in the State of Florida.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?