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Shapiro's Delicatessen

808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
+1 317-631-4041
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastrami” (105 reviews)
“rye bread” (87 reviews)
“sandwiches” (213 reviews)
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American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Kosher, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Friends picked me up at the airport and said "when you come to Indianapolis, you need to go to Shapiro's". I was not disappointed! I had a huge Pastrami sandwich on great Rye bread. I would have preferred if it were toasted or grilled and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PurplePadre
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well if your from the east coast it’s the best you can get in the Midwest. Great brisket and corned beef, the buttered noodles are a dream and the cabbage and matzo ball soup will please your hunger. Go it’s the best you will get...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Beverly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going to Shapiro's and have corn beef and pastrami sandwiches. They also have great chicken noodle soup with a masa ball in it!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dawn R
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This place is a must visit. But go with an empty stomach. They not only have a wonderful deli, but bakery too. When we are in town, we want to eat the corned beef sandwich. Enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chrissyz44
Reviewed December 11, 2018

There is no place for a great sandwich like this place. And their deserts are just fabulous. I always get a reuben and a side of broccoli salad and a sugar cookie for my son. He gets so excited.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NicoleD4709
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Nothing fancy here, just one of the best Jewish Delicatessens I have visited. Cafeteria-style décor where you line up with a tray and pick your dessert first and then order from the servers, who will bring your food out to you. Of course, I had...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank momof4boys2016
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a good home cooked meal, look no further. This place serves up some of the best food in town. Its cafeteria style service, plenty of table space for a meal with family or friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SarahDB99
Reviewed November 26, 2018

My wife and I had lunch on a Saturday afternoon, we shared a Reuben sandwich and all I can say is WOW!!!! What a sandwich. The salami from the deli side however....... textured grease with ZERO flavor!!! and almost the same price as the prepared...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sndyrige
Reviewed November 24, 2018

They have great desserts besides the variety of deli sandwiches. Quick fast friendly service. There is plenty of seating and the service is great!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank prettilittlemamma
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Took several of my coworkers to this local family owned institution and we were not disappointed. Large sandwiches and serving for a reasonable price. Most of us took half of our lunch sandwich home. Just wonderful and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank IndyGuyontheGo
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December 25, 2018|
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Response from 2kf | Reviewed this property |
First thing in the morning 6:30
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March 30, 2016|
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Response from DrCLG | Reviewed this property |
Yep, they sell beer and wine!
March 30, 2016|
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Response from richard g | Reviewed this property |
Yes,they have beer......... Everything positive that was said,I totally agree with-of course,it's my fav orite restaurant,bar none. And NOT expensive-compare it to the Stage,Carnegies,etc. It's every bit as good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
6:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-631-4041
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Since 1905, four generations of Shapiros have been making quality meals for our family and friends in the United States, buying vegetables from our Italian neighbors; sugar and beans from Needham Hurst, now NKHurst Beans, when they first opened in 1938; and corned beef from Sam & Emil in Chicago, otherwise known as Vienna Beef. Relationships in business turned into friendships. The quality of what we cook is equal to the integrity of being true to our word. A gentleman’s handshake. The best of the best. Shapiro’s Delicatessen.
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