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Shapiro's Delicatessen

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808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Oakbrook, Kentucky, United States
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At a downtown hotel, what an little something different and good ? just a short distance from the circle is this dilly of a delli. Once you are in your will be surprised by the length of their counter, and the selection of what is in it. Looking for a smoked tongue sandwich, a corned beef & pastrami, or some... More 

Thank Cliff W
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Eggs bagels great coffee. Not well known that good food is available. Fresh bagels to die for. Full menu is available and never busy.

Thank tbarn46259
Bow, New Hampshire
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had Reuben it was outstanding! My daughter had roast beef on onion roll which was also excellent! Homemade bread really was the icing on the cake! Speaking of cake had to split a piece of carrot cake for dessert! Portions are huge!

Thank Sandy B
Chatham, Canada
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When looking for a classic deli vibe, you will find it here! The meats are so fresh, the corned beef amazing!! The staff were great and helped out these deli newbies. A definite must do while in Indy!!!!

Thank Michelle B
Chatham, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On our way out of Indy, leaving for Chicago, we made a pit stop at Shapiro's. GREAT DECISION!! I had the traditional Corned Beef on rye and my wife had the Pastrami/Corned Beef combo sandwich.... AMAZING!!! They had all kinds of sandwiches, the variety is endless. We got there early enough and they had just finished cooking the meats, so... More 

Thank 321takeit
Casey, Illinois
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down the best Pastrami and Rye I've ever had, my wife had the Reuben which was very good as well. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank Michael R
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Indy institution and home of perfect corned beef, crispy potato pancakes with applesauce, and delicious cheesecake. My wife and I share everything but the cheesecake. My only disappointment was they run out of chopped liver. Not a place for dieters.

Thank Daniel R
Surf City, United States
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You get a lot of food, so maybe split the sandwich. It was expensive for a family of 5 (40+ for 2 sandwiches, a salad, and one beer). Very friendly staff and the food was excellent

Thank Jimmy S
Columbus, Indiana
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110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an Indianapolis institution. It is a cafeteria-style deli with some great sandwiches (we used to get pastrami on rye with spicy mustard, but recently have gone with the New York Reuben with slaw instead of kraut), although other entrees are also available. The wide selection of sides are good too - the potato pancakes are great, if huge... More 

Thank interceptpubs
Indianapolis, Indiana
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I tend to always order the corned beef sandwich/Reuben. The sandwiches are piled high and there are lots of sides and desserts to choose from as well. Overall it is a great place to grab a meal. Anytime we have been there was practically no line at all, very quick!

Thank Lauren K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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: 317-631-4041

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