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Downbeach Deli & Restaurant

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8 S Essex Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2715
+1 609-823-7310
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Newtown Square, PA
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144 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got home from a day at the shore and a drive from Atlantic City to Margate,. where we once were the owners of a condo. Since we were there at lunch time we decided to stop at one of our old haunts, The Down Beach Deli. The scene was just as we remembered and it brought back memories... More 

1 Thank halg16
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Found this place using TripAdvisor. Great food. Menu was wide and varied. Service staff was friendly and efficient. Definitely will visit again if we return to the area.

1 Thank DixieLee55
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Something is wrong with a deli that for years has been a go to place for a decent if not outstanding meal. We recently arrived for the Summer and needed a quick bite for dinner. First, the customary bread and pickles, ok, good, but the bread was so thin that the butter cut through it. Then, ordered the matzoh ball... More 

Thank Diane B
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

If you are in Margate, don't hesitate to try this wonderful restaurant and deli. Their menu is very extensive and food was delicious. The service was great and very friendly. My husband and I didn't know anything about Downbeach and decided to just give it a try as we were hungry and passing through Margate. Next time we are in... More 

1 Thank trisha01
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a great deli---EVERYTHING you'd want. Salads, ,soups, sandwiches, great bagels and breads. What makes he place extra special to me, is I keep kosher (not Glatt Kosher, but technically kosher). They have a Kosher slicer and many Kosher deli meats and salads. Can't find that everywhere. Prices are what I'd expect. Table service and take out.

1 Thank 1984avanti
Wilmington, Delaware
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Since Buddy took over, we're happy to eat here. Everyone is nice and the food is always good. The best Matzoh Ball Soup.

1 Thank ann g
Atlantic City
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171 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We were trying to decide where to have lunch and someone suggested the Downbeach Deli. I didn't realize they had sit down restaurant service! We were so glad we stopped in. The service was very attentive and friendly. The chicken noodle soup was filled with so many noodles and just the right amount of chicken. It was wonderful. The lentil... More 

1 Thank Elman1952
sarasota florida
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I like many different cuisines - French, Greek, Italian often come to mind when thinking about great food - Deli is often not considered: But when one is in the mood for a great Corned Beef Sandwich, Chicken Noodle Soup, Kosher Pickles- nothing can satisfy like good deli food and DOWNBEACH DELI in Margate New Jersey does it just about... More 

2 Thank tappyt
Margate City, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Too Expensive for the same stuff you can get other places. We left after wanting a lox platter and seeing how ridiculously priced it was

Thank Silvyg
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We've eaten there before, it's a good Jewish Del. Nice dish of pickles etc. to start with. Clean, attractive dining room. My wife had soup & half corn beef sandwich which was enough for her, mine was a bowl of delicious split pea soup with a smaller corn beef sandwich. More than adequate. Jewish deli isn't cheap today, no bargains... More 

1 Thank clevine2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Kosher, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 S Essex Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2715
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Margate City
  • Phone Number: +1 609-823-7310
Serving Margate City since 1982, Downbeach Deli serves fresh, flavorful, deli favorites. Join us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Our come-as-you-are atmosphere and friendly service combined with our extensive menu, makes Downbeach Deli one of the best eateries in town. We serve a huge selection of breakfast items including pastries, omelets, and bagels.

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