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Downbeach Deli & Restaurant

8 S Essex Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2715
+1 609-823-7310
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (9 reviews)
“reuben” (2 reviews)
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American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Kosher
$$ - $$$
8 S Essex Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402-2715
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in the area but have lived in several countries since then. Whenever I return to the Shore, I can’t wait to head to Downbeach Deli for their killer matzoh ball soup! I also love their ‘heart smart’ parfait & always take home...More

Thank Judith R
Reviewed July 10, 2018

My experience was very good. They were extremely busy with both order in and order out. I do not remember what the pickled veggies were called, but I loved them! The Reuben was piled high on both sides and served open faced. Perfectly tender, the...More

1  Thank Penny N
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

We four traveling Texans were looking for something different after having eaten on the Ocean City boardwalk for three days and found this wonderful deli in Margate. Our waitress was most attentive and kept in touch without being intrusive. The sandwiches and beef hot dogs...More

1  Thank Panthercityhorn
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Typical menu for a deli - fish, deli meats, salads & dinners. Only open to 8 P.M. Portions and quality vary from fair to good. Provide a pickle trey. Service`better daytime.

1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I've only had good dining experiences at Downbeach deli for dinners. The service is excellent. The free pickles are a real treat and reminiscent of Hymies. The corned beef or pastrami sandwiches with a side of fries or a knish are treats after a long...More

1  Thank Gary F
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is one the best real delicatessens at the shore. They serve all day long. Great breakfast and lunch spot. Now serving dinners. Their dinner specials can’t be beat. Nothing super fancy, just good food at a fair price. We love their creamed chopped beef...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed January 22, 2018

After not being at DDR for a couple of years, we stopped by for a quick lunch during our bike trip. We came outside the peak time, so we got seated right away. Great food and fast service as always.

1  Thank niksk001
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

We like Fridays at the Downbeach deli because they have split pea soup which is the best ever. There is a special with a half a sandwich and cup of soup that is delicious and we go every Friday. Pleasant waitresses and clean restaurant in...More

1  Thank wskr
Reviewed November 18, 2017

But all too much time between my last visit. I wrote the 18th review of this Jersey Shore deli and must say it hasn't changed much. My 90 + folks live in town and they get delivery. the folks at the deli look after them....More

1  Thank HaljoHal
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I took some one to lunch and their half sandwich and soup was so good. I went back two weeks later and was just as good. The pickles and peppers at the table was even better. I was there a few years. Ago and wasnt...More

1  Thank richie3d
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 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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