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Gershon's Deli & Caterers

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1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6113
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up walking to Gershons, charged by my mother to bring home dinner. (My favorite memory is the time our table was set - Gershon's feast on the table, only to be upset by our beloved family beagle standing on the table eating our dinner!) Years later my own young sons enjoyed chopped liver, roast beef with Russian dressing,... More 

Thank Deborah F
Niskayuna, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gershon's is an authentic "big city" deli with great food and service. Gets very crowded at lunchtime. Parking can be tricky in the Union St area but well worth the effort!

Thank katohorsey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Trip Advisor lead me to another GREAT restaurant! Gershon's Deli knocked it out of the park. This place is as good if not better than any NYC deli I have eaten at thus far. It's the real deal. The staff was very friendly and allowed my two dogs to join me while I ate my delicious Italian Sub on their... More 

Thank FoodieKS13
Niskayuna, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This deli has been run by the same owners for over 40 years and has never disappointed, even when they catered our wedding! Numerous kosher items as well as the best cold cuts and salads that are made daily. They also offer several hot and cold dinner items such as chicken pesto, tossed salad, orzo salad to name a few.... More 

Thank mbrogers55
Albany, New York
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216 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Gershon's Deli menu says it's the "Capital District's oldest kosher-style deli." They first opened in 1954 & have been at their current location since 1956. The place, with no atmosphere to speak of, has Formica tables close together, & paper napkins. We had to wait quite a while for our order, but the deli was quite busy. My Reuben sandwich... More 

Thank fba5
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A deli from the past and the service was great along with the atmosphere. So happy when I was able to order a mother goose liverwurst sandwich on rye with mustard and dill pickles. They made the sandwich to my liking. My daughtere got a reuben that was delicious just to look at never mind the fantastic taste. So worth... More 

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Albany, New York
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

Overrated, small portions. Stopped for a corned beef sandwich. $10. Maybe 1/4 lb of meat. 1" thick with bread. Disappointed. Ben and Bill's is the same price has 3 times as much meat.

Thank Marktheshark027
Kennebunk, United States
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

My wife, daughter and I stopped at this awesome New York deli on our way back to Maine after visiting Union College. It is set up for dining in or take out. Really busy for take out. Basically place your order and "get out of the way" ! In a good way. The guys behind the counter were very helpful... More 

Thank David M
Glenmont, New York
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Can't find a better New York style deli than Gershon's! It's a hustle and bustle kind of place but the food is great. It's not a big place so you might have to wait or get take out. The sandwiches are huge and they have the best "new pickles" around!

Thank Knittingchick
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We had a special occasion to take our Nephew to lunch. This place looked wonderful on the internet and since we were not familiar with area, we chose this place. From the minute we walked in, I knew it was wrong. The staff was friendly, the atmosphere, not so much. Looked dirty and tables uncomfortable. We ordered Pastrami on Rye.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Kosher, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6113
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: 518-393-0617

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