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Reviewed July 2, 2022

This is a New York style deli, but does not quite get there. The Turkey sandwich I had was dry and did not have a lot of meat on it. I may go back and try their bagels and whitefish salad to give it another...chance.. Other that that this is nothing to go out of your way for.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 22, 2022 via mobile

Wonderful chewy, flavorful bagels in multiple options with multiple cream cheese varieties. Tasty cookies, bought to go. Grabbed bagels to take on boat tour downtown.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2021

These guys can cook. I miss their food and flavor in NY. A NY treasure down south. Stop by to see Steve or Lou. You won't be sorry if you do!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021

We were staying at Hampton Inn, Medical Plaza and noticed this deli just across the street. So glad we did - after all, the locals eat here so it must be good. It was. Servers so friendly and quite a good menu for choices. It's...also a bakery and the place smelled great. We order soup - bean home-made, and BLT's. My husband loved the potato salad. There was indoor and outdoor tables. A great choice to support the local community.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 10, 2021 via mobile

Absolute authentic, tasty NY Bagels - terrific breakfast selection. Left with bialy & dessert for later. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Excellent food and wonderful, friendly service! The staff treats you like family and the food is fresh and homemade. They have homemade desserts too! This is definitely a hidden gem in Wilmington!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020

Amazing, Authentic and Delicious! Great bagels that are 'boiled' in NY and then shipped to Wilmington! The cream cheeses (homemade) are incredible - try the veggie and olive. The owner is so great - and she makes most of the desserts as well! Incredible cheesecake,...tiramisu, and cookies. She and the "authentic" staff are so welcoming and friendly. GO OUT OF YOUR WAY to come here.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

The food is always excellent every time I go to S & L! My favorite is the meatloaf they have the first Thursday of every month, it’s to die for! And I usually hate meatloaf! Also while there make sure you try the bread pudding...if the day! You won’t regret eating here!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020 via mobile

My sister-in- law told us an a deli she heard about. Our group decided to find it and have lunch there. We were glad we did. The Italian deli has a New York theme to it as the owners are huge NY Yankees fans. Aside...from daily specials, you can choose from sandwiches like The Godfather, Midtown, and Times Square. All the sandwiches we had were delicious and moderately priced. A hidden gem worth looking for.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 12, 2020

This is one of the best Deli that I have eaten at. The owners are welcoming and personable. Fresh and Home Made to order. It is a small tucked in location just down from New Hanover Regional Hospital. I have eaten there three times this...week, each time introducing it to a new family member. Everyone was pleasantly surprised. Daily specials are superb. You will not be disappointed when you stop to dine with others at S & L Deli.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

We were in town to see son at UNCW and decided to stop in for lunch. Wow was not disappointed being from NY a actual NY Style Deli in NC. Sat at a booth the waitress was quick taking our order and returned in no...time with it. Service was great and the NYPD Sub was Awesome! We will be backMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

After traveling all of the way from Southport I decided I deserved a bagel after a doctor's appointment. Customer level was light so I was able to order immediately and receive my order shortly. The service was wonderful and attentive. The ET bagel was a...little sparse re: the ET but it was still a good bagel and I'm glad I stopped.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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sldeli, Manager at S&L New York Style Deli, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thank you! Come back next time you are in town!

Reviewed March 4, 2019

It was too late for a real breakfast so I settled for an egg and bacon bagel sandwich -- removed the egg and bacon and buttered the bagel for a breakfast meal. All of it was delicious. The deli gets busy around lunch and every...square inch has someone sitting in it. Don't dally or you'll be seatless.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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sldeli, Owner at S&L New York Style Deli, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

It's was great. Everything was great. Omg really worth a trip. Honestly that was the best potato salad I have had in years.

Date of visit: December 2018
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sldeli, Owner at S&L New York Style Deli, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2019

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

After getting a great medical check-up we decided to grab a bite to celebrate a little. Although the service was quick the waitress was abrupt and not friendly. The food was mediocre at best. My wife had a " chicken lasagna " that wasnt anything...more than shredded chicken slapped between some bland noodles in a white cheese sauce. Being a native New Yorker I expected better from a "New York style restaurant. I won't be going back to eat there again, especially since there's an excellent NY deli about a 10 minute drive further down the road. Take the extra 10 minutes and skip this place.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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S&L New York Style Deli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5