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Slyman's Deli

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3106 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-4007
(216) 621-3760
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The small corner deli disguises the best sandwich shop that Cleveland has to offer. Service is quick, Sandwiches are oversize, and side dishes are delicious. This restaurant is just east of downtown and worth the extra effort. Free parking out back and on the side street.

Thank kv1361
Troy, Ohio
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50 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Getting there right after 11 AM on a Tuesday it was already 80% filled. Friendly helpful assistants, the corned beef carver and order taker was very friendly and interested when we said we were from the Dayton area. Yes 16 ounces of corned beef on the sandwich which had double slices of rye. All kinds of mustard possible but the... More 

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St Paul, MN
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped by for a late lunch. We were a bit concerned about the decor and cleanliness of the place, but once our waitress brought out our 3/4 lb. corned beef sandwiches, we forgot about everything else. Best corned beef sandwiches ever - very little fat and not too highly salted. I ate one quarter of the sammy and got another... More 

Thank Spacrawler
Fort Washington, Maryland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm a deli snob and this place deserves it reputation as the best Damn Deli in Cleveland! Delicious rye bread with a mountain of cornedbeaf you will struggle to finish it.

Thank thomasajames
Vestal, New York
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hands down, the best pastrami sandwich I've ever had, better than any New York deli! Over 12 oz of meat, fresh and dense rye bread, crisp kosher pickles, creamy coleslaw, hot and crispy French fries...sigh. Add in fast and friendly service, and you have a real winner. One waiter told us the corned beef is even better than pastrami! We... More 

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Fort Meade, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was not the first time dining here; my first dining time here was in 1982 and it was for Breakfast. Each and every visit, it's never a problem or bad experience. The coffee is always brewing and served hot!! Whether it's ordering the Breakfast platter with corned beef, or Lunch with a 'CB' (corned beef) larger than my mouth... More 

Thank BIGJOHNCrumville_CA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This tiny little place has been making Cleveland happy for more than 53 years. Everyday that they are open you can guarantee a line around the building, and people have no problem waiting for the fantastic sandwiches. All the employees are very pleasant and your order is made within minuets of ordering. Believe me once you try it you'll always... More 

Thank Andrea S
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The BEST corned beef sandwiches you will ever find.They stack the meat on there so high the top piece of bread falls off. It is family owned and has been the destination of many stars not to mention United States Presidents. You will pay a few bucks more than other places but you get what you pay for. Often you... More 

1 Thank Bob R
Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another Cleveland landmark. The Slyman's corned beef sandwich is simplicity at it's best. It's so big that I have never been able to wrap my mouth around it. Enough for 2!

1 Thank FromShaker
Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every St. Patrick's day we order something from there and it is always the highlight of my year. The corn beef, pickles and coleslaw are AMAZING. Totally recommend it.

1 Thank makenapiepsny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
American, Kosher, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3106 Saint Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cleveland
  • Phone Number: (216) 621-3760

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