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Nielsen's Delicatessen

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Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
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4500 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027-6710
713-963-8005
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice fresh sandwiches made to order - excellent stuffed jalapeño. Quantities are not huge; everything is wrapped in paper or served in deco cups. The deli is old, with chipped counters, but clean. But an egg salad sandwich with tomatoes and lettuce costs more than 8 bucks. As long as your budget allows this, enjoy the old school pleasures here.....

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Simple old school deli sandwiches. This is not a hipster fusion place but great deli sammies. Get the spread and dont forget the danish cheese

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Houston, Texas
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276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nielsen's is a neighborhood deli, nothing great or fancy, but a place that provides decent food at a decent price. The main attraction for me to come here is to eat my breakfast or lunch at the small counter and enjoy the local Houston crowd. The potato salad is legendary. Read the wall notices about the history and the tradition... More 

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Forney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great neighborhood deli with patient staff. The regulars will help you with the ordering process and even give suggestions on what is their favorite sandwich. You must try the deviled eggs.

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Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A small delicatessen, with limited seating but good for picnics. The potato salad is exceptional as most people who go there enjoy it and it has been written up in the news, The sandwiches are some of the better in Houston. The suggested sandwiches are any on the menu. Restauranten er begrænset, men grand.

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Houston, Texas
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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Neilsen's is an excellent deli. Everything they serve is good. But the one standout is the potato salad. It is heavenly. It is also expensive, but well worth it.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have been eating here my whole life...literally, they opened in Highland Village a couple of years before my birth and we lived just blocks away. Their Danish fare is addictive, however, you must enjoy a base of mayonnaise because it is their signature. The breads are fresh, the meats are lean, the turkey is NOT processed but actual real... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

It is a small Danish deli with a very good potato salad that has a secret recipe, unusual and quite extraordinary. The sandwiches are equally as good, but the bread has soft crust which is a pedestrian standard for Houston. But the food is otherwise wonderful.

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Houston, Texas
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I had heard a lot about this place and I finally got to try it. I was disappointed by the food. It is possible that I had built a Utopian notion of the famous egg salad sandwiches and the exuberant potato salad and the reality just didn't match with my expectation. However I will attempt to explain my ratings here.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

A little pricey. Fast service but no smiles from the staff. Good to grab and go because they only have a few bars tools to dine in. But definitely one of the best hole in the walls we have found in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Delicatessen
Meals
Lunch
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77027-6710
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
  • Neighborhood: Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
  • Phone Number: 713-963-8005

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