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Benji's Delicatessen & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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4156 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-2026
+1 414-332-7777
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed September 6, 2016

I eat here every time I visit Wisconsin! They have the best corned beef around. The servers are nice and the food comes out fast.

Thank trmitch
Nashville, Tennessee
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I stopped for lunch, the food was good, service good, location good. It's worth stopping for a visit. I had the Rueben, my brother had the pastrami sandwich.

Thank Bill D
Richmond, VA
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

It has been here for years and that is because it is consistent and a good price! Is at the end of a short strip mall (2 other stores) and parking can be annoying. Is good basic deli food. Love the matzo ball soup and the corn beef sandwiches and blintzes. Keep coming back as it is always good/quick/affordable/comfortable. The... More 

Thank noworry
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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206 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is well known and loved by locals, many people being served were called by name. As a stranger in this environment , I still felt welcomed. They had daily soup specials and a menu staple of beet borscht , a wide selection of sandwiches and are well known for their corned beef. I enjoyed the tree-hugger sandwich with... More 

Thank Ellen R
Drummond, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed May 23, 2016

I grew up in Milwaukee and dined here many times. The years have taken their toll at Benji's these days. The food is just not the same. For instance...he soup was made from real chickens not a soup base as it is now. The Kreplach were made fresh and from real dough. Now they are made from won ton skins.... More 

Thank Ross K
Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Benji's has the best corned beef, pastrami, beef bacon and french toast. The also have very good matzo ball soup and really good fries. The Sprecher root beer is also worth a try. It's my favorite deli in the Midwest (Chicago included). I've been eating at Benji's for more than 40 years. It has a bit of a run down... More 

Thank Global_Photographer
Shorewood, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Thank goodness for Benji's. You can get chicken in the pot, matzoh ball soup, corned beef on rye or chopped liver and not have to fly to New York.

Thank wisc0nsinw0rldr0amer
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Little old diner. I had the beer battered fish and it was delicious...it just fell apart. The service was fast and friendly. There are vegetarian options as well. My husband frequents there because of their "Classic Reuben". Go there and go back in time to the old Mom and Pop diners and enjoy....

Thank Julie P
Trumbull, Connecticut, United States
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239 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Hidden jewel in Milwaukee. Benjis is nota high end restaurant. It is an old place where you can sit at the counter and order. The home made potatoe pancakes are a MUST. Turkey club and chili dog were great as well. Be sure to try the Spechter Root beer delicious. Parking lot was tight

Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2016

Really good corned beef anything. Also the matzo ball soup, so good. Light fluffy matzo balls, in a delicious broth

Thank funmidwestmom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4156 N Oakland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211-2026
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-332-7777

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