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Rochester Deli

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143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
+1 262-522-9611
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice deli in downtown Waukesha. Stopped in here for lunch today with my wife and daughter. I had a meatloaf panini which was pretty good. Prices were ok but not great. They have a nice selection of sandwiches, wraps, bakery items from Periwinkle Bakery next door, bottled drinks, and salads. They have a decent sized seating... More 

Thank Rodney B
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have enjoyed their fish fry on numerous occasions. The pan fried walleye is a particular delicious favorite. My son especially enjoys their chicken soup. Great place to stop before a visit to Friday Night Live events in Downtown Waukesha.

1 Thank DLR2012
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh ingredients, great soup, nice people, clean restaurant. Everything homemade, just delicious!!!

1 Thank Lorikorthals
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A hidden gem. Great fresh sandwiches, soups, and desserts. Good selection of craft beers available and very relaxed comfortable atmosphere

2 Thank Mark W
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have enjoyed lunch many times at Rochester Deli and have never been disappointed! Their chicken soup (I buy by the quart when now feeling well!) and Rueben sandwich are my favorites. The Grilled Rachel (Turkey based Rueben) and salads are great. I've accidentally indulged in their desserts many times which are incredible and baked daily at their bakery located right... More 

2 Thank KKlein11
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Sandwiches are always good and served with a smile. I always end up buying an amazing dessert as well. Only wish they gave larger portion of sides because they are so damn good!

1 Thank KarlyMae
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A Waukesha favorite located just off Broadway and Barstow. across the street from the Freeman. The sign over the door boast "Best Ruben" and I will agree, but my favorite is the Friday Walleye fish fry. Rochester is a deli so you will not find many fried food here but instead, carefully crafted, grilled and baked good. The sides are... More 

Thank ChiqitaMJ
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello Mary Jane, What a tremendous gift to receive such a lovely review. We enjoy working hard to keep our uniqueness in a sea of great eateries in the neighborhood, and your kind remarks make us feel proud! Happy Summer, see you soon :) Chef Dan and Laura More 

Eagle WI
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Sign says the BEST Reuben, so I thought I would try. Parking is a problem at this place. I arrived about 12:45 PM on a Thursday and had to scramble to find a place. When I got there, I looked to find the Reuben was $11.50 with p/salad and a pickle. A little pricey but ordered at the counter anyway.... More 

Thank WallyEagleWI
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello Wally, We appreciate your visit to Waukesha. You mentioned "lack of parking" and we couldn't agree more! Road construction on Main Street turned the downtown scene upside down, but all is good, roads are open again! Our Deli team member should have mentioned complimentary lemons and ice are located next to the water cambro, some folks miss it, but... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We've been going to the Deli regularly for years. We occasionally meet friends there who haven't been there before and the food and atmosphere is always enjoyed. My favorite is the baked cod, my wife's is the walleye. My son always has the deli dog. This is my Waukesha Favorite!

Thank Michael T
Milwaukee, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here only once unfortunately. I really want to stop by for fish fry. Cute atmosphere with a great bakery next door.

Thank Erin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-522-9611
Our specialty is hand carved corned beef and pastrami, made to order sandwiches and salads, catering, cakes and a full deli menu (over 40 menu options)! We offer fast service with quality selections. Our delicious, house made, low sodium soups are very popular and our amazing desserts are made at our bakery next door (Periwinkle's Bakery, Chef Dan's daughter, Alicia and her team). Chef Dan has been creating his famous, fabulous Friday Fish Dinners for more than 13 years! Pan fried Walleye, baked and Italian breaded fried Icelandic Cod and our homemade potato pancakes with applesauce continue to WOW our loyal, Friday guests. We offer Wine & Beer, free WIFI, outside dining, seating inside for 60, complimentary coffee and iced tea refills, Senior Discounts on Thursdays, affordable Buffet Catering Menus and more! Visit our Bakery located next door!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?