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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Sponsored by: Rochester Deli

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Unique Menu
1. Unique Menu
"You can not find a better sandwich shop"
Greyson W
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2. Scratch Made - Family Recipes
2. Scratch Made - Family Recipes
"I love their chicken and dumpling soup."
Sue H
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3. Old fashioned feel!!
3. Old fashioned feel!!
"This is by far our most favorite restaurant!"
Cheryl S
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About
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 in Waukesha since 2004! 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, inside seating for
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $17
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Soups, Fast Food, Deli, Healthy
FEATURES
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed February 16, 2020

This place never disappoints. It has great salads, soups and sandwiches. The Wellington Panini is delicious with its home made mushroom duxelle. The grilled reuben is the best! The Cobb salad always uses the freshest and finest ingredients.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

Everything you'd expect from an authentic deli and well worth the wait. (What can I say...the place is popular, and for good reason!)

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

Stopped in for lunch, Very nice family ran, the salads and sandwiches are outstanding. I'll make this a point to hit it up again.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 30, 2019

It is a great deli that is run by a family. Food is decently price. Definitely try the desserts as they are yummy. A local favorite hot spot.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 2, 2019

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Carroll University in Waukesha. Very fun place, tasty food and good prices!!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed June 1, 2019

Their salads are delicious and they always use the fresh ingredients. We are never disappointed when we order their salads. Great Cobb Salad and Raspberry Chicken Salad.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

We go as early as we can as it gets crowded at lunch time. They serve the best Rueben sandwich we've ever had. All other sandwiches were also great.... The pastries are worth every penny!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

Friends and I met at the Deli because of its proximity to Carroll. We met right at noon, and got the last available table. Sandwiches were pretty much standard fare. As one of my friends noted, “Sandwiches are all pretty much all the same —...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hello and thank you for your visit! We pride ourselves in building Deli sandwiches with a wide variety of scratch made condiments, sauces and accompaniments like our cranberry relish, mushroom duxelle spread and marinara sauce and the majority of our menu is priced below $9....More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Their food is wonderful and consistent. Their Rueben sandwich is my favorite and their other selections are just as good. The Beef Wellington Panini is delicious with a hint of horseradish. The Cobb Salad uses fresh ingredients: lettuce, eggs, bacon, tomatoes and the blue cheese...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Dear Betty, Each one of your visits to the Deli reminds us that we are here to keep it fresh and unique! We genuinely appreciate your thumbs up! Chef Dan and Laura

Reviewed February 12, 2019

The Rochester Deli is amazing. Great sandwiches and they even have good wine! I have been to the Rochester Deli many times and it never disappointing. The bakery next door is amazing too!

Date of visit: March 2018
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WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

Hi Deb, We sincerely appreciate your incredible review. This year we celebrate our 15th anniversary, so keep us posted on all future visits, we work hard to keep our loyal guests happy! Chef Dan and Laura

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Murphyju
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Hello and thank you! Today's scratch-made soups are Chicken Dumpling and New England Fish Chowder! We have a convenient online ordering tool that posts our daily sandwich special and soups, check out our website and click... More
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