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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
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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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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. I very much enjoyed the Wellington Pannini with a side of their Black Bean and Corn salad.

Thank revbobgross
Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This quaint deli never disappoints. I frequent this restaurant every chance I get, and Friday's lunch did not disappoint. We went at 1230 for lunch and there was a line at both registers. The restaurant was full, so we we grabbed a spot outside. I usually get their delicious fish on Fridays, but opted for a Cobb salad for a... More 

Thank Lindy H
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your kind remarks, we work hard for reviews like yours and here it is.... we sure appreciate it! Yes, it gets busy here. In the past, we'd know just when our crunch time would begin and end, but current construction in and around Waukesha changed that. But BEST of all, guests like yourself make a point to... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

They have very good food with an excellent variety but the food is very pricy. Especially when you consider the area competition. A year ago you couldn't find a seat at noon and now the noon crowd only half fill it and the only change has been their prices. If I'm taking a visitor for lunch I'll take them here... More 

Thank Dave C
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hi Dave, We're happy to hear that you appreciate the quality and diverse menu we serve up, many of our loyal guests bring visitors in too! Thank you. Every day at the Deli is unique. A perfect time for lunch conversation is between 1:30-3pm, otherwise it can be challenging. The upbeat energy of the staff and customers is awesome! We... More 

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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I'm not quite sure what it is about Rochester Deli that makes me feel like I'm in Chicago or New York when I'm there. Maybe the hustle and bustle? Whatever it is, I like it. I almost always order the Turkey Cheddar Panini (minus the cheese and butter)... and it's great. Turkey, cranberry relish and mayo on a panini. Yum!... More 

1 Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello to you! We love to hear the words, "hustle and bustle", it makes us feel proud, thank you! As frequent visitors to the annual Warrens Cranberry Festival, the idea to make our own cranberry relish (balance tart with sweet) came to fruition! Who needs Thanksgiving to enjoy cranberries, right? We sure do appreciate your visits, and we love those... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Rochester Deli has the best corned beef in the area. You can't beat the daily double sandwich with corned beef and pastrami. The homemade soup are awesome and the pastries are a delightful end to the meal. I've never had a bad bite of food here. Don't miss it.

1 Thank Brian C
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for your terrific comments...it never gets old to hear that folks like you appreciate what we do. Chef Dan and Laura More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

The experience matched our needs to eat outside on a warm evening with a fish fry. We will return. Parking is near the front door. Order inside and then brought to your table. Friendly folks.

1 Thank DanielDonna
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Daniel and Donna, So glad you liked the experience we offer for our Friday Fish Frys! Because a lot of our Fish Dinner business is carryout, we generally can seat folks pretty quickly either inside, or alfresco (with the beautiful summer weather we've been given). Enjoy the rest of September, hope to see you again soon! Chef Dan and Laura More 

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187 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 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 

1 Thank Rodney B
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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.

2 Thank DLR2012
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

2 Thank Lorikorthals
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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, Outdoor Seating
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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?