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Katz's Deli

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Lower East Side
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205 E Houston Street, 205 E Houston Street, 10002-1098, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10002-1098
(212) 254-2246
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Today
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:45 am
Fri 8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Aurora, Illinois
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing pastrami sandwiches! Crazy expensive, but for tourists like us, worth a stop. Matzo ball soup was also delish!

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Thank sweetnlo1
Lahaina, Hawaii
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I took the subway from Times Square just to have lunch. She had the turkey bacon club with fries, I had a hot dog…love the fresh buns / bread, something we don't always get at home (Hawaii). Wife reminded me I ate 1/2 her sandwich & fries, so obviously everything was good. Saw the sign "Send Your... More 

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australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited for lunch. did not have to wait too long which according to some locals there was most unusual for this the time we were there. It was well worth the wait. You must have the pastrami sandwich, it is the best I have ever had. The servings are huge. it is a fun atmosphere and a good place if... More 

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sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We could hardly wait to have a pastrami on rye here in New York. We are from down under Australia. We ate one within 1 hour of arriving in New York. Unless you are a huge eater or starving to death you might consider sharing one sandwich between two. Fair price huge serving very yummy. Good helpful friendly service. We... More 

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Boston
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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the last remaining traditional NY Delis around. Food is good but not that cheap. They have an interesting process of giving everyone a ticket on entry to the restaurant. If you lose your ticket, you pay a fee. Worth it if you want to experience an old NY Deli atmosphere.

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NYC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best Beef Brisket in town for sure and great BEER, try to get there for lunch time great atmosphere funplace

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Thank Alon V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The wife and I decided to give this place a try on our visit since it was "famous". Line moved very well and the staff was efficient at making your food. We shared a corned beef on rye and felt like we had more than enough food. Would definitely go back if we were in the city.

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Cornish, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here at 3am on a Sunday post-concert. Crazy crowd at 3am! Gotta love NYC. Entertaining, at least. I had a corned beef on rye, and my hubby had a pastrami reuben. Huge sandwiches that we both finished (amazingly) because we were starving. Delicious flavor, but we would have liked the meat to be sliced thinner. We tried to go... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down this is a not to missed place. None other like it. Pastrami is pure Perfection. Moist-grizzle free. Yummy. As busy as they are they are amazing people in there

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes you have to queue if you do not want to seat on one of the waiters/waitress table. But is is worth it. Quality of the food is good, the atmosphere is really nice. Prices are a bit on the high side, but this is NYC and this place is a hotspot for tourist, so you can easily overlook this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Kosher, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:45 am
Friday
8:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Houston Street, 205 E Houston Street, 10002-1098, New York City, New York, New York City, NY 10002-1098
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 254-2246

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