We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hershel's East Side Deli

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-922-6220
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pastrami” (110 reviews)
“rye bread” (18 reviews)
“corn beef” (16 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Fast Food, Deli, Kosher
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (331)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 317 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We three ladies got three different sandwiches here for the evening and we were very happy with them. We had a turkey, Reuben and Brisket. We loved all the toppings and the pickles that came with them. They were tasty.

Thank peonyrose
Reviewed 1 week ago

Average at best here, Service was borderline rude and they couldn't help but to make fun of the senior citizen lady in front of me.... I almost turned around and went elsewhere, but stayed because of all the great reviews,... Sandwich was just ok -...More

Thank zorka3500
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed another, long over due taste of Hershel's East Side Deli's pastrami. It's just the best of the best, and i'm a corn beef man. To say it melts in your mouth is an understatement. The sandwiches are huge, and Owner Steve and his staff...More

Thank Ernestsworld
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this deli, inside a huge building with various other stalls. So we were on the way back to the hotel and decided we just wanted a sandwich! What sandwiches!!!! Soup and dumplings was so tasty with huge chunks of white chicken. My...More

Thank matilda9999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to stop by a deli to get a good corned beef special - something no one has heard of where I live. It was great with corned beef just out of the oven and piled high on fresh rye bread.

Thank Debra M
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

As it often seems like the reign of the deli is on the wane, it’s good to know that there remain a few delis that stand the test of time while still thriving. The fact that Hershel’s is in the Reading Terminal Market adds to...More

Thank Doctor-and-Lawyer
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The only hard part is deciding between the corned beef and pastrami Rueben. Both are phenomenal. The sandwiches are piled high and fresh. In a sea of choices they are always at the top of my list.

Thank travelingcoinman
Reviewed August 7, 2018

This is a true Jewish deli, the corned beef specials on rye, and the brisket are flavorfull, juicy slices right in front of you at the counter, service is excellent. It is a counter service inside the Reading terminal with lots of food choices

Thank HMCHUGH430
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were in Philadelphia for a doctor visit and decided to have lunch at the reading station. Our visit to hershel's was a delight as my wife and myself had delicious, overstuffed pastrami sandwiches with Rachel dressing. It was great to finally...More

Thank akarp63
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Had a pastrami omelet for breakfast and it was big, tasty and in general- excellent! A must go back kind of place

Thank Jrsimone
Nearby HotelsSee all 89 hotels in Philadelphia
Home2 Suites by Hilton Philadelphia - Convention Center, PA
1,785 reviews
.03 miles away
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
3,654 reviews
.07 miles away
Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center City
2,231 reviews
.08 miles away
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
6,296 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Beiler's Bakery
1,063 reviews
.02 miles away
Miller's Twist
126 reviews
.02 miles away
Reading Terminal Market
9,245 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Reading Terminal Market
4,051 reviews
.01 miles away
Wanamaker Organ
742 reviews
.15 miles away
Masonic Temple
560 reviews
.20 miles away
City Hall
1,240 reviews
.14 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
April 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from tinx417 | Property representative |
Hershel's offers a meat sampler, with a side of Cole Slaw.
December 13, 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Salsaloz | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but their phone number so you can call and ask them is: 215-922-6220 Hope this helps! Each stand at the market has its own phone number! :)
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-6220
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing