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Downtown Deli

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53 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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234 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered a half sandwich and the soup of the day to go. The counter person was surly, apparently because I tried to order from the wrong spot. I ordered a bowl of soup. Server combined two already-filled styrofoam cups and then wiped the soup off the daily special board. It was inedible, as if it had boiled in the... More 

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Rochester, NY
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I used Tripadvisor to find this well-rated deli and was excited about taking my husband and daughter for lunch. The menu and roll selection had great variety and the prices are fair. Our troubles began at checkout. Their "system" is rather chaotic and unclear to first-timers. I pointed to my daughter and myself and said "we have half sandwiches and... More 

Thank LVenable07
Trumansburg, New York
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Many creative specialty sandwiches, or order one made to your specifications. Cold cuts are fresh and delicious. Many toppings to choose from as well as an assortment of breads. They always have a soup I can enjoy with my half sandwich. Warning...their whole sandwiches are quite large.

Thank Marguerite S
Safety Harbor, Florida
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

I was in Seneca Falls for business and stopped by the Downtown Deli for lunch. The decor reminded me of diners from my youth and the staff was very friendly. There were dozens of sandwiches to choose from and I settled on a panini with turkey, bacon, and cheese. It was delicious. The sign behind the counter says "A half's... More 

Thank Cliff S
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Don't pass through town without stopping by! Excellent sandwiches, soups and sides! I go there once per week! Get the Balboa!

Thank Lisa R
earlville, ny
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172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

not only is the food amazing, the decor is spot on diner! lots of chrome, seating in booths or high tops, grill is right there in front of you. and the staff so friendly! they all look like they really enjoy each others company. we went during 'it's a wonderful life' weekend and sandwiches were all aptly named. Breakfast menu... More 

Thank upstatelp
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Unique sandwich restaurant. Sandwiches are made to order. The also have a number of unique sandwiches. I usually only get a half because they are quite large. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Mark H
finger lakes NY
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232 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Downtown Deli has been in Seneca Falls (and Auburn & Cortland too; same deal as far as I know) for maybe 15 years. They are known for a wide assortment of sandwiches and similar fare, all of good value and all BIG. I'll often order the Reuben (corned beef, swiss, sauerkraut, russion dressing on toast rye) and I only... More 

Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

A group of friends ans i entered about 45 minutes prior to close and the woman made it clear that they were not willing or able to handle a large party.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Tacoma, Washington
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

That's what we did We were walking down the street and saw all these people walking in there, so we followed. I agree with what somewhat else said - this had to be the best sandwich I have ever had. They have so many kinds and variations and many are named after characters from "It's a Wonderful Life". They did... More 

Thank grammajamma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Soups, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Falls Street, Seneca Falls, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Seneca Falls
This is a popular deli/restaurant in the heart of Seneca Falls, NY. We were very impressed with the food and value

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?