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“Good European style food”

golden rooster deli restaurant
Ranked #65 of 435 Restaurants in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Description: 613-549-6540
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Description: 613-549-6540
Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Golden Rooster is the go to deli when we are downtown. The food and deli selection is very European which appeals to my Polish wife. The deli cold meats, cheeses and specialties selection is unsurpassed in Kingston. They serve hot food in a cafeteria format, most of which are delicious.
They do get busy so you actually have to take a number to served, which, is just a sign of how popular they are.

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1  Thank Neil D
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I have been dining at this restaurant for years. It is buffet style but they have a very wide range of food including hot and cold choices. The service is fast and efficient. The food is absolutely delicious. Examples of food range from open face sandwiches, lasagna, garlic meatballs, etc.

1  Thank Marsha E
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

From the outside, this Princess Street deli in Downtown Kingston does not stand out. Inside, its long, narrow cafeteria-style counter displays a great variety of delicatessen staples such as cheeses, cold cut meats, breads, and pastries. You walk past this delectable-looking line-up to the order desk/cashier's stand (about 2/3 in from the front). Here you scan the long list of menu items with prices, displayed on the wall behind the deli counter. Decide on your order, pay, pick up a numbered flag, and move into the seating area which takes up the rear 1/3 of this restaurant.

While you wait for your meals to be delivered to your table, you can admire the strikingly colourful photo-prints by a local photographer displayed on the walls around you. A nice touch. These feature stunning close-ups of flowers and eye-catching views of natural landscapes in all their glory. All are for sale at a relatively modest price.

A staff member soon finds your table by the number on your flag and delivers your meals. In our case, we were there for an early morning breakfast on our late-October two-day stay in Kingston. Both my wife and I opted for fairly traditional eggs, bacon/ham, toast, and coffee. Everything was very delicious, fresh, and appetizingly served. Sooo goood! The quality of the food was what made this deli remarkable. Looking around the dining area, there were only a few empty tables, and, by the sound of things, most of the other customers were locals who'd been eating here for years.

Although it was our first time at The Golden Rooster, we'll make a point of returning whenever we're back in Kingston, and would recommend this deli highly to anyone.

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2  Thank curtiejoe
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

You should always ask the locals....so we did. Visiting Kingston and time restricted we were told about this magic deli. What to choose! We had a Black Forest ham sandwich on rye and a pastrami on rye as well....fresh fruit salad to follow. On the way out the door, even tho satisfied with our lunch a jam donut caught our eye...we shared this amazing morsel as we strolled back down the street. The deli also has a number system....so very wise!

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4  Thank farpavilions
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

I've been in Kingston now for 5 years. A must for lunch or breakfast several times a week. Great fresh food with lots of choice; efficient, personable staff; pleasant atmosphere. Only delay can be the line-up at lunch, but a great number of people are handled expediently.

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2  Thank Oterap
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