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“Don't believe the hype!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Caplansky's Deli

Caplansky's Deli
Ranked #630 of 8,443 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Canadian, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Hamilton, Canada
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4 reviews
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“Don't believe the hype!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

We went out of our way to have lunch here based on reviews and TV hype.
We were pleasantly greeted and promptly seated. The tables, floors and chairs had a grimey stickiness. The bbq brisket sandwich was bland at best and the bottom part of the bun was soaking wet with a watery sauce. It came with a small quarter pickle for $11. My wife had the smoked turkey sandwich. It also tasted very bland and came between two thin slices of dry bread. It came with a very small side salad for $13. A soggy small salad in a very small bowl is $5. My 2 young children had the hot dog ($4) which was very salty and came with no condiments, except for the mustard and ketchup at the table. They shared a small basket of super thin shoestring fries ($5) which were dark brown and considerably overcooked. The neighbourhood is great even though the parking is expensive. If you are looking for an overpriced flavourless deli experience, then this place fits the hype.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Toronto
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327 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“A Great Place for Dinner! Deli Extraordinaire....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

Too of the line smoke meat, chopped liver, southern fried chicken and more. Of course you get Zane's passion and love for the heritage of a great family deli business.

Go...enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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Thank michaelbeetoronto
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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Late lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the lunch it all tasted great, the wait staff were very polite and helpful with the menu. We left full and will come back

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Toronto
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Highly overated”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Pooped in here for lunch and ordered a bowl of matza ball soup and a smoked meat sandwich.

The soup was tasteless and the matza balls rock hard and tasteless too.

The smoked meat is cut thick and is dry. It's served on a piece of dry rye bread.

There was nothing enjoyable about this meal at all. What a pity given the high standard of deli restaurants in Toronto.

  • Visited January 2014
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25 reviews
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“Delivery Review”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

I just wanted to share our 2 experiences with their delivery option because we love their food and loved the idea that on days we didn't want to get out of the house that they were an option for dinner. Both times we ordered from them delivery our food showed up in the paper bag and you could tell from the outside that it was a mess. The gravy/bbq sauce from whatever we ordered had already broken from the delivery container and soaked through the bottom of the bag. The soup had spilled from the container and through the plastic bag overwrap. I think the delivery bikers need to take way more care since it is such good food and if it were a first try for us it may have turned us off the entire restaurant...

  • Visited January 2014
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