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“Classic deli, great food, could use a little heat”

Gershon's Deli & Caterers
Ranked #12 of 283 Restaurants in Schenectady
Cuisines: American, Delicatessen
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
New York
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Classic deli, great food, could use a little heat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

Stopped in for lunch on a snowy Saturday. The staff was very welcoming. The food was excellent. Everything from the standards, such as pastrami on rye and ruebens, to pesto salad and chicken sandwiches, was first rate. The prices are very reasonable. The seating is a bit tight, but is the way it has always been here and at many other delis. One quibble, why was it so cold in the restaurant? As in some of us kept our coats on chilly. Take care of that problem and you have a wonderful place for lunch.

  • Visited January 2012
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English first
Niskayuna, NY
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fabulous Sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2012

Love the corned beef and pastrami. Homemade soups always delicious.

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NY
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
“great neighborhood deli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2011

We've been treating ourselves to Gershon's about once a month for many, many years. It is always a pleasant experience - great food and great service. I doubt those who work there really recognize because they have tons of customers in and out every day, but they always are super friendly and make me feel very welcome. Dining-in is a bit crowded; we always do take-out.

Tips: Their sandwiches are ENORMOUS. We used to order a couple sandwiches and some extra rolls, but now we just order sliced meat and rolls separately and make all of the sandwiches at home. Don't miss their desserts too - their great big chocolate peanut butter cups make for a delicious treat!

  • Visited December 2011
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Niskayuna, New York
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179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,145 helpful votes
“Great sandwiches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

My husband and I stopped in yesterday for lunch and the place was HEAVING with customers, both waiting to dine in and take out. We were seated in under five minutes, though--turnover is rapid, although the service is NOT rushed. It is cordial and quick--just what you want for lunch.
My husband had a turkey and roast beef club and I don't know how he managed to put it all away--it was HUGE. He loved it, but was less enamored of his macaroni salad (the noodles were a little too al dente for his taste, but he approved the amount of Hellman's mayonnaise used in its preparation.) I had an Italian specialty sandwich (salami, ham, cappicola, Provolone and balsamic vinaigrette, with lettuce and tomato) on a French roll--not as massive but I could only eat half. The pickles were divine and the $2 soda came with free refills. Lunch for two, with a soda and leftovers came to under $23. A very good deal!

  • Visited November 2011
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9 Thank Lori12309
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Schenectady, New York
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“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2011

I eat there several times a week, sometimes and the food is always great. The waitresses get to know you and give you great service. Best deli around!

Visited November 2011
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