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“Big menu, great location, food runs hot and cold - bad service”
Review of The Deli

The Deli
Ranked #139 of 242 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Big menu, great location, food runs hot and cold - bad service”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Been to the Deli many times over the years. Inconsistent is my takeaway lately. Really like the diversity of the menu...chicken noodle soup, Jewish style sandwiches, wings, salads, good beer selection.....but the food is just inconsistent and the service lately was really poor. I had chicken noodle soup...their specialty...and it has always been great with or without the matzo balls but it came out brown..like beef broth was mixed in....sent it back....crab cobb sald was pretty good and the wings were too. But we couldn't seem to get refills on drinks and the food took forever at lunch time....well...take a shot but hope for the best and don't be too disappointed.....

  • Visited April 2013
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Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A great deli in an expected locale”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I've eaten at many restaurants in State College, PA over the years. Most are very respectable. It is unusual to find any that are really good. I was pleasantly surprised by The Deli. We had a great Mediterranean appetizer of hummus, pita and felafel. The chicken matzo ball soup, however, was bland. Salads were excellent as were the french fries and chicken dishes. A highlight was the bar-b-q dipping sauce for the fries.

  • Visited April 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Feels like it has been there forever”
Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Deli is a nice stop for a decent sandwich and a nice selection of beer. Open to outside in nice weather so you can peruse the big Penn State mural across the street.

  • Visited April 2013
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Beijing, China
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great beer, great food”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Had the russian imperial stout. Everything tasted good. The steak sandwich, the BLT, the Mac & Cheese. A few more beers to wash it all down.

  • Visited April 2013
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Peaks Island, ME
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“NY Style Deli”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Famous for Carnegi style deli sandwiches and a huge regular menu and tempting desserts. Pub like entrance area and fancier Hippo room out back. Served out of code beverages, wait staff did not know special menu items, and were sold out of specials at start of dinner service.

Visited January 2013
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