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“Disappointed”
Review of Lighthouse Delicatessen - CLOSED

Lighthouse Delicatessen
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Texas
Level 6 Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We just had lunch here--ordered the New Yorker, described in the menu as pastrami with cole slaw on a kaiser roll. Aye, we were very disappointed. The "kaiser roll" was some sort of a hard bread roll cut in half, not even remotely resembling a kaiser roll; the cole slaw was tasteless and dry; the pastrami was average at best. We had our stomach set for a true deli, New York-style pastrami sandwich on a kaiser and this sandwich certainly isn't what we expected based on the description and our experience with NY-style pastrami sandwiches.

There basically was no service except from the deli side who brought us the sandwich; he was kind, but the rest of the staff in there was loud, no one else was eating in there at the time, the music was strange and the restroom needed a good cleaning. We'd walked in the bar side; the bartender explained no service but give him the order, which we did. Then the deli side fellow brought it to our table (inside tables only). Just a strange experience overall; can't recommend the New Yorker sandwich for sure; also can't recommend eating inside the restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Plainview, NY
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great huge sandwiches”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stopped here while doing some touring and ordered take out got to our spot and was shocked to see the size of the sandwich it was so good, would highly recommend going there

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank shahow
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Santa Fe
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Pretty darn good corned beef sandwich in Hawaii”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

The Lighthouse Deli is so unexpected in Hawi. It's for the carnivores among us, with large portions of deli meats and tvs tuned to sports channels. If you want a break from all the seafood, it's the place for you!

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
Thank Charlene C
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome sandwiches!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

They have an awesome Reuben sandwich the best on island! They really take pride in their flavors and ingredients. The atmosphere is fun. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who lives in or is visiting kohala!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank missbamboo6
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Menu at the bar and order food at the bar. They deliver your food to the table if you are eating in.
The pastrami sandwich was very good, the PLT was big and good. They ran out BBQ and friends ordered meatball sandwiches.
Staff is friendly and helpful. Atmosphere of the place is cozy and relaxing.
Overall we had good experiences and foods

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank lbnguyen
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