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“A must do for hungry deli lovers”
Review of Carnegie Deli

Carnegie Deli
Ranked #95 of 352 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Description: Carnegie Deli captures the feeling and atmosphere of its famous New York location. Experience the warmth of friendliness, with an array of delicious New York favorites. Swing by and enjoy the perfect sandwich with quality prime cuts of meat, condiments and fresh breads.
Singer Island, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A must do for hungry deli lovers”
Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

The line was long, but moved quickly. Loud but fun to watch people as they get massive sandwiches. Can't see how anyone can finish one. Good to share. Pickles on the table are good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Your not in NYC anymore....AWFUL”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

I love the Carnegie Deli in NYC although you must share as everything is huge. This Carnegie Deli is awful. Tried this a few times thinking we just had a bad experience but no more. The service is awful. The workers act bothered to help you. The food is not fresh tasting at all. It always looks/tastes not so fresh.I ordered the roasted chicken which was so overdone and dry. I called the waitress over to say it is not edible. She looked at it and said "yeah that looks overdone. I'll bring you gravy and it will help". Really? ALSO....very overpriced!
The owners need to know that this is ruining the long treasured Carnegie Deli name.

  • Visited September 2013
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Schaghticoke, New York
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Compared to NYC, most of the taste, less atmosphere, cleaner”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The food is not quite as tasty as in their NYC location, but darned close. The pastrami might be a touch less moist on average. (I've eaten here several times since opening; it was notably dry once, a bit dry another, other times full NYC-caliber.) Potato pancakes are in my opinion the same as NYC (that's a good thing). I love their unusual Reuben (open face, with a ton of kraut and cheese on top). As for atmosphere, it's certainly not the same... in two directions. On the one hand, it's not a landmark with pictures of stars and wannabes yellowed with age all over the walls; on the other hand, the kitchen is immaculate and there are lots of clean, non-yellowed pictures all over the walls.

Are the prices high? Well, they aren't cheap ($20 for that Reuben with no sides), but you get an absolute ton of food, and it is a casino (note: the prices are mostly higher in NYC),

Recent changes are very welcome. A few of the most popular sandwiches are now available as half sandwiches with fries, rather than the monster whole with no sides included, and the sharing charge on the menu seems to be gone. Both had upset diners in my presence in the past, so I'm glad to see those changes.

  • Visited October 2013
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Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 6 Contributor
376 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“A (large) helping of New York”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

It is the Carnegie you know and your cardiologist loathes from New York comes west a bit. Oversized sandwhiches (no longer a charge to share and they have take-out containers). I like the Ruebens. Had the Tim Tebow when it was on special. Ate that for three days. Must have had a half-pound of bacon. Never hurts! Pickles are great. Start with a knish or potato pancake.

  • Visited September 2013
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Winchester, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
191 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Holy pastrami!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We had been to the casino and eaten at Emeril's chop house and burger joint so we knew we had to eat there the next time through the area. We were not disappointed. The portions are so huge we split a pastrami sandwich and fries. The meat is piled about 2-3" high and has the perfect amount of fat around the edge. I've had a lot of pastrami but this is by far the best. Our bill came to $26 and included 2 iced teas. Our server Theresa was very friendly and our food came hot and fast. Why go to NY when you can get real deli food here without the hassle of driving and parking? Forgetaboutit! Killer pickles too.

  • Visited July 2013
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