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Oct 27, 2003 07:57 PM

Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House in Boca Raton

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Last week I went with a friend to Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House in Boca for Lunch/Brunch. We were going to order breakfast but looked at the prices and decided we might as well order lunch. I wasn't that expensive, but a little expensive for sandwiches or a breakfast meal, maybe I don't get out much. Lunch included cole slaw, pickles, and hot bread was brought to our table. I ordered a patty melt and my friend ordered the reuben. Our server was fast and friendly, the meals came hot and quick even though the place was packed. Portions were twice what we would normally eat so we took home enough for another meal and then some. Big sandwiches, lots of fries. I guess they make their money quicker that way.

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  1. Good but awfully sterile compared to the Miami Beach original!

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    1. re: Rothko

      Drove by the Beach location the other day - the entire block is empty and boarded up; looks like it will all come down. It had gone well down hill, but still sad to see - I wonder if they'll save the sign. .

      1. re: hattie

        Wow, thanks for the heads up. I was planning to go there during my trip in February. Where's the one in Boca located?

        1. re: Lillydu

          Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House, 3006 Executive Center Drive, Boca Raton

          1. re: Coyote

            You are getting false information.
            The original "Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House" on the beach, in Sunny Isles, is still in business-going on 50 years! It is open from 6:30 AM to 1:00 AM Sunday through Thursday and 6:30 AM to 2:00 AM Friday and Saturday. The phone number is 305-949-4581.
            Maybe someone is confusing that place with the old "Wolfie's" on 21st Street, in Miami Beach, which closed recently.
            The famous Wolfie Cohen opened the "Wolfies" in Miami Beach, after World War II. He was a notorious gambler and soon lost the place in a poker game. He then started "Pumpernick's", which he also lost in a poker game. Then in the early fifties, he opened "Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House" in Sunny Isles, which he owned until he died, in the early nineties.
            After his death, the estate sold the Sunny Isles restaurant, and the building it is in, to the Starkman family, who own the 7 locations of "Jerry's Famous Deli" and also "Solley's" Deli, in Southern California. Subsequently the Boca location was opened and the Starkman's also acquired the famous "Epicure Market" in Miami Beach.

            1. re: Coyote

              Just in case anyone is thrown by that wonderfully nondescript address, this place is right across from the Boca Town Center mall on Glades Road.

              1. re: Coyote

                20 years or so ago there was a receipe for your strawberry cheesecake in the Miami Herald and it was delicous. I moved to Venice Florida in 1997 and the receipe was somehow lost. Is there any possible way to get another copy of it? Thanking You in advance,

                Helga Bosley

        2. Boca Raton location closed in 2005 after Hurricane WIlma damage. Owners sold the site to someone else.

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          1. re: Eatster

            this post was from 2003!! Rascal House in Boca was awful so not surprised it closed. Plenty of other delis in the area to choose from which are way better anyhow.