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Famous 4th street Deli-Philly

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I have not been there for years, how is breakfast there now?, I"m more interested in quality than portion size.

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  1. I went there once and the portions are HUGE, ridiculously large actually, but I didn't think the food was very good at all. I won't be going back......

    1. Depends what you're going for really- as they have so many choices. I like it better for lunch because I love the deli sandwiches & chocolate chip cookies. If you're just going to get an omelette for breakfast, unless you want the deli omelette, no need to go there, can go anywhere else that serves a good omelette.

      1. Their herring with sour cream and onions is indescribably delicious, In fact it is the best I ever had the pleasure to enjoy. The chopped liver is among the very best, if not the best I have eaten. Half-sours are not bad. But serving saltine crackers with the herring is not forgivable. Why not a decent slice of seeded rye? I will return on every trip to Philadelphia.

        1. For breakfast, try their consistently good variety of smoked fishes.

          1. It's pretty good, though once in a while I'll get an egg that's not exactly over easy. Their potato pancakes are great, so is the bacon. The portions are still huge, but I usually order eggs and toast, which is a more reasonable size. I have them keep one of the toast slices off the plate, they just go to waste otherwise.

            If you've never been to the Pink Rose, across the street, they do a very good breakfast as well, though I haven't been in a while. The menu is not as varied as Famous.