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Best Deli in St. Louis for Sandwiches?

DetectDave May 30, 2007 02:16 AM

I'm looking for a good hot pastrami or Reuben.....where do I go?

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    allenpride RE: DetectDave May 30, 2007 05:17 AM

    Check out Lester's on Clayton Road. In house made pastrami in overstuffed sandwiches.

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      DetectDave RE: allenpride May 30, 2007 05:07 PM

      Thanks..I will.

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      botanica RE: DetectDave May 31, 2007 02:23 PM

      Amighetti's, on the Hill (and I think they have other locations now throughout St. Louis) is famous for their Italian subs. The bread is made at the Italian bakery -- fresh and crispy.

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        DetectDave RE: botanica May 31, 2007 07:06 PM

        I'm a frequent flyer of the Hill and Manchester locations. Thnx.

      2. bobzemuda RE: DetectDave May 31, 2007 08:29 PM

        you're not really getting your pastrami or reuben answers are you?

        Reuben is Posh Nosh in Clayton all the way.

        Kohn's pastrami is rated highly, but I found it terrible. Once you've had pastrami or corned beef in NYC, it's tough to go with anything else. Carl's is supposed to be good, but I haven't been as of yet.

        I like Pumpernickle's a lot, and they have both I believe.

        As for just Deli sandwiches in general

        Blues City Deli - wicked good olive salad on their muffaletta and it's absolutely huge. I had one today as a matter of fact and loved every bite.

        I also think that the Smoke House Market attached to Annie Gunn's has one of the best sandwiches I've ever had. The Herbed Crusted roast beef with beef, carmelized onions, brie, tomato, lettuce and dijonaise on a french baguette. Fantastic every time!

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          DetectDave RE: bobzemuda Jun 1, 2007 05:01 AM

          Thanks Bob. I have had that roast beef...deelish!

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          jlawrence01 RE: DetectDave May 31, 2007 10:32 PM

          While Amighetti's gets all the press, the Southwest Deli on Columbia Ave. near Kingshighway serves some excellent made to order sandwiches.


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            DetectDave RE: jlawrence01 Jun 1, 2007 05:02 AM

            I keep forgetting about them when on the Hill. Pretty good service there too as far a speed of sammich constuction.

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            steveb RE: DetectDave Jun 1, 2007 08:02 AM

            I like the pastrami and corned beef at Protzel's.

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              pixelbender RE: DetectDave Jun 3, 2007 01:00 PM

              Not sure about their reuben, but Mom's Deli on Jamieson and Lansdown is a wonderful little place.

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                marymac RE: DetectDave Jun 3, 2007 05:15 PM

                I find O'Connell's at Kingshighway and Shaw has excellet Reubens but they only serve them on Tuesdays.

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                  p.j. RE: DetectDave Jun 4, 2007 07:31 AM

                  Duff's on Euclid in the Central West End has always had an excellent reputation for its Reuben sandwich. Sorry, I can't personally testify to it, but other food at Duff's is generally quite good.

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