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Jewish Deli's near Cherry Hill?

mamakto3 Apr 8, 2008 06:03 PM

Any rec's? I'm heading to my mom's in CH from Lancaster this coming weekend and could really use a good CB special on GOOD rye and some half sours.
I've had Short Hills before, but think it's a bit overpriced for what it is (just fair). I miss Barson's-- a good deli, reasonable prices, good pickled tomatoes and half sours, surly waitstaff...
Does anyone have thoughts about The Kibitz Room?
Anywhere else?


  1. mschow Apr 8, 2008 06:38 PM

    Short Hill Deli burned down a few months ago. I never thought it was all that great; and the service, if you want to call it that, was terrible. Evidently they are rebuilding. Barsons, how funny...my sister loved that place, and you are right about the surly waitresses. She loved the tuna melt and their fries.
    Kibitz Room is pretty good, in my estimation. It is on the expensive side. The pickles are decent. I would give it a thumbs up, but realize it is a different crowd and more upscale than Barsons. You can access their menu online, if you want to check it out. There is a good bread baker in the same shopping center, BTW. While you're in CH, be sure to go to the Bagel Spot on Kings Hwy in Cherry Hill for some authentic Kosher bagels. It's strictly a bagel place and there is no sit down area or service.

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    1. re: mschow
      mamakto3 Apr 8, 2008 07:24 PM

      Thanks for the input. Oh, I love Hot Bagels! Guess I need to add that to the to do list.

      1. re: mamakto3
        brightman Apr 8, 2008 08:01 PM

        Kibitz Room is very good. Excellent Reuben.

        1. re: mamakto3
          DDR4040 Apr 10, 2008 01:13 AM

          If you are planning on going to the Bagel Spot anyway, then F&M Deli isn't a bad option.It's ridiculously easy to get to from there. As far as the food goes, I can't vouch for the half sours since I'm not a big fan of them, but I do get their CB Specials on marble rye all the time. A bit on the pricey side for me, but overall I'd say it's worth it. I generally get take out, but they do have a nice little dining room. It's your basic good neighborhood deli.


          1. re: DDR4040
            mamakto3 Apr 10, 2008 08:43 AM

            OMG, I never realized that F&M did Jewish Deli stuff! I only grew up two towns away. I don't think I'll be able to get there this weekend as I will have my 3 small kids with me, but that too will go on the list!

            1. re: mamakto3
              mschow Apr 10, 2008 10:36 AM

              F&M had a Passover catering menu in our local paper yesterday. The ad said the food was Kosher. I've only been there once, a long time ago, which I why I didn't suggest it. I don't remember if it was good or not, but I remember it was quite crowded. But it is close to the bagel store, so why not check it out.

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