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Apr 8, 2008 06:03 PM

Jewish Deli's near Cherry Hill?

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?


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  1. 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 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

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

      1. re: mamakto3

        Kibitz Room is very good. Excellent Reuben.

        1. re: mamakto3

          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

            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

              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.