Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
Aug 26, 2008 12:49 PM

Best hot pastrami on rye?

Message I'd appreciate your opinion!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. You may try Millers on Polk Street. They have really great sandwiches - if you are craving a serious East Coast style sandwich I would say this is the place.

    1. This topic gets discussed frequently on this board, at least once every couple of months.

      The sad reality is, that if you are looking for pastrami similar to what you might find in delis in New York City or even L.A., there are no really acceptable alternatives here in the SF Bay Area.

      Do a "Search this board" search for pastrami or jewish deli to find previous threads.

      1 Reply
      1. re: DavidT

        Most recent jewish deli/pastrami thread, from just a couple of days ago:

      2. This is easy. The best hot pastrami on rye in the Bay Area is at The Refuge in San Carlos. They make their own pastrami, and cut it thick. It is the best pastrami I have ever had in my life. And it's a long life, and I've lived in the North East.

        Pretty good pickles, too.

        The Refuge
        963 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070

          1. There is actually a decent place in the outer Richmond. I forget its name but it is on Clement at around 26th. Not the greatest ever, but pretty good quality.