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Pastrami on Rye @ Metro Diner in Jax/San Marco

marelyisdead Jan 17, 2010 02:43 PM

The Metro Diner in San Marco advertises home cured and smoked pastrami (available only on Fridays.)

Has anyone tried the pastrami? We are desperate for the real deal. I am so tired of Boar's Head.

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  1. ellen4441 Jan 17, 2010 02:50 PM

    wow !! I'm a big lover of homemade pastrami, so I'll anxiously await your responses!!
    I love the Carnegie deli in NYC !

    Perhaps YOU will try this Metro Diner, and give us a report! (pretty please?)

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      mlshoppy Jan 18, 2010 03:03 PM

      Make sure you get it to go, because you need earplugs to stand all the noise when you eat there. I wish they would do something about the acoustics in that place.

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      1. re: mlshoppy
        marelyisdead Feb 9, 2010 01:53 PM

        This place is the real deal and the pastrami is the best I have had in FLA: moist, smoky, peppery, a nice amount of fat. 1930's kind of diner that you see in older cities. The specials and the breakfast looked very good. I highly recommend this place.

        Metro Diner
        3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

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        Marcus3100 Aug 17, 2010 01:16 PM

        This is the real deal, it is now on the menu you do not have to wait for friday. You have to try it it is by far one of the best Pastrami's in town.

        Metro Diner
        3302 Hendricks Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32207

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          RHT in JAX Aug 17, 2010 01:44 PM

          I had the pastrami on rye last week (based on a chowhound recommendation), and it was excellent - great smoky flavor, excellent texture, and just enough fat to keep the meat moist without being greasy.

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