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NEW: Clare's Deli, SF Mission (New East Coast Deli)

hhc Jun 25, 2010 12:07 AM

Just opened I found out, hope to hear from the hounds soon:

Clare's Deli
3505 B 17th St
(at Guerrero)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Daily 11a-11p

Website to see menu:


Read more: http://www.urbandaddy.com/sfo/food/10...

  1. Pastrami King Oct 28, 2010 09:49 AM

    Thanks HHC - I'll have to get there and try a Reuben!

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    1. re: Pastrami King
      Robert Lauriston Jan 5, 2012 09:06 AM

      To me, that menu reads not "East Coast deli" but "San Francisco diner."

    2. Windy Oct 28, 2010 09:56 AM

      It's a nice funky place with friendly service. I had an okay pulled pork, a so so soup, and an awful bacon chocolate chip cookie. (And I mean awful.) Portions are big, prices are low. Good pickles and a table of hot sauces.

      Their biggest business is as take out bar food. I suspect if you were sitting down next door with a pint in the dark at 10 pm it would be heaven.

      1. rworange Jan 5, 2012 07:54 AM

        Anyone tried the $10 nightly dinner specials?

        Monday- Classic Steakhouse Dinner.. our tribute to the "House of Prime Rib", Steak, mash and gravy, creamed spinach, yorkshire pudding and horseradish.

        Tuesday-Homemade Meatloaf served with potatoes, gravy, and veggie

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        1. re: rworange
          Frosty Melon Jan 17, 2012 08:55 AM

          I went last night for the Monday steak dinner. For the $10 pricetag, not bad -- satisfying and homey. But pretty basic, and the meat quality was fine but not top-notch. Peas and garlic bread were swapped in for spinach and yorkshire pudding. Only three tables inside but we were the only ones eating there. They offered to go, for here or served next door (at the 500 Club).

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          mattinsr Jan 5, 2012 08:27 AM

          Sounds good, but looking at the menu makes me wonder why it's an "east coast" deli. The menu looks like just about every other deli. It does sound good, though.

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          1. re: mattinsr
            hyperbowler Jan 17, 2012 09:54 AM

            I think this is a case where you can blame the messenger. Reflecting their critical journalistic skills, Urbandaddy called it an "east coast deli" not Clare. Nowhere on her website or twitter feed does she claim to be doing anything "east coast" style.

            1. re: hyperbowler
              Robert Lauriston Jan 17, 2012 10:55 AM

              hhc put "East Coast deli" in the title of this topic.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                hyperbowler Jan 17, 2012 11:36 AM

                Right, hhc presumably got the term "East Coast deli" from the Urbandaddy piece hhc linked. Other than saying "fugetaboutit" and "grinder" on the menu, and having a Connecticut sign behind the counter, there's nothing on her end suggesting that she's claiming to recreate an East Coast deli.

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