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Jun 25, 2010 12:07 AM

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

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

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

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    1. re: Pastrami King

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

    2. 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. 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

          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).

        2. 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

            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

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

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                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.

          2. Had a really good sandwich at Clare’s Deli in the Mission this weekend. The 500 club ($8, tax included, cash only) named after the bar next door has turkey, bacon, salami instead of ham, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, and mayo between three slices of sourdough. The sourdough had an interesting texture, dense with kind of a moist yet crispy on the outside crumby feel, the crust having a texture similar to the top of dutch crunch. Good and filling. Served with pickles on the side. There was a dispenser with free orange Tang on the counter, did not try.