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best Jewish deli City Line & vicinity

kickshaw Jul 18, 2010 02:33 PM

Since I haven't lived in Philadelphia or its nearby suburbs for some years now, I'd love to hear what fellow hounds have to say about their favorite (and not-so-favorite) Jewish delis these days. We're looking for lunch on a Saturday. Pardon if my search missed an older thread on this topic. Thanks!

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  1. Den RE: kickshaw Jul 18, 2010 04:17 PM

    Only know of Hymies on Montgomery Avenue.

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      cwdonald RE: Den Jul 18, 2010 04:24 PM

      Fifteen miles out in King of Prussia is Michaels... meh is the best I can muster up for this restaurant. Personally I do not think that Philly has good deli.

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        Prettypoodle RE: cwdonald Jul 18, 2010 07:08 PM

        Meh is too kind for Michaels IMO. :(

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      bonappetite RE: kickshaw Jul 19, 2010 02:10 AM

      Hymies on Montgomery and of course others may say Murry's across the street. They also opened a Katz's deli(famous NY deli, purported to be the best) on CityLine Ave, have not heard any reviews on it though.

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        AgentRed RE: bonappetite Jul 19, 2010 09:55 AM

        Actually I think Katz's in Philadelphia has nothing to do with Katz's in NYC. I'm surprised the NYC deli hasn't sued already.

        Katz's in Philly is also overpriced and mediocre.

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        RitterSportRules RE: kickshaw Jul 19, 2010 03:34 AM

        Depending on how far you want to drive, Pumpernick's in Montgomeryville (intersection of 309 and 202 near Montgomery Mall) is a good Jewish deli with a large dining room and an expansive menu. Their smoked fish and cold cuts are good and they have a "free" pickle bar.


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          Bashful3 RE: RitterSportRules Jul 19, 2010 06:16 AM

          Am I missing something here? Wouldn't Famous Deli, which now has two locations, qualify? Their food is yummy, even if a tad too much to eat at one sitting. I was surprised how good their tongue sandwhiches, corned beef, even cooked food were.

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            barryg RE: Bashful3 Jul 19, 2010 06:20 AM

            Famous is better than most delis in NYC.

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              sylviag RE: Bashful3 Jul 19, 2010 08:58 AM

              Title of post said City Line and vicinity - that's why we didn't mention center city.

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                bonappetite RE: sylviag Jul 19, 2010 09:02 AM

                Yes, if OP wants to venture into city my vote would be Fourth St. as # 1. And I really like the 19th st. location.

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                  AgentRed RE: bonappetite Jul 19, 2010 09:57 AM

                  Wait, there's a Famous Deli in center city? Address puh-leeze

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                    cwdonald RE: AgentRed Jul 19, 2010 10:07 AM

                    Famous 4th Street Deli
                    700 South 4th Street or

                    38 S19th, between Market and Chestnut..

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                      barryg RE: AgentRed Jul 19, 2010 10:13 AM

                      Just be to clear, Famous 4th St has no relation to Famous in the Northeast (is it on Bustleton?) or any other deli named Famous, I think there used to be a few of them.

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              rocknroll52 RE: kickshaw Jul 19, 2010 07:42 AM

              Hymies or Murrays. I've tried Katz and not liked it.

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                sylviag RE: kickshaw Jul 19, 2010 08:58 AM

                Hymies on Montgomery Avenue.

                Not on the menu but they always have it is soup (the cabbage borscht, of course) and half a sandwich.

                There is a parking lot in the back.

                1. smobron RE: kickshaw Jul 20, 2010 03:54 PM

                  hands down for me is Famous on 4th ...can't get enough of that pastrami ....I cant speak for much else on the menu as that is what I get everytime ...coleslaw and 1/2 sours on the table ...you just can't beat it

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                    monkeyrotica RE: smobron Apr 25, 2011 08:34 AM

                    Seconded. I had a corned beef and pastrami combo this weekend. What a fantastic sandwich. And the cake and black and white cookies weren't shabby either.

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                      barryg RE: monkeyrotica Apr 25, 2011 08:45 AM

                      For that extra punch, you can get the combo served on top of knishes... yum.

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                    kickshaw RE: kickshaw Jul 21, 2010 04:56 AM

                    Thank you all! We now have several options, even one in KoP where our guest from Brazil will be working for a couple of weeks. If we visit more than one will report back. Much obliged!

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                      Whinerdiner RE: kickshaw Apr 25, 2011 11:36 AM

                      I had to throw in another vote for Hymie's. We've never been disappointed there. Each time, we come away thinking, "Wow, that was the best ever!"

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                        mkertello RE: kickshaw Apr 25, 2011 02:43 PM

                        I vote for Murray's on Montgomery Ave. Lots of love to Hymie's, but the corned beef and the hot pastrami at Murray's are MORE amazing. I've had a bunch of other sandwiches and they are all awesome. Great cheese fries too!

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