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Jul 18, 2010 02:33 PM

best Jewish deli City Line & vicinity

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. Only know of Hymies on Montgomery Avenue.

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    1. re: Den

      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.

      1. re: cwdonald

        Meh is too kind for Michaels IMO. :(

    2. 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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      1. re: bonappetite

        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.

      2. 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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        1. re: RitterSportRules

          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.

          1. re: Bashful3

            Famous is better than most delis in NYC.

            1. re: Bashful3

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

              1. re: sylviag

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

                1. re: bonappetite

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

                  1. re: AgentRed

                    Famous 4th Street Deli
                    700 South 4th Street or

                    38 S19th, between Market and Chestnut..

                    1. re: AgentRed

                      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.

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

              1. 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.