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Jerry's Deli - Marina Del Rey

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JohnnyT Jun 18, 2011 02:35 PM

What to order? What to avoid?

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Jerry's Deli
27533 Puerta Real, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

  1. Servorg Jun 18, 2011 02:58 PM

    I can help you on the what to avoid question. Jerry's Deli

    If you need to eat in that shopping center for some reason then Nichols is a much better choice. If you want to eat somewhere casual in the Marina then Mendocino Farms is a good choice.

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    Jerry's Famous Deli
    13181 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

    J Nichols
    4375 Glencoe Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

    Mendocino Farms
    4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

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    1. re: Servorg
      SIMIHOUND Jun 18, 2011 03:35 PM

      Jerry's generally sucks. They are not much of a deli let alone a restaurant. Avoid them at all costs. They are also chain food and chains are generally avoided on this board.

      1. re: Servorg
        wienermobile Jun 18, 2011 04:54 PM

        +1 for Nichols Restaurant. Good food and service. A very nice coffee shop. And good homemade pot pies at dinner.

      2. wienermobile Jun 18, 2011 04:51 PM

        Stay away. Jerry's is terrible and really over priced. $15.95 for a Pastrami sandwich and $18.95 if you want it lean. Go to Brent's in Northridge for some of the best deli in LA. Their Black Pastrami Rubuen is to die for.
        http://www.brentsdeli.com/
        and Langer's near downtown L.A. for the best Pastrami on earth.
        http://www.langersdeli.com/

        Both are worth the drive! You won't be sorry.

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        Langer's Delicatessen
        704 S Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA 90057

        Brent's Deli
        19565 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91324

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          AMC1210 Jun 18, 2011 05:58 PM

          Nichols is the place to go in that area. It is going to close around the end of July for an interior remodel. The outside was just completed.

          1. westsidegal Jun 18, 2011 10:39 PM

            what to order?
            a taxi to transport you to a different restaurant.

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            1. re: westsidegal
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              foodiemahoodie Jun 19, 2011 04:10 AM

              I have to agree. Jerry's has all the trappings of a great restaurant (locations, fantastically diverse menu offering a huge variety of deli food, counter service, some are 24 hours, and they deliver!), but the food just sucks. I think there was a time where it was okay, maybe even beter than okay (am I insane? Does anyone agree) - they had a pretty good matzo ball soup with a generous portion of chicken and a giant matzo bal- but that might have been 15 years ago - now it's chicken flavored saltwater. The kind of place where you give in a chance and it just fails you on such a spectacular level that you make a special bond to yourself - never again!

              1. re: foodiemahoodie
                westsidegal Jun 19, 2011 09:09 AM

                foodiemahoodie,
                my memory confirms your memory.
                about 25 years ago their matzo ball soup was good.
                not any more.

                1. re: foodiemahoodie
                  ocshooter Jun 19, 2011 10:05 AM

                  Back in the day, Jerry's was my second favorite deli on Ventura Blvd. Now it is not so much bad as way overpriced and underwhelming. It is OK at best, but overpriced OK food is not really worth it.

                  1. re: ocshooter
                    wienermobile Jun 19, 2011 10:23 AM

                    Back in the day I remember when Andy Kaufman used to work as a busyboy at the Studio City Jerry's.

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