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Jun 18, 2011 02:35 PM

Jerry's Deli - Marina Del Rey

What to order? What to avoid?

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

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  1. 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.

    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

      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

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

      2. 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.
        and Langer's near downtown L.A. for the best Pastrami on earth.

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

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

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

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

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            1. re: westsidegal

              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

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

                1. re: foodiemahoodie

                  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

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