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Jun 30, 2011 02:44 PM

where have all the jewish delis gone?

As a girl visiting the grandparents in Hollywood in the 70s and 80s, I had many happy meals in places like wolfie's, the rascal house, and pumpernick's. Now, after decades away, i'm paying my respects to my gram and Gramps and wonder if anyone has a rec for a like place--pickles and bread basket on table, awesome corned beef, etc-- in the Boca/pompano/ft Lauderdale area?

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  1. Ben's Deli in Boca is well regarded. Sage in Hallandale is kosher and pretty good.

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    1. re: Fineas

      in deerfield bch on hillsboro and dixie is the pickle barrel cant go wrong, alot of toojays locally but its chain restaurant, and for truly authentic and worth the drive is strathmores on lake worth road and 441, , i grew up in skokie illinois and north miami beach, you could reach for a corned beef anywhere you were in the 70's and 80's

      1. re: Fineas

        Sage is kosher style and not kosher while the bagels are the best i've had in Florida their meats are strictly Hebrew National.

        1. re: Fineas

          Sage has in my opinion the best bagels this area

        2. I love the bagels at Gramercy in Delray on Jog, just south of Atlantic. Their whole wheat everything bagel is great!

          As for pickles and slaw on the table, I don't think they do that, but their deli looks pretty good. I've only had nova or baked salmon there.

          1. Rascal House both in North Miami and Boca have closed.

            3G's, Poppies are average, both seem kinda dirty and need updating both in Delray. Had an average sandwich at TooJays Boca on Military by the Polo Club, last weekend, that also needs some spending on the interior. The TooJays off Glades is better. Gramercy Park in Delray is new but I am not nuts for it either.

            1. As a New Yorker, I have tried TooJays, Deli Queen (now Deli Princess), Pickle Barrel...Of these, Ben's is the only good one, in my opinion. We travel all the way from east Fort Lauderdale to northwest Boca when we want a deli fix. Pomperdales in Fort Lauderdale has a very good reputation, but is only open breakfast and I've only had nova and bagels there. Sage, too, is only open breakfast and lunch. Love their bagels and smoked fish, but can't speak to their deli. y the way, Sage is not kosher, but Ben's is...if that matters to you.

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              1. re: gblcsw

                Are Deli Queen and Pastrami Queen different? I thought Pastrami Queen was closed down.

                1. re: aynrandgirl

                  Pastrami Queen is reopening in the same space it previously occupied and will be called Zinger's Deli ( original owner sans partner). Hope the pastrami is as good as it was -- can't wait.

              2. Ah, Pumpernicks. Nice memories, and they stayed open late. But that was Dade County.