HOME > Chowhound > New Jersey >
Are you making a specialty food? Share your adventure

corned beef in monmouth county nj

lucybbear Nov 19, 2013 09:57 AM

hi can anyone suggest where to get a ny style corned beef sandwich in redbank nj

  1. f
    fourunder Nov 19, 2013 10:06 AM

    It's a little outside your parameters, but Frank's Deli in Asbury Park is a place known for their pastrami and corned beef if not mistaken.

    1 Reply
    1. re: fourunder
      MGZ Nov 19, 2013 11:09 AM

      Frank's would certainly be my first choice for a CB sandwich in Monmouth County.

    2. l
      lucybbear Nov 19, 2013 11:27 AM

      will definitely give Frank's a try Thanks

      1. j
        jsfein Nov 19, 2013 11:53 AM

        I can't recommend Frank's for the corned beef or pastrami. I finally stopped there this summer after years of meaning to go. The other diner/coffee shop food looked good, but both the corned beef and pastrami were ridiculously dry (we had to lather on mustard to get it down). The rye bread was, however, delicious. While I haven't been recently, Richard's in West End has always been my go to spot for this genre of food. Richard's macaroni salad is simply the best I've had.

        1. jrzcat Nov 19, 2013 01:55 PM

          Elsie's Subs on Front Street; Monmouth Meats on Monmouth Street, or Readie's Deli on Broad Street should be able to deliver a piled high CBS. I have not done a taste comparison, however.

          1 Reply
          1. re: jrzcat
            OGguy Nov 19, 2013 02:30 PM

            Some people I know swear by (not at) Irv's on 33 in Neptune, opposite the hospital. Can't testify personally, however

          2. i
            irishk Nov 19, 2013 02:34 PM

            Irv's deli RT#33 Neptune in that strip mall across from Jersey Shore Hospital.

            1 Reply
            1. re: irishk
              lucybbear Nov 19, 2013 05:33 PM

              Tried irv's can't say it's even close to a NYC sanwich

            2. seal Nov 19, 2013 02:42 PM

              To answer your question - The Dublin House.

              As far as outside Red Bank - Harold's.

              4 Replies
              1. re: seal
                lucybbear Nov 19, 2013 05:34 PM

                Harold's is ok but again not NYC fare don't think I can find what I'm looking fo in nj

                1. re: lucybbear
                  corvette johnny Nov 19, 2013 07:10 PM

                  what places in NYC do you recommend? Thanks

                  1. re: corvette johnny
                    eatinman Nov 20, 2013 06:50 AM

                    Carnegie Deli
                    Second Ave Deli

                    1. re: corvette johnny
                      equal_Mark Nov 21, 2013 07:09 PM

                      Katz's on Houston St. Throw away the bread and eat the beef!

                2. l
                  lucybbear Nov 19, 2013 05:35 PM

                  Anyone have any comments on Kelly's in Neptune ?

                  1 Reply
                  1. re: lucybbear
                    fourunder Nov 19, 2013 05:43 PM

                    There's a lot of love for the Reuben...however I am not part of that camp. I do like the beverages though.

                    btw....if someone mentions Fred and Murray's in Freehold....I am also not a fan.

                  2. f
                    fourunder Nov 19, 2013 06:03 PM

                    Not to offend anyone, because I realize we all have different tastes. I believe we all offer information for the OP to make an informed decision...it's also common for disagreements as a result...but a while back an unbiased Hound asked for some recommendations and Frank's was offered. This particular Hound was from Austin, Texas, and in my opinion, knew good food by the places he frequented in Austin which I had been to myself, so maybe our tastes aligned in similar fashion. He mentioned that he has also been to Katz's in NYC for the CB...precisely for what you are looking for in the style you seek, so he may be the one to be fairest in comparing the CB. He also mentions a few other places in a review of the places he tried while visiting the Asbury Park area. It's possible his notes may align with your tastes. Have a look on how his experience at Frank's was. You may find it to be helpful.

                    For the record, I have never been to Frank's, but from the Hounds in the Jersey Shore area who I find are similar to me in my tastes and assessments on restaurants and food in general.....I have Frank's on my short list to try myself whenever the opportunity arises based on their recommendations and comments.


                    2 Replies
                    1. re: fourunder
                      mchametzky Nov 20, 2013 10:39 AM

                      Katz's Deli And Bar (Reported Closed)
                      (512) 472-2037 | MARCKATZ.COM 618 W Sixth St, Austin, TX | Directions 78701

                      Just FYI-most reviews Here) were negative, to say the least.


                      Never been to Austin, but have been regular patron of LES Katz'z since about 1970: since Abe's tragic death/murder, and relocation of 2nd Avenue Deli, have to say Katz's on Houston is my #1.

                      1. re: mchametzky
                        fourunder Nov 20, 2013 11:02 AM

                        He mentioned that he has also been to Katz's in NYC ....


                        i have no idea why you even mention a former Katz's in Austin.

                    2. j
                      joonjoon Nov 19, 2013 07:48 PM

                      The best corned beef sandwich I've had in the area is at Celtic Cottage in Long Branch. Nice and fatty and juicy. Not dried out like at most other places.

                      Best pastrami in the area is at Richard's right down the street. Ask for it extra fatty.

                      3 Replies
                      1. re: joonjoon
                        hcentro Nov 19, 2013 07:50 PM

                        I second Joon about Richard's in Long Branch although I prefer the corn beef.

                        1. re: hcentro
                          joonjoon Nov 20, 2013 12:15 PM

                          Different strokes for different folks I guess hcentro...I would order the pastrami over corned beef at Richard's 100/100 times. It's not even close for me. :)

                          When I'm at Richard's I'll get a roast beef/pastrami combo and split it into two sandwiches...best of both worlds!

                          1. re: joonjoon
                            hcentro Nov 21, 2013 03:43 AM

                            I agree Joon that Richards Pastrami is excellent. I guess I should have been clearer that I always prefer Corn Beef. My wife always gets pastrami whenever we go to a Jewish deli and I usually don't think much of it anywhere, but Richards I can eat.

                      Show Hidden Posts