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Deli?

Craving a NYC Deli style reuben or crispy monte cristo sandwich (I like mine with real maple syrup on the side). But currently I am living on the North Shore. Any where I can satisfy this craving w/o hopping on the Acela? South to Boston or North to Southern NH/ME --either direction works for me.

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  1. I don't think it will compare to a true NY deli but we love Karls in Peabody.
    http://www.karlssausage.com/cafe-menu/

    Is Chelsea too far? You could try Arthurs. Couldn't find a web site but they are on FB
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Arthur...

    In the Boston area there is Sam LaGrassa and Michael's Deli
    http://michaelsdelibrookline.com
    http://www.samlagrassas.com

    Although there are many many on this site who will tell you it can't be had in this area.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/887268

    1. LaGrassa (Downtown Boston) and Zaftig's (Brookline and Natick) both do a fine version of a reuben.

      Formaggio, in Cambridge, sometimes offers a great reuben (to go only). You'd have to call to find out when it's offered; it may only be on Saturdays when they're not doing their sidewalk bbq.

      Menupages.com lists 160 places that have some sort of reuben on their menu:

      http://boston.menupages.com/restauran...

        1. re: drewinmrblhd

          Not a comment on their sandwiches -- I've never had one -- but their website boasts "Real New York Style Deli Sandwiches," yet shows a photo of a sandwich that's unlike anything you'd find in a NY deli! (That said, if the sandwiches are good, I don't really care whether it's a "real New York style deli sandwich.")

        2. Evan's Deli in Marblehead has some good corned beef and pastrami.

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            1. re: phatchris

              Evan's deli gets most of his food from Michael's Deli in Brookline. I have never been a fan of Evan's. Watching him microwave eggs in a plastic container sealed the deal for me. Marblehead has way too many better choices.

              1. re: drewinmrblhd

                Can't speak if his Eggs, but his Pastrami works for me.

            2. re: catsmeow

              Just read that Evans is going to have a food truck in Boston starting this Spring.
              http://www.bostonmagazine.com/restaur...

            3. I've heard good things about Lendy's in Saugus and they've survived a Panera moving in next to them.

              http://www.lendysdeli.com/index.html

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              1. re: wandergirl

                I forgot about Lendys. Good stuff.