Fodor's Expert Review Katz's Delicatessen

$$ Lower East Side Deli Fodor's Choice

Everything and nothing has changed at Katz's since it first opened in 1888, when the neighborhood was dominated by Jewish immigrants: lines still form on the weekends for giant, succulent hand-carved corned beef and pastrami sandwiches, soul-warming soups, juicy hot dogs, and crisp half-sour pickles. You get a ticket when you walk in and then get it punched at the various stations where you pick up your food; don't lose it or you'll have to pay the lost ticket fee.

Deli Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$ Flight Centre Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

205 E. Houston St.
New York, New York  10002, USA

212-254–2246

www.katzsdelicatessen.com

Known For:
  • Large pastrami sandwiches
  • Formica tables and vintage deli decor
  • Weeknights are more laid-back

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