Katz's Delicatessen
Regional American


205 E Houston St
New York NY 10002
(800) 446-8364
Categories Food

"Send a salami to your boy in the army!" This Jewish kosher deli has been making converts with its salami — and pastrami and hot dogs and more since 1888. You go in, get a taste at the counter from one of the expert slicers like Eddie, and marvel at how great it is that a place like this exists. Then you dive into pickles and a huge pastrami sandwich with mustard and a big pricetag. It's worth it — it really is one of the only deli sandwiches a person needs in life. And the pastrami and eggs "made like the boss likes it," with eggs cooked on the hot dog grill to get that greasiness? Not many things better for breakfast. Just don't lose your ticket. You don't want to know what happens.  — Arthur Bovino, 2/17/2011



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  1. tdmstaff "Thick, fatty, and moist, Katz's pastrami is a killer. With masses of tourists coming to this deli hot spot, be prepared to wait in line and join them in satisfying your cold cut craving "
 
"Thick, fatty, and moist, Katz's pastrami is a killer. With masses of tourists coming to this deli hot spot, be prepared to wait in line and join them in satisfying your cold cut craving "


Foursquare Tips
The Corcoran Group
While the Pastrami is the superstar here, their Frankfurter is one of the best in the city. Order them at the counter near the entrance.
*Judy-Jerzygrl
Katz deli is packed, the food was good. Me and my cousin ordered a knish, frankurter and a pastrami sandwich. TOTALLY WORTH IT. If your in New York stop by, here is where you get your fingers dirty.
Travel Channel
As seen on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants 2, Katz's is the Mecca of pastrami & Mecca of sandwiches. What to order? Corned beef and pastrami.
New York Habitat
It's all about the pastrami on rye at this famous deli. Take your ticket stub, walk to the right counter, get your food, and chow down. Don't lose that ticket stub though or it'll cost ya!
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Where else can you still order an egg cream? - Inspector
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Food Network
On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Michael Psilakis goes crazy for the daring Knoblewurst Sandwich made with garlic beef sausage at Katz's Deli in New York, NY. Find more tips at FN Local.
Baratunde
JEWS!!!!!!
LogoTV
"Best. Pastrami. Ever." – Helen, Setup Squad
Mario B.
simply the best pastrami sandwich on the planet, pair it with a dr browns cel ray soda and see god
Travel Channel
Pastrami On Rye With Brown Mustard: A thing of unparalleled beauty. Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
Travel Channel
Try the pastrami or the hot dogs. Katz's is a landmark eatery that's been serving up delicious meats since 1888.
Foodspotting
Try the Pastrami Sandwich and spot it on Foodspotting!
Movie Mayor
I'll have what she's having. The famous scene of 1989's "When Harry Met Sally" took place here at Katz's. There's even a sign at the specific table where Billy Crystal and Megan Ryan sat
Epicurious
Possibly the most famous NYC food landmark, this Jewish deli excels in each dish, from snappy hot dogs to giant pastrami sandwiches. Hint: don't forget to tip your carver!
The Corcoran Group
A true New York original, absolutely order the incredible pastrami, but be warned about re-enacting Meg Ryan's famous performance from 'When Harry Met Sally' filmed here!
Metromix
NYC's oldest deli still creates on mean pastrami sandwich including slow-dried and cured deli meats, briskets and knockwurst. If anything else, Meg Ryan seemed to love it in "When Harry Met Sally."
naveen
if you come early enough in the morning, you'll have the place all to yourself
Chris G.
Order a Pastrami on Rye. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET!
Jason S.
Order a matzo ball soup, pastrami on rye, and a Doc Browns cream soda. Think of what your mother would say if you don't finish.
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