Katz's Delicatessen

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205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St)
New York, NY 10002
(800) 446-8364
Deli / Bodega
Mon–Wed: 8:00 AM–10:45 PM Thu: 8:00 AM–2:45 AM Fri: 8:00 AM–Midnight Sat: 24 Hours Sun: Midnight–10:45 PM


"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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The pastrami sandwich is the best pastrami in NYC, making our list of "The Tastes That Make the City: NYC Edition."
The Tastes that Make the City
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 11:49
Pastrami On Rye With Brown Mustard: A thing of unparalleled beauty. Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
Travel Channel
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 06:56
Try the pastrami or the hot dogs. Katz's is a landmark eatery that's been serving up delicious meats since 1888.
Travel Channel
Monday, November 15, 2010 - 07:26
simply the best pastrami sandwich on the planet, pair it with a dr browns cel ray soda and see god
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 04:46
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!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 09:51
"Best. Pastrami. Ever." Helen, Setup Squad
Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 07:46
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."
Monday, July 12, 2010 - 08:57
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.
Food Network
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 08:00
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!
The Corcoran Group
Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 08:58
Order a Pastrami on Rye. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET!
Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 07:10
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.
The Corcoran Group
Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 06:09
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
Movie Mayor
Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 13:58
Where else can you still order an egg cream? - Inspector
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 10:45
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!
New York Habitat
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 05:42
As seen on Travel Channels Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants 2, Katz's is the Mecca of pastrami & Mecca of sandwiches. What to order? Corned beef and pastrami.
Travel Channel
Monday, November 12, 2012 - 10:42
Monday, April 18, 2011 - 18:58
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.
Friday, March 13, 2009 - 17:07
if you come early enough in the morning, you'll have the place all to yourself
Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 11:17
Try the Pastrami Sandwich
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 18:27
Unmatched pastrami, excellent egg creams, great hot dogs and sausage. A New York legend.
Serious Eats
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 17:51