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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"Best. Pastrami. Ever." Helen, Setup Squad
Thu, 03/10/2011 - 07:46
Pastrami On Rye With Brown Mustard: A thing of unparalleled beauty. Anthony Bourdain, No Reservations
Travel Channel
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 06:56
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
Thu, 10/14/2010 - 13:58
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
Tue, 08/27/2013 - 06:09
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
Mon, 11/12/2012 - 10:42
simply the best pastrami sandwich on the planet, pair it with a dr browns cel ray soda and see god
Fri, 02/18/2011 - 04:46
Mon, 04/18/2011 - 18:58
Try the pastrami or the hot dogs. Katz's is a landmark eatery that's been serving up delicious meats since 1888.
Travel Channel
Mon, 11/15/2010 - 07:26
Try the Pastrami Sandwich
Thu, 11/11/2010 - 18:27
Unmatched pastrami, excellent egg creams, great hot dogs and sausage. A New York legend.
Serious Eats
Mon, 03/18/2013 - 17:51
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!
Tue, 08/24/2010 - 09:51
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
Wed, 08/10/2011 - 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
Thu, 08/12/2010 - 08:58
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."
Mon, 07/12/2010 - 08:57
You do not know NYC if you do not know Katz's.
Thu, 04/01/2010 - 14:03
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.
Fri, 03/13/2009 - 17:07
Katz's Delicatessen is the classic New York experience, from the service to the food. Plus, theyve got the best pastrami in the world (in our opinion, anyway).
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 17:12
Keep your eye on the pastrami, don't get distracted = )
Sun, 05/02/2010 - 09:01
Order a Pastrami on Rye. DO NOT LOSE YOUR TICKET!
Sun, 03/29/2009 - 07:10
Order a Pastrami Reuben with a Dr. Brown's Cel-ray Soda. Best Pastrammy Sammy in NY, forget Carnegie Deli. Even better than Canter's in LA. And don't forget to tip your guy.
Sun, 10/04/2009 - 12:13
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