Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

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Details
3150 24th St (at Shotwell St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 787-3354
Jewish, Bagels, Deli / Bodega
$ $
Hours
Mon–Sat: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM Sun: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Take a matzoh brei breather at this post-ironic Jewish deli where they brine their own pastrami and the walls are papered with fading Yiddish newsprint.
  • Aptly-named, the Deli Burger is ground beef w/ 'strami/beet-horseradish spread/spicy brown mustard on Challah. It's like the whole deli on your burger.
  • Weekday lunch hour isn't so bad! No lines... And the Reuben! Wow, delish!
  • its time to break out of the pastrami-on-rye rut and try the Reuben at Wise Sons Deli. Do the corned beef (or pastrami, if you must), melty swiss cheese, kraut, and Russian dressing on rye.
  • Go for tried-and-true deli fare (matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches) or nouveau innovations, like the pastrami cheese fries or fried kugel with syrup.
  • Grand Schlam is great. Pastrami is smoky and delicious. Pass on the comically large and grainy French toast though.
  • One of the best delicatessens I've visited to date. I highly suggest the Challah French Toast, which was out of this world. Fresh seasonal fruit is a great addition, too. Note: seating is limited.
  • The acid test of any deli is the chopped liver. Theirs is A+.
  • Matzo ball soup
  • Try the legendary Wise Sons pastrami sandwich, the matzo brei-- which reminds many of us of Moms Saturday-morning version, and the swirling, rich depths of the chocolate babka:
  • The best thing about this place is that the lines at Arizmendi's are now much shorter
  • Reuben it.
  • Not close to anything in NY. The pastrami sandwich doesn't have much meat and lacks flavor. The matzo balls aren't very good (the broth is decent). Most likely the best in California sadly.
  • Amazing pastrami sandwich. I'm not normally a coleslaw fan but you cannot go wrong with it here, it's just the right amount of spice.
  • Smoked trout sandwich = so good. Some of the best fries I've ever had. Get a seat outside.
  • The pastrami Reuben, griddled with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing is everything it should be at Wise Sons. That translates to pink with smoke, a little fatty, and seriously appetizing.
  • Crunchy and fluffy Bialys, great with lox, fried eggs, and/or house crispy pastrami.
  • The crust on the rye blows my mind.
  • Great Montreal-style bagels from Beauty's on Saturdays.
  • Housemade Hot dog on challah bun special today and Banana Fosteritz French Toast w/ graham cracker streusel