Great Shapiro's experience

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2006/03/16 16:49:57 (permalink)

Great Shapiro's experience

I just went to Shapiro's in Indianapolis for the first time in years, and it's as good as ever. This time I took my dad - a native New Yorker and a tough critic of corned beef - to see what he thought. He agreed with me that the corned beef was better than any he'd had in the Midwest - even better than Manny's in Chicago. He also praised the rye bread, which was thick with nice crunchy edges. Definitely a million times better than the packaged stuff now used at even some NY delis. The chicken soup was excellent, as was the potato pancake and strawberry rhubarb pie. I wish it wasn't four hours away! Or maybe it's better that way -I'd weigh 300 pounds if it was here.
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    mayor al
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 17:11:06 (permalink)

    We used to "do" lunch there back in the 80's whenever we gathered at Ivy Tech's Central Office in Indianapolis. The quality was always very high. I am no expert on Deli sandwiches, but the lunches we enjoyed at Shapiro's were good enough to hold a memory cell or two in my old mind.I am pleased to hear that apparently the quality is holding up over the years.
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 17:16:20 (permalink)
    I have not been to the one downtown since the reopened but I have been to the one on the North side of Indy. It is located in a very upsacle shopping center.

    The selection was enormous and the bakery was super. I had the corned beef. Although it was not stacked high, it was very tasty and the veggies were very good also.

    Paul E. Smith
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    signman
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 20:34:47 (permalink)
    Glad to hear you had a good meal. It's been at least 2 years since I've been there. In addition to the very good corned beef and fresh baked rye I think Shapiro's has excellent potato salad, one of the best I've ever had. And I always leave with a little bag of rugelach.
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 20:35:36 (permalink)
    I frequented Shapiro's for breakfast every time I visted my mother when she lived up the road from the one on 86th Street. That Shapiro's has since closed and moved further north. I ate dinner at the new location but couldn't adapt to the change. Maybe it just didn't click as a place to go to dinner being a cafeteria. It was great for breakfast and lunch at the 86th Street location.
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    dug
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 22:32:46 (permalink)
    one of my favs,i'll be in indy this weekend[from chicago]and plan on a visit to the downtown location!
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/18 11:27:25 (permalink)
    Just another of the great places I would have missed except for the old "Roadfood" book write-up. And it was still good the last time I was there in 2004.
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 11:14:50 (permalink)
    I absolutely love Shapiro's. I’ve lived in Indy about 5 years, and love to take visitors there. The sandwiches are pricey, but worth every penny. The dinners are a better deal.

    Love the pies and they serve some of the best potato salad I have never had.

    My favorite sandwich it the Ruben, but the rare Roast beef is also very good. Good bagels too!
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 11:28:04 (permalink)
    I have only been to Shapiro's twice and both times it was for breakfast. I am feeling I have missed out by never having had lunch or dinner there. A reuben, chicken soup and the potato salad next time, for sure!
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 12:15:37 (permalink)
    Trust me...you won't regret it.
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 12:23:18 (permalink)
    Having eaten at both Manny's (in Chicago) and Shapiro's, I much prefered Manny's. Shaprio's slices their corn beef much thicker.
    Both are great places, but Mannys is better quality (in my opinion) and a better selection. The prices are lower at Shapiro's.
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 13:40:28 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by firecommander3565

    Having eaten at both Manny's (in Chicago) and Shapiro's, I much prefered Manny's. Shaprio's slices their corn beef much thicker.
    Both are great places, but Mannys is better quality (in my opinion) and a better selection. The prices are lower at Shapiro's.


    That's funnny because I like Shapiro's better for that reason. I like it a little thick. I have not been to a New York Deli so I have never known how they do it but I always imagined that it was sliced thicker like Shapiro's.
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    RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/23 14:47:27 (permalink)
    Shapiro's one of my all-time favorites. The food is really good and there is so much of it to choose from.
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