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 Samuel's Deli- Chicago

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Pumbaa

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  • Joined: 3/14/2006
  • Location: Chicago, IL
Samuel's Deli- Chicago Fri, 09/29/06 1:53 PM (permalink)
This is a kosher deli. They have pastrami, corned beef, etc . sandwiches all sliced thin. The sandwiches are on regular sandwich bread, but they really pile on the meat. I'm not sure if they add anything to it like lettuce or tomato. The meat they pile on make the sandwich at least 3 inches thick.
The real star of the place is the matzo ball soup. The ball is easy to cut with a spoon. That's the real test for a good matzo ball , IMO.

The only bad thing is the service. It's almost always run by teenagers behind the counter. Half the time when getting an order, they act like deer in headlights. They get a lot of orders wrong and also don't know much about the cash register. It takes a while to get an order because they constantly go in the back to get the adult, who I assume is Sam. The deli has been around for decades, but Sam needs to find some adults to work there and improve the service.

Has anyone else been here? What do you think? (Is there a forum for delis????)
 
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    danimal15

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    • Joined: 8/7/2003
    • Location: Chicago, IL
    RE: Samuel's Deli- Chicago Fri, 10/6/06 12:26 PM (permalink)
    I've been there (it's three blocks from where I grew up and my parents still live), and I haven't tried a meal there - just the bagels (which are terrible). I was there last month, and the service was indeed lousy. The teens behind the counter aren't particularly friendly or helpful. I will take your word that they have good soup -I can't imagine eating anything prepared at this place, which doesn't seem well taken care of to me. For good chicken matzoh ball soup in Chicago, I'd go to Manny's or Once Upon a Bagel (in Highland Park), or perhaps to Max and Benny's (also in the north suburbs).
     
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      danimal15

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      • Joined: 8/7/2003
      • Location: Chicago, IL
      RE: Samuel's Deli- Chicago Fri, 10/6/06 12:28 PM (permalink)
      Also - you say it's a Kosher deli. But I don't believe the food there is Kosher, and I'd be very surprised if it was, given the location. Not a lot of orthodox Jews around there to make it worth their while to be Kosher.
       
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        BuddyRoadhouse

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        • Joined: 12/10/2004
        • Location: Des Plaines, IL
        RE: Samuel's Deli- Chicago Sat, 10/7/06 1:52 AM (permalink)
        Never heard of this place guys but would like to try it. How about an address?

        Buddy
         
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          phatphil

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          • Joined: 9/25/2005
          • Location: loxahatchee, FL
          RE: Samuel's Deli- Chicago Sat, 10/7/06 7:54 AM (permalink)
          buddy, i skip traced it for you, its 3463 n broadway, 2 blocks from belmont, 773-525-7018, my parents are kosher and never heard of it there and they are restaurant goers
           
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            BuddyRoadhouse

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            • Location: Des Plaines, IL
            RE: Samuel's Deli- Chicago Sat, 10/7/06 9:55 AM (permalink)
            My maternal Grandparents lived very near the intersection of Belmont and Broadway for many years in the 70s and 80s. I know the neighborhood intimately from that era and have no familiarity with this place. How long has Samuel's been around?

            Buddy
             
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              phatphil

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              • Joined: 9/25/2005
              • Location: loxahatchee, FL
              RE: Samuel's Deli- Chicago Sat, 10/7/06 4:03 PM (permalink)
              DONT KNOW I GREW UP IN SKOKIE BUT LEFT 21 YEARS AGO FOR JUPITER FLORIDA
               
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