Great Shapiro's experience

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danimal15
Double Chili Cheeseburger
2006/03/16 16:49:57
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.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 17:11:06

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.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 17:16:20
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
Knoxville, TN
signman
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 20:34:47
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.
Davydd
Sirloin
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 20:35:36
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.
dug
Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/16 22:32:46
one of my favs,i'll be in indy this weekend[from chicago]and plan on a visit to the downtown location!
Hillbilly
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2006/03/18 11:27:25
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.
AaronM
Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 11:14:50
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!
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 11:28:04
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!
AaronM
Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 12:15:37
Trust me...you won't regret it.
firecommander3565
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 12:23:18
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.
hatteras04
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/20 13:40:28
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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.
Earl of Sandwich
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Great Shapiro's experience 2008/08/23 14:47:27
Shapiro's one of my all-time favorites. The food is really good and there is so much of it to choose from.