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Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen

700 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA - (215) 922-3274
This classic urban, kosher-style delicatessen is famous for huge sandwiches, classic Jewish comfort food, and some of the best chocolate chip cookies on the planet.
100% Approval Rating (4 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Pastrami Sandwich (zaftig)
Potato Pancakes
Cookies
Dr. Brown's Soda
Smoked Salmon Hash with Two Eggs
Pickle & Slaw

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"When Jane and I met him in 1983, proprietor David Auspitz described his Famous 4th Street Delicatessen as "a living museum. You can bring your kid and see what a real delicatessen is like." Since then, the 1923 Queen Village restaurant has undergone several changes in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

700 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia, PA
(215) 922-3274

http://famous4thstreetdelicatessen.com/

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A close view of Famous Fourth Street's pastrami only hints at its spicy luxury. The blackened edges are more savory than words can say; the steamy pink meat virtually melts in your mouth.
"A close view of Famous Fourth Street's pastrami only hints at its spicy luxury. The blackened edges are more savory than words can say; the steamy pink meat virtually melts in your mouth."
Michael Stern





Zaftig is a yiddish word that means juicy, succulent, pleasingly plump. This is Famous Fourth Street's zaftig version of the pastrami sandwich. Big as it is -- even the rye bread is sliced extra-thick -- you actually can pick up half in two hands; however, it is too tall for a human jaw to unhinge enough to engulf it from top to bottom.
"Zaftig is a yiddish word that means juicy, succulent, pleasingly plump. This is Famous Fourth Street's zaftig version of the pastrami sandwich. Big as it is -- even the rye bread is sliced extra-thick -- you actually can pick up half in two hands; however, it is too tall for a human jaw to unhinge enough to engulf it from top to bottom. "
Michael Stern


A classic start to a deli meal: crisp cole slaw and a crunchy dill pickle
"A classic start to a deli meal: crisp cole slaw and a crunchy dill pickle"
Michael Stern


Among the many side dishes to accompany a sandwich, latkes (potato pancakes) are notable primarily for their extreme crunch.
"Among the many side dishes to accompany a sandwich, latkes (potato pancakes) are notable primarily for their extreme crunch."
Michael Stern


Along with pastrami and matzoh balls, cookies are a big reason the Famous Fourth Street Deli is famous. They are plump and buttery, loaded with chocolate chips (in the foreground) or chips and walnuts (center). The one at the rear is plush oatmeal raisin.
"Along with pastrami and matzoh balls, cookies are a big reason the Famous Fourth Street Deli is famous. They are plump and buttery, loaded with chocolate chips (in the foreground) or chips and walnuts (center). The one at the rear is plush oatmeal raisin."
Michael Stern


The traditional brand of beverage to drink alongside a corned beef or pastrami sandwich is Dr. Brown's soda, preferably Cel-Ray or Black Cherry. Famous Fourth Street Deli brings the can to the table along with a huge Coke-branded tumbler full of ice.
"The traditional brand of beverage to drink alongside a corned beef or pastrami sandwich is Dr. Brown's soda, preferably Cel-Ray or Black Cherry. Famous Fourth Street Deli brings the can to the table along with a huge Coke-branded tumbler full of ice."
Michael Stern


Do not come to the Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen unless you are very, very hungry. There is nothing small on the menu.
"Do not come to the Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen unless you are very, very hungry. There is nothing small on the menu."
Michael Stern



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