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Canter's

419 North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA - (323) 651-2030
This vintage Jewish deli is kosher-style, not kosher, meaning you can have potato pancakes with sour cream alongside your excellent corned beef sandwich. Rye bread is superb, soups are motherly. Canter's is open 'round the clock.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Rye Bread
Chopped Liver Sandwich
Corned Beef Sandwich
Matzoh Brey
Pickles
Fresh Fruit
Matzoh Ball Soup
Bagel & Lox

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Years ago, when I first visited Canter’s, I didn’t take a lot of pictures because as soon as my camera flash went off, the hostess asked me to stop, explaining that "people pay thousands of dollars to take pictures in here." She meant that movie makers and professional ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

419 North Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA
(323) 651-2030

http://www.cantersdeli.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Gorgeous lox and all the fixins are accompanied by, alas, a lame, spongy bagel (at upper left).
"Gorgeous lox and all the fixins are accompanied by, alas, a lame, spongy bagel (at upper left)."
Michael Stern





Exemplary pickles are audibly crisp, redolent of dill and garlic.
"Exemplary pickles are audibly crisp, redolent of dill and garlic."
Michael Stern


The fruit in a fresh fruit cup is actually fresh.
"The fruit in a fresh fruit cup is actually fresh."
Michael Stern


The broth for matzoh ball soup is intensely chickeny; the matzoh ball is a cloud of tender comfort.
"The broth for matzoh ball soup is intensely chickeny; the matzoh ball is a cloud of tender comfort."
Michael Stern


Neither too smooth nor too chunky, Canter’s chopped liver has an appealing rugged texture and is loaded with the flavor of chicken fat.
"Neither too smooth nor too chunky, Canter’s chopped liver has an appealing rugged texture and is loaded with the flavor of chicken fat."
Michael Stern


Canter's just after dawn. The cut-off sign on its wall at the far right advertises its Kibitz Room, which has been a favorite haunt of rock musicians in L.A. It features a small stage, and jam sessions apparently still go on late at night.
"Canter's just after dawn. The cut-off sign on its wall at the far right advertises its Kibitz Room, which has been a favorite haunt of rock musicians in L.A. It features a small stage, and jam sessions apparently still go on late at night."
Michael Stern


No matter how good the meats, a deli sandwich fails if the bread is inferior. That will not happen at Canter's, where the rye bread is fresh and perfect.
"No matter how good the meats, a deli sandwich fails if the bread is inferior. That will not happen at Canter's, where the rye bread is fresh and perfect."
Michael Stern


An L.A. landmark eatery since 1931.
"An L.A. landmark eatery since 1931."
Michael Stern



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