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Antonelli's Deli

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1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
+1 619-440-8460
07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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Santee, California, USA
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Sandwiches are great and staff are very friendly. Usually very crowded but wait time is minimal and you can preorder or take out your food

Thank Rosemary A
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

You have To try these Sandwichs they are Very good. I have a ham and cheese all these Sandwichs are good.

Thank Patricia A
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Best deli in the east county but be prepared to wait for it if you don't call ahead. This place is busy, busy, busy! All the ingredients are super fresh, particularly the bread. The meats are prime quality. The prices are fair. Don't go unless you want a new craving though. I long for sandwiches from this place every time... More 

Thank Jennifer G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Ok, so the place is located in the middle of what looks like an industrial area. Wasn't even sure I was in the right place, even though my GPS told me so. I had to wait almost 1/2 hour for my pastrami sandwich but I have to tell you, there's a reason (and yeah, it was worth it!). The place... More 

Thank Charles W
el cajon, ca.
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great sandwiches, fresh bread, great variety. Eat in or take it to go. But word to the wise, it gets very busy at lunch time so either call in or have a few extra minutes as it gets very busy at lunchtime. Parking is tough so park across the street. never more than a 1 minute walk.

Thank pepere24
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I love their Pastrami sandwich! It s so big I usually get two meals out of it. Pretty busy at lunch time so call it in or go a little bit off the regular lunch time rush hour or you'll never find a parking spot.

Thank Cheryl W
El Cajon
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Have been eating here for many years the bread is homemade and very delicious stuffed with lots of meat I personally like the number one which is the Italian torpedo all sandwiches are very large they have a 4 8 and 12 inch reasonably priced but beware don't try to go at lunch time or you will be in for... More 

Thank Daryl H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Always a crowd pleaser for our lunch time meetings. The sandwiches are delicious and ample size no one walks away hungry. Wide variety of sandwiches to choose from, 5 stars in our book!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
El Cajon, California
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

As far as the quality and food are concerned its a 5 star place as far as service its slow as molasses if you put your order in expect to wait 45 minutes even if their slow seems like they are doing catering at the same time so you think your getting in early when you are the 3rd one... More 

Thank Bradnvicki
Santee, United States
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Friendly service and some great variety of Deli sandwichs you will ever taste. The sandwichs are more than a meal

Thank Jan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1354 N Magnolia Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020-1620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  El Cajon
  • Phone Number: +1 619-440-8460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?