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Canter's Deli

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$$ - $$$
Central L.A
As featured in Best of LA on a Budget
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419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-651-2030
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service, old school diner. Great food, excellent bakery with all the Jewish favorites!!! Pizza bagels are the best and I get them every time I go here!!!

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Thank Lori760
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a craving for a good Jewish deli sandwich. My partner had never been to Canter's (I know!), so off we went. The day after Thanksgiving around 2pm (they're open 24/7!) and thankfully, not crowded. Our request for a booth in the front room was granted. Menu is jam-packed, and I ordered my favorite - the Fresser with corned beef... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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151 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I got the Turkey sandwich, and it came with a pickle and I also got the potato salad. It was delicious! When I went inside they had so many delicious looking items in the cases. I think this is a must try place. I didn't try any bakery items but wish I had.

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Thank tif316
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a real authentic jewish deli. The corned beef and pastrimi are great. They bring pickles to the table. The decor hasn't changed in decades and the staff are gruff but reliable. I always go at least once (usually on my way to LAX as its on the way). The deserts are ok.

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Thank Timtravelsabout
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Canter's every morning of my most recent trip to LA, partly because of the businesses history, partly because it was walking distance, and because it seemed like deli's and diners from back East. This place doesn't disappoint. The waiter was friendly and attentive, even if the cashier was a bit surly... But it only added to the character,... More 

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New York City, New York
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177 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small group of us decided to fulfill our cravings for deli food at Canters. My turkey sandwich with chopped liver was so fresh and delicious. Everyone was loving their food as well. We ordered rings and fries for the table and devoured them as well! We topped off our meals by sharing two desserts, a sunday and the classic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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119 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't wait to visit this place. My partner and I are big fans of rock music and had to see the place that Guns N Roses frequented back in the day. We ate most of our meals here while staying a couple of blocks away. When we first arrived in the US (from Australia), this place was our best... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came here late after work with a huge group of people (around 15 of us) - We were seated immediately and service was fast and friendly. I had the grilled cheese and it was just as I had hoped, others in the group got mainly sandwiches and breakfast plates, and all seemed really pleased. This is a must for... More 

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Thank SVKB
Midwest
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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a new group of friends to Canter's so they could enjoy the experience - and it was amazing. Our group of four shared reubens (pastrami and corned beef) mish mash soup and latkes. All were excellent. Our server was great - fun, friendly, attentive. For dessert, we all chose something to go from the bakery case.

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Marina del Rey, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is always good, service attentive and atmosphere excellent. Whenever we are in Los Angeles we always make sure we visit Canter's at least once.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Kosher
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-651-2030

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