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Jo-El's Kosher Foods

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2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
09:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 13:00
Mon 09:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri 09:00 - 16:00
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Gulfport, FL
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I moved back to my home town over 25 years from New York, St. Pete had joined the ranks of having a first class NY Deli. They continue to have amazingly good home made Kosher meats and deli delights. Never at a loss for praise for this wonderful family owned business. I've watched Sharon grow into a wonderful woman... More 

Thank EDFeather
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We all work hard to make sure our guests expectations are met or exceeded! It makes a difference when you love what you do and the people you do it for! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

The only real Jewish Deli in St. Petersburg. Excellent selection of deli goodies. Chopped liver to die for. Bakery is good, but not great. Decent selection of packaged Kosher foods as well. Do NOT order the smoked white fish ... It's is MINE, ALL MINE :)

Thank Paul F
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this review

So glad you like Jo-El's whitefish salad. We make it fresh and without fillers! The baked goods area does need some work...any special requests? The chocolate bobka are one of my favorites. Thank you for taking the time to review us. The feedback is appreciated! More 

Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

corned beef was sliced too thin and very fatty. No lean available. No garlic dills behind counter, had to buy a quart from refrigerator case. Stuffed derma and gravy was hot and good, but gravy was salty. Baked knish was good but small. good rye bread.

Thank bob m
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this review

The lean and the regular corned beef are both available. I invite you to come in and give them both a look and a taste on us! Let me know and I will get you that sour garlic pickle to go with your sandwich. Glad you enjoyed the rye bread and the knish. We appreciate the feedback! More 

St. Petersburg
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

You don't' have to be Jewish to enjoy this place. For lunch or takeout it's a unique and great deli.

Thank Pinellas-Resident
Dunedin, Florida
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a secret place to find and enjoy immensely once there! It's just around the corner from Mazzaro's (a tourist haven) but this place--Jo-El's--is definitely a destination jewel worth the visit if you're in that area. Spend a leisurely breakfast or lunch here in the luncheonette with open booths atmosphere enjoying everything kosher from knishes of all types to... More 

Thank floridatravelerssss
Tarpon Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have known and dealt with Joel and Ellen and their family for years. You can rest assured that you will find the finest Kosher food in the Tampa, St. Pete area.Tell them Bo from Tarpon sent you.

Thank luvsonsets
sharon g, the Daughter! at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this review

We can't thank you enough for the kind words and the support. It is people like you who make what we do so rewarding! My parents, Ellen and Joel, say THANK YOU! More 

Treasure Island
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

When your looking for "kosher" food , supplies, advice you can find it locally in St Pete.. Great Treasure!

Thank williambU8926FH
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My favorites are the Brisket on rye or a plate of scrambled eggs with lox and onions. This place is a rare find in St. Pete! Ask Gregory the butcher for his suggestions on grilling. Get authentic Mediterranean spices like Zahtar and spicy Schug!

Thank Susan L
St. Petersburg
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very disappointed after reading all the reviews on here. I should have known, when you drive down a back street and you pull up and have to say " this is it?" No windows ,seating very strange in the store / showroom for hotdog carts. Food very plain, all wrapped up in celephane . No imagination , plain sandwiches on... More 

Thank water44
Orlando, Florida
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

No frills, all business deli. Thats what you want, you get. People are friendly and helpful and you can't go wrong with anything. Get a cream soda, too.

2 Thank dcberndt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 7277353668

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