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Jake's Delicatessen

1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
+1 414-562-1272
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pastrami” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
“rye bread” (2 reviews)
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Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had Pastrami. 20 years ago it was a huge amount of meat. Now it looks like a kids meal. $16? Are you kidding? No. Not kidding. For the record it was good. I’ve had many comparable sandwiches at $10-$13. Wife had a Reuben. Fair amount...More

Thank toddk13 .
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Not a big selection as most deli's. Actually they specialize in corned beef and pastrami and they do it great! This is a must stop while in Milwaukee.

Thank Honestyrule1
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Step back in time and go to Jakes Deli. Best corned beef and pastrami north of Chicago. Don't let the neighborhood fool you. This is a diamond in the rough. I drive here multiple times per year from Green Bay just to get these amazing...More

Thank steavpacka
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

What do you think of when you hear the word "deli"? A place that sells no pastrami? Carries no Dr. Brown's sodas? Serves 3 pieces of corned beef in a $16 Reuben?How about a place with no waitresses, no plates or glasses, and no lighting...More

Thank sglynnsr
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Read about Jakes on a Thrillist. Lyfted there after a Bucks game. I love a Reuben. Also love Katz's and Carnegie in NYC. Reviews made it sound similar. It's a cool old school Deli that's been around forever. Their Reuben has mustard by design. Though...More

Thank OnTheRoadAgain38654
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

To start with the kosher corn beef is just as good as it has always been. There has been a significant price increase from last year. Service at the tables has been stopped. Lunch did not come on a plate but was dropped at that...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Reviews online were better than in person. We paid $14 for a very small sandwich. The soup was more on the salty side and was missing the cabbage

Thank Travelwithlet
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I drove all the way from M. Falls to be disappointed. That's not the corn beef sandwich I use to eat. $13.00 for a super small sandwich. Bread is smaller quantity of corn beef smaller wasn't good at all. By sharing your experiences, you're helping...More

Thank lawsonda1
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a small sandwich shop with all the basic furniture not much furnishing. Corned beef sandwich($13) has more fatty cut of the beef but you can ask for leaner cut with extra charge. During lunch hour it's always packed. So be patient if you...More

Thank Athy V
Reviewed 4 January 2017

For many years this place was top-notch, exceeding by far the well.known NYC delis. In recent months Jake's has raised the prices, made the sandwiches much smaller and the corned beef no longer has the flavor that made it so special. If you knew this...More

Thank Edward S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-562-1272
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