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Pearson Deli

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2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3111
+1 619-222-2234
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have gone here a couple times, but they tend to close whenever they want to. During my last two visits to the area, they were closed before 1:30.

Thank proctor992
Bo'ness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stumbled on this fantastic wee cafe/deli the best barbeque beef sandwich on Shelter Island, prices are really cheap, my wife and I stopped here every day for coffee and a sandwich, we just loved this place

Thank Davi933
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ordered 2 sandwiches to go and they were huge. Very, very good!! It may look like a hole in the wall kind of place but, we enjoyed those sandwiches more than anywhere we ate in San Diego. We just happened to walk by it because it is quite hidden.

Thank ShaeOkalahoma
St Albans, England
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed on Shelter Island for three days and went to Pearsons Deli every day. Lovely freshly made sandwiches, staff very understanding of our picky requests !! Sat out the back on the patio to eat lunch with a nice cold beer, looking out at the harbour, what more could you want !!

1 Thank Diane2703
Duvall, Washington
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This was recommended by a friend, so close to Humphrey's. Awesome sandwiches! Breakfast Burrito (egg and cheese) was great. The tortilla was so fresh!

Thank Carrie H
Sebastopol, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This deli is family run, and it shows. The owner a kick. The three person staffs puts out the best sandwiches in San Diego. It has a marina to gas your boat on one side and a deli on the other. Salads are good, and the sandwiches are among the best in California. Only tie is Dada's Deli in Santa... More 

Thank 651chrish651
San Diego, California
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I am a repeat customer here. Love the fresh, delicious, and generously sized chef salad. Hearty sandwiches and tasty deviled eggs, too. Prices are reasonable and service is quick. A must for boaters at Shelter Island.

Thank Bandonman
San Diego
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is an ok take way place and has good food and good sandwiches. Not much more to say you will not be disappointed

Thank Mounque B
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

They fixed sandwiches for us at 8 in the morning that we took with us for lunch while exploring the area. Big sandwiches with lots of meat, we ended up eating half for lunch one day and the other half the next day. Tasty and fresh!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Prescott, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Based on others' review, I dropped in mid-afternoon. Got a great sandwich for the price. Mama the sandwich-maker does a masterful job. I'd go back again!

Thank BigDaddy415

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-222-2234

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