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Hershel's East Side Deli

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
+1 215-922-6220
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastrami” (97 reviews)
“rye bread” (18 reviews)
“corn beef” (12 reviews)
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American, Fast food, Delicatessen
51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One thing I really miss about living in North Carolina is I can't get a good sandwich. Thankfully while I was in Phila I was able to hit these people up for a corned beef Rachel (a Reuben with slaw instead of sauerkraut). The sandwich...More

Thank Sal_Paradise767
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife got and omlet and I got a Reuben (with pastrami instead of corned beef). The food was absolutely delicious. the eggs were done just how she likes them and my sandwich was so big I took half home.

Thank rjfmkt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered a pastrami sandwich for lunch. The fresh meat had just been brought out and then sliced in front of us after we ordered the sandwich. There was a decent amount of meat on the rye bread. My daughter ate half for lunch and saved...More

Thank Sabena Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the chicken salad on challah bread with a side of kugel.... tastes even better than when my grandma makes it for the holidays. The challah was fresh and delicious. My husband had the corned beef and it was amazing. Don't get the iced...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got talking to the friendly owner and he told us that his uncle (family) and basically his linage came from Katz in NY. And having compared roast beef and pastrami to 2nd Ave deli..... Hershel wins it and IT IS THE Katz of Philly! The...More

Thank Gaida15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pastrami sandwich and the Rachel sandwich on the recommendation of our waiter. He didn't steer us wrong! Located in the middle of the Reading terminal market. Only 8 or 10 seats at the deli but they will also wrap your order to...More

Thank dayinthesun28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the market and stumbled on this Jewish deli and after the disappointment of our Philly cheese steak we decided to see why they had such a huge line and asked the people why wait in line so many great places in the...More

Thank edwin b
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Even the native New Yorker with us just loved this place. Great food, ENORMOUS portions. You might want to think about sharing a sandwich, even if you are really hungry.

Reviewed 12 August 2017

Every time my parents visit we usually go to Reading Terminal Market, and every time we go there my dad goes to this restaurant! So last time we went I decided I finally had to try it- and it was really good! I never had...More

Thank dannidanielle3
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I dined at the Reading Terminal Market location recently. There was a bit of a line, during the prime lunch hour, but that indicates to me this place is good! I ordered the Turkey Rachel. It was sizable, and grilled fresh and hot. The only...More

Thank Carolinesc7
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14 December 2015|
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Response from Salsaloz | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but their phone number so you can call and ask them is: 215-922-6220 Hope this helps! Each stand at the market has its own phone number! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2902
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-6220
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