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Katz's Delicatessen

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205 E. Houston St., New York, NY 10002 40.722371 -73.987207
at Ludlow St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-254-2246 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Eastern European, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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    6 out of 10


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Mon-Wed, 8am-10:45pm; Thu, 8am-2:45am; Fri, 8am-midnight; Sat, 24 hours; Sun, midnight-10:45pm

Nearby Subway Stops

F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Daily
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Battery Pl. to 150th St., FDR Dr. to West Side Hwy.


The oldest delicatessen in New York City (established 1888), Katz's is also the only place in town that still carves all its pastrami and corned beef by hand—and it makes a huge difference. It doesn't hurt that these products are the best available, as are the frankfurters, knockwurst, knishes and other Jewish deli staples. The ritual of interacting with the countermen is one of the great New York experiences. One table in the middle of the dining room bears an inconspicuous paper sign taped to its surface: "You are sitting at the table where Harry met Sally."


Check out the photos and testimonials on the walls and windows: You'll find that Katz's counts among its faithful not just Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan but also Bill Clinton and a long line of other world leaders past and present.

Delivery Charge
Varies by location, check website for details.

Recommended Dishes

Pastrami on rye, $16.95;  knockwurst with beans, $12.70

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