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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

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

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Mon-Wed, 8am-10:45pm; Thu, 8am-2:45am; Fri, 24 hours; 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
  • Take-Out
  • Teen Appeal
  • Online Ordering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

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


Just stepping into what Milton Glaser and Jerome Snyder, New York's original Underground Gourmets, described some 50 years ago as a living, breathing Brueghel painting is still a great, odoriferous, slightly harrowing thrill. An ecstasy of chaos and clinking plates. No serious student of deli has not been to Katz's. Nothing else like it in the world. Yes, the pastrami and corned beef are hand-sliced and usually terrific, and that's why you go. But truth be told, it's the snappy hot dogs (natural-casing all-beef Sabrett's) we can't resist. Chalk it up to expert technique and what must be the flavor-enhancing mojo of a well-seasoned, decades-old griddle.


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, $19.95;  knockwurst with beans, $13.95

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