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Liebman's Delicatessen

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552 W. 235th St., The Bronx, NY 10463 40.885571 -73.909741
at Johnson Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-548-4534 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Kosher, Soup & Sandwich
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 9am-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 238th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Classic NY
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Reservations Not Required


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area



Due to its location in the Bronx hamlet of Riverdale, Liebman's doesn't get the tourist mobs of Katz's and Carnegie. Which isn't to say it doesn't have its regulars, like the dapper dude who stopped in for a quick lunch one frigid afternoon. His order was delivered virtually as soon as he slid into his vinyl booth: a glass of kosher Merlot and an enormous bowl of matzo-ball soup, with a by-request bottle of Sriracha on the side. While we've yet to try that particular pairing, we can heartily recommend the slightly chewy but flavorful Romanian skirt steak and the excellent stuffed cabbage, served in a sweet-and-sour gravy dotted with yellow raisins. The house combo (Liebman's Favorite) is an enlightening Deli 101 for the budding fresser, an open-faced sandwich of hot pastrami and corned beef with well-done deli fries (the snubbed shape is specific to the genre, as is the greasy quasi-crispness) and a wedge of stuffed derma, which is to Jews as haggis is to Scots and scrapple is to the Pennsylvania Dutch. In other words, just eat, don't ask questions.


Need your next mah-jongg game catered? Liebman's will sell you a pound of pickles for around $6.50, provide a deluxe mini banquet (complete with whole roast turkey and 100 hot hors d'ouevres) for around $700, or do just about anything in between.

Recommended Dishes

Romanian skirt steak, $28.95; stuffed cabbage, $8.95; stuffed derma, $9.95; Liebman's Favorite, $21.95