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Jo-El's Kosher Foods

2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
+1 727-735-3668
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“lox” (9 reviews)
“chopped liver” (8 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The only Kosher deli and market in the southern half of a county of 900,000 residents, Jo-El's can be especially busy during Jewish holidays but is also a fine place for breakfast or lunch during most of the year. It's cold case is filled with...More

Thank robertjA3298RY
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I am hoping that Jo-El's did not suffer any damage during Hurricane Irma since I am looking forward to stopping by often when I spend the winter in St. Pete. This is my go-to deli for my weekly kosher food shopping and deli lunches. Coming...More

Thank Soozi13
sharon g, General Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We survived Irma! Jo-El's did not lose power! A small miracle! Thank you for the lovely review. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Looks like a warehouse for the outside. but when you go in you can see and smell the great jewish deli with all of your favorites. I felt as though I was back inNew York city

Thank Ron M
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We want you to feel like you are "home" when you come inside! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 27 August 2017

I was so excited to try this deli out. We left disappointed. Very confusing lay out. Service was rushed even though they were not busy. The food was ok. Coffee weak and watery. I've had better. Some of the deli staff were rude and short....More

Thank Laila L
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I haven't seen anything like this place since I was a kid. Real Jewish Deli. The knish is NY good, the red cabbage rocks, the bagels are fantastic. We stopped by before leaving town and filled our cooler.

Thank Tastebuddy12
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Glad you enjoyed the food and that it brought back some memories! Come see us soon Thank you!

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Great kosher deli...fabulous smoked meats, pastrami, corned beef, turkey, beef tongue- also chopped liver, matzo ball soup, knishes, gefilte fish, smoke fish...sturgeon, whitefish and sable, yummy lox and bagels in dozens of varieties!

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I come here for one thing fresh ground lamb and i always end up picking up other items from the market.

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When I moved back to my home town over 25 years from New York, St. Pete had joined the ranks of having a first class NY Deli. They continue to have amazingly good home made Kosher meats and deli delights. Never at a loss for...More

Thank EDFeather
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We all work hard to make sure our guests expectations are met or exceeded! It makes a difference when you love what you do and the people you do it for!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

The only real Jewish Deli in St. Petersburg. Excellent selection of deli goodies. Chopped liver to die for. Bakery is good, but not great. Decent selection of packaged Kosher foods as well. Do NOT order the smoked white fish ... It's is MINE, ALL MINE...More

Thank Paul F
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

So glad you like Jo-El's whitefish salad. We make it fresh and without fillers! The baked goods area does need some work...any special requests? The chocolate bobka are one of my favorites. Thank you for taking the time to review us. The feedback is appreciated!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

corned beef was sliced too thin and very fatty. No lean available. No garlic dills behind counter, had to buy a quart from refrigerator case. Stuffed derma and gravy was hot and good, but gravy was salty. Baked knish was good but small. good rye...More

Thank bob m
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

The lean and the regular corned beef are both available. I invite you to come in and give them both a look and a taste on us! Let me know and I will get you that sour garlic pickle to go with your sandwich. Glad...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-735-3668
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