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Shapiro's Delicatessen

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808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
+1 317-631-4041
06:30 - 20:00
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Brownsburg, Indiana
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138 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its been there for years and has changed little. The food is fresh and portions are large. The staff is always fast and efficient.

Thank Christmas_man64
Arkie in the mtns.
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298 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Shapiro's Deli has good food. It's a good meeting place with plenty of parking. We have been going there for many years.

Thank lspar
Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is kind of classic Mid-West deli/cafeteria food that hasn't changed a lot in the 40 years or so that I've been going there. The sandwiches are huge and half of one is enough for most people- and you can get half a sandwich here, no problem. This is comfort food for a lot of people. Get there early at... More 

Thank Butch B
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The corned beef is fantastic. Also enjoyable are the pastrami and salami. They used to have the best egg buns with poppy seeds, but their rye bread is excellent. I usually only eat half my sandwich there so that I can have some potato salad and one of their delicious fresh made desserts. They have a cheesecake with chocolate cake... More 

Thank Barbara F
Collierville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Shapiro's on the recommendation of a friend. Their Reuben is enormous. Enough to eat half for lunch and keep the second half for later. Lots of folks from the nearby Lilly plant go there for lunch, so either get there a bit early or for a late lunch.

Thank A6Gator
Indianapolis, Indiana
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My oh my it was scrumptious. Corned beef, cabbage, deviled eggs, salad oh lalala and desert to die for. As a matter of fact, I am headed back today and bringing company. The atmosphere is cafeteria but service is quick and they have a good selection of drinks. COME ON DOWN SOUTH MERIDIAN AND JOIN ME!

Thank Rikki360
Franklin, Indiana
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a NYer i fell i can speak on corned beef. while this is no Katz deli it is very good. The lines moves quickly and the food is very good. A little high priced but as stated taste was great.

Thank wizardfitz
Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In mty view Shipiro's is the only "authentic deli" in town. The food is freshly made and top of the highest quality. The prices are reasonable. The only draw back for me is that the bread is baked off site for them. But, supposedly it is delivered daily, so the bread too is fresh. It's close to downtown and is... More 

Thank Steve Y
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been coming here for 30 years and it never dissapoints. Excellent corned beef on rye and pastrami sandwiches. Through the years I've had most things on the menu and all are top notch. Desserts are to die for as well!

Thank Kris46313
Hudson, Wisconsin
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174 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were going to eat lunch at another restaurant but unfortunately it was not open yet. So, we decided to have lunch at Shapiro's. Wow, a New York style deli very close to downtown Indianapolis. I had the Rueben and my friend had the roast beef sandwich. They were both piled high with meat between some absolutely... More 

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Restaurant Details

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American, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225-1335
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-631-4041

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?