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Empire State Delicatessen

Central Business District
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701 Poydras St, Ste 130, New Orleans, LA 70139-6001
+1 504-412-8326
07:00 - 14:30
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120 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a quick breakfast while staying at nearby hotel and saw sign for Empire State Deli. The native New Yawker in me thought it was worth a look and was glad to see the owner Paul was legit being from a Queens and Long Island. After some fun banter I got to enjoy a tasty egg, pepper... More 

Thank Jamfam18
New Orleans, Louisiana
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86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

It'll do in a pinch. The menu isn't very broad, the quality and portions are nothing that make this establishment stick out.

Thank AlexK72
Saint Bernard, Louisiana
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I love their Pastrami. .it is called the Fat Cat 1 pound of pastrami with boars head swiss cheese yellow mustard on rye. What could be better?

Thank Meredith L
New Jersey
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Has great breakfast and lunch sandwiches. Reminded me of my NY roots. Spoke with the owner about the history. Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwiches were delicious.

Thank LeisureTraveler11
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Very reasonable prices. Decent food. Not what I am used to but still decent. Sometimes they get the order correct and sometimes they just don't listen. I have to make sure to tell the waitress I don't want onions but still get them at times. Not sure if it is the cook or waitress. Clean place, plenty of seating

Thank rduhon
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Prices great, very clean with quick service. Great location, right around corner from hotel. Basic breakfast menu

Thank Debbie S
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I got the pulled pork sandwich. Tastes great, but the bread was soggy. I also asked for no onions and pickles, but there were raw onions on the sandwich. Luckily, they were on top, not mixed in the meat. French fries are just ok, frozen fries. Cost was pretty cheap, food is fast, place is clean. It is located in... More 

Thank rduhon
Munford, Tennessee
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

tucked away in a beautiful building along Poydras, don't let it fool you. very reasonable prices and like a good truck stop restaurant, everyone likes it.

Thank Richard M
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This is a cute deli, with great choices like their amazing meatloaf with mashed potatoes or the penne regate pasta with house marinara sauce. Both of these dishes were excellent with great flavor and wonderful choices of sides. The staff was excellent, calling guests by name and taking time to answer any questions. Serving time was also excellent, with a... More 

Thank BRDave225
Slidell, Louisiana
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2014

all of the sandwiches are good, The hot meals served daily are very good time.I eat here 2 or 3 times a month. And the cookies are good too.

1 Thank TBT60

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 Poydras St, Ste 130, New Orleans, LA 70139-6001
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-412-8326

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

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