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Norton's Pastrami and Deli

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18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
+1 805-965-3210
10:30 - 03:30
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 04:00
Sat 10:30 - 03:30
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Lancaster, California
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Today was my 3rd visit since seeing it featured on DDD. It was a good today as it's always been. The pastrami was flavorful and tender. Portions could be a little bigger to match the price. I'd give it another 1/2 star if priced less.

Thank Tom W
Santa Barbara, California
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this place is always busy at lunch and most seem regulars. Nothing fancy, in fact if you keep the table too long they ask you to leave. The pastrami is the best I have eaten and lots of variations on pastrami, beef, and corned beef. If you don't like meat you will hate it. I can't enough of this place.... More 

Thank expectquality1942
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite and had a Pastrami Classic sandwich combo #1, and a hot dog. First the good. Cute spot, with fast and friendly service. They were featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and let you know which sandwiches were the favorites on that show. The Pastrami was very good, thinly sliced and not very fatty.... More 

Thank Christopher F
Glendora, California
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This fine establishment was on Dinners,drive & dine! Worth driving two hours to enjoy a meal from here! Yummy👍🏻😃 Worth coming back! Enjoy your meal

Thank waynejeanette
Santa Barbara, California
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

this is an old fashioned pastrami diner. Not many tables and a small counter. Lots of take out activity. Go early for lunch if you want a table. Don't stay at the table too long or the manager will bluntly tell you he "Needs the table" and doesn't say it very nicely. The food is awesome if you like meat... More 

Thank expectquality1942
Oxnard, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

The philly cheese sandwich and pickles were superb! We almost missed the tiny place along Figueroa in downtown Santa Barbara. Once you can find a parking spot, let the good eats begin!

Thank Jeffery P
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Terrific Pastrami sandwiches! We were pointed there by a local and pleasantly surprised by the delicious corned beef, roast beef and pastrami sandwiches.

Thank TravelerTK4
West Palm Beach, Florida
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had heard about this place so yesterday we were walking around downtown Santa Barbara and had lunch there.Location was great..just a block off of State Street.Place is pretty small.Luckily we got seats at a table and shared with other people.Atmosphere is a little hectic. I wouldn't go there if you want to sit and have a leisurely meal. However, if... More 

Thank neil p
Manchester, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Dropped in to check out the place after seeing it in triple D. While it is fairly small the food itself is as good as Guy says it is. I had a pastrami Reuben and my wife had Philly Steak sandwich and both were very good - tasty and filling. Would definitely return if I he area

Thank Saint100
Palmdale, California, United States
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at Norton's because we had seen it on DDD. A little pricey but it was worth it. My husband had the half classic pastrami on rye and I had the half plt (pastrami fried like bacon, with chipotle mayo, lettuce and tomatoes). Both sandwiches were plentiful and very good. Definitely did not need a who,e sandwich. We... More 

Thank Nancy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:30 - 03:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3210

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