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3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
+1 941-362-3692
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“matzo ball soup” (23 reviews)
“corned beef” (26 reviews)
“rye bread” (19 reviews)
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08:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Monaday lunch, not too crowded, easy in and out. Great waiter (Andy), cold beer, good service and great food. Ruebens, rachael’s, corned beef, pastrami, sandwiches, shepard’s pie all looked good coming out of the kitchen. Small bar area and plenty of tables and booths. Bright,...More

Thank Kevin B
Tracy E, Manager at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kevin, delicious food and great service is incredibly important to us, as is your generous review! Our handcrafted sandwiches and entrées are served with pride and our team appreciates your lovely words! Thank you for coming in, and please visit us again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere and the food. It will remind you of classic kosher N.Y. delis ( even though it isn't kosher)

Thank Elizabeth M
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Elizabeth, our delicious NY Style entrées will not disappoint! Delicious food is what we aim for every day, so we love to hear that we hit the mark for you. Thank you taking the time to share!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two meals at TooJays and if the second had been the first there would not have been a second. Our first trip was fine. We had an older, experienced waitress and the food and service was very good. Second trip was pretty bad....More

Thank nhdoc
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are incredibly saddened that your second visit with us was not a more accurate reflection of our standards for great service. This is absolutely not the kind of experience we want to offer, and we appreciate you sharing your honest feedback with us. Our...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had pastrami sandwich which was good, a little fatty for me but tasty, The matzo ball soup was very good. They forgot the dressing on my salad in our take out order so a point off for that. COuld do worse.

Thank vacationisfun_8
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We loved having you in for our tasty Pastrami sandwich and Matzo Ball soup! We do want to apologize for forgetting your salad dressing, and hope you'll be back again for a fully satisfying experience!

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped for a very late lunch. Our server was nice and efficient. Nice decor. Ordered the chopped liver appetizer which came with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, cucumbers and the best rye bread I can remember. Crusty and warm!! The chopped liver was very good. Hubby and...More

Thank Connie L
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

We loved having you and your husband in for lunch, Connie! Delicious homemade comfort food is our passion, and we're so happy to hear that we hit the mark for you. Thank you so much for sharing your support of our team! We can't wait...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Who knew that Sarasota has a REAL deli? Matzo ball soup ( but sadly, no sweet and sour cabbage soup. I mean, c’mon! You’re a Jewish deli!), corned beef, pastrami piled so high that you can’t fit it in your mouth! Both of us could...More

1  Thank Squirrelhound
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

It's such an honor to hear that we enjoyed your time with us! We are dedicated to offering nothing less than the most fresh and amazing traditional New York meals, and your feedback is very appreciated. Thank you for the great review! We can't wait...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018

If you are looking for a great deli - this is it......latkes, corn beef sandwiches, delicious matzo ball soup - and the list goes on. We had a delicious lunch and would definitely go back.

Thank Terry D
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Terry, it makes us incredibly happy to know that our Latkes, Corned Beef sandwiches, and delicious Matzo Ball soup impressed! You review has made our day, and please come see us soon!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Toojay's has great food and the service was fantastic. Seating usually takes about 15 minuets but well worth the wait. This New York type Deli offers great cornbeef and pastromi sandwiches as well as soups and salads. This location has adequate parking and is always...More

Thank miller-light-8
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We love to offer our guests great food and fantastic service! We deeply appreciate your kind compliments for our Corn-beef and Pastrami sandwiches, and your amazing support. Thank you, and we cannot wait to serve you again!

Reviewed 24 January 2018

Lookin for a good cornbeef sandwich not here. Cornbeef cut thick not much taste. Glad we had the soup and sandwich. Soup was ok nothing to brag about. Ordered two bagels and a loaf of rye. Bagels didn’t have much taste.The rye was good and...More

Thank mangia007
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

We appreciate all feedback, and are sorry to hear about your recent visit with us, we certainly hope that there is a way to make it up to you. We'd love to speak to you more about your concerns, so please send your contact information...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

We visited TooJay's last night. My friends ordered the combined deli platter that they had ordered in December and were amazed at the small portions of meat and salads. One friend ordered brisket that was so thin and small that it wasn't even a fork...More

Thank Katsovi
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We can do so much better than this and want to apologize that we failed to meet your expectations. Please note that this in no way reflects the high level of service that we strive to offer. We would like to speak about your concerns...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-362-3692
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