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Jake's Delicatessen

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1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
+1 414-562-1272
10:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Read about Jakes on a Thrillist. Lyfted there after a Bucks game. I love a Reuben. Also love Katz's and Carnegie in NYC. Reviews made it sound similar. It's a cool old school Deli that's been around forever. Their Reuben has mustard by design. Though you can order thousand islands instead. I went with original. It was very good. A... More 

Thank OnTheRoadAgain38654
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To start with the kosher corn beef is just as good as it has always been. There has been a significant price increase from last year. Service at the tables has been stopped. Lunch did not come on a plate but was dropped at that the table in a brown bag. They were busy for take out but we were... More 

Thank David S
Fort Worth, Texas
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Reviews online were better than in person. We paid $14 for a very small sandwich. The soup was more on the salty side and was missing the cabbage

Thank Travelwithlet
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I drove all the way from M. Falls to be disappointed. That's not the corn beef sandwich I use to eat. $13.00 for a super small sandwich. Bread is smaller quantity of corn beef smaller wasn't good at all. By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you

Thank lawsonda1
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This is a small sandwich shop with all the basic furniture not much furnishing. Corned beef sandwich($13) has more fatty cut of the beef but you can ask for leaner cut with extra charge. During lunch hour it's always packed. So be patient if you go during lunch hour. I always order pastrami sandwich($16) because it's leaner. The sandwich is... More 

Thank Athy V
Whitefish Bay
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2017

For many years this place was top-notch, exceeding by far the well.known NYC delis. In recent months Jake's has raised the prices, made the sandwiches much smaller and the corned beef no longer has the flavor that made it so special. If you knew this place over the years and go there now you will be disappointed. The only good... More 

Thank Edward S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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171 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Ok...it's not a New York deli and it's in a neighborhood that has seen better days, but if you're craving a pastrami or corned beef sandwich in the Brew City it's the place to go. I say Jewish-style deli because they offer cheese on the pastrami and corned beef sandwiches (I know it's in Wisconsin). Also, there was no tongue... More 

Thank Mark H
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Ignore the funky neighborhood and location. Two miles off I43 on North ave. Best corned beef ever. Pastrami too. Wonderful Reuben. You can bet extra meat for $3 but I don't think you could pick up the sandwich. Take out meat by the lb too. As good as NYC.

Thank tbuchkoe
Bradenton, Florida
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66 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been coming here for decades! They have the BEST corned beef that I have ever tasted. We try the corned beef everywhere that we travel to and nothing compares!

Thank coreygrubb
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Incredible meat products. Corned beef and pastrami were awesome. Just plain awesome. Waitress called me sweetie. Herb Kohl was dining one table away. Homemade chips were perfect. If they served beer on tap i probably would have had to end my life there cause it couldn't get any better. I look forward to trying something else on menu but why... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-562-1272

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