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Rochester Deli

143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
+1 262-522-9611
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“corned beef” (14 reviews)
“rueben” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (32 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 19:00 Hours
American, Soups, Deli
€€ - €€€
143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is by far our most favorite restaurant! The old diner has amazing staff, delicious homemade chicken dumpling soup. The Rueben is awesome, as are there paninis, and they have a separate bakery that are amazing!! I'm hungry already just typing this!! Seriously consider them...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love the Deli!!, the almond Macaroons are scrumptious!! Fish fry is really good. Pretty busy at the heart of lunchtime, but they are prepared and get you in and out!

Thank Dorene R
Reviewed 1 week ago

According to the sign over the register, this is the home of Wisconsin's best Reuben. I didn't order a Reuben (not really my thing), but my coworker did. He enjoyed it, and said it was definitely very good (but wouldn't say if it was the...More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Wow ,outstanding !!!,incredible ,exquiste, mouthwatering, heavenly out of the ordinary !!! If you like Walleye,look no further ! I have never had Walleye prepared with Beurre ,,blanc sauce n cooked to perfection!! Red potato ,or potato pancake ,coleslaw, roll, Take note!! a real CHEF prepares...More

Thank MaryAnn M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and it never disappoints. The sandwiches are always fresh tasting with generous amounts of meat or other ingredients. The location is in an old historic building with many old and interesting family photos. The...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The food is mostly deli style. I usually get the 1/2 sandwich and a cup of soup. There sandwiches are always made when you place your order with fresh ingredients and they are very tasty. You can enjoy your meal at the quaint indoor tables...More

1  Thank Tuckerkp1995
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We visit there for lunch every once in a while. I got connected with them when we started getting catered food at my place of employment. Their catered food was so good we tried them out for lunch and it is just a good.More

Thank Linda S S
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hello Linda, We're so happy you stopped in! We work very hard for our VIP corporate clients and we love hearing you've enjoyed our food off premise and at the Deli. Thank you for taking time to send your kind comment. Sincerely, Chef Dan and...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Decided to try the deli that claims it has the best Reuben sandwich. My opinion was that it was average and way overpriced for the amount of food and lack of service. I did enjoy the chicken dumpling soup. $32 for two sandwiches, two small...More

Thank lisaarazz
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Lisa, We sincerely wish your visit would have been as you expected, we appreciate your trip from Illinois! Rochester Deli is a typical Deli offering excellent counter service and “made to order” menu selections; it’s a bit challenging moving staff to wait tables while...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this spot for lunch and loved our food. It is clearly a local favorite based on all the filled tables. Will definitely be back as they have a great selection on their menu.

Thank sunnystark
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

What a lovely comment, we sure do appreciate your visit. Have a sunny day! Chef Dan and Laura

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Had lunch here when visiting my daughter and granddaughter. The sandwiches were delicious! We had a Reuben, Apple Cheese Panini and Turkey Cheddar Panini. Each of us loved our choice. Each sandwich comes with the choice of a side: chips, fruit salad, potato salad and...More

Thank Carole S
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21 December 2016|
Response from WeValueOurGuests | Property representative |
Hello and thank you! Today's scratch-made soups are Chicken Dumpling and New England Fish Chowder! We have a convenient online ordering tool that posts our daily sandwich special and soups, check out our website and click... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Waukesha
  • Phone Number: +1 262-522-9611
  • E-mail
Our specialty is hand carved corned beef and pastrami, made to order sandwiches and salads, catering, cakes and a full deli menu (over 40 menu options)! We offer fast service with quality selections. Our delicious, house made, low sodium soups are very popular and our amazing desserts are made at our bakery next door (Periwinkle's Bakery, Chef Dan's daughter, Alicia and her team). Chef Dan has been creating his famous, fabulous Friday Fish Dinners for more than 14 years! Pan fried Walleye, baked and Italian breaded fried Icelandic Cod and our homemade potato pancakes with applesauce continue to WOW our loyal, Friday guests. We offer Wine & Beer, free WIFI, outside dining, seating inside for 60, complimentary coffee and iced tea refills, Senior Discounts on Thursdays, affordable Buffet Catering Menus and more! Visit our Bakery located next door!
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