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Rochester Deli

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143 W Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186-4833
+1 262-522-9611
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect place to join friends and choose from a variety of nummy lunch offerrings. Food was great. However, no table service, so for first timers, a bit og dancing around to gins cutlery and water. . The desserts and cookies were fantastic made in the in-house bakery..

Thank sharondcook
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love their rueben. The side of oil and vinegar cole slaw was tasty. I prefer the vinegar and oil cole slaw over the creamy. I wanted to asked if it was possible for a cole slaw carry out. The workers were customer friendly too. I will return again when I have a craving for a rueben. I am a... More 

Thank 1Mishka4u
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Corned beef to die for!! Wonderful service, fast and friendly. Try anything its all good. Small seating area,so plan ahead.

Thank Thomas S
Muskego, Wisconsin, USA
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great corned beef sandwich. Plenty of tender meat on it. With the included side of your choice, half a sandwich would be enough for lunch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for the first time tonight and all enjoyed our dinner. Many sandwich options with few salads and couple of soups. Attached bakery permitted some nice treats. My only reason to not give 5 stars is lack of clear child portion menu items which means paying more for larger portions.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The staff are friendly and the food is delicious. I very much enjoyed the Wellington Pannini with a side of their Black Bean and Corn salad.

Thank revbobgross
Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This quaint deli never disappoints. I frequent this restaurant every chance I get, and Friday's lunch did not disappoint. We went at 1230 for lunch and there was a line at both registers. The restaurant was full, so we we grabbed a spot outside. I usually get their delicious fish on Fridays, but opted for a Cobb salad for a... More 

Thank Lindy H
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for your kind remarks, we work hard for reviews like yours and here it is.... we sure appreciate it! Yes, it gets busy here. In the past, we'd know just when our crunch time would begin and end, but current construction in and around Waukesha changed that. But BEST of all, guests like yourself make a point to... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

They have very good food with an excellent variety but the food is very pricy. Especially when you consider the area competition. A year ago you couldn't find a seat at noon and now the noon crowd only half fill it and the only change has been their prices. If I'm taking a visitor for lunch I'll take them here... More 

Thank Dave C
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hi Dave, We're happy to hear that you appreciate the quality and diverse menu we serve up, many of our loyal guests bring visitors in too! Thank you. Every day at the Deli is unique. A perfect time for lunch conversation is between 1:30-3pm, otherwise it can be challenging. The upbeat energy of the staff and customers is awesome! We... More 

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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I'm not quite sure what it is about Rochester Deli that makes me feel like I'm in Chicago or New York when I'm there. Maybe the hustle and bustle? Whatever it is, I like it. I almost always order the Turkey Cheddar Panini (minus the cheese and butter)... and it's great. Turkey, cranberry relish and mayo on a panini. Yum!... More 

1 Thank Badger_State_of_Mind
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Hello to you! We love to hear the words, "hustle and bustle", it makes us feel proud, thank you! As frequent visitors to the annual Warrens Cranberry Festival, the idea to make our own cranberry relish (balance tart with sweet) came to fruition! Who needs Thanksgiving to enjoy cranberries, right? We sure do appreciate your visits, and we love those... More 

Waukesha, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Rochester Deli has the best corned beef in the area. You can't beat the daily double sandwich with corned beef and pastrami. The homemade soup are awesome and the pastries are a delightful end to the meal. I've never had a bad bite of food here. Don't miss it.

1 Thank Brian C
WeValueOurGuests, Owner at Rochester Deli, responded to this review

Dear Brian, Thank you for your terrific comments...it never gets old to hear that folks like you appreciate what we do. Chef Dan and Laura More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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
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 13 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?