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Starlight Deli

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212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
+1 212-840-1859
07:00 - 17:00
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Sun 07:00 - 17:00
Mon 06:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 21:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1,404 reviews
673 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 921 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Whilst in New York for a few days I dropped into Starlite Deli (right by Times Square) to get an authentic New York Pastrami Sandwich & Pickle for my lunch... It was everything I had hoped for, a juicy, tasty, warm and authentically satisfying experience. The Rye bread was stuffed with pastrami and accompanied by a juicy pickle. With a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We recently had a Reuben and a Vegeterian whilst visiting NYC from Australia. The Reuben was good, certainly not great. It was quite greasy and not as large as some other reviews claim. Also we were charged $9 for the Reuben, I note in other reviews that the price varies, which leads me to believe that some customers are getting... More 

Thank mirojeanette
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I know that everybody raves about New York deli pastrami sandwiches, but on my annual visits to NYC, I always stop in at Starlite at least once for one of their amazing chicken cutlet sandwiches, complete with thick slabs of fresh mozzarella...fantastic!

Thank eggballdeluxe
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A real NYC pastrami sandwich from a real NYC deli--just what I was looking for and this place doesn't disappoint. They even sell my favorite Dr. Brown's Cream Soda. It's just off of Times Square--stop by for a sandwich or a bagel--you'll be glad you did!

Thank Steve D
Frederick, Maryland
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

I'm not one to eat in Manhattan near Times Square however when I do it has to be Starlight Deli. The best by far for any type of sandwich. They make it for you right then and there, very quick, very efficient, very tasty!!!! Definitely takes you to Food Heaven!!!! And best of all great on a budget!!!

Thank Nphotographer22
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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103 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you want to eat in Times Square, take a walk 1 or 2 blocks west to 8th or 9th St. There are excellent delis on nearly every corner and the prices are much lower than on Broadway. A deli is the only place to eat in Manhattan if you are looking for great food on a budget.

Thank Deborah S
Morris County, New Jersey
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136 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

It is New York and pastrami is a must! Be prepared to stand up or take out. Traditional New York Deli!

Thank Sue S
Vancouver Island, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I was here in April 2008 and just remembered how amazing their sandwich was. It's the biggest sandwich I've ever had. It's near the bus station where we boarded the bus to Boston.

Thank Erin B
London, England
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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Decent food and potentially terrific sandwiches are overshadowed by difficult order experiences and varying (higher than appropriate) prices for the same foods on different days. Leave this narrow deli to those who don't care about service or how much it costs.

Thank Doctor-and-Lawyer
Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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259 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

If you can handle the noise, the food is okay. Not somewhere to go if you have a headache of any kind and definitely not for people who want somewhere quiet.

Thank KatKealy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-3906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-840-1859

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

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