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Canter's Deli

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central L.A
As featured in Best of LA on a Budget
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419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
+1 323-651-2030
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Canter's has an interesting history, see the full details on their website. I ate here in the late sixties while visiting my older brother in L.A. The food was great then, and I am happy to report the legacy continues. We visited Canter's Fairfax over the President's Day holiday on a Sunday afternoon. Traffic was typically busy and parking a... More 

Thank JAY S
Calgary, Canada
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had heard of Canter's Deli from some friends who had been before so we decided to check it out for dinner. We were able to get parking in their small lot down the street which was helpful. The restaurant wasn't very busy since it was a weeknight at dinner so we were seated promptly and received good service. We... More 

Thank jdalbert
Westchester County, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sorry folks......Cantors has "kosher style" and many kosher products, but it's not a kosher restaurant. I will eat there anyway!

Thank Shemesh100
Los Angeles
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221 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing has changed for 50 years, and thankfully so. Canters will always please. Fantastic food that is large and in charge. Deli meat sandwiches piled high like the pastrami ruben will leave you full for days. David, our server, was absolutely excellent. He was extremely observant, refilling drinks without even asking (which is my measure of a good service staff).... More 

Thank EaterX E
Monterey, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't live in the area so every time we come to town we eat at Canters Deli. The best pastrami sandwich and brisket sandwich around. Usually get some frozen blitz's to take home. A MUST stop if you like Jewish Deli's!!

Thank MBurch310
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are many deli's in LA. Some much better than others. Canter's is old school. Family run from the beginning. If you are not familiar with it or a new to LA NYC deli snob you should stop in.

Thank Mark S
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a find friend took us here when we visited from the UK soup & dumplins were a delite . Corn beef sanie came with pickles two mixed dips and chips (crisps to us Limies ) There was an amazing amount of beef . Could not eat both pieces but the waiter Jeff brought out plastic dishes to take what... More 

Thank mgbb0y
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here after one of my friends told me Canter's was their favorite pastrami in LA. I had been to Langer's on my previous trip, so I thought I would give Canter's a try. What a total disappointment. The bread was limp and looked like it had been sitting around for a while, the meat was good, but overall... More 

Thank Austxcat
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have loved this place for years - back in the day we would hit this spot after a night of drinking at the local bars and clubs. Nothing like a nice hearty breakfast to sober up with! I love how this place has not changed at all over the years. The food is still fantastic and the décor is the... More 

Thank Steven S
Minneapolis, MN
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208 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have nostalgia for the decor and location, you will easily recognize this restaurant. Wonderful corned beef on an onion roll and chocolate phosphate. The Rueben sandwich was great too. Friendly service, free parking - which adds a star by itself - in an easy to access location.

Thank mntraveler35

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Kosher
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036-1716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-651-2030

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