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Norton's Pastrami and Deli

18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
+1 805-965-3210
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of hype surrounding this deli since it was on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. I must day the hype is legit. I had the Mom's PLT which features crispy pastrami with chipotle mayo. You either love it or not on this...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Norton's. No frills, fast service, good pastrami and corned beef. And, the pickles keep coming. Price great and so much variety on a small number of meats. You can't loiter, order, eat, and make room for the next party. I love it.

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I saw Norton's on a Food Network show and had to stop by while in Santa Barbara. This small diner has counter service and I got to meet several of the locals while waiting for my sandwich. I ordered the half Pastrami Classic. I saw...More

Thank JimH_Tarheel
Reviewed 5 June 2017

SB has some great sandwich shops but Norton's is by far the best. It's a shame they have such short hours and are closed on Sunday.

Thank Hakuna M
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

The pastrami and the corned beef are amazing every time , but for something even more special try the Hot Ham and Swiss. You can get a half or a whole for all these sandwiches. The pickles are also really good! This place is a...More

Thank Chuck G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great place to drop into for a great New York style deli lunch. I love the PLT, the pastrami is so crisp you'd swear it's really bacon. Great fast service, little pricy, but you get what you pay for in this place. Enjoy with out...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Had the pastrami sandwich as heard it was amazing and it didn't disappoint! Served quickly and was delicious. It's obviously in an expensive area but I still think it's a touch overpriced which is why the 4 stars, the food and service deserves 5!

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Classic deli packed into an efficient cubbyhole shop. All the traditional favorites, and delicious. Great spot for a quick and tasty lunch.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Today was my 3rd visit since seeing it featured on DDD. It was a good today as it's always been. The pastrami was flavorful and tender. Portions could be a little bigger to match the price. I'd give it another 1/2 star if priced less.

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 18 February 2017

this place is always busy at lunch and most seem regulars. Nothing fancy, in fact if you keep the table too long they ask you to leave. The pastrami is the best I have eaten and lots of variations on pastrami, beef, and corned beef....More

Thank expectquality1942
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Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Figueroa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-965-3210
Featured on the food network Diners Drive-In & Dives.Casual Dining,Deli Sandwiches , Hot Pastrami, Reuben's, Philly Steaks,Grilled Chicken Subs,Tuna Melts, Corned Beef,Kosher Hot Dogs,
Kosher Pickles and fresh Salads
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