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Jo-El's Kosher Foods

2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I come here for one thing fresh ground lamb and i always end up picking up other items from the market.

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 12 April 2017

When I moved back to my home town over 25 years from New York, St. Pete had joined the ranks of having a first class NY Deli. They continue to have amazingly good home made Kosher meats and deli delights. Never at a loss for...More

Thank EDFeather
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

Thank you for your kind words. We all work hard to make sure our guests expectations are met or exceeded! It makes a difference when you love what you do and the people you do it for!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

The only real Jewish Deli in St. Petersburg. Excellent selection of deli goodies. Chopped liver to die for. Bakery is good, but not great. Decent selection of packaged Kosher foods as well. Do NOT order the smoked white fish ... It's is MINE, ALL MINE...More

Thank Paul F
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

So glad you like Jo-El's whitefish salad. We make it fresh and without fillers! The baked goods area does need some work...any special requests? The chocolate bobka are one of my favorites. Thank you for taking the time to review us. The feedback is appreciated!

Reviewed 21 February 2017

corned beef was sliced too thin and very fatty. No lean available. No garlic dills behind counter, had to buy a quart from refrigerator case. Stuffed derma and gravy was hot and good, but gravy was salty. Baked knish was good but small. good rye...More

Thank bob m
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

The lean and the regular corned beef are both available. I invite you to come in and give them both a look and a taste on us! Let me know and I will get you that sour garlic pickle to go with your sandwich. Glad...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

You don't' have to be Jewish to enjoy this place. For lunch or takeout it's a unique and great deli.

Thank Pinellas-Resident
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a secret place to find and enjoy immensely once there! It's just around the corner from Mazzaro's (a tourist haven) but this place--Jo-El's--is definitely a destination jewel worth the visit if you're in that area. Spend a leisurely breakfast or lunch here in...More

Thank travelerssssfun
sharon g, Manager at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for helping us get the secret out that we are here! We appreciate your honest feedback and kind words. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have known and dealt with Joel and Ellen and their family for years. You can rest assured that you will find the finest Kosher food in the Tampa, St. Pete area.Tell them Bo from Tarpon sent you.

Thank luvsonsets
sharon g, the Daughter! at Jo-El's Kosher Foods, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

We can't thank you enough for the kind words and the support. It is people like you who make what we do so rewarding! My parents, Ellen and Joel, say THANK YOU!

Reviewed 19 January 2017

When your looking for "kosher" food , supplies, advice you can find it locally in St Pete.. Great Treasure!

Thank williambU8926FH
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My favorites are the Brisket on rye or a plate of scrambled eggs with lox and onions. This place is a rare find in St. Pete! Ask Gregory the butcher for his suggestions on grilling. Get authentic Mediterranean spices like Zahtar and spicy Schug!

Thank Susan L
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Very disappointed after reading all the reviews on here. I should have known, when you drive down a back street and you pull up and have to say " this is it?" No windows ,seating very strange in the store / showroom for hotdog carts....More

Thank water44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
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Open Hours
09:00 - 13:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2619 23rd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713-4316
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 7277353668
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