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Phil's NY Deli & Tavern

First Ward
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105 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2119
+1 704-347-0035
11:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

This is a social event. The sandwiches are excellent. Breakfast is fun. This deli is never a disappointment.

Thank 141LeeB
Boiling Springs, North Carolina
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Very conveniently located just across the street from the Blumenthal Center. The sign said they had the best burger in Charlotte, so I got one. I wouldn't say it was the best burger I've ever had, but it was very good and reasonably priced. We got there just before the lunchtime business crowd. Our service wasn't great, but they were... More 

Thank dea421753
Charlotte, North Carolina
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Been going here off and on for years. Not much has changed except the staff. Smallish place. Good food and good for lunch. Never had anything that was bad but my favorite is the philly style steak sub. In late afternoon and evening turns in to more of a bar but can still get food until about 10 PM or... More 

Thank mnkclt
Charlotte, North Carolina
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

For anyone from the Northeast or Midwest who knows what a real tavern or pub is, you won't be disappointed by Phil's. It's got that old time, low rent (meant in a good way), sit there all day drinking, kind of feel. And the best part is, the food ain't half bad either!! Extensive menu choices. Price wise they're very... More 

Thank Bassin66
Charlotte, North Carolina
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150 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2012

This place has been around forever. The decor is old and low end (just as it should be for a NY deli, though some updates would be nice.) The food is, well, deli food. Good deli sandwiches, knishes, and other deli favorites. (Some meats are kosher, but this is NOT a kosher deli) Personal favorite -- Reuben sandwich with onion... More 

Thank GingerCharlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Quick and attentive staff. They brought the wrong appetizer which was the fried pickles and we were so glad they did! They were the best in town. And while we told them not to bring the other appetizer, they insisted. Great service. Beer was cold and sandwiches good! Sportsbar atmosphere.

Thank SteveandLisaLukens
York, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

If there was a negative rating I could give, I would! I did not enjoy my lunch experience today because a roach crawled onto my table. After the roach resurfaced, the kind waitress came over and killed it, she was very apologetic. It was a young roach so you KNOW there must be others somewhere. BUT hold on, to top... More 

Thank LadyA1105
Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

The bar scene is good but nothing too special. There is a fair amount of different beers on tap, but nothing crazy. Also, it's worth noting that liquor drinks (ie: scotch on the rocks) come out in plastic glasses - yes, even at 5 p.m., not just past midnight. The food here isn't so great. In fact, it's not even... More 

Thank BierWolff
charlotte, nc
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

Their sandwiches are filled to the brim with deliciousness, and while I'm convinced it's a brothel on the side - given their wait staff, I really like this place. You go Phil!

Thank yourfriend6
Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Loved it all!!! Great burgers!!! another charlotte bar/rest. with great atmosphere...a bit more laid back here.

Thank Kevin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 E 5th St, Charlotte, NC 28202-2119
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > First Ward
  • Neighbourhood: First Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-347-0035

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