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Pearson Deli

2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3111
+1 619-222-2234
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (7 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
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American, Delicatessen
2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3111
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast and also took sandwiches for lunch while enjoying the zoo. Breakfast sandwiches on English muffins and breakfast burrito were all very tasty and substantial. Lunch sandwiches were huge and delicious. They do not skimp on the meat. We also tried...More

Thank COBlueSky
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I have gone here a couple times, but they tend to close whenever they want to. During my last two visits to the area, they were closed before 1:30.

Thank proctor992
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Stumbled on this fantastic wee cafe/deli the best barbeque beef sandwich on Shelter Island, prices are really cheap, my wife and I stopped here every day for coffee and a sandwich, we just loved this place

Thank Davi933
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ordered 2 sandwiches to go and they were huge. Very, very good!! It may look like a hole in the wall kind of place but, we enjoyed those sandwiches more than anywhere we ate in San Diego. We just happened to walk by it...More

Thank ShaeOkalahoma
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Stayed on Shelter Island for three days and went to Pearsons Deli every day. Lovely freshly made sandwiches, staff very understanding of our picky requests !! Sat out the back on the patio to eat lunch with a nice cold beer, looking out at the...More

1  Thank Diane2703
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was recommended by a friend, so close to Humphrey's. Awesome sandwiches! Breakfast Burrito (egg and cheese) was great. The tortilla was so fresh!

Thank Carrie H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This deli is family run, and it shows. The owner a kick. The three person staffs puts out the best sandwiches in San Diego. It has a marina to gas your boat on one side and a deli on the other. Salads are good, and...More

Thank 651chrish651
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I am a repeat customer here. Love the fresh, delicious, and generously sized chef salad. Hearty sandwiches and tasty deviled eggs, too. Prices are reasonable and service is quick. A must for boaters at Shelter Island.

Thank Bandonman
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is an ok take way place and has good food and good sandwiches. Not much more to say you will not be disappointed

Thank Mounque B
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Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

They fixed sandwiches for us at 8 in the morning that we took with us for lunch while exploring the area. Big sandwiches with lots of meat, we ended up eating half for lunch one day and the other half the next day. Tasty and...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 2435 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106-3111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-222-2234
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