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“Great Corned Beef sandwich but the atmosphere isn't”

Heckman's Delicatessen & Bar
Ranked #64 of 382 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: US$10 - US$17
Cuisines: Deli
Description: Heckman's is a Jewish style restaurant in the New York Tradition. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all day. Our corned beef, brisket, pastrami and turkey are made fresh, in house daily. Our full size sandwich include 11 oz. of meat while Juniors are available with 5 ounces. Traditional items such as Matzoh Ball Soup, Stuffed Cabbage, Chopped Liver, Knishes and Latkes are all made from old family recipes. Heckman's smoked fish is delivered from New York daily. Our Kid's menu always available and children 8 & Under eat free on Wednesdays. Our full bar stocks premium alcohol such as Balveni Scotch and Chopin Vodka as well as standard drinks. Heckman's Cheesecake has fast become a major favorite. Heckman's offers Full Table Service, Take Out, Delivery and On-Line Ordering. The Sideline, Heckman's all-weather patio has two large screen TV's and allows smoking in the evening. Heckman's is a Full Service Caterer. Be it platters, dessert and fruit trays or full course dinners Heckman's will make the food part of your event memorable.
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Description: Heckman's is a Jewish style restaurant in the New York Tradition. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all day. Our corned beef, brisket, pastrami and turkey are made fresh, in house daily. Our full size sandwich include 11 oz. of meat while Juniors are available with 5 ounces. Traditional items such as Matzoh Ball Soup, Stuffed Cabbage, Chopped Liver, Knishes and Latkes are all made from old family recipes. Heckman's smoked fish is delivered from New York daily. Our Kid's menu always available and children 8 & Under eat free on Wednesdays. Our full bar stocks premium alcohol such as Balveni Scotch and Chopin Vodka as well as standard drinks. Heckman's Cheesecake has fast become a major favorite. Heckman's offers Full Table Service, Take Out, Delivery and On-Line Ordering. The Sideline, Heckman's all-weather patio has two large screen TV's and allows smoking in the evening. Heckman's is a Full Service Caterer. Be it platters, dessert and fruit trays or full course dinners Heckman's will make the food part of your event memorable.
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Heckman's has the best corned beef sandwiches I've ever had, including the famous deli's in NYC. But the atmosphere there makes dining in no fun. And the bagels and some of the other items on the menu are just average in taste, while the prices are quite a bit higher than Parkway or other local kosher-style deli's. We've been there 3 times and I think we'll try Parkway again -- or only use Heckman's for carryout in the future.

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2  Thank Diana Z
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Everything was delicious. From the corned beef and pastrami sandwiches to the omelette filled with the same to the potato knishes and noodle kugel. Well worth our 20 minute ride to get there.

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This is the third time I have traveled 10 miles each way to this deli just to buy 1.5 lbs corn beef and 1.5 lbs pastrami. The food is top self, staff very attentive. Will return to purchase same. Keep up the great work Ronny and staff.

2  Thank Ronald H
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is the stuff my husband and I dream of! The sandwiches were divine, matzo soup was to die for and the FRIES! If I lived in Bethesda I'd be here multiple times a week. Our waitress was super friendly, service was quick and food was big porportions. We took half a sandwich home each. 100% recommend!

Thank Sara L
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent -- great pastrami, really good homemade chicken soup. But the service on Labor Day was abysmal. After getting our food, we asked for silverware 3 times only to be told they ran out of clean silverware; I went to the counter and helped myself to plastic forks. After asking for water 4 times, I went behind the counter to pour it myself before someone finally did it for me. My son got his bowl of soup after we finished all the rest of our food (and after I asked for it 5 times), and he never got the orange juice he ordered. Tables were left uncleared for half an hour or more. I assume the management left the staff undermanned, but it was really embarrassing to see customers walking up to the counter to ask for their food and carrying back their own waters to their tables.

1  Thank hanauerl
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