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Katz's Delicatessen

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A classic delicatessen, open since 1888

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Lower East Side
Commercial, Food & Drink

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The deli was founded in 1888 by the Kostagin brothers and taken over by the Katz family in 1912. In 1988 the present owners, Fred and Juli Austin and her brother Alan Dell and his wife Diana purchased the deli. It has changed only minimally in the past century. It is famous for its meal-ticket system of purchasing food, the store-length counter and the salamis that hang throughout the store. The staff is multi-ethnic and come from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Cuba, Australia, and Trinidad. An average of 2,000 customers pass through its doors each day, and the establishment is also a New York City must-see for many presidents, politicians, film stars, and athletes. Katz’s is also well known for its photos of famous people eating in Katz's hung on its walls. Each week, Katz's serves 5,000 pounds of corned beef, 2,000 pounds of salami and 12,000 hot...

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Katz's Deli website


Katherine Fogg

Katz's represents the essence of New York for me. The walls of Katz's are lined with photographs and autographs of all the famous patrons and going there you will see a cross-section of New Yorkers. Its neon sign has been featured in films and on TV, and almost every New Yorker has either heard of or has been to Katz's at least once.

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