Katz's Deli: "Wow. Did you see what it did to Meg Ryan?" Katz's Deli Tip by RblWthACoz

Katz's Deli, New York City: 46 reviews and 69 photos

Is Katz's the best deli in New York City? Is it just because numerous U.S. Presidents and world figures are known to drop in for a bite? Or is it the many, many stars and famous folk who have showed up?

I walked into Katz's many years ago with my family. The guy behind the counter looked at my father and reminded him, "You were in here about a year ago with your daughter. And you ordered (such and such a thing that I can't remember right now)." The funny thing is, the guy was right.

The popularity of this place is no doubt due in big part to it's history and also that it has been heavily promoted and gets a lot of tourists in. It is also the place that coined the term "Send a salami to your boy in the army." You can order salamis and have them shipped to soldiers overseas; something that was started during WWII.

Oh yeah. One more thing. Remember "the scene" from "When Harry Met Sally"? You know...the one where Meg Ryan faked...(wink, wink). This is where that scene was filmed.

Address: 205 E. Houston, NYC 10002
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: On the corner of Houston & Ludlow Sts.
Phone: 212-254-2246
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Deli
Website: http://www.katzdeli.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 12, 2007
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