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Best Delis In South Florida

July 19, 2013 8:00 AM

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Sometimes, a burger or steak may be just too much. That’s when it’s time to hit the deli and get yourself a nice cold, or hot, sandwich to satisfy your hunger. In South Florida, there’s a plethora of places to choose from, but these will guarantee good food and sometimes even better scenery outside.

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The Daily

2001 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137
(305) 573-4535

If you’re looking for a giant sandwich or salad, this is definitely your stop. The portions are huge and the sandwiches are made and brought to your table. The deli has a journalist feel and the sandwiches even have unique names like the “Cuban photographer,” or the “Funky Veggie Publisher.” Bring the appetite, and if the weather’s good, sit out front and admire the luxury car dealer down the street.

Deli Lane Cafe

Deli Lane Café

4 locations
1401 Brickell Ave. Miami, FL 33131
(305) 377-8811

Started in 1988, Deli Lane Café has served much of the Miami area ever since. The business has expanded to multiple locations including South Miami and Sarasota. With a wide variety of healthy and tasty sandwiches, including the Panini Caprese and the “Go Fish,” there’s something there for everyone’s taste buds.

Fresh On Fifth

Fresh on Fifth

Ocean Drive @ Fifth Street, Miami Beach, FL
(305) 604-9115

When it comes to scenery, it’s tough to top Ocean Drive on Miami Beach. Fresh on Fifth has the location and has the food to make you smile while you soak up some rays. From smoothies to gelato to sandwiches, Fresh on Fifth has it. But, beware, it might be tough to concentrate on both your order and eating depending on the scenery walking by on Ocean Drive.

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Classics Deli

602 South Flamingo Road, Cooper City, FL
(954) 680-7862

The name says it all. Classics is a classic in South Florida. If a sandwich isn’t your thing, try out an orient express salad or a chicken salad platter. The triple decker sandwiches will leave you so stuffed you may need to be rolled out of the deli. It’s not too pricey for South Florida, which will be welcome news to your pocketbook.

Tower Deli

Tower Deli

2315 South University Drive, Davie, FL

Consistently rated as one of the top deli’s in all of Broward County, Tower Deli opens every day at 6:30 a.m. and you will not be sorry no matter what day you choose to visit. Heros, Wraps, Ciabattas, if it’s on the menu, it’s worth trying at least once. You might want to try one of the signature panini’s like the Tuscan or the Roast Beef Melt.

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  • Steve Daily

    There are no “best” delis in Miami or Broward. They have been replaced by La Carreta and Sergio’s. All the reall delis are long gone… just like Spanish has been replaced by English. If you think these are actual delis you must be from outer space or Cuba.

    • Annie

      so what is wrong with a good cuban sandwich or media noche?

    • Len

      you meant “English replaced by Spanish” right? blockhead

  • Judy Wolff

    The only Deli worth any comment here is Pomperdales in Fort Lauderdale, on
    East Commercial Blvd. You will be really surprise if you visit the place..Make
    sure you get a Dr. Brown with your sandwich. Judy at the beach.

  • Tim B

    The Bagel Emporium is the best deli in South Florida. I recomend the Rueben. about 3 inches of corned beef.

  • Dr. Bob

    These listed are at best sandwich joints, appropriating the name deli to conjure a memory of things past.

    Did South Florida “ever” have a authentic deli?

    Well, since 1972 I’ve never seen one.

    But, to be fair, one is hard pressed to find the authentic deli’s of our past anywhere. “Sort of like” trying to find a full-service gas station where full service isn’t an extra.

  • Allie F.

    Wolfies was great, sadly long gone….but from reading the list here, I see there are no “real” NY Deli’s remaining in South Florida. These are NOT deli’s!!!

  • Bonnie

    I find the pastromi club on University Blvd, below commercial to be one of the best and very much a NY style deli. The best cold cuts and Rye bread ever.

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