Katz’s Delicatessen

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Katz's Deli
Lower East Side

One of the city's few remaining Jewish delis, Katz's has been serving griddled all-beef pups (and world-famous pastrami) since before your bubbe was born. The basic frank ($3.45) is as classic as they come, and the thick-as-your-wrist knoblewurst ($6.85) is a garlicky treat. Kids also love the bustling, only-in–New York atmosphere—check out the signs ("Send a salami to your boy in the Army") and memorabilia plastered everywhere. The restaurant also offers high chairs and booster seats.

Venue name: Katz’s Delicatessen
Contact:
Address: 205 E Houston St
New York
10002
Cross street: at Ludlow St
Opening hours: Mon, Tue 8am–9:45pm; Wed, Thu, Sun 8am–10:45pm; Fri, Sat 8am–2:45am
Transport: Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
Price: Average sandwich: $14. AmEx, Disc, MC, V