Since 1923 Famous 4th Street Delicatessen has been on the corner of 4th and Bainbridge in Queen Village. I can’t find information about when it became “famous.” I’m assuming it wasn’t opened with that name. Maybe I should have started calling this Famous Philly Blog.
The entrance is a take out deli with the dining area in the back.
Before I ordered, a pickle and slaw plate was unceremoniously deposited on my table.
Sandwiches come in “regular” and “zaftig.”
I got the regular corned beef special.
With a sandwich like this, at some point a decision has to be made: am I eating this all now or taking half home? I ate it all.
My check arrived with a free soft chocolate chip cookie.
Even with all that, I couldn’t resist getting a raspberry Linzer Tart from the bakery case on my way out the door.
7 thoughts on “Philly’s Classic Deli”
I’ve never been there, so how would you rate this place? Food? Cleanliness? Service?
What a fun post & pics!
I’m curious about the aftermath: After eating all that, were you able to walk home?
Good deli food. It’s clean. Service is efficient but not warm.
Love 4th Street and so glad you got to take one of your Friday trips there! Next time, we all go together!