419 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036 Directions
Today 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Open All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Deli, Bakery, Catering, Sandwiches, American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    cantersdeli.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Hours
    Sun-Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Cuisine
    Deli, Bakery, Catering, Sandwiches, American
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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250
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Report | 11 days ago
Delicious Rueben Great service Will return
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Report | 12 days ago
Easy parking. Great service.
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Report | 12 days ago
Love this place especially the pastrami sandwich
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Report | 12 days ago
One of the better delis in Los Angeles. Always pleasant service and the food is very tasty. Parking can be tough when the lot is full.
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Report | 12 days ago
If you love Pastrami they have the best Pastrami meat I have EVER tasted. It made me wonder what I have been eating all these years. Make sure you save room for some goodies from the bakery.
Report | 13 days ago
Cons: Expensive; sandwich did not come with anything on the side, fries an additional charge, pickles, etc. Pros: the food was good, and the service was expedient.
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Report | 13 days ago
We love Canter's! A classic L.A. deli! Great service and always fun to go there!
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Report | 18 days ago
Be patient with the HUGE menu....and save room for dessert! Always a treat to eat at Canter's!
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Report | 18 days ago
Order the cheesecake
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Report | 19 days ago
Order the matzo ball soup, brisket dinner with potato latkes. The best!
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From Our Editors

Ben Canter and his brothers had been manning the counter of their deli in Jersey City, New Jersey, for five years?familiarizing faces of regulars and catching their culinary stride?when the stock market plummeted in 1929. Like many, they were forced to scrape together the little they had retained, a mere $500, and head west. Los Angeles in 1931 wasn't a delicatessen owner's dream location, but they opened Canter's Deli nonetheless.

Throughout the next 84 years, three generations of Canters would do their parts to help the displaced deli fit into its Hollywood setting. They moved to their current location at the old Esquire Theatre, added a cocktail lounge named the Kibitz Room, opened a new store in the "O" of the Hollywood sign, and watched their doors open to a who's who of celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe, Jack Benny, Elizabeth Taylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Prince, and the band members from Guns N' Roses. The deli has been utilized over the years as a filming location for many movies and television shows.

The Canters overhauled their menu in 2012 to reflect the changing times and West Coast tastes. Among the newcomers are panini-style deli melts and updated burgers such as the Black and Blue, which comes loaded with thick-cut bacon. The best East Coast staples remain, of course. A good example is the hot corned-beef Reuben served on rye bread that's double-baked in-house and grilled to perfection. Available 24 hours a day, the expansive selection of deli fare and baked goods has garnered an equally expansive amount of press, including the monte cristo?s designation as one of Esquire's Best Sandwiches in America.

As a microcosm of the deli's convenience and culture, the staff validates parking for up to 90 minutes in its parking lot, where muralist Art Mortimer's seven-panel collage-style mural depicts Jewish history in Los Angeles.

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Many people described the Pastrami Sandwich as Good. Others thought:
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