- $15 worth of hearty, Jewish deli fare
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- 67-year-old, family-run, cafeteria-style Jewish deli
- Renowned corned beef
- An Obama favorite
- Plentiful portions
Zagat calls Manny’s food “true Chicago”, and Chicago magazine picks Manny’s for best pastrami. Critics from Time Out and Centerstage Chicago praise the authentic offerings; InsiderPages users give it five stars and Yelpers give it 4.5: > * Meat. Some of us refuse to eat it, and some of us can’t wait to stuff loads of it into our salivating mouths, Homer Simpson-style. If you fall into the latter category, Manny’s is worth checking out at least once. – Nola Akiwowo, Centerstage Chicago > * Chicago’s most quintessential restaurant is not a steakhouse or a laboratorylike kitchen putting out cutting-edge cuisine. It’s a cafeteria. – Time Out Chicago > * Great nyc style deli in Chicago…The pickles are right up there with any place in NYC! A must! – brian s., InsiderPages
Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen
More than 50 years on, Manny's Cafeteria and Delicatessen remains a family affair for the Raskins. The restaurant is now in the hands of the third and fourth generation of the family, whose members work to maintain their tradition of crafting homestyle Jewish-American dishes. Within a classic cafeteria setting decorated with news clippings, photos, and thumb-wrestling second graders, chefs draw from practiced recipes for matzo-ball soup, housemade chocolate phosphates, and chewy latke. The sandwiches, which were lauded by Time Out Chicago, include Manny's famous corned beef, made with a hulking three-quarter-pound pile of juicy brisket, as well as other signature sandwiches. As if that weren't incentive enough, Manny's offers free parking behind the restaurant.
University Village / Little Italy
1141 S Jefferson St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607Get Directions