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Benjies Restaurant-Deli & Bkry

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1828 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705-7825
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is a Jewish style deli restaurant. My wife and I had corned beef sandwiches with a cup of soup. The corned beef sandwich was very good. The meat was moist and they served an ample portion. The cabbage soup was very disappointing with very little sour flavor normally expected. The matzo ball soup was a little thin on flavor.... More 

Thank KelloggTraveler
Laguna Woods, California
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Jewish holiday dinner; Benjies had a advertisement which offered holiday dinners. (Yom Kippur). When phoned the receptionist put me on hold and asked someone who said yes after 4:00 PM.. I said services begin at sunset that is not logical to pickup a meal and eat and get to services on time; the response was I DO NOT MAKE THE... More 

Thank arnold s
Orange, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Been there many times and love the sandwiches and soups....I eat out a lot and can always count on a great lunch here....

Thank David B
Lake Forest, California
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I know people who have been going here for years and love the happy hour. The server was splitting time with the restaurant. You had to wait a long time in between for service. Got the menu and waited about 15 min before she took my order. Maybe its because I only ordered a coke first. She never refilled the... More 

Thank Snapshotgalaxian
Riverside, CA
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254 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

I LOVE Jewish Deli food (matzo ball soup, corned beef sandwiches, etc.). I live in Riverside, CA, which, for some reason, is utterly devoid of this type of food (someone PLEASE do something about that). I had an appointment in the OC today, and was very much looking forward to satiating my matzo ball soup craving by coming to Benjies.... More 

Thank RaymondD
Santa Ana, California
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550 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

When I walk into the restaurant and take a deep breath, I just relax. This is just a place for good food and a moment of rest. The waitress was quick and polite, and continually watched over my coffee cup. The sandwich was huge (I ended up taking half home) and the Matzaball soup was terrific. This is a great... More 

Thank Fatbird1
Lake Forest, California
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168 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I wanted some "soul" food for my birthday. Drove from Mission Viejo to the restaurant. I ordered the Corned Beef and Cabbage. 5 slices of beef were laid over an overcooked hunk of cabbage. A small bowl of potatoes were on the plate. I had to ask for mustard. No carrots, no horseradish no nothing else. Taste was bland. My... More 

Thank BRubin510
Santa Ana, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

All of the food is really good. The Jewish favorites are favorable and well served. I really enjoy Benjies Special - a pastrami piled high on rye with coleslaw. One has to remove half of the meat to be able to fit into one's mouth to take a bite. The pickles are homemade and extremely good. A must have!

Thank coyote2ears
Fullerton, California
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301 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Weinstein family has been operating Benjie’s Deli since 1967, and their long-term success is clearly not an accident. When you walk in, you get a nostalgic feeling as it has the classic deli design combined with wonderful aromas. When you sit down and open the menu, you find all the deli items you’d hope to find. To me the... More 

Thank BruinDan
The O.C.
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79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

What can I say? For $12.49, a MONSTRO sandwich! Great, we'll ALWAYS come to Benjie's for lunch. ALWAYS. The server's are great, food yummy, but come before 11:30 for lunch. Plus they have breakfast and dinner specials (see pics) Sorry, No senior discount.

Thank schmink45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1828 N Tustin Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705-7825
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: 17145416263
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?