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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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Tustin, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I grew up in Tustin, remembering our early visits to the new Deli when it opened on 17th Street 4.5 decades ago. The ambiance is consistent. What was fine in the 70's is definitely dated today. The cocktail lounge was recently remodeled from Tiki Bar theme to Avenue K (which is a clean, if not distinctive). It... More 

Thank Mike S
Tustin, California
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72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a true deli and people have been enjoying this place for 20 years or more. Portions are huge and food is good. Has a great catering menu. A very good value for your money and so much better than a coffee shop. They also serve alcohol.

Thank 911jackie
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at Benjies the first year they opened in 1967 what a great time coming back to this classic place.

Thank Phil P
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296 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good quality corned beef and plenty of it in my rueben sandwich. My husband had the corned beef hash and eggs, my question is why we're the eggs such a bright yellow, almost neon. It is one one of the best delis in orange county. OK we have 3 total, but it is great. Will diffenitly be back.

Thank Priscilla G
Chicago, Illinois
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113 reviews
64 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 264 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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Family owned for 49 years. New York style deli with a newly remodeled full bar, Avenue K. (8 TV's, Satellite and Dodgers games) Come check us out! Follow BenjiesNYdeli and AvenueKbar on Facebook and AveKBarOC Instagram. Follow AvenueKbar on Tap Hunter.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?