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3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
+1 941-362-3692
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“matzo ball soup” (23 reviews)
“corned beef” (30 reviews)
“rye bread” (18 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We arrived at 3:00 pm, so it wasn’t busy. We were seated and waited. Servers walked by and never acknowledged us. Finally, a young lady stopped and asked if anyone had taken our drink order. We told her no and she left to get it....More

1  Thank Hognfrog
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Your experience here is immensely important to us, and we sorry to hear that this visit wasn't an accurate reflection of our standards. Service should always be impeccable, and we hope that you'd be willing to speak to us directly. We kindly ask that you...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

They redesigned the interior and the menu. We have been going there for 15 years and each year it becomes less and less a Jewish Style deli and more like just a restaurant. I never heard of a deli that didn’t carry kosher style salami....More

Thank JordanS8
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Our commitment to the delicious and traditional flavors of New York style has not wavered, Jordan, and we're deeply sorry to learn that you have been disappointed in us. Your loyalty and support over the last 15 years has truly meant so much to us,...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

We ate here with my family tonight. There was something for everyone. Great selection of sandwiches and some entrees. They are known for their bread because it is baked on premises. The sandwiches, soups and service were all good.

Thank paulhollinger
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

We sincerely appreciate the kind review, Paul! We are glad that you enjoyed your meal, and we look forward to making your next visit nothing short of perfect!

Reviewed 22 November 2017

A great Jewish deli located in southgate mall(siesta mall). Have been there for lunch on 2 occasions and both times the food and service were excellent. The corned beef sandwich rivals the N.Y. delis. The rye bread is probably the freshest I have ever tasted....More

Thank steven25528
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2017

Both our Brisket and Corned Beef Sandwiches are excellent choices and we're so glad that they've impressed you! It was such a delight to have you join us, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

With so many new restaurants opening up in Sarasota we easily forget to ones that are tried and true. I have dined at toojays since they opened in Sarasota and have never been disappointed. As far as a true Jewish deli goes this place is...More

Thank TravelinGregSarasota
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Greg, your kindhearted support means the world to us, and we can't thank you enough for letting us know that you always have a great time here. We take immense pride in our great food and attentive service, and truly appreciate you sharing your kind...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017

I fancy myself as a bit of a deli aficionado. I love deli and have eaten at the best in NY, Montreal, Toronto, and LA. Toojay's is as good as most of them. Great deli sandwiches, lots of menu choices and superb (but highly caloric)...More

Thank Neil P
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Neil, it's an absolute delight to know that we were able to live up to expectations! We truly appreciate your kind words, and our team can't wait for your next visit!

Reviewed 7 November 2017

This local staple deli has been freshened up and for some reason the food has also improved. They seem to have figured out the issues that they used to have. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Thank retirededward
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation! We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal, and we can't wait to have you back again soon!

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast and ultimately had lunch. The soup and pastrami was excellent! Edward and the service team is terrific. You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner anytime. We will definitely be back.

Thank kingschlappyshlappy
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Excellence is exactly what we aim to offer, so we're delighted to know that we hit the mark for you! It was such a pleasure for our team to have you join us, and we can't wait to impress on your next visit!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Unfortunately we went just after their remodel and they were out of a lot of items on the menu. The sandwiches were good and hearty and the fries were nicely cooked. The slaw was very fresh but could have used a little seasoning. We are...More

Thank dpiesowocki
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We're so delighted to hear that you'll be bringing your guests in, and we assure you that we'll work to ensure everything is absolutely perfect! Your support is essential to our growth, and we appreciate you sharing!

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This evening we had Openfaced Pot Roast Sandwich Dinner, Turkey Dinner, and Cobb Salad. The meals were served with warm light rye bread. We also had Split Pea Soup and Caeser Salad as our sides. The portions were very generous and nicely plated. Everything was...More

Thank AmySampels
Tracy E, Owner at TooJay's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Amy, thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to serve you all! Friendly helpful service is exactly what we love to offer, and it makes us incredibly proud to learn that Cynthia delivered! We appreciate your fantastic review, and we are also looking...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3501 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, FL 34239-6109
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-362-3692
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