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Gershon's Deli & Caterers

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1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6113
+1 518-393-0617
07:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Schenectady, New York
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent deli. A tad pricey on some things, but well worth it. Their selection is amazing, and anything & everything you choose is top quality, fresh, and delicious.

Thank Paul D
Rome, New York
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

While I prefer the Union Cafe just up the block, Gershon's has been a consistently good place to eat for over 40 years. We especially enjoy the soups and the deli sandwiches. The tables my be a little close for some - but you will get a great mea

Thank Jack B
Schenectady, New York
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Located on Upper Union Street Schenectady, NY, this deli has been in operation for at least 60 years. Jewish owned and operated, and who knows the deli business better than Jewish folk. Although they do have a few tables to sit there and eat, most patrons go there to bring home the most amazing cold cuts, salads and breads, found... More 

Thank frankcampolieto
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145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I live in NH, but I love visiting here whenever I visit my sister in Schenectady. The place is always busy but it's worth any wait there is! Everything here is good, but my favorites are the Rueben and the Tuna & Rings salad. Like, I dream about that stuff! It's the perfect combination of noodles, tuna, onions, mayo -... More 

Thank Marian E
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This place doesn't really need a review - it's the best deli around - and there are a few good ones. Salads always fresh - offer a large variety of meats and sandwiches - even beef tongue. Even with a line you get out rather quickly. The prices are where you'd expect them to be for the quality you get

Thank Ben O
St Petersburg
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142 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It's noisy, it's crowded, and it is everything you would expect a really good New York deli to be. There is one thing missing, the city gruffness when you are slow in responding to the counter staff. How can you not love a place that gives you a pickle with everything. I think if you asked for a glass of... More 

Thank rick m
Schenectady, New York
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Their pineapple coleslaw is to die for. Of course, a great hot pastrami sandwich or Rhuben isn't bad either. Wonderful deli sandwiches served with smiles and great service. (Great deli pickles, too.)

Thank 67Kayak48
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Gershon's Deli a few times over the last 2 years when we come to visit our son. Their sandwiches are delicious and generous. Their potato salad is a favorite side. And their pickles are wonderful, crisp and refreshing! We will continue to frequent this establishment!

Thank Granny74
Schenectady, NY
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

You want a deli sandwich, you come here. You live in California and you want a deli sandwich, you come here. Gershon's is the best, deli sandwiches and the homemade deli salads are like no others. The best. Makes me want to go there right now writing this review. If you happen to be in the capital district, take time... More 

Thank rabump
Albany, NY
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172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Since you can never find a parking spot due to the overwhelming popularity of the Gershon's in Schenectady, we were delighted when a new location opened in Colonie. However, after two visits, our glee has diminished. It is located in a new concept dining area off Troy-Schenectady road and utilizes the same high quality products, but lacks service and food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Delicatessen, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1600 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12309-6113
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Schenectady
  • Phone Number: +1 518-393-0617

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