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Schaeffer's Tavern - CLOSED

2055 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314-3521
+1 718-494-9696
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pastrami” (9 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, German, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
2055 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314-3521
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We stopped in for a final great meal at Schaeffer's, but as of today, it's closed. It was an institution here on Staten Island, and we will miss it.

Thank Staten_Islander
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Schaeffer's has been a fixture for 80 years, but sometime in the next few months, it will be closing as the owner is going to retire. We can always hope that will change, but in the meantime, stop in. We were there for lunch today....More

Thank Staten_Islander
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Both food and beer never disappoint, can't ever go wrong with their rubens. Yesterday I had the brisket with mashed and string beans. Looked and tasted like moms sunday pot roast. I also had their tap birch beer for the first time. It was great....More

Thank theMule42
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A musician friend of mine has a pre-Christmas get together with all his musician friends at Schaffer's Tavern every year. I was invited this year and because Schaffer's will be closing it will also be my last visit. Too bad! Schaffer's has been a Staten...More

Thank B_Skyscraper
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Schaeffer's Tavern has been a fixture on the corner of Bradley Avenue and Watchogue Road ever since I can remember. It is with sadness we learned that it will be closing within 6 months if not sooner. The owner has decided to "pack-it-in" after such...More

1  Thank evefrSI
Reviewed 29 September 2016

A Staten Island Institution. Over Eighty Years in the same location run by the same family. Oven Roasted Pastrami, Corned Beef, Roast Beef, Turkey and Fresh Ham. Cold Beers from the Tap. Interior is dated, but brings you back to the days before all the...More

Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Have been coming here on and off for many years. Went back yesterday for a pastrami sandwich to go. Forgot how fantastic this was! Had it to go, since it was pretty busy in there. They do it the right way here when you order...More

Thank TI-Elting
Reviewed 29 August 2016

If this is the best Pastrami SI has to offer, I would stop eating it here. My favorite is Harold's in NJ. There are several reasons I didn't like the place. Atmosphere, none. It's an old bar. The place was freezing. They do not serve...More

Thank FLB18
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Having heard about this place and the good Pastrami, we decided to give it a try for lunch. We weren't disappointed. The Pastrami was the best we have found on Staten Island. Service was good. The decor is appropriate for a Tavern. When I want...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

This place is one of my favorites. I have been coming here for years and years with my family. It is a great spot for a quick lunch or filling dinner. I remember when they didn't even have menus and there was a board on...More

Thank Chris L
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Restaurant Details

American, German, Bar, Pub
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2055 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314-3521
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Staten Island
  • Phone Number: +1 718-494-9696
Awesome family owned bar in business for 75+ years and they make the best corned beef and pastrami sandwiches. People drive for miles and from other states for these sandwiches.
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