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Irving's Delicatessen

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575 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-1607
+1 973-994-5100
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I had been to Irving quite a number of times in the past and had not realized they had changed hands. In the mood for something different for lunch I had my office look at the menu and order. My pot roast was practically inedible, stringy and fatty at the same time and tough as could be. My coworker ordered... More 

Thank pandemonium93
Wayne, New Jersey
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89 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

Decided to try Irving's since we were in the mood for Deli. Found Irving's via TA and noticed that the reviews were once poor, but were starting to improve. That said, I definitely wanted to keep the ball rolling with this review. I ordered the Three Tenders (Corned beef, pastrami, and beef tongue), Wife had the Ave B. (Beef brisket... More 

1 Thank SubaruLegacy
Morristown, New Jersey
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749 reviews
455 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

My wife and I checked out Irving’s for an early lunch today. This is a nice looking Deli/Restaurant with plenty of tables that reminds you of NYC. We had read about their Hot Pastrami Sandwiches and wanted to try one, so that’s what we ordered. The Pastrami was moist & tender with good flavor, but could have been warmer. The... More 

1 Thank MitchPhyllis65
West Orange, New Jersey
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300 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

Came here in search of a good kasha knish. Stayed for the corned beef, too. Corned beef was flavorful but did not come with cole slaw. It is like getting and ice cream sundae without the syrup. Pickles were good. The knish was disappointing. The kasha was very dry. The dough was thin and dry too. I expected more for... More 

Thank Norjeff2
New Jersey
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198 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Years ago this was the place to get good Pastrami with a real NYC attitude. I loved to go to eat in or take out. Slowly, the food and the attitude deteriorated and I swore I would never go in there again and started to frequent the competition which was far more expensive. Well, since the renewal I have been... More 

1 Thank travaillour
Elkton, Maryland
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

This establishment recently changed ownership. SAME NAME, SAME MENU. However, portions are no longer the same--smaller for same old prices. They also cut out their daily specials. The worst thing is we had gift certificates and they would not take them since they were purchased from previous owners!! WHAT????? Are you kidding me?? So now we have $80 worth of... More 

Thank Joanne D
Hackettstown, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Had the opportunity to go back to Irvings, now that the ownership has changed for a third time. This owner is really in touch. The service is now "polite", and they are beginning to do renovations on the place that were a long time coming. Enough of that. I had the "small" pastrami sandwich and the way this Pastrami was... More 

1 Thank Alan L
Livingston nj
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416 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

A few years ago my wife and I had Corned Beef sandwiches. They were the worst we had ever eaten! Since she was not in town one evening I thought that I would try it again. My Corned Beef sandwich was lean and I believe deserves an excellent rating. The pickles that accompanied it were very good as was the... More 

2 Thank Richard S
Livingston, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

It isn't what it used to be. The original owners did a better job. Having said that, the pastrami is good.

Thank melitatd
Rockaway, New Jersey, United States
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

My sister-in-law and I go for lunch here once in awhile if were shopping near by. Never had problems before now...but this time...experience was terrible. Think it was taken over by new management...I ordered ice tea with extra lemon.....came but not with extra lemon...I ordered the turkey on rye bread with mayo on the side...sandwich came without any mayo on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 W Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-1607
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-994-5100

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