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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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Niskayuna, New York
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185 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

You can pick your bread, pick whatever you want on it, and feast to your heart's content at Gershon's Deli. From time to time you'll run into a grumpy employee and have some rough service, but overall it's always great and the food is always delicious. Also, grab a potato pancake over there and have them heat it up. At... More 

Thank Adam M
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

When it comes to deli food in the Capital Region it is for sure Gershon's Fresh and delicious! Highly recommended!

Thank Barry F
South China, Maine, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Was hoping to have a meal delivered to someone for his birthday today, he is living and working nearby the deli and family and friends are in Maine. They said minimum for delivery was $40 and we agreed to make order over $40. After taking the order and information was told they would not deliver because it was just a... More 

1 Thank Jodi S
New York
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260 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

We had the Reuben and it was soooooo good! The pickles were amazing also! The coke slaw with vinegar was great too! This restaurant was recommended by a customer of mine who has lived here all his life. It was really good! Definitely be back!

Thank Tileman1213
Albany, New York
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131 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

I heard about this place from a coworker. I ordered a Ruben and it was outstanding! The potato salad was good, but not great. The service was excellent, even though the place was very busy. I cannot wait to go back and order the roast beef sandwich, which I heard was the best around.

Thank maijr1119
Beaufort South Carolin
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243 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

We were craving a good deli sandwich during our visit to Schenectady, and I remembered Gershon's Deli on upper Union Street. I'm happy we went there! We had the Reuben sandwich, which was nothing short of perfect. Lean corned beef, tasty kraut, gooey cheese and wonderful Russian dressing. All married with perfectly grilled rye bread. One sandwich was enough to... More 

Thank Carol B
Concord, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Gershon's has been there seemingly forever. It continues to put out great food in general and deli sandwiches in particular, especially my personal favorite, the Rubin. I will usually get a Rubin when I eat in a deli, so I've had a fair number. Gershon's is definitely the best. The meat is lean and juicy and there's not so much... More 

Thank Bruce P
Niskayuna, New York, United States
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2014

Terrific deli sandwiches and amazing side dishes. Don't forget to get some potato salad and Coles slaw because the recipes are like none I've ever had. Be prepared to wait at lunch time but it will be worth it!

Thank Deborah F
Ballston Lake, New York
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142 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

We have eaten there on several occasions. The staff could be friendlier, but it's a deli. The food is no less than AWESOME, but their prices are high, but they should be for food that good. I got a reuben there last time and was better than average.

Thank Ian R
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great sandwiches, chewy bagels and crusty breads, The almond crescents are to die for. The owner has changed more than once over the last 50 years, but the food stays great.

Thank WalkNWroll

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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, Delicatessen, Soups, Kosher
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?