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Jake's Delicatessen

1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
+1 414-562-1272
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“pastrami” (11 reviews)
“cornbeef” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
American, Delicatessen, Kosher
$$ - $$$
1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jake's corned beef sandwiches are the best around. Problem is, the location is horrible. Straight up ghetto. It's bad enough that we don't go here, just because it doesn't feel safe. Other problem is it's overpriced. They raise the price like every time we go....More

Thank michael692
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Our great waitress, Geraldine, served us a corned beef and a reuben, that was amazing! Walk in and grab a seat at the tables or booths. Homemade delicious meats - the owners will answer any questions you have on their meats. No adult beverages here....More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Ample opportunity to visit and share some of the best corned beef and pastrami sandwiches around and well known! Always looking forward to a visit here to people watch and very often, enjoy the wait for your turn to order. We usually prefer to dine...More

Thank legacyendeavors
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

As with the restaurants in Milwaukee....hold off on eating for several days prior! The cornbeef and pastrami deli sandwiches are the best!! Thick sandwiches, piled sky high will send you and your heart to the moon and beyond! The taste will enlighten your buds beyond...More

Thank Windman69
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Since 1955 a Milwaukee landmark. It's been 32 years since my last visit and it's like going back in time. Nothing has changed. A must for great pastrami.

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is the best corned beef I've had in Milwaukee. It's the best corned beef I've had anywhere between Zingerman's and Langer's. Hand cut, the flavorful beef is as tender as meat can get. If you're looking for a fancy place, this isn't the spot...More

Thank jhl60613
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Had Pastrami. 20 years ago it was a huge amount of meat. Now it looks like a kids meal. $16? Are you kidding? No. Not kidding. For the record it was good. I’ve had many comparable sandwiches at $10-$13. Wife had a Reuben. Fair amount...More

Thank toddk13 .
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Not a big selection as most deli's. Actually they specialize in corned beef and pastrami and they do it great! This is a must stop while in Milwaukee.

Thank Honestyrule1
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Step back in time and go to Jakes Deli. Best corned beef and pastrami north of Chicago. Don't let the neighborhood fool you. This is a diamond in the rough. I drive here multiple times per year from Green Bay just to get these amazing...More

Thank steavpacka
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

What do you think of when you hear the word "deli"? A place that sells no pastrami? Carries no Dr. Brown's sodas? Serves 3 pieces of corned beef in a $16 Reuben?How about a place with no waitresses, no plates or glasses, and no lighting...More

Thank sglynnsr
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1634 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53205-1252
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-562-1272
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