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Defonte's of Brooklyn

261 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-7401
+1 212-614-1500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
09:30 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Italian, Delicatessen
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LOCATION
261 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-7401
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1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Manhattan branch of Defonte's is out of business,because the building was condemned. It was great while it was there. The original Brooklyn branch is still open.

Thank SplashDNewYork
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Any sandwich you have will make you sing...the bread is out f this world... I love this place. This is a neighborhood place that been here forever..it's a shame they don't go national...

Thank Lou A
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This place is a little bit off the path in Brooklyn but is worth finding! Great sandwiches and quick service friendly service. Make sure you take cash because they don't accept any credit cards. Be prepared to circle the block to find parking. Parking is...More

Thank frankwalters
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Visited Defonte's after seeing it on the tv on Diners, Drive In's and Dives or similar whilst back in England. We made an effort to find this deli whilst spending 5 days in New York on holiday. The deli is easy to find when you...More

Thank emmaj1986
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Potato n egg/ eggplant parm These are some if the best hero sandwiches you ll find Old school place with old school workers a walk back in time

Thank LAFAMILLEG11231
Reviewed 12 March 2016

IF you like stuffed sandwiches that put even fried in your product this is it. You can hardly eat it all and they have some awesome products for sale oriented towards italian of course.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Had the pork special.,which is roasted sliced pork, fried egplant,brocolli Rabe, provolone cheese and some gravy. It all starts with bread!!!! A Bastone bread with a slightly smoked flavor, crazy.... good. The only way it could have been better is a few jalapeño peppers. A...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I know there's a joint in Philly that's been touted on on one of those TV food shows. That nit wit does't have a bloody clue to how good Defonte's Fireman's Special is…I will say this….If you don't like it…I will pay for your sandwich,it's...More

Thank shadows830
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Best sandwich shop in Brooklyn. I love their meatballs which is something that is hard to find if you're a foodie. They are known for their potato and eggs or peppers and eggs served on really good Italian bread made in Brooklyn. Try a cold...More

Thank adam r
Reviewed 3 September 2014 via mobile

Sandwich Turkey was very good Price was good and good quality We always have food at this place whenever we visit cruise terminal Good food

1  Thank mike g
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domdomeht
15 October 2015|
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Response from shadows830 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's really just a sandwich shop that's meant for pick up,there's like two seats in there and people don't usually eat in there.If I were you I'd go there and bring the sandwiches back to your aunts house and eat them... More
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Audthang
18 August 2015|
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Response from adam r | Reviewed this property |
Surely, so for starters what time do you anticipate getting to Defontes? Heres a tip...they cater to city workers, truck drivers etc... so tgey have early hours and close early. Dont expect to go there after 3 pm but... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 20:00
Thursday
09:30 - 20:00
Friday
09:30 - 20:00
Saturday
09:30 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 261 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10010-7401
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Gramercy Park
  • Neighbourhood: Gramercy Park
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-1500
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