Katz's Delicatessen

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For more than a 100 years, this huge cafeteria-style Jewish deli has been delighting New Yorkers with their pastrami and brisket sandwiches alongside their scrumptious "kosher-style" meals. The humble eatery, with Formica tables lined up in rows, may not be the ideal place to take a date (unless you want to remind him or her of eating in a school lunchroom), but if you are craving a giant sandwich served with perfect pickles or a couple of kosher hot dogs, there is perhaps no better place than Katz's in the city. There is table service, but most people take a ticket at the door and give it to the counterman when placing their order; they then pay on the way out.

Location:  205 East Houston Street

Business hours:  Mo-We 8:00 a.m.-10:45 p.m., Th 8:00 a.m.-2:45 a.m., Fr 8:00 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Sa 5:30 a.m.-5:30 a.m., Su 5:30 a.m.-10:45 p.m.