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Nielsen's Delicatessen

4500 Richmond Ave. (Mid Lane) Send to Phone
713-963-8005 | Menu
Stellar sandwiches and impressive homemade sides at this neat retro deli.
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Nielsen's Delicatessen Restaurant Review

: The Neilsen’s are a third generation family of deli owners from Denmark who opened their first shop in Houston in the 1950s. This is a bright white, plain-as-vanilla take-out joint with only one tiny counter where some people stand and eat, but Neilsen's does one thing and they do it well---they make traditional deli sandwiches and salads from generations old recipes. The pastrami, roast beef and corn beef sandwiches served on sliced whole wheat, rye or pumpernickel are piled high with cold cuts, wrapped in wax paper and served with a kosher pickle and chips. Potato salad is thick with homemade mayonnaise and the fresh deviled eggs and beet salad are also noteworthy. Expect fast service, good food and nothing more.

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New Chef and Quality is Done
by hansedn on Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:07 pm
 
We have enjoyed Nielsen's potato salad with their special home made mayo since the mid 80's. On Labor Day we once again stopped in to buy an expensive quart ($19 including tax) and it was a smidge above awful. Today my wife called to inquire as to what had happened...a new chef they said...trying new things...next time you come in, taste it before you buy it. Well...we won't be back. You have gone from the best ever to try it before you buy it.
 
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