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The Route 58 Delicatessen

4000 Virginia Beach Blvd. (S. Kentucky Ave.) Send to Phone
757-227-5868 | Menu
A deli in Virginia so authentic, you'll double-check your GPS to ensure you're not in New York.


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Lunch & Dinner daily
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The Route 58 Delicatessen Restaurant Review

: Call it Carnegie South or Rascal House North, but The Route 58 Delicatessen is the real deal. Sandwiches are crammed so full of lean pastrami and kosher salami, tongue and beef brisket, your jaw may need rewiring after a meal. Owner Jeff Goldberg, a former radio DJ, has re-created the cold cut-chopped liver emporiums of his Livingston, New Jersey youth, making transplanted Yankees less homesick when they nosh on knishes and turning Southerners on to the healing power of matzoh ball soup. Photos and mementos on the walls honor his formative years, favorite delis and loyal customers. Breakfast-y items such as blintzes are served all day, and platters of smoked fish from New York, be it nova, whitefish or kippered salmon, are particularly seductive. Beer, wine, Dr. Brown’s sodas and Brooklyn egg creams wash it all down. And, to finish, try cheesecakes direct from the Carnegie Deli in as many flavors as there are Turnpike exits. While prices may seem as steep as that corned beef piled high on rye (buyer beware if you ask for mayo), the quality is first-rate and portions are so eye-poppingly huge that many people share. After all, Route 58's slogan is, "If you finish it, we made a mistake."





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