Wise Sons Deli

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

Jewish Restaurant, Deli / Bodega, and Bagel Shop · Mission District
3150 24th St (at Shotwell St), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Open until 9:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch
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Since 5771


Based on 338 votes

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    Rom C.
    "I highly recommend the chocolate babka."(6 Tips)
    Tasting Table
    "matzo ball soup"(8 Tips)
    Brianna G.
    "Amazing pastrami sandwich."(7 Tips)
    Melon L.
    "Get both the Reuben and the deli burger."(3 Tips)
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  • sandwiches
  • chocolate babka
  • pastrami
  • matzah ball soup
  • trendy
  • lox
  • cozy
  • french fries
  • authentic
  • casual
  • bagels
  • good service
  • comfortable
  • potato salad
  • great value
  • sauerkraut
  • lively
  • coffee
  • croquettes
  • ginger ale
  • Kelly W.

    $13 for a small pastrami sandwich that tasted meh? I'll pass.

    Kelly Wong · 3 weeks ago
  • Margot M.

    Really nice place to kick back in the morning with coffee and a bagel, watching the mission wake up.

    Margot Mazur · October 17
  • C M.

    Had an insatiable craving for pastrami and mustard after a deli movie on my flight. Wise Sons (featured in the film) delivered! Potato salad was amazing too. Will return if I find myself back in SF :)

    C M · September 15
  • Rom C.

    I highly recommend the chocolate babka. It's similar to Romanian cozonac in that it's soft on the inside, but it's crunchy on the outside.

    Rom Com · September 5
  • Jack H.

    Not close to anything in NY. The pastrami sandwich doesn't have much meat and lacks flavor. The matzo balls aren't very good (the broth is decent). Most likely the best in California sadly.

    Jack Hake · August 7
  • Brianna G.

    Amazing pastrami sandwich. I'm not normally a coleslaw fan but you cannot go wrong with it here, it's just the right amount of spice.

    Brianna Garriott · July 24
  • Melon L.

    Get both the Reuben and the deli burger. Trust me on this.

    Melon L · July 3
  • U

    $17 reuben. Worth it.

    U · June 25
  • William J.

    Loved the french toast made from challah bread

    William Johnson · May 27
  • Rem K.

    Bialeys. Pastrami. Pastrami Bacon!

    Rem Koning · May 9
  • Drew G.

    The liver dish is soo good!

    Drew G. · May 2
  • Jenny L.

    Smoked trout sandwich = so good. Some of the best fries I've ever had. Get a seat outside.

    Jenny L. · April 13
  • SFist

    The pastrami Reuben, griddled with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing is everything it should be at Wise Sons. That translates to pink with smoke, a little fatty, and seriously appetizing. Read more

    SFist · February 4
  • Clay M.

    The best Reuben I've ever had--layers of fresh bread, high-quality meat & sauce. Wedding cakes should layer like this Reuben. It won't convert the sauerkraut-adverse, but it probably will cure cancer.

    Clay Miller · January 31
  • John L.

    Now serving dinner. I hope you like pastrami because it's in almost everything.

    John Lago · December 1, 2014
  • Max B.

    Mmmmh. Best reuben Sandwich. Ever.

    Max Blue 🍔🚴 · November 23, 2014
  • Paul S.

    Dinner! They make a wonderful chicken schnitzel.

    Paul Suway · September 26, 2014
  • Rem K.

    Crunchy and fluffy Bialys, great with lox, fried eggs, and/or house crispy pastrami.

    Rem Koning · September 15, 2014
  • Buck W.

    Grand Schlam is great. Pastrami is smoky and delicious. Pass on the comically large and grainy French toast though.

    Buck Wilson · August 17, 2014
  • Karla

    It's all good. And don't worry about getting a table- they will help you find one once you've ordered.

    Karla · August 17, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    The Wise Sons Deli menu claims that the Matzo Ball soup is "better than your Bubbies." It was...delicious. Savory broth with dill and the big ball had the consistency of polenta. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 12, 2014
  • Roxanne S.

    Pastrami fries and the chocolate BABKA.

    Roxanne Saei · August 11, 2014
  • J.d. M.

    Amazing Pastrami and smoked salmon. Don't forget to grab a loaf of rye!

    J.d. Maresh · August 8, 2014
  • Daniele P.

    Bagels and Lox is a must. Some of the best pastrami in SF.

    Daniele Proano · July 28, 2014
  • Alyssa F.

    Come early if you want to eat brunch at a brunchy time, because this place is always crowded! Order the corned beef hash and a chocolate egg cream!

    Alyssa Foote · July 27, 2014
  • Daniele P.

    LEO is best thing on the menu .. Get it!

    Daniele Proano · July 26, 2014
  • Rebecca

    Maybe I have to be Jewish to enjoy the food? I was not impressed. In fact, I was quite disappointed with the acclaimed Reuben.

    Rebecca · May 8, 2014
  • Mish B.

    Chocolate babka. 'Nuff said.

    Mish B · March 17, 2014
  • Pablo d.

    Holy crap, wish I'd found this place before the last day of my vacation; incredible food and five star service. Do not walk past this place.

    Pablo de la Peña · January 11, 2014
  • Joshua M.

    One of the best delicatessens I've visited to date. I highly suggest the Challah French Toast, which was out of this world. Fresh seasonal fruit is a great addition, too. Note: seating is limited.

    Joshua Margolin · October 24, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    The pastrami is tender, fatty, and slightly oversmoked, but delicious nonetheless. Skip the uninspired patty melt and go for the reuben instead.

    Serious Eats · October 17, 2013
  • Steven R.

    Sandwiches are served after 11am, but do try the Ruben w/ Corned Beef (pictured below), it's ah-mahzing!

    Steven Rene · September 18, 2013
  • Dan K.

    The Reuben is pretty out of this world good. The pastrami was thickly sliced and juicy. The rye bread, buttered and toasted to perfection. Downside? High cost. :(

    Dan Kim · August 13, 2013
  • Matt I.

    L.E.O. scramble with bialy is fantastic, but arrive early to avoid weekend crowds.

    Matt Isanuk · August 11, 2013
  • annie l.

    Chicken soup for an alcoholic's soul: the matzoh ball soup, paired with challah toast and a boylan's ginger ale. Slurp down and try to ignore the slabs of pastrami the size of your hand

    annie lin · July 5, 2013
  • Niki B.

    Reuben + potato salad!! Will skip the pastrami fries next time.

  • Ellen B.

    The acid test of any deli is the chopped liver. Theirs is A+.

    Ellen Beldner · June 22, 2013
  • Will B.

    The crust on the rye blows my mind.

    Will Bertelsen · May 30, 2013
  • Zachary R.

    Very disappointing; extremely slow food delivery, expensive, and overhyped.

    Zachary Reiss-Davis · April 22, 2013
  • Zachary R.

    Brutally slow at delivering food, but it's tasty once it does arrive.

    Zachary Reiss-Davis · April 5, 2013
  • Vanessa M.

    If you're from Montreal you'll find the pastrami Ruben overpriced and mushy. Strip away the warm slaw, onions and sauce and have it bear. At least then you can taste the meat.

    Vanessa Meyer · March 24, 2013
  • Anna S.

    Great Montreal-style bagels from Beauty's on Saturdays.

    Anna Schwartz · March 9, 2013
  • Jay T.

    Housemade Hot dog on challah bun special today and Banana Fosteritz French Toast w/ graham cracker streusel

    Jay Tova · February 24, 2013
  • Derek M.

    Weekday lunch hour isn't so bad! No lines... And the Reuben! Wow, delish!

    Derek Marcial · February 14, 2013
  • Anton S.

    Matzo ball soup is on 7x7's Big Eat 2013.

    Anton Shuster · February 11, 2013
  • Joel A.

    Matzo ball soup

    Joel Antipuesto · January 29, 2013
  • Stephen F.

    The turnips on the Pickle Plate are a revelation.

    Stephen Fox · January 27, 2013
  • Travel + Leisure

    Take a matzoh brei breather at this post-ironic Jewish deli where they brine their own pastrami and the walls are papered with fading Yiddish newsprint.

    Travel + Leisure · November 30, 2012
  • Danielle Lazier S.

    Pastrami. Rye. challah. Matzo brei, matzo ball soup. Very mission hip & a comfy, authentic nod to the east coast deli many of us grew up on. Big portions, be warned!

  • Craig B.

    Eater’s 20 Epic SF Sandwiches To Eat Before You Die: #7 Pastrami Sandwich Read more

    Craig Bernstein · October 30, 2012

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