Wise Sons Deli

Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen

3150 24th St (at Shotwell St.), San Francisco, CA 94110, United States
Hours:
Open until 3:00pm (Show more)
  • Wed–Fri
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Since 5771

8.7/10

Based on 785 votes

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  • "the chocolate babka is SUPER chocolatey, super indulgent, and..." (4 tips)
  • "... Get the Pastrami and pickle plate." (4 tips)
  • "Reuben + potato salad!! Will skip the pastrami..." (7 tips)
  • 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
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  • Thrillist

    Aptly-named, the Deli Burger is ground beef w/ 'strami/beet-horseradish spread/spicy brown mustard on Challah. It's like the whole deli on your burger. Read more

    Thrillist · May 14, 2012
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  • Tasting Table

    Go for tried-and-true deli fare (matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches) or nouveau innovations, like the pastrami cheese fries or fried kugel with syrup. Read more

    Tasting Table · March 7, 2012
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  • Derek M.

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

    Derek Marcial · February 14, 2013
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  • Joel A.

    Matzo ball soup

    Joel Antipuesto · January 29, 2013
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  • BlackboardEats

    it’s time to break out of the pastrami-on-rye rut and try the Reuben at Wise Sons Deli. Do the corned beef (or pastrami, if you must), melty swiss cheese, kraut, and Russian dressing on rye.

    BlackboardEats · August 10, 2012
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  • Alex C.

    The best thing about this place is that the lines at Arizmendi's are now much shorter

    Alex Cook · February 26, 2012
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  • Jay M.

    Reuben it.

    Jay Miner · February 21, 2012
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  • Abie H.

    Best pastrami ever. And egg creams. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Abie H · February 18, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Will B.

    The crust on the rye blows my mind.

    Will Bertelsen · May 30, 2013
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  • Anna S.

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

    Anna Schwartz · March 9, 2013
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  • Jason B.

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

    Jason Berland · February 24, 2013
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  • Karla L.

    The waitresses could be nicer...

    Karla Lopez · October 25, 2012
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  • Tasting Table

    Try the legendary Wise Sons’ pastrami sandwich, the matzo brei-- which reminds many of us of Mom’s Saturday-morning version, and the swirling, rich depths of the chocolate babka: Read more

    Tasting Table · July 12, 2012
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  • The Bold Italic

    The pop-up days are over, but the delicious Jewish eats sure aren't. Check their Challah, delish. Read more

    The Bold Italic · March 5, 2012
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  • Stephen B.

    Try the Smoked Sturgeon Croquette - Tasty comfort food--with egg inside? #modern #jewish #deli (via @Foodspotting)

    Stephen Bassman · February 25, 2012
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  • AskMen

    Absolutely everything, from meats to matzo balls, is made from scratch by the owners Evan Bloom and Leo Beckerman. Read more

    AskMen · February 24, 2012
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  • Jessica C.

    Chocolate babka is to die for

    Jessica Choi · August 27, 2011
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  • 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
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  • Mish B.

    Chocolate babka. 'Nuff said.

    Mish B · March 17
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Matt I.

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

    Matt Isanuk · August 11, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Niki B.

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

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  • Ellen B.

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

    Ellen Beldner · June 22, 2013
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  • Zachary R.

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

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

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

    Zachary Reiss-Davis · April 5, 2013
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  • 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
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  • Anton S.

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

    Anton Shuster · February 11, 2013
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  • Stephen F.

    The turnips on the Pickle Plate are a revelation.

    Stephen Fox · January 27, 2013
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  • 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!

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  • 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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  • Jessica C.

    Solid coffee. Nothing uptight and fancy. Good old Mr. Espresso!

    Jessica Choi · September 17, 2012
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  • Norris T.

    The things these guys do with pastrami are magical. Egg cream sodas are good too! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Norris Tran · August 28, 2012
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  • Benny S.

    The ground pastrami burger!

    Benny Soo · August 2, 2012
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  • Bri F.

    Schnitzel Sandwich. Do it.

    Bri Fairley · July 1, 2012
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  • SF Weekly

    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2012 - Reader's Poll - BEST NEW RESTAURANT

    SF Weekly · June 13, 2012
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  • Charlie T.

    They tend to run out of pastrami. Get here early!

    Charlie Taveras · May 11, 2012
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  • Ross F.

    Get the crispy pastrami on anything!!

    Ross Feller · May 10, 2012
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  • Jessica C.

    Try the Babka Cereal (via @Foodspotting)

    Jessica Choi · April 29, 2012
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  • Blake E.

    The challah French toast is delicious, and really too big. Share it with a friend.

    Blake Engel · March 29, 2012
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  • Morgan F.

    The veggie hash is amazing!! Like even meat eaters think it's ANAZING!

    Morgan First · March 16, 2012
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  • Josh T.

    Try the Deli Burger (via @Foodspotting)

    Josh Tretakoff · March 2, 2012
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  • Josh L.

    Bring your goyem friends. Eat too much food. Bathe in the schmaltz.

    Josh L. · February 25, 2012
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  • NPDeMember

    Get the pastrami cheese fris and a pickle plate. Asap

    NPDeMember · February 22, 2012
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  • Lalai L.

    Um achado.... tudo de lamber os beiços

    Lalai Luna · February 23, 2012
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