POLL: What's Your Favorite Deli?

What's a great place to get sandwiches where you live?

Perhaps it's the fresh bread, savory meats and cheeses or homemade salads?

Maybe it's the personality of the folks behind the counter.

But everybody has a deli that's special to them. I mean, it's New Jersey after all.

Maybe you like to get pastrami on rye, mozzarella and prosciutto, or fresh turkey on a roll.

But whatever you order, you keep going back there for a reason.

This week, share with us the name of your favorite deli. And, if you like, tell us why you like it in the comments section. We'll publish the results on Friday. And, in the meantime, bon appetit!

profwilliams May 14, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Alan's Ave. Deli The sandwiches are named after Montclair Streets!! Can't get more local than than a "Claremont on Rye, with a side a slaw."
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 10:35 AM
I'll add it Prof!
Andrew Wander May 14, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Just Sandwiches in Glenridge "It's an institution" You'll feel like you're in a FRIENDLY sandwich shop in New Hamphire. Yet you are 2 minutes from Montclair on Bloomfield. Visit, you'll be back. Andrew Wander Montclair
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Added it!! Anything else?? Please vote everyone! Pass around the poll. We'll do an article highlighting the winners on Friday.
Jon Eklund May 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Jackie's Grillette in Upper Montclair village --- Everything they make is extraordinary and their Big Bang may be the best sandwich ever concocted.
Carl Ben Witzig May 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM
Sandwiche Theory, Valley UM, very creative
Scott Kessler May 14, 2012 at 12:36 PM
I like Little's Phil's and Rosario's (in Watchung Plaza)! Little Phil's has a lot of great things to try (from sandwiches to cookies). Rosario's has some super Italian food, notably meats and cheeses, and should be included in the poll.
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM
All added! Now vote everyone! Obviously there are lots of great delis in Montclair.
Dan May 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Little Phils, great food, bad locale....when the other use real chicken cutlets, let me know.
steve jones May 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Watchung Deli has good salads but I am done buying sandwiches there (other than Benny Macs for my son). I recently ordered roast beef and cheddar cheese here there and I'm not kidding you there were two slices of cheese and three slices of meat. About 1/4 inch of meat/chees on the roll. Uh, not for $8. Rosarios is the way to go. Long live the Rocky Balboa.
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Is Samba a deli though? I would think it's more of a sit down restaurant.
Tama Flynn May 14, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Samba is a sit down restaurant, and a really nice one at that, but his breakfast and lunch delivery orders are voluminous. I go in quite often during the week for a late breakfast/early lunch and the phone never stops ringing for delivery orders. His food is fresh and the service is wonderful. Tama Flynn
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 03:45 PM
Thanks Tama.. I think Samba is fantastic.. but I don't think I'd classify it as a deli..
Karen C. May 14, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Grove St. Deli - old school Italian.
Louis Fontana May 14, 2012 at 07:47 PM
You will not find a better meatball provolone sub than Just Sandwiches. Rosario's is also quite good.
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Thanks Louis..
Matt May 14, 2012 at 09:33 PM
I'd cast a vote for Cafe Clair, in Watchung Plaza, right next door to Mr. Dino's. Great subs, good portions and a friendly staff make for a good experience. They're the only sandwiches I'll get in town anymore.
Shelley Emling (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 09:34 PM
I will have to check them out Matt.
James SImpson May 15, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I'll add a vote for Jackie's Grillette. Excellent sandwiches
Kelly McDonald May 16, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Not only is the food at Watchung Deli great, there couldn't be nicer group of owners. They are a Montclair institution--so glad to seem them leading the pack here.
ShoreGoodStuff August 17, 2012 at 04:02 PM
We love Cafe Claire too , Matt! Especially their roast beef sandwiches!! Always fast, friendly and reasonable prices!! Can't be beat. Large selection of beverages in fridge cases.


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