Jerry's Famous Deli
12655 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Fax: (818) 766-5555
Jerry's Famous Deli Inc
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Cuisines: Family Style
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: Yes
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Food portions are massive but the food is truly great. Why anyone would chose to go anywhere else at 1am when this is open is beyond me. It's a no brainer for any time of day.
There are multiple locations, but this is my favorite by far. My one complaint is that it is a little bit overpriced, but you get large portions and it is so delicious that I can't complain too much. FIRST off all Jerry's has anything you could POSSIBLY want. Second, the staff there is freaking AWESOME. I can't recall anything wrong in the picture while dining there after nice bowling game. I love their sandwiches (especially the ones made with chicken) and their portions. Your tummy won't be unsatisfied after a nice meal at Jerry's believe me!
01/31/2012Provided by Citysearch -
The foods fine, but overpriced to say the least. Plus the staff doesn't give two cents about you. I called them 15 minutes away while in my car to pick up an order. They put me on hold the entire time. I even walked in with my cell phone still on hold and made it to the front of the take out line (there was 1 guy waiting for food and 2 staff behind the counter) and told them I was the one person still on hold! They didn't care. I even asked the manager what's going on and he just said ""Nothing I can do about it, your here now"". OF COURSE I WAS THERE! THEY NEVER PICKED UP THE LINE WHILE THERE STAFF WAS WAITING AROUND DOING BARELY ANYTHING!
06/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
In the past, when in LA on vacation, we have made it a point to eat at Jerry’s “Famous Deli” on Ventura Blvd in Studio City.
We decided to give Jerry’s a try last night (on Father’s Day) only to find a half empty parking lot. All the other restaurants were overflowing with diners, but Jerry’s was not. That should have warned us, but we decided to give it a try anyway.
The place has a rundown look, the autographed photos on the wall are gone, and the booths are shabby and worn. The place was about 1/3 filled. The bakery and deli selection in the front was sparse.
The “new” menu has changed considerably – much fewer choices and more advertising. The sandwiches (which used to be HUGE) now come in two sizes – LA Size (4 oz) and NY Size (7 oz).
The complimentary appetizer plate (dill pickles and green tomatoes) are no longer served.
We decided to share a corned beef sandwich on rye and split a bowl of their Hungarian Goulash. The goulash (only served on Sundays now) was so over-spiced as to be unedible.
The sandwich looked and tasted like store-bought, served on thin cut light rye. The corned beef was thin and processed and served in a pressed rectangle between the two slices of bread. You had to break up the cube of corned beef and spread out the thinly sliced corned beef to cover the bread. The sandwich was served without a pickle.
The side dishes (cole slaw or potato salad, baked beans or chili) all tasted like something from the supermarket – tasteless and bland.
We asked the waiter if things had changed – he said that the owner had died and the son had taken over.
We quickly finished our sandwich and left.
We would NEVER return nor would we recommend anyone else go to Jerry’s.
02/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I wish I had looked at the reviews before I ate lunch here! I just tried this place for the third and last time! My boss treated us all to lunch and he picked this place or else I would not have eaten here more than once. I ordered the overpriced buffalo chicken sandwich. It was greasy and only came with a bit of wilted lettuce and some soggy fries. No tomato or pickle. I immediately felt sick and had a horrible headache. Now that I read about the MSG content in their food I know why - I am very allergic! Now, about another time I ate at Jerry's, I ordered eggs benedict - one of my favorites. Well, they nearly put me off of eggs benedict forever! Not only was it cold, greasy, and disgusting, but there was a hair in my food! Gross!!
08/26/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Stay away if you care about life as we know it.
I used to love this place. Even went bowling. I'd use this place to have lunch with old friends from Universal Studios. We?d have a great meal, they didn?t rush you, there was always big Deli portions, so you had a nice doggie bag to take home, the dill green tomatoes and pickles were great, and they refilled the tray over and over, and the price was reasonable.
Not anymore! Sometimes it?s best to trust the signs of fate. This place burned down about five years ago, and it took about two years to rebuild it. Something happened. Either they didn?t have enough insurance money, or they got greedy, or the good chefs burned down with the original place, because now, simply said this place is a nightmare! The trademark deli sandwiches look and taste more like something you buy out of desperation at an AM/PM at two in the morning, the food is tasteless and obvious of the lowest quality, and I got the men's room trots from eating the pickles. And two of my lunch guests spent the rest of the day throwing up. Seriously.
My chef salad, which used to be big enough to feed a soccer club, was so small that I actually said to the waitress ?No I think he ordered the dinner salad?. And she said ?No, that?s the chef salad?. I asked her if the chef was Mini-Me.
Point is, Art?s Deli, a great Valley tradition for over fifty years is only two block East on Ventura. Go there. Art is still around. He cares. He loves his customers, and the food shows it. Unlike ?Jerry?, who is obviously an uncaring greedy punk, who just wants to make a quick buck before the Anti-Defamation League closes down his greasy spoon.
01/18/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I got chicken rice soup when I felt sick last week. Soon after I had to rush to the doctor for a shot of Benadryl. There was so much MSG in my soup, I had an allergic reaction - my whole body broke out in hives. That has never happened to me before, ever.
I'm impressed the manager was honest when he later told us the ingredients. Unfortunately, this means I can't recommend the restaurant and I'll never go back.
Jerry's is a fun place to grab something to eat with friends. They are open 24-hours a day and feature both indoor and outdoor seating. The only downside to the place is that it is usually quite busy, which means it is really loud. It is not the place for a romantic meal. Their menu is quite extensive and features something for everyone.
11/18/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Hey what a great place for Hot Pastrami and/ or Cornbeef Sandwiches. Great homemade Matzoh ball Soups. Sometimes food comes out cold and must be turned back and returned to get the sandwich or food right, even if it's busy. In the end, everyones happy. Sooner or later, product will come out hot and fresh on the first time.
10/04/2006Provided by Citysearch -
If you are not hungary and if you dont mind waiting 40 minutes to get cold food that was supposed to be hot, and you don't mind paying 14 dollars for a sandwich that is less than an inch thick, then go to Jerry's Famous Deli in Studio City. Sometimes Jerry's is very good, and sometimes it is very bad. The last time I went it was very bad. Jerry's Famous Deli in Studio City is not a well run business. There are employees everywhere standing around doing nothing, watching tv, counting tips, eating, doing everything except serving food and providing quality service. What a waste of time and money. On the bright side, it's a great place if you are on a diet and have lots of free time to waste.
07/07/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I grew up on Jerry's (half a pastrami on rye, Caesar salad, chicken noodle soup, steak fries are all DELICIOUS) and used to go all the time. But ever since the heinous remodel, I haven't enjoyed it at all. Now, it's cheesy and weird and impersonal, and doesn't feel like a DELI; it feels like a club/doctor's office in Ft. Lauderdale or something. I've officially switched over to Swingers and the 101 and won't go back (unless it's for the pastrami sandwich.. YUM).
01/05/2006Provided by Citysearch -
After having a dismal time at the Jerry's Deli in West Hollywood, I decided to give this one a try. The difference is like night and day! This location has much better service, food and ambiance. Friendly, mature waitstaff. It is also very clean. Crowd was definitely a notch (or two) up from the W. Hollywood locals that haunt the other location. Sure, some people may balk at a $13 sandwich, but we're talking Carnegie / 2nd Ave / Katz-sized sandwiches here: a pound of meat or more. Soups are awesome - especially mushroom barley; a ""cup"" here is about twice the size of a normal bowl of soup. Jerry's ""bowl"" of soup could feed a family. The prices are not bad considering the portions are ridiculously oversized. If you're craving a NY deli-style feast, this is THE place in SoCal to go!
10/10/2005Provided by Citysearch -
This place has the biggest menu I've ever seen, and if for some reason you can't find something you want...just ask the staff. Chances are, if they can, they'll make it for you. The chicken soup here is good, it's not like mama makes, but it's very good. The portions are huge, and we often take home what we can't finish. The bagel chips and pickles are always worth enjoying, as well. It can be loud, crowded and very very busy at this location. Try it during the week...and at an ""off-time"".
08/28/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Price should be $$. It's very good and worth it. Although $11 for a BLT w/ avocado is a bit much, it's very yummy. Lots of tables so the chances of you waiting for a table is slim unless you go on a Saturday or Sunday brunch time. One person will spend about $15 for their meal. But know that you'll be full and probably have leftovers to take. And there's one serve who's super nice & fun!!