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Shapiro's Delicatessen

317-631-4041  •  $$
ADDRESS: 808 S Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

CUISINE: Bagels, Breakfast, Dessert, Deli, Sandwiches, Home-style

FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly

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In 1905, Russian immigrants Louis and Rebecca Shapiro opened a tiny grocery in downtown Indy, out of which they began to sell bottled beer when Prohibition ended in the early 1930s. Soon after, customers started asking for sandwiches to go with their drafts. As sandwich sales took off, tables were needed, and before long, the Shapiros had a full-fledged, somewhat-makeshift deli on their hands. Today, diners don't fuss about plastic tables and chairs - they come for the food. Each of the kosher-style kitchens serves some of the best corned beef sandwiches in the Midwest, and the latkes are equally famous. All food, from the matzo ball soup to the potato pancakes, is made daily on site.

 

Kids' menu. Beer available. Serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily.

 

"Shapiro's is best known, and rightly so, for its corned beef sandwich. The vivid red spiced meat is steamy hot, sliced thin and piled high between slices of excellent rye bread. With a couple of latkes (potato pancakes) on the side, you've got a great lunch." - Michael Stern, Roadfood.com, June 10, 2011

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In 1905, Russian immigrants Louis and Rebecca Shapiro opened a tiny grocery in downtown Indy, out of which they began to sell bottled beer when Prohibition ended in the early 1930s. Soon after, customers started asking for sandwiches to go with their drafts. As sandwich sales took off, tables were needed, and before long, the Shapiros had a full-fledged, somewhat-makeshift deli on their hands. Today, diners don't fuss about plastic tables and chairs - they come for the food. Each of the kosher-style kitchens serves some of the best corned beef sandwiches in the Midwest, and the latkes are equally famous. All food, from the matzo ball soup to the potato pancakes, is made daily on site.

 

Kids' menu. Beer available. Serving breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily.

 

"Shapiro's is best known, and rightly so, for its corned beef sandwich. The vivid red spiced meat is steamy hot, sliced thin and piled high between slices of excellent rye bread. With a couple of latkes (potato pancakes) on the side, you've got a great lunch."
- Michael Stern, Roadfood.com, June 10, 2011

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