Elbaum’s Gourmet Deli (Delray Beach)
***** Elbaum’s Gourmet Deli, 13800 Jog Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33484 (561) 921-0619.
Just a bit of history…a number of years ago, a great looking 150-seat “bagel-deli” joint named Lox Around The Clock went through 2-different owners before closing…let’s be kind and say that lousy food and piss-poor service did the joint in. Well…about 3 weeks ago, Lox Around The Clock re-opened with a new name and new owner…Elbaum’s Gourmet Deli.
Last night, I ate dinner at Elbaum’s Gourmet Deli and I got-to-tell you, the food was very good, the service and prices just right.
Elbaum’s is owned/operated by Bob Elbaum…for those who like to know stuff, Bob also owns 2-terrific Bageland “bagel-deli” joints, one in Tamarac and the other in Coral Springs (I’ll tell you about these joints in a future review).
Elbaum’s menu is packed with breakfast dishes, sandwiches, burgers, salads, meat/chicken/fish entrees. There are numerous breakfast-lunch “specials” and complete dinners run $11.99-$16.99…talk about “feeding you”…last night my broiled roumanian $16.99 steak dinner came with bread basket, pickle-health salad bowls, choice of soup/chop liver/salad, choice of 2-sides, dessert and beverage…my wife’s greek-style roasted chicken dinner ran $12.99.
Now about the food…my steak and her chicken were delicious…same goes for the chopped liver, salad, potato pancake and egg barley. I also sampled a couple of pieces of pastrami-corned beef-brisket…and they were all very good. During my meal, I noticed a load of sandwiches and meat platters coming out of the kitchen…Elbaum’s definitely isn’t skimping on portions.
By now…You guys know the “usual” South Florida “bagel-deli” game…loads of food, cheap prices, mediocre food.
Elbaum’s breaks the mold…the food is really good. Elbaum’s is open 7-days a week from 8am-8pm.