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DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 1/10/16- 1st Street Deli- Coconut Creek)


***** DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 1/10/16).

One of Jeff Eats’ favorite menu items…

$5.95 (BOWL)

1st Street Deli,
5550 Northwest 40th Street
Coconut Creek
(954) 977-6700
Latest Review: 8/1/2012

Just between you guys and Jeff Eats the 1st Street Deli makes an absolutely terrific-Matzo Ball Soup. If you don’t tell too many people, during the past 3 years- on average- Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate at the 1st Street Deli something like every 6 weeks or so- and everything that we ordered (i.e.- hamburgers, hot dogs pastrami, corned beef, turkey, potato pancakes, chopped liver, tuna salad, chicken salad) was right on the money! The 1st Street Deli is a great looking joint and its service is as pleasant and competent as can be!

By the way when Jeff Eats first ‘reviewed” the joint back on 8/1/12 there was an- Original Brooklyn Water Bagel outlet in the restaurant…that’s no more, the 1st Avenue Deli now has its own (bagels made in house) operation in that space!- Just in case you’re wondering, the bagels that Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats have tried- (everything, plain, onion, sesame) were as good, if not better than the stuff being turned out by most of the bagel joints that dot South Florida’s landscape!

1st Street Deli is open:
Monday – Sunday: 6:30AM – 11AM | Featuring hot, fresh donuts with every dine-in entrée.

Lunch & Dinner
Monday – Sunday: 11AM – 11PM

Late Night
Friday & Saturday: 11PM – 2AM


Posted August 1, 2012
*****1st Street Deli, 5550 Northwest 40th Street, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073, (954) 977-6700.

The 1st Street Deli is located inside the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek in Coconut Creek. Great looking joint, with table/booth/counter seating…looks like a NYC “kosher style” deli circa 1960…in addition, part of the “store” has an- The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company outlet (check Jeff Eats 8/11/09 review for Delray Beach location).

Just so you know, Jeff Eats always treats casino “restaurants” with a jaundiced eye…is the food any good? are the prices outrageous? is this just a tourist trap?

Got some good news for you on 1st Street Deli…

Tried 1st Street Deli the other night for dinner…matzo ball soup (bowl-$4.95), potato pancake appetizer (3 pancakes $5.95), pastrami on rye (with french fries $12.95), salad trio (1-scoop each of chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad-$10.95), 8oz cheeseburger with french fries $11.95)—everything was A-OK! As a point of reference, I know a lot of you guys eat in Too Jay’s Gourmet Deli…the food at 1st Street Deli is better than Too Jay’s stuff (see Jeff Eats’ Too Jay’s review 3/28/09)…as a matter of fact, 1st Street Deli’s food is as good as the stuff served at most of the better bagel joints and New York Kosher Style Delis down here in sunny South Florida. For the record, although very good, 1st Street Deli’s food isn’t quite in the same league (although not by much) as TOP delis like the Pomperdale, Zinger’s or Ben’s (if you like, you can check Jeff Eats’ reviews for these 3 joints, if not, not!) On the pricing front, maybe a “drop” higher here and there-than your favorite bagel joint, but nothing that’s glaring…besides, if you spend the money on food, you won’t have to waste time “losing” it playing the slots—in any event, the Indians are gonna get the cash no matter how you slice it.

Check for menu/prices.

One final thought, if you checked my review on The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company you’d know that it makes some real-good bagels. That said, I think that a bakers dozen at the Casino’s location fetches something like 14 bucks—now that’s a rip-off. One other thing on The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company, the casino’s website says that the “bagel” store is open from 6am-11pm–but when I was there at 9:30pm it “appeared” to be closed and its bagel display bins were totally empty…not good!

1st Street Deli is open 7 days a week 11am-11pm.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Company is open 7 days a week 6am-11pm.

6 Comments to “DISH OF THE WEEK (Sunday- 1/10/16- 1st Street Deli- Coconut Creek)”

  1. Ira G says...

    Their food is very good.

  2. Dan Stanley says...

    Ate there last night, i had pastrami on rye and my wife had turkey on rye. We shared ff and cole slaw. Food was ok but nothing great.

  3. Sylvia North says...

    Last night my husband and I ate at 1st Street before Smokey Robinson’s show. He had corned beef on rye, I had pastrami on rye and we shared ff. We’ve eaten there many times and the food was good and service quite pleasant.

  4. Paul R says...

    Its food is absolute garbage.

  5. Pat V says...

    When 1st Street Deli first opened the food was delicious and its service really good.

    Over the years, 1st has deteriorated into a total mess. The food is lousy and the service stinks. The decor also looks worn.

    The Seminole casino doesn’t have very many restaurants. The Bol is good, NYY is excellent, Sunset is good, Sorrisi is fair. Why it allowed 1st to fall apart is beyond me.

    The other night, my husband and I gave 1st one more try and it was bad news. A pastrami on rye was horrendous. Cold ff fries. Lousy Turkey on rye. Cold sweet potato fries.

    We are done with this one.

  6. Lionel Robinson says...

    When it first opened it was terrific.

    Now, its mediocre at best and very poorly run.

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