Buffalo Deli (Belltown)

2123B First Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 728-8759

Categories: Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • This Belltown lunch staple offers all your standard deli delights, with the majority of praise directed at the French dip sandwich, rumored to be the best in the whole goddamned town.
  • Features: Cheap Eats
  • Cuisine: Deli/Sandwiches
  • Serving Hours: Daily 10 am-5 pm
  • Price Range: $

Average Rating:
  • 2.50000/5 Stars.
Reviews/Comments (11) RSS

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Just OK.

The sandwiches would taste a 100 times better if they were not so damned expensive. They are tasty and all, but sheesh...who wants to spend $8 plus tip on a some bread and meat??
Posted by massyave on March 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM · Report this


No Management present. Slow service, stale bread, expensive. Oh well. Soups passable. Again, to damn expensive for a quick eat. Cookie and coffee ok. Keep walking, better value for your money in Belltown.
Posted by Rick on January 17, 2009 at 7:20 PM · Report this
Bova's Deli on 7th and Pennsylvania. (884-1506). Call ahead and place your order for pickup (not the greatest neighborhood). Great sandwiches - you MORE than get your money's worth!
Posted by J on October 16, 2008 at 7:01 AM · Report this


Had a 'warm' pastrami sandwich with swiss cheese. What I got was a below average sandwich heated a few degrees above room temperature on crappy rye bread slathered with a little mayo that supposedly contained horseradish. $8.50+.
Posted by Sandwich Hunter on October 8, 2008 at 3:09 PM · Report this


I haven't been there in a few months but it's always been my favorite sandwich shop in Seattle. The bread is delicious, meats are high quality, and the chocolate chip cookies are good too.
Posted by Big_Worm on January 4, 2008 at 9:10 AM · Report this


The Buffalo Deli is Ok, not what I consider a great lunch place, but a place to call in take out, or if you can find a seat outside on a nice day sit and eat your meal there. Sandwiches are huge, most are pretty good but considering the price they should be exceptional. The soups worthy but what soup is not on a cold damp day? Service is sometimes slow, but they do deliver. I think they do take credit cards but I always pay cash anyway. If you work nearby the deli is convenient. It's realy not a place you would go out of your way for. The place is expensive.
Posted by pauline on January 2, 2008 at 6:23 PM · Report this


The home-made soups - YUMMY!! the Chicken matzo-ball soup is the BEST IN TOWN!! This is a BUFFALO NY deli all the way!! The portions are huge--enough for 2 meals. LOVE IT! And, they certainly DO TAKE CHARGE CARDS
Posted by Laura on December 19, 2007 at 2:25 PM · Report this

Nothing Great- And certainly NOT a NYC deli;

Big sandwiches though 2 out of the five had what I considered stale bread. My reasoning that is why their french dip is so popular, with the au-jus all over the bread it's a hard call to tell if it's fresh! My opinion is the place is expensive for the quality. Service was slow on ALL five occasions. The coffee and cookie where actually good.This place is mostly a take out place with slow service. There are better values in Seattle.
Posted by David Getter on October 15, 2007 at 8:13 AM · Report this

Costly & Crappy

Stale bread, grey meat, cold meatloaf, sandwich with no sauce, VERY medicore coffee? VERY expensive. THEY DO NOT TAKE CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS! Evidently not a legitimate establishment. Better places in my lovely city/SEATTLE to spend your $$$.
Posted by Linda Herwog on October 11, 2007 at 6:37 PM · Report this

It's just OK

This is not a NYC deli. There are better corn beef and pastrimi in Seattle. Soups are ok, salads large, try the egg salad. VERY costly by Seattle standards. You can find better service and food in this town.
Posted by justin page on August 15, 2007 at 7:01 PM · Report this

Best deli in seattle

It's hard to call anything in Seattle a deli if you've ever been to NY, but this place is v. good. It has a large selection of sandwiches and the pastrami is good. There is almost nowhere to sit - couple of seats inside and if it's warm about three tables for two outside (sitting on busy 1st ave is no thrill, but it is outside which is nice). I'm giving it 4 stars but not so much in absolute terms as in relative Seattle Deli terms.
Posted by Charles on May 24, 2007 at 8:13 AM · Report this

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