Josh's Deli

9517 Harding Ave.
Surfside, FL 33154
Critics' Pick
Best Of


  • Daily 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Not even New York delicatessens are as authentic as Josh's. It's amazing to see thick cuts of house-cured pastrami gleaming with moisture and capped with ribbons of fat. The Angus brisket is cured for ten days, smoked, and then steamed; it evokes a smoky flavor (with a hint of sweetness) that puts it on a peppery par with great barbecue. The corned beef is cured, braised, thickly sliced Angus brisket cut into juicy, chewy slices — miles apart from the thin, pallid, fat-free strands of meat that nowadays pass for an original cut. All sandwiches come on thin slices of seed-flecked rye bread spread with dazzling yellow mustard — like everything else, made on the premises. All the meats and all the fish are cured and/or smoked in-house. Owner Josh Marcus makes the sour pickles too, as well as the chopped liver, the stuffed cabbage, the gefilte fish, and even the bagels, which are crazy (in a good way). Miami doesn't have another deli like this one, and neither do most other cities.

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