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Kush by Stephen's

1000 E. 16th St.
Hialeah, FL 33010-3316
Kush by Stephen's

Photo by Karli Evans


  • Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Full bar
  • Order/delivery via DoorDash, Order/delivery via Postmates, Order/delivery via Uber Eats
  • Lot available, On-street
  • Not Accepted
  • Call restaurant to order/pay, Curbside pickup
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch
Matthew Kuscher (Lokal, Kush, the Spillover) purchased the last of Hialeah’s Jewish delis in 2017 with a mission to keep the tradition alive. He reopened Stephens with a restoration so admirable it makes you feel like you’re stepping back to 1954, when the restaurant was one of four delis on the block. Henderson "Junior" Biggers still slices the pastrami and corned beef to order. A pastrami and corned beef combo sandwich comes on rye, slathered with spicy deli mustard, accompanied by coleslaw and a whole sour pickle. Wash it down with an egg cream, served with a pretzel rod. To make sure the restaurant wasn’t stuck in a time warp, Kuscher revamped the menu, offering his now-famous burgers, alongside a whimsical cocktail menu. At Stephen's, Kuscher pays tribute to the Hialeah of yesteryear while firmly facing the future. Don’t forget to pay your respects to the late Walter Mercado in the ladies’ room, decorated with a giant mural of the beloved astrologer. New Normal: Old-fashioned booths lend themselves equally well to social distancing and date-night canoodling.

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