Stephen’s Restaurant and New York Style Deli

1000 E. 16th St.
Hialeah, FL 33010-3316
305-887-8863
Stephen’s Restaurant and New York Style Deli

Photo by Karli Evans

Details

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted

Matthew Kuscher (Lokal, Kush, the Spillover) purchased the last of Hialeah's Jewish delis in 2017 with a mission to keep the tradition alive. Nearly two years later, he reopened Stephen's 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. At Stephen's, Kuscher pays tribute to the Hialeah of yesteryear while firmly facing the future. Insider tip: Walk through the back door to find La Cocina, a 40-seat bar decorated with lotto tickets and Caja China labels, and be sure to pay your respects to the late Walter Mercado in the ladies' room, decorated with a giant mural of the beloved astrologer.

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