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Michael's Restaurant & Delicatessen

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Michael's Restaurant & DelicatessenMichael's Restaurant & Delicatessen
BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
Ratings: 34
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 500
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Eatery, Store ]

130 Town Center Rd
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, 19406-2331
United States
phone: (610) 265-3625

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(Place added by: jreitman)
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Reviews by TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

I stopped in here on Easter sunday (owners are Jewish and so they stayed open) the food here is INCREDIBLE, amazing sandwiches, I recommend grabbing some if you come.

As for the beer, incredible selection compared to most places, great microbrew variety with the normal PA representation (Victory, Troeg's, Stoudt's etc.) plus Ommegang and others but the international selection was just as great featuring beers from Thailand, France, Japan, Argentina, and Norway. You just can't find that at all places. Prices were steep but the guy was real nice I had two sixers and he took a beer off each one, which was real nice of him, he didn't have to do that. A word of caution I am not sure how often they rotate their stock, I was concerned to see some bottles from many months ago. To compensate I stuck with beers that got better with age (Victory Storm King Stout and then mostly Belgians).

This is a great place, good food and good selection, prices are expensive, no doubt, but less expensive than me driving to New York, also great that you can buy in singles for trying new beers instead of having to buy a whole goddamn case thanks to PA case laws. Be forewarned that you should check the bottling date of any beer you pick up if you can, other than that this is a good place.

TheDeuce, Apr 17, 2006
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Photo of HoopTime
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%

I am finding it difficult to fathom these reviews, especially after reading reviews of some other places closer to my home -- places that are nowhere as good as Michael's, yet got much higher scores.

Maybe that is a reflection of tougher expectations in the Philly area.

The only negative I can agree with is that some of the beer is pretty pricey. But not really out of line with most other places where they sell singles intended for in-house consumption with a meal.

They probably need a better marketing plan, with a way to distinguish between takeout pricing for six-packs and perhaps bombers -- especially warm ones -- and in-house beers.

But aside from the prices of some of the beers, this place is outstanding. The beer selection is great. I have always been able to pick up stuff there that I cannot find in the Harrisburg area. I have seen other comments about freshness, but I have never bought anything out of date there.

The food is tremendous. The menu has a wide variety that makes it a family favorite since the kids and the grown-ups can each always find something they like.

Personally I am quite fond of their hoagies. And their cabbage soup is pretty damned good, too.

I always recommend this place to friends who go to King of Prussia shopping, etc., or who have other reason to be in the area (it is also our go-to stop on the way home from the shore).

HoopTime, Sep 12, 2011
Photo of tone77
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%

Reading some of the recent reviews, I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this place. I must say I was pleasently surprised. The coolers included a good variety of micro's and imports, all available as singles, a rarity here in PA. There were beers on their website that were not here, but overall I was impressed. The store was clean and well kept, I did not try any of the food from the deli. The staff was friendly and helpful. As for the prices, before I started shopping I asked if their was a discount on mixed 6 packs. I was told that I could by 5 beers and get the 6th on free. Upon checking out the cashier just looked at my 2 six packs and said $15 each. The total of my 12 beers individually was $41.75. So overall the prices were about on par for PA, high by MD or DE standards. In closing I enjoyed shopping here and plan to come back.

tone77, Dec 26, 2009
Photo of gibby
3/5  rDev -18.9%

I went here for lunch with my manager in early sept. The food is very tasty, I had a matzo ball soup and pastrami on rye. Love the pickle bar too but unfortunately I am not reviewing the food.

The beer is another story. The selection is ok but the prices are outrageous!!! They wanted $31 for a 12 pack of great lakes, $19 for a 4 pack of dfh 90 min and many, many $4-6 singles on hand of normally low prcied beer. I guess if you dont know prices this would be an ok stop for beer but I would NEVER pay for beer here. Mainly b/c I shop around and know how high the prices are here.

gibby, Oct 01, 2009
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Michael's Restaurant & Delicatessen in King of Prussia, PA
85 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.