Old-school, NYC-style deli staple serving hearty sandwiches & other eats in a plain space.
Came by to try out their Italian beef on a Monday around 2 pm. They were pretty empty except for some nice elderly ladies sitting down and playing what appeared to be a large number of scratchers to see if it was their lucky day. I was quickly served by a bunch of the deli workers, who seemed like nice dudes and passed my along their assembly line for serving customers. My Italian beef came out super quickly too. It was great, but not perfect. I especially liked watching my chef vigorously dip my sandwich in the background, and I really appreciated the extra effort he put into making it as juicy as possible. The giardiniera was also probably some of the best I’ve ever had – perfectly spicy, wonderfully crunchy, and with that beautiful pickle-y flavor – I could tell it was probably extremely fresh. But the beef… Even with such wonderful juice, and some pretty good quality beef, I just felt like it wasn’t as beef-ey flavor that I would have liked. The juice ended up just adding like an extra bit of salt flavor that wasn’t necessarily that much more interesting. But still, a great Italian beef overall. So I really liked this place! I think if I lived nearby this could become a regular spot for me. The only other issue I see is the price, which was was almost $10 for my sandwich, making this place maybe not be as worth it as some other places with cheaper prices. But definitely check this place out if you’re nearby and want some good deli eats!
This place was sooo tasty! It reminded me of NYC bagels which I miss so much. This place is made to order and when I went it wasn’t too busy. The flavor of the sandwich was delicious and spot on. The hash browns were huge and complimented the bagel sandwich. I’d def recommend coming here if you’re around the area for a quick and tasty breakfast!
Serving huge portions, Manny’s has been serving the Southside for decades. I hadn’t been in a long while and decided to revisit. I’ve been on a pastrami kick since having an amazing sandwich at Hershel’s Eastside Deli Philly. They said addicts are constantly chasing the euphoric rush of their first hit, but it’s impossible to duplicate. I’m beginning to wonder if HEDP ruined sandwiches for me. I’ve had respectable pastrami/corned beef sandwiches here in Chicago, but none nearly as good. Publican Quality Meats has perfectly cooked pastrami, but it’s cold and not offered as a sandwich. Fumare’s in The French Market is good, but can be dry and overcooked. Manny’s is of lower quality than the aforementioned meat purveyors, but the sandwich will get the job done. Not a bad option by any means, but I wouldn’t make a special trip.
The ultimate Reuben. Thought I would give it a try. Flavor is okay, but not impressed with portion size. 10.00 sandwich for something smaller than the palm of my hand. I have tried them twice and each time disappointed.
This place is so tacky! It was a beautiful autumn day, and I was in the mood for chili. After calling a few places, I decided to try Morry’s. This was my first time here, so I was really hoping I would like it so I could come back again. I asked about the sandwiches, and the first person working there wasn’t very helpful. I asked about hot sandwiches and he mentioned he could “microwave” what otherwise was not normally served hot. No thanks. I’ll stick with the chili. I ordered a large chili with cheese. They charge extra for cheese, and it amounted to almost $10. Overall I found the atmosphere dull. But I was focused on making my final decision based on the quality of the chili. I get to the register, and the next person working there is kind of rude, blurting out “What’s up?!?!” which I found out of place. After I paid and received my chili, I asked for extra crackers. The size of the large chili was pretty big. I was barely given me more, so I asked again for more crackers please. This person complained and had a negative attitude about it. I couldn’t believe it. We’re talking about saltine crackers here. I was shocked yet amused that something so trivial caused such rude treatment of a customer. I almost lost my appetite. I concluded they are just rude in general, because when I called earlier about the chili the person I spoke with over the phone wasn’t very nice either. The chili turned out to be average. I like that they make such a huge portion. I will never go back. I really wanted to like this place and come again. They need to work on their manners. I’m disappointed. I hope they treat people
Morrys is a very cool, historic, Chicago landmark. It definitely gives you that traditional deli type of feel like you see in movies. Your food is cooked to order and always fresh. I think they are a little overpriced for what they are but, it is good. I think their breakfast is better than their lunch/dinner, contrary to popular belief.
I really enjoyed the hot roast beef even tho it was a little overpriced at $9 ($7 would have been more appropriate). The pickle wasn’t super dill but it was fairly dill. As for the interior of the establishment, it was decent. Only thing I didn’t like was the absence of Wi-Fi, despite my phone picking up a signal. Other than that Morry’s isn’t a bad spot in Hyde Park to pick up a quick lunch.
We planned on grabbing dinner here tonight, but they decided to close 20 minutes early, so I guess that’s not happening!
Wow! I didn’t stay away long enough. Fake corn beef…reshaped, reformed! What happened to the kosher corn beef. New owner…get a new name. I was so disappointed!
I have passed this deli many times and finally decided to try it out. It’s great! My corned beef sandwich was prefect. The pickle was good as well. No five stars because the price is high for the size of the sandwich, a little disappointing. I’ll still go back when I am in the neighborhood.