Canter's Deli has been an LA Landmark since 1931. We are a family owned and operated delicatessen for3 generations and take great pride in offering anauthentic deli-style experience, unparalleled anywhereon the west coast. Canter's Deli is one of California's oldest delis. Located in Los Angeles' Miracle Mile District -the heart and soul of the entertainmentindustry - Canter's Delicatessen is a third- generation family-run business whose ownershave an intense pride in their deli and a hands-on work ethic. It all began in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1924. After losing a deli in the 1929 stock marketcrash, Ben Canter and his two brothers moved to California with just $5 in their pockets. Eager to succeed, they opened up a Canter Brother's Delicatessen in 1931 in Boyle Heights, the Jewish center of Los angeles. When the character of the neighborhood changed, Ben Canter's daughter, Selmo Udko, and her then husband, Harold Price, partnered with Ben Canter and his wife, Jennie, to purchase a prime location at 439north Fairfax Avenue. And instead of calling itcanter's Brothers they called it canter'sfairfax. In 1953 this new team purchased the old Esquire Theatre at 419 North Fairfax and moved Canter's Deli just up the street to thelarger location. For over seventy-five years now this third-generation family-owned business has servedfood to locals, tourist, and celebrities alike. With its Art Deco décor and its trademarkautumn leaves ceiling, this hangout has hardly changed in its over half century at itscurrent location. As Sheryll Bellman wrote in her book, Americas Great Delis: "You wouldn't think that Los Angeles could have a deli rival to New Yorks, but for thosewho know and love the deli culture and appreciate all that it evokes, this place isheaven. Voted the #1 Best Pastrami by thelos Angeles Times, Canter's Deli sandwiches are always served on rye, unless you ask forsomething else, but dont do that! Madefamous For Its corned beef and pastramisandwiches Canter's Deli boasts of servingthe best quality food at reasonable prices. . Tour buses stop here, and many tourists eathere as well, but the real heart and soul ofthis deli are the locals who have never movedfrom the neighborhood and the stars who slipin here incognito for a late night nosh. Canter's Deli is a place of solace, and theycome for the old-fashioned Jewish food thatreminds them of their past. Open 24 hoursand only closed on Jewish holidays, you cancome here anytime for a delicious taste ofyesterday. "Canter's Has also become a favorite whistlestop for hot political contests. Mayor Bradley, Governor Deukmejian, Rudy Giuliani, and billsimon have gone from booth to boothintroducing themselves to our customers. And with CBS studios just up the block, celebrities frequent Canter's every day. Our catering department caters to manytelevision shows and movies, as well ascatering their wrap parties. Over the years, many celebrities have passedthrough our doors. In the 5s Marilyn Monroeand Arthur Miller ate here, as did Jack Bennyand Elizabeth Taylor. Other celebrity noshersinclude Sydney Poitier, Mel Brooks, wiltchamberlain, Charlene Tilton, Brooke Shields, Jacqueline Bisset, Catherine Oxenberg, johntravolta, Prince, Stevie Wonder, buddyhackett, Olivia Newton John, Muhammad Ali, Monty Hall, Bill Cosby, David brenner, rodney Dangerfield, Dick Van Dyke, shellywinters, Elizabeth Montgomery, The cars, henry Winkler, and Greg Morris. Theproducer of Miami Vice, Michael Mann, wrotehere for hours at a time when he was writingfor Vegas. The Neil Simon movie, "I Ought tobe in Pictures", with Walter Matthau wasfilmed here. Many celebrities who prefer to go"incognito" sneak in around 3: am for a latenight nosh! Canter's Is also part of the larger Los Angelescommunity having received numerous awardsfrom such institutions as the City of Hope, appreciation letters for outstanding anddedicated service, and letters from jerrylewis and the Muscular dystrophyassociation thanking Canters for donatingfood. Canter's Delicatessen continues to be a losangeles landmark and late night hot spot, and, with the 23 addition of Canter's Deliat Treasure Island in Las Vegas, we arecommitted to bringing the best delicatessenfood to our noshers on the famed Las vegasstrip and to Dodger fans at Dodger stadium. Significant Dates in Canter's History: 1924 Canter's begins as a family-run business in Jersey City, New Jersey 1931 Canter Brothers move themselves and their business to Boyle Heights, a suburb of Los Angeles. 1948 Canter's Moved to the Miracle Mile/ Fairfax district of Los Angeles 1953 The Esquire Theater is transformed into the current location of Canter's 1959 Canter's grows and expands into another room 1961 The Kibitz Room opens, adding a full cocktail lounge to Canter's Delicatessen. 23 Canter's Expands across state lines with a Canter's Deli opening in Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. 28 Canter's Continues to expand with a stand opening at Dodger Stadium.