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Benjies New York Deli

New York Style Delicatessen with Delicious Authentic Recipes at a Great Value

Orange County’s Favorite Spot

To Discover Quality Jewish Food

First opening our doors in 1967, Benjies NY Deli & Restaurant has been a landmark of authentic Jewish food. Our family-owned and operated NY-style deli and restaurant boasts the classics you crave—from bagels and lox and matzo ball soup to pastrami on rye. One of the only old-school Jewish restaurants in Orange County, we pride ourselves in excellent service and unbeatable eats that will leave you feeling like you’re back in Bubbe’s 1960s Brooklyn kitchen.

We are a cornerstone of the North Tustin and Santa Ana communities and widely recognized as a must-experience restaurant in Orange County.

I have been coming here since it opened in 1967, and I will keep coming here, because there is nothing around that compares to the food quality and service.

-Longtime Benjies Patron


Join Us For:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Dessert
  • For a Drink

We feature home style Jewish favorites like matzo ball soup, the best corned beef and pastrami deli style sandwiches, triple deckers, deli platters, a full dinner and breakfast menu with daily and early bird specials. Come into Avenue K and relax in our comfortable bar for all your favorite sports events featured on our 8 satellite TV’s. Family owned and operated.

Southern California’s Famous

Authentic Jewish Deli Near You

Founder Stan Weinstein’s journey began back in the 1940s when he moved from a tiny Brooklyn brownstone to sunny Southern California with a dream of opening an authentic Jewish deli. Benjies is a neighborhood staple for classic Jewish dishes, a place to build memories with family and friends. No matter what you’re celebrating: love, life, or the promise of laughter, Benjies is there to treat you.

Stop by our deli, restaurant, or full bar, or take us home with you. Our catering service allows you to bring the joy of home-cooked Jewish food to the dining room table without the schlep. With a vast menu of classic and contemporary dishes, Benjies has something to satisfy the whole family.

  • 1950’s

    Purchasing Richies Drive-In Restaurant w/roller skating carhops.

  • 1967

    Purchased Squires coffee shop at 1828 N. Tustin Ave. Santa Ana, CA

  • Est. October 8, 1967

    Squires Coffee Shop remodeled and Benjies was opened- where it still is today.

Stoking the Fire

of Tradition

Stoking the Fire

of Tradition


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Updates on Re-Opening for Dine-In


Thank you to all of our Benjies patrons for your continued support and to our dedicated staff that worked non-stop keeping our business alive and well!  We could not have done it without you.  We know that you, our customers, are anxiously awaiting to return to in-seat dining here at Benjies Restaurant.

Governor Newsom has now approved restaurants in Orange County to re-open for dine-in service. However, there will be new Covid-19 Protocols that restaurants must adhere to set forth by the state before reopening.  To meet the new standards, Benjies is working carefully to make sure we complete the 90-point guideline, for the safety of our guests and staff.

Please be patient as we work diligently towards opening our dining room in the safest way possible.  For now we continue to be available for take-out, delivery and curbside pickup.  Please visit our website or touch base on social media for updates in the coming weeks. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to serving you soon, with the safest dine-in experience possible.

We look forward to seeing and serving you soon,

Noriko & Lloyd Weinstein