The Best American Restaurant Rivalries of All Time

Everyone knows how to spot a beloved neighborhood restaurant. The décor probably hasn’t been updated in a decade or more, there are faded photos advertising their wares outside, but even with all that, there’s usually a line out the door.

Most neighborhoods in this country are blessed with a restaurant that makes all their favorites, but some neighborhoods are more bountifully blessed than others, and residents can choose between two neighborhood restaurants, each of whom claim to be the best. Some of these restaurant rivalries have gained national attention, with people all over the country taking sides.

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    Today, we’re here to bring you some info on the restaurants battling it out for neighborhood domination.

    Pastrami: Katz’s Deli vs. Second Avenue Deli

    New York City’s classic delicatessens are still going strong, fueled by tourism dollars, as well as their resident patrons who usually slide in for take out on their way home from work.

    Two of the most famous NYC delis are Katz’s Deli, on East Houston Street in the East Village, and Second Avenue Deli, on East 33rd and 2nd Avenue, toward Midtown. Both serve up legendary pastrami sandwiches, and have been battling it out since the 50s, when Second Avenue Deli first opened its doors.

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    Overall, both sandwiches are excellent, but people who want more pastrami tend to choose Katz’s for their thick, hand-sliced meat.

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