If you drive down San Tan Blvd in Queen Creek, you're likely to drive past one of the highest rated restaurants in the city, and barely realize it. Tucked convincingly in the back corner of a strip mall sits the “The Deli”. Quietly and out of plain sight. The Deli opens their business every day from 9am-3pm. But don’t let its inconspicuous location fool you. This family run business is very well known amongst the locals and offers some of the highest quality menu items in the area. It’s the kind of place that makes you feel like you’ve found something special.
At The Deli in Queen Creek, most menu items are south of ten dollars and support a nice variety of both warm and cold sandwiches, flatbread pizzas and an impressive breakfast spread.
The Deli supports a quaint dine-in experience with a rural cafeteria type setting with tables and chairs. They also have outdoor seating under a covered patio. Because seating is limited, it’s not a bad idea to allow for some time if you plan on visiting during prime dining hours.
AZ Key Team Recommendations (Ryan Henrickson)
Although I’ve been to The Deli enough times to try a good portion of the menu, I’ve sadly ordered only two different items. I haven’t been able to get past the cuban and reuben sandwiches. Most of the time I get the reuben with a side of Louisiana hot sauce. All sandwiches come with homemade pickles which by themselves make the visit worthwhile. So my recommendation is the reuben sandwich (louisiana hot sauce is optional). The cuban is a close second in my opinion and is popular with many of my fellow foodies, as is nearly every item they’ve tried on the menu.
The Deli is a family run business with two generations of experience. They own another restaurant called The Bistro located on Ellsworth Rd in Queen Creek. The Deli is partnered with a local organic produce farm in San Tan Valley.
Overall, I am very impressed with the Deli as it is one of my favorite places to go in Queen Creek. The staff is always awesome and the menu does not disappoint. Personally, I love the location...because anything this good in life shouldn't come easy!