Food & Drink

Get a Taste Of Deli at Lou’s Deli Detroit

Lou’s Deli in Detroit is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for an authentic, old-fashioned deli. This family-owned restaurant has been serving mouthwatering sandwiches, soups, and sides for decades. The atmosphere at Lou’s Deli is warm and welcoming, with a vintage feel that transports you back to the golden age of delis.

As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by the mouthwatering aroma of freshly-baked bread and deli meats. The restaurant has a cozy, casual feel with a mix of vintage and modern decor. The walls are adorned with pictures of famous visitors, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia that give the place a sense of history. The staff is friendly and welcoming, making you feel like part of the family from the moment you walk in the door.

Lou’s Deli has something for everyone. Their sandwiches are the star of the show, with a wide variety of options. The pastrami sandwich, in particular, is a customer favorite. Thinly sliced, tender pastrami piled high on rye bread and topped with melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing is sure to satisfy any deli lover. Another fan favorite is the Reuben sandwich, made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing on rye bread.

They also offer a variety of soups, salads, and sides. Their chicken noodle soup is a customer favorite, made with a rich, flavorful broth and tender chunks of chicken. The matzo ball soup is also a must-try, with fluffy matzo balls and plenty of veggies in a savory broth. The sides are also noteworthy, with options like hand-cut fries, onion rings, and coleslaw.

There are veggie sandwiches and salads for those looking for vegetarian options. It is a delicious and healthy option, made with avocado, cucumber, tomato, lettuce, and sprouts on whole wheat bread. The Greek salad is also a great choice for vegetarians, with a mix of fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and feta cheese.

My Experience at Lou’s Deli Detroit

I came in for lunch on a snowy Tuesday afternoon, looking for something delicious to eat while I waited for my next class. The entire menu looked appetizing, and I just could not choose! It took me a while to make up my mind, so if you want to pick something out before you go (or order delivery for a group), here is a copy of the menu.

I finally made up my mind to go with the Russian Snowshoe hot sandwich (which is turkey, Swiss cheese, coleslaw, and Russian dressing all on Rye bread) with the tomato basil cream soup. They have an awesome ½ sandwich, ½ soup deal for $8.50. And by ½, I mean plenty. It felt like a whole sandwich and a whole bowl of soup- can’t beat that!

The sandwich was delicious, but the soup was something else. I hate tomatoes. Really hate them. My brother used to have to pay me to eat them. But for some strange reason, on that day, I felt like tomato cream soup. And now I want more every day! That’s how good it was.

And so fast! I barely had to wait to start eating. Perfect for that quick bite when you only have half an hour between appointments.

The restaurant is a cozy little place to eat that bowl of soup and catch up with a friend, which is what everyone there was doing while I was there. And now I can’t wait to take a friend there and try a new sandwich.


At Lou’s Deli, each dish is meticulously crafted to perfection, using only the freshest ingredients sourced from local farmers and suppliers. The menu showcases a tempting array of options that cater to diverse tastes and dietary preferences. From classic deli favorites like hearty sandwiches packed with flavorful fillings to delectable salads bursting with vibrant ingredients, there’s something for everyone at Lou’s Deli.

CORNED BEEF : $11.75
PASTRAMI : $11.75
TURKEY : $11.75
SALAMI : $11.75
HAM : $11.65
GRILLED CHICKEN (with lettuce) : $11.75

Don’t miss their signature dishes, such as the submarine sandwiches, made with hand-carved, perfectly seasoned meat, or the refreshing avocado and quinoa salad, a delightful medley of textures and flavors.

Location & Hours

Lou’s Deli is located in the heart of downtown Detroit and is open seven days a week. The restaurant also accepts call-ahead seating, so you can call ahead, and they will have your table ready when you arrive.

6 Mile Location
8224 W McNichols Rd
Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 861-1321

Mon-Wed: 10:00am-1:00am
Thur: 10:00am-1:30am
Fri-Sat: 10:00am-2:30am
Sun: 12:00pm-1:00am
7 Mile Location
19440 W 7 Mile Rd
Detroit, MI 48219
(313) 538-0274

Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 12:45 am
Thur: 10:00 am - 1:15 am
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 2:15 am
Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:45 am

Customers rave about the food and atmosphere at the restaurant. One satisfied customer said, “I’ve been coming to Lou’s Deli for years, and it never disappoints. The pastrami sandwich is out of this world, and the chicken noodle soup is the best I’ve ever had.” Another customer stated, “The service at Lou’s Deli is always friendly and attentive. The food is always fresh and delicious. I love the vintage atmosphere and the feeling of stepping back in time.”

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Lou’s Deli Detroit is a must-visit destination for authentic, deli-cious deli food. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, with a vintage feel that transports you back to the golden age of delis. The menu offers something for everyone, with a wide variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and sides. The location and hours are convenient, and the customer service is always friendly and attentive.

Whether you’re craving a classic pastrami or corned beef sandwich, a bowl of comforting chicken noodle soup, or a fresh and healthy veggie sandwich, they has something for everyone.

A final recommendation, don’t forget to save some room for a delicious dessert, like the classic New York-style cheesecake or the traditional apple strudel.

So next time you’re in Detroit and looking for a delicious and satisfying meal, be sure to stop by Lou’s Deli. You won’t be disappointed! It’s the perfect place to enjoy a casual lunch, a quick bite, or even a hearty dinner with friends and family.

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Growing up in Detroit, Lindsey is a Michigan State University alumnus. She feels incredibly lucky to live in Detroit, and much more, to spend her days promoting the Detroit area as a travel destination.