Roscoe's Famous Deli
116 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92832
I have been hearing from friends about Roscoe's for years, but it took an email from a reader, to give me the extra nudge to get me to go, (thanks Mary). Roscoe's is owned by the same guy that owns Heroe's and they also have a Roscoe's location in Chino Hills. Let's step inside and check out the sandwiches.
We showed up on a Saturday night, about six o'clock. There were a few people in the newly expanded restaurant. As this was our first time here, we later found out that they have recently took over a business next door, to create more room. After some initial confusion on where to order, we stepped up to the deli counter and made our selections.
This titan of a sandwich, which is actually named the Titan, was Katie's choice for the evening. This sandwich consisted of Turkey, Pastrami, and Swiss on Rye with Russian Dressing. Katie exclaimed, "This was the best
deli sandwich I have ever had!" She liked the simplicity of it, the fact that there was no lettuce or tomato, so you were forced to focus on the mountain of meat. I liked the contrast between the two meats. The saltiness of the pastrami, and the smoothness of the turkey. You could also tell how fresh the meat was. Very good sandwich.
For my sandwich at Roscoe's, I went with the Reuben "Castillo". I chose corned beef to go along with the sauerkraut, Swiss, Russian dressing, and rye bread. This rye bread was pillowy soft, and had a great mild texture, and stood up to the wetness of the sandwich well.. The corned beef was cooked, just like Mom's. One of the best Reuben's I have had in awhile.
The sides at Roscoe's are okay. They are meant to enhance the sandwich, and for the most part they do that. The Potato Salad was probably the best out of the three sides we had. The egg was very evident, and the potatoes were cooked well. The Macaroni Salad was fair, but I am not one to be excited by macaroni salad. The Coleslaw was nothing to get excited over either, but it was better than the macaroni salad.
Katie and I have made other trips to downtown Fullerton recently, and it has taken all of our willpower not to go back to Roscoe's to try another sandwich. The sandwiches are that good. The atmosphere had a cool vibe also. Kind of a sports bar, mixed with a rock and roll crowd. I had heard that bikers frequent the place, but we did not see any when we were there. We will definitely be back to try more of their sandwiches.
Out of five admirals, (because the mascot for the Milwaukee Admirals is named Roscoe), five being best to zero being worst, Roscoe's Famous Deli receives three solid admirals.
For more information on Roscoe's Famous Deli, click here: http://www.roscoesfamousdeli.com/fullerton/