Slyman's Restaurant, Cleveland
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Slyman's Restaurant

Sandwich Place
Mon6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tues6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wed6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thu6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Fri6:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Open since 1963, Slyman's is living proof that old-school New York-style delis exist -- and are doing more than fine -- beyond the confines of the Eastern seaboard. Salt-smacked corned beef is stacked 6in high on two slices of rye on a sandwich that would give the cats at Katz's pause, while hot brisket makes a similar tower, though we'd be lying if we didn't say it somehow becomes better when given the Reuben treatment. And yes, the pastrami would make a New Yorker's knees buckle.