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Norton's Pastrami and Deli - Milpas
No longer in business
Opened: 2011-07 Closed: 2014-11

226 S. Milpas St, Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 965-7575

Reviews by the General Public

Always satisfies. Comfy outdoor seating, great staff., 8/18/2014
Reviewer: Hugh from Santa Barbara, CA
I don't eat red meat but pastrami is the exception. I've had one every place in SB or Goleta. The Habit's is passable and MaMa's is very good too. Norton's always rings that little bell in my head. It is my special treat to myself on occasion.I dunno, I may like it better then Brent's, tough call. I mostly have the pastrami cheese on a roll instead of rye bread. The Reuben is also good as is the Pastrami dip. Shhh, don't tell the owner but the sandwiches here are a little bit bigger. I am a nut for potato salad, it's not as good here as the Figueroa location but it's still potato salad. Fancy sodas sell for the same as a brand can so grab a Weinhard's creme soda, ask for some brown mustard and extra napkins. do not forget the pickles! Usually a nice cool breeze and the sound of baseball bats connecting. Always parking when I go after 1pm. I love it.

Very dissppointed, 7/27/2014
Reviewer: Charlotte from Goleta
This place is known for their Pastrami/Reubens. We were very disappointed in the meh.. Sandwiches. First of all, how dare they not grill the bread! Anemic toasted bread that does not hold up to the saurkraut and hot meat. The meat on both sandwiches were over cooked, dry. The Russisn dressing was so insipid and had to scrape it off. This all just added to my distain for this place. Meanwhile, the oh so bored staff had no sense of urgency or care for that matter. The manager? Big guy with a lousy disposition should not be in hospitality industry. When I told him the rickety tables were all dirty and if someone would clean tables... Didn't happen. We were the only people there! I'll never go back. Which is a shame because my kids love going to the batting cages and we love the idea of grabbing a bite while we are there. The place is empty for a reason... No care whatsoever.

Huge disappointment, 7/18/2014
Reviewer: Susan from Lompoc, CA
Went last month and felt like our business was not important. One of the owners was managing the register and obviously did NOT want to be there. Big guy who had a major frown and interrupted our order to talk to an employee without excusing himself. Food was okay but would never return based upon the jerk that waited on us.....guess he resented what he was doing. The big guy who took our order may be one of the owners (sad). We did not feel welcome and interrupted us while placing our order without excusing himself. Not sure why this very sullen man was so negative that day. Custer service is SO important. Will not return to this or the original location. Will spread the word to save people $$ from something that was on T.V. sad doggy!

Friendly staff, good food, 6/11/2014
Reviewer: Spencer from Santa Barbara, CA
The staff is always friendly, the food is always warm and tasty and served up pretty quick. The shared parking lot with the batting cages is never very full aside from maybe Saturday afternoon lunch hour. Really fun to get a tasty sandwich, fries a drink and then go hit some baseballs right after.

similar to downtown, alas, 1/9/2012
Reviewer: Chris C from Santa Barbara, CA
The Milpas Norton's tastes like the original. For some that might well be a plus. But while the first couple of bites are OK, we found their sizable portions of grilled pastrami on two equally sizably-priced sandwiches so salty and greasy it ultimately became inedible. (They also have corned beef and other lighter dishes including salads which we'd try if we were to go back.) Modest portion of fries was boring - not easy to do with fries - at an extra cost. Two small round slices from a once-large pickle as garnish. Ketchup and mustards in packets. Decent assortment of bottled drinks, and ice water - which is needed for the sodium OD.

Good for a pastrami crave, 7/29/2011
Reviewer: Glenn from Buellton
Good for your pastrami fix. Sad Arturo's is gone though. This place is next to the batting cages on Milpas(same parking lot) swing some then eat here(or Habit a 1/2 block up). Give your arteries a rest though after eating here. Fountain drinks would have been nice. Its a bit pricey. Same owner from original place is here. Two partners own the chain I think.

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