Hoboken on Rye Kosher deli closes

Hoboken on Rye Doomed out of business jewish deliOne Hoboken411 reader tipped us off this evening that “Hoboken on Rye is toast.”

“Wow,” I thought how could that be? Hoboken on Rye (164 First St.) seemed to have positive reviews, and even a strong sentiment for “The way it used to be: At Hoboken On Rye, we specialize in all your favorite Kosher style deli classics, like towering hot pastrami and corned beef sandwiches, knishes, potato pancakes (latkes!), matzo ball soup and more. Come visit us today and experience the Kosher style deli tradition.”

I asked the reader that maybe “sandwiches” are not trending so well these days (perhaps because low-carb living?)

Well they strongly disagreed – and said that “every sandwich shop in Hoboken is packed to the gills! This might have had more to do with that they ran a rather sloppy operation, and had sporadic, unreliable hours.”

Oh well. Maybe they’re just taking a vacation? Where will you get your corned beef now?

Hoboken on Rye doomed in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken on Rye hopes to open this weekend!

2/28/2012 Update:

Stopped by Hoboken on Rye (164 1st St.) this week – and found out they’re hoping to open just in time for Hoboken Lepre-Con this Saturday.

Their main focus if they can get everything lined up is to go all-out with kosher hot dogs during the anticipated drunk-fest.

You might want to call ahead to confirm – (201)710-5450.

Hoboken on Rye Menu – Hoboken, NJ

Frankly – these prices for a Kosher Jewish Deli don’t seem so bad – at least compared to other Jewish Delis in the tri-state area. If their quality justifies these prices, they should have no problem succeeding.

Hoboken on Rye – Prime Deli Sandwiches

  • Hot Corned Beef – $9.95
  • Hot Pastrami – $9.95
  • Beef Brisket – $9.95
  • Fresh Roast Turkey – $9.95
  • Roast Beef – $9.95
  • Beef Salami – $7.95
  • Chopped Liver – $7.95
  • Double Play (any 2 meats) – $10.95
  • Triple Play (any 3 meats) – $11.95

Hoboken on Rye – Salad Sandwiches

  • Tuna – $7.95
  • Lite Tuna – $7.95
  • Chunky Chicken Salad – $7.95

(All Sandwiches come with home made Cole Slaw and a Pickle)

Hoboken on Rye – Specialty Sandwiches

  • Sloppy Joe – $12.95
    (Three layers of Rye topped with Corned Beef, Pastrami, Turkey and Roast Beef with Cole Slaw & Russian dressing.)
  • Potato Pancake Sandwich – $12.95 (both meats $14.95)
    (Corned Beef or Pastrami between 2 Potato Pancakes)
  • Reuben – $11.95
    (Corned Beef or Pastrami with Sauerkraut)
  • Rachael – $11.95
    (Corned Beef of Pastrami with Cole Slaw)

Hoboken on Rye – Smoked Fish Sandwiches

  • Novia Scotia – $12.95
    (Salmon or Whitefish served on a bagel with cream cheese and choice of tomato, onion or cucumber)

Hoboken on Rye – Hoboken “Street Sandwiches”

  • River Street – $12.95
    (Turkey, Roast Beef, Crispy Pastrami, Russian Dressing, Cole Slaw)
  • Garden Street – $11.95
    (Corned Beef, Turkey & Sweet Red Peppers on a roll w/ mustard and Russian)
  • 1st Street – $11.95
    (Turkey, Pastrami with Cole Slaw and Russian dressing)
  • Grand Street – $12.95
    (Turkey, Roast Beef, Crispy Pastrami with Lettuce & Tomato)
  • Hudson Street – $11.95
    (Chunky Chicken Salad, Crispy Pastrami, Lettuce & Tomato)
  • Park Ave – $11.95
    (Corned Beef, Pastrami and Potato Salad on a gutted roll with mustard)
  • Court Street – $11.95
    (Chopped Liver, Turkey, Cole Slaw and Russian Dressing)
  • Willow Ave – $9.95
    (Brisket, Sweet Red Peppers, Cole Slaw and Russian Dressing)

Hoboken on Rye – Side Orders

  • Knishes – $3.50
    (potato, kasha, spinach, broccoli, mushroom)
  • Potato Pancakes – $2.50
  • Kosher Hot Dog – $2.75

Kosher Deli – Hoboken on Rye – Coming Soon!


One of the items that has been on the “What we want in Hoboken” list for a long time was “A nice Kosher Jewish Deli.”

And since Hanukkah starts today – there’s no better time to share the news that Hoboken on Rye will be opening up at 164 First St. early next year.

Hoboken on Rye is owned and operated by resident Jon Blair and his family – and will feature all the traditional items typically found in a Jewish Deli.

Note that Hoboken on Rye is just a take-out deli, but will also offer some catering options.

Stay tuned as they get closer to opening!

Description: Kosher Jewish Deli
Address: 164 1st St., Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: TBD
Phone: 201-710-5450