Hoboken on Rye – Doomed?

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!

12/20/2011:

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

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28 Comments on "Hoboken on Rye – Doomed?"


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Mitch Ultimato
2 years 2 months ago

You couldn’t even get a potato knish there. Who ever heard of a Jewish deli that doesn’t have potato knishes?

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dbrauneis
2 years 2 months ago

That statement may have been true at the time you visited (perhaps they had already run out for the day) but I got potato knishes from Hoboken on Rye numerous times while they were open.[quote comment=”221010″]You couldn’t even get a potato knish there. Who ever heard of a Jewish deli that doesn’t have potato knishes?[/quote]

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taxedtodeath
2 years 2 months ago

Tried it once. The sandwich was way too expensive for what they offered. I heard they’re opening a new place named Johnny brisket outside of Hoboken.[quote comment=”221014″]That statement may have been true at the time you visited (perhaps they had already run out for the day) but I got potato knishes from Hoboken on Rye numerous times while they were open.[/quote]

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TheGreenMan
2 years 2 months ago

This town could REALLY use a great Jewish deli as an alternative to the excellent Italian delis. Still though you can’t charge Katz’s prices if you’re not Katz’s. We’re talking NY institution which charges extra just for their name in addition to the awesome sandwiches. In town you could easily charge $7- $8, and make a good profit through return business.

Hopefully someone else tries again soon and it works out.

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hobokenite0
2 years 2 months ago

I’m going to state the obvious – $13 for a single sandwich is ridiculous.

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HomeTeam
2 years 2 months ago

True. They were nice folks, but after I watched them heat up the pastrami for my sandwich in a microwave, I never went back.[quote comment=”220997″]I’m going to state the obvious – $13 for a single sandwich is ridiculous.[/quote]

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boken603
2 years 2 months ago

Oh yeah. That too. For way less I can go to Fiores, Vito’s, etc. [quote comment=”220997″]I’m going to state the obvious – $13 for a single sandwich is ridiculous.[/quote]

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boken603
2 years 2 months ago

First of all, the news about their father is terrible and I wish him well…

When you start a business, especially in a competitive and crowded marketplace like Hoboken, you have to do more than just open your doors and hope that people come in. For example, you have to create a brand. I walk by this location twice a day and there is nothing that invites you to come in. They have a crappy sign and that’s it. They dont tell you anything about the place or what they have to offer. Compare that to other places on the same route that communicate specials or new items (Pour House, Bagel Smash, Marty O’Briens) or make the product the star (the French bakery where you can see the items through the window).

Also, I have never seen any advertising, social media, etc. You gotta work extra hard in that location. I have never tried it, dont know the owners, have no agenda and wish them well. Just my thoughts from a business perspective.

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LobstaGirl
2 years 10 months ago

Fran’s Deli is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! Great People & Great Mutz!

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FransItalianDeli
2 years 10 months ago

Thank you!!! :-)[quote comment=”217703″]Fran’s Deli is THE BEST!!!!!!!!!! Great People & Great Mutz![/quote]