Stephen’s Restaurant, In This Place Called Hialeah

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If you’ve got a 9 to 5 and are off weekends it’s not likely that you’ll be able to hit up Stephen’s Restaurant in the burgeoning Arts District of Hialeah (Leah Arts District). They’re only open Monday through Friday from 11:30AM til 3PM. You should however consider taking an extended lunch or calling out sick to check it out.

Yes, it’s a Jewish Deli and while they’re aren’t many of those around South Florida anymore, it has weathered the storm in the most unlikely of places. Stephen’s Restaurant isn’t a brand new spot, it isn’t even one that I’ve been eating at for years but it is one that I think you should appreciate and give your business to.

Old silverware from your grandma’s house…..check

Stephen's Restaurant - Hialeah, Florida

Complimentary pickles………………..check

Some pickles
Some pickles

Potato Pancakes……………………….check

Potato Pancakes & Apple Sauce
Potato Pancakes & Apple Sauce

Handcut Pastrami Sandwich……….double check

Pastrami on Rye
Pastrami on Rye

All the deli standards are here plus daily specials which can be found on their website. I can’t quite seem to eat here on a day that the Meatloaf is on the menu but I think the planets will align soon enough for that.

I asked Jack (the owner) to get their great Burger and top it with some Pastrami & Provolone Cheese for me. The creation was dazzling and definitely worth eating but it is filling, keep that in mind.

Burger topped with Pastrami & melted Provolone Cheese
Burger topped with Pastrami & melted Provolone Cheese
Slaw
Slaw
Corned Beef/Pastrami Combo on Rye
Corned Beef/Pastrami Combo on Rye
Cheeseburger w/Fries
Cheeseburger w/Fries
Patty Melt w/Fries
Patty Melt w/Fries
Wow Burger (Bacon Cheeseburger w/Lettuce, Tomato & an Onion Ring Wrap)
Wow Burger (Bacon Cheeseburger w/Lettuce, Tomato & an Onion Ring Wrap)

Speaking of keeping in mind, I’ve had a really good Brownie at Stephen’s yet it does not compare to the Hialeah Bar. What is the Hialeah Bar? It’s everything that it needs to be and more. If they’ve got some available, order one to have for dessert and take some to go. It is that great.

Double Chocolate Brownie
Double Chocolate Brownie
Hialeah Bar
Hialeah Bar

If you are going to check out Stephen’s I’d suggest hitting up Flamingo Plaza for their slew of Thrift Stores and make a day of it.

Me personally? You don’t have to twist my arm to visit Stephen’s, Flamingo Plaza and/or Hialeah. It’s part of the real Miami that tourists don’t get to see and appreciate & I love it.

Ya Gotta Do it:

Stephen’s Restaurant
1000 E 16th St Hialeah, FL 33010
305-887-8863

  • jimwinters

    used to love that place, i went there for brisket and onion rolls…sadly they stopped serving both

  • Lois

    Been eating at Stephens since the 80’s when I worked right down the street..best thing was their homemade mac n cheese on Friday’s ONLY. Baked in individual steel bowls with a crunchy top. OMG to die for. Love the pickles and slaw too.