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Izzy's on The Simpsons

Izzy's on The Simpsons

The following story is re-posted from The Simpsons Wiki

Izzy's Deli is a restaurant and deli in Springfield's Lower East Side. They have several sandwiches named after celebrities, including one named after Krusty the Clown.

The owner of the deli was one of several restaurant proprietors in Springfield who plotted to assassinate Homer for giving their restaurants bad reviews.

This is based on the real Izzy's Deli in Cincinnati, Ohio, famous for the complimentary pickles Bart references. You can see Izzy Kadetz (the real owner) behind the counter, and his wife Rose is the waitress. They were famous for arguing with each other and being snarky with customers as mentioned by Rose when she responds to Bart sarcastically, "Watch how fast I go" as she mosies away from their table. Their menu is emblazoned with the actual old-style logo from the restaurant. It still exists today and has many additional locations in the Cincinnati area.

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  • “We love Izzys. Took 6 jars if the pickles to Florida last winter because our God Daughter was expecting and craved pickles. She loved them. ”

    Georgia L. ★★★★★

  • “Great little downtown spot for family...Very friendly staff and good food!”

    Sharon Z. ★★★★★

  • “Absolutely fantastic pastrami Reuben on a pretzel bun!  Chicken noodle soup was fresh with Bowie pasta.  The potato pancakes were crispy pillows of heavenly goodness.  Oh, and the pickles were amazing and I dont usually like pickles!  I sure wish we had one in Toronto!! ”

    Lee M. ★★★★★

  • “I first started going to Izzys over 40 years ago. I remember Izzy working behind the counter across the street from WLWT. The food I had tonight was as good as when Izzy would hand me my sandwich in the 70s! ”

    Arch G. ★★★★★

  • “Longtime fans "love" this landmark Cincinnati deli with locations throughout the city serving "hearty", "overstuffed" sandwiches (particularly the "terrific" Reuben) along with "famous" pickles and "second-to-none" potato pancakes; although the decor reminds some of a grade-school lunchroom, it's affordable and the staff is "a hoot."

    Zagat Reviewed – 4.5 Food/ 4.4 Service

  • “BEST REUBENS EVER!!! ”

    Robert P. ★★★★★

  • “Slightly different take on a deli. A small place where customers and food are shown lots of care. I had corned beef w eggs on top; all sandwiches come with large potato cake. Our staff was in town for a convention and ate there often. We were never disappointed.”

    Colette F. ★★★★★

  • “Good, quick service and delicious food. Sort of a New York deli menu with a diner feel. Famous for Reubens. Their potato pancakes are the real winner though, don't miss them! Their soups are always good too.”

    Alanna T. ★★★★

  • “Had some quests from Columbus area and Andrian, MI and wanted to take them to a "local" restaurant. My grandson and I decided Izzy's in Forest Park was the choice. They LOVED it. First the delicious pickles and then the famous Ruben and potato pancake. The waitress was great, very friendly and we enjoyed her conversation with our questions. They were very impressed with the food and her. I wish I knew her name but she was the only waitress there. Then even bought a jar of pickles to take home.”

    Glyn H. ★★★★★

  • “I love this place. It is so yummy. ”

    Jacklyn W. ★★★★★

  • “2nd time to dine at Izzys.  THIS PLACE IS OFF THE CHAIN!  The "Famous Reuben" is amazing!  This place is a MUST STOP when in the Florence area. The service was good and my beverage stayed full - even brought a to go cup without asking. ”

    Philip S. ★★★★★

  • “None Better…Anywhere!! ”

    DM H ★★★★★