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

    Sharon Z. ★★★★★

  • “Love Love Love this Hometown Favorite. Definitely on the top of my list. Cod & Izzy's pickles mmm mmm good!!!”

    Nikki W. ★★★★

  • “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

  • “Excellent lunch menu.  I had the egg salad and my spouce had a reuben.  Portions are large and price is great ”

    Connie B. ★★★★

  • “Flew in from Florida for the week, had to stop for a Rueben and potato pancake before leaving. You need to open some down this way! ”

    Barton F. ★★★★★

  • “I've been living in Seattle and I crave just taking a flight to eat some Izzys ”

    Tania M ★★★★★

  • “Love this location!  My fiance does too.  Told staff was our first time and she was patient and helpful with menu suggestions and questions.  We have already been back. Tommy, Andy, Reuben all amazing. And the potato pancake is terrific!  Thanks so much for being awesome, when we were having a bad day! ”

    Jasmine C. ★★★★★

  • “Was in the area shooting a wedding and wanted to eat something different then the same old stuff. Looked on Yelp and saw the great reviews so we tried it out. Food was great, staff was funny, and the price was perfect for what we got. Next time we are in Cincinnati we will have to stop by again. Give it a shot and go for the Ruben its great!”

    Tad C. ★★★★★

  • “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. ★★★★★

  • “Not only was the service fast but friendly. The Izzy special..on point. Thank you so much ”

    Tamilyn E. ★★★★★

  • “Izzy's is a great place. a staple of downtown Cincy. They are known for their Ruben. However I recommend the Izzy's Mex (spicier Ruben) or "The Suzzy" which is turkey and cranberry-orange relish with cream cheese... it's better than it sounds.”

    Chris W. ★★★★

  • “Had some consistently great experiences at Forest Park. Friendly service and some tasty sandwiches. Keep up the great work! ”

    Gregorius H ★★★★★