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The Original Wolfie’s Delicatessen returns with a new Broadway flair. As you approach our Broadway Theater façade, you’ll think you’re about to enjoy a Broadway show but, as you enter, you’ll realize YOU are the star!

Long-time deli gourmand and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Sol Shenker, particularly known for his award-winning cheesecake, curates a traditional New York style deli menu, featuring favorites from South Florida’s most historic delis—Wolfie’s, Pumpernik’s and Rascal House (where Sol worked years ago)—Miami’s iconic specialty market, Thal Bros Epicure, and Southern California’s Jerry’s Famous Deli.

You’ll enjoy an assortment of breakfast items, sandwiches filled with specially cured brisket, corned beef and pastrami, roasted turkey and handmade chopped liver. Choose from a wide variety of salads, soups (including our popular chicken matzo ball soup), smoked fish, hearty hot plates, potato latkes, and home baked goods, such as bagels, breads, black & white cookies, babka, rugelach and, of course, NY cheesecake. Pair with a Dr. Brown’s soda, beer, wine, mixed drinks, cappuccino, espresso, latte, coffee or tea. How about a Brooklyn egg cream!

There are plenty of vegetarian options for the particularly health conscious.

Wolfie's is definitely kid-friendly, with options especially appealing to the youngest diners.

Sit down for a meal with family, grab a bite with friends, or order items to-go seven days a week from 7am–10pm! Full table service provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

If you're a do-it-yourselfer in the kitchen, you'll be able to buy a pound of this or a pint of that. Freshly prepared hot foods can be packaged for take home merely to be heated, plated, and put on your own table.


Hosting an event? The Original Wolfie’s offers an expansive catering menu featuring many of our favorite deli items, such as lox and bagels platters, cold cuts, and deli sandwiches.

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Founded in 1954, Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House returns as a late-night hot spot with a New York vibe located in Sarasota’s trendy Rosemary District. At the Rascal House, you’ll find a moody ambience, live entertainment, tasty hors d’oeuvres, snacks, sweet treats and an expansive cocktail menu listing beers, spirits and wines.

Join us for live music Thursday through Saturday nights and from 10am–2pm on

Saturdays and Sundays while enjoying a sumptuous brunch. Year-round entertainment can be found on our canopied, temperature-controlled patio.

And be sure to catch our Happy Hour when great food and beverage specials are served from 5pm–7pm, weeknights.

Desperate for the Rascal House’s famed deli fare? You’ll find it next door at the Original Wolfie’s where the best menu items of both historic brands are fully available.

Meyer Lansky

Notorious mobster and gambling kingpin Meyer Lansky frequented the famed Rascal House in Miami Beach. He regularly dined there with his family and right-hand man, Hymie Lazar. Lansky’s son, Buddy, married a Rascal House waitress. Lansky was known to have successfully joined together the major organized crime families into what became known as the "National Crime Syndicate." The role of Hyman Roth in THE GODFATHER, PART 2, was based on Meyer Lansky.

Meyer Lansky is a legend and, now, part of his legacy—photographs, handwritten letters and personal effects—is on display at the Rascal House in Sarasota. If ever there was a Rascal, Lansky was it!

Meyer Lansky
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"Box Office"

For a blockbuster grab 'n' go experience

Hungry but don't want to wait? Wolfie's "Box Office" (located on Boulevard of the Arts only a few doors east of the Original Wolfie’s delicatessen) brings many of the same fresh, delicious foods and beverages you'll find at our deli restaurant but ALL BOXED UP AND WITHOUT THE WAIT. 


Just stop in, conveniently grab your favorite salads, soups, sandwiches, as well as hot prepared dishes and frozen food items. Don't forget our famous mouth-watering cheesecake and other fresh-baked desserts! Of course, you’ll also find cold beverages, featuring Dr. Brown’s sodas, or pour your own cup of coffee, espresso, cappuccino, latte, tea, or hot chocolate.  


No time to make breakfast? We've got you covered. In addition to our hot beverage choices, select from our fresh seasonal fruit or juice. How about a fabulous fresh-baked bagel with meticulously cured smoked salmon and cream cheese? Our homemade rugelach and other made-from-scratch bakery goods are a must!







The Original Wolfie's &

Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House

1420 Boulevard of the Arts

(Rosemary District)

Sarasota, FL 34236

Wolfie's "Box Office"

1436 Boulevard of the Arts

(Rosemary District)

Sarasota, FL 34236









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Once prominently located on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, the Original Wolfie’s Delicatessen was a celebrity favorite.  Using the finest ingredients, the Original Wolfie’s brings back the most renowned items prepared at its restaurant and from its sister eateries in Miami, Wolfie Cohen’s Rascal House, Pumpernik's, and Thal Bros. Epicure Market, in addition to Southern California’s Jerry’s Famous Deli.

From the 1970’s until the restaurant’s closing in 2001, when the property was sold to a developer, Wolfie’s was featured in film and on television. The '80’s/'90’s sitcom, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, starring Betty White and Bea Arthur, often referenced the characters eating at Wolfie’s. Wolfie’s was also seen on the TV show, MIAMI VICE with Don Johnson. It prominently appeared in the movie, THE CREW, headlining Richard Dreyfuss and Burt Reynolds. Notables from different walks of life frequented Wolfie’s, such as the sports world’s Mohammad Ali and Deion Sanders, entertainment stars Jackie Gleason and Liza Minelli, and mob boss Meyer Lansky.

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The Original Wolfie's 

Sun – Thu

Fri & Sat

7:00 am – 9:00 pm

7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Wolfie Cohen's Rascal House

Sun – Thu

11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Fri & Sat

9:00 am – 2:00 am

Happy Hour

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wolfie's "Box Office"

Mon – Sat


7:00 am – 7:00 pm

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

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