Moore's Delicatessen

By Joshua Lurie

Not many chefs can say they’ve fed millions of people, but that’s exactly the case with Robert Moore, who worked as executive chef for Dodgers Stadium before downsizing to a deli in downtown Burbank that draws inspiration from his grandparents’ own little (and bygone) San Francisco shop. Pastrami and corned beef are especially popular sandwiches here, as is meatloaf, which arrives in thin slices on soft bread with ketchup, mayo, and crisp romaine. Prime chuck and ribeye, ground daily, go into burger patties that can be combined with pastrami on top. Craft beers and wine, also lemonade and espresso drinks, round things out.

sweet seats

Solo diners can sit at the window counter that faces Orange Grove Avenue and admire passersby. On Saturday mornings, Burbank hosts a farmers market across the street in a city parking lot, adding to the view.

chew on this

Moore opened up the back room to professional cartoonists, who continue to draw dozens of iconic characters on the white wall, including Homer Simpson, Kung Fu Panda, and Spongebob Squarepants.


Mon–Sat 7 AM–5 PM; Sun 8 AM–3 PM

price range

$6.50 (Thumann’s hot dog) to $12.50 (smoked salmon salad)