Mickey’s Deli: Best of the Beach 2018 Neighborhood deli, Sandwich shop

Third generation owner Mickey Mance and Jorge Najera. Photo

This month, Mickey’s Deli will mark 65 years in Hermosa Beach. They celebrated with a nostalgic day of in-the-past prices, including 65-cent slices of pizza. But for many in the South Bay, Mickey’s holds such an unshakeable place in their memory that they don’t need a special day to send them tripping down memory lane. Legions of young surfers remember scrounging together 25 cents for “sauce sandwiches,” or pieces of fresh-baked bread for a nickel. The South Hermosa establishment continues to provide old-school charm with its made-to-order deli sandwiches and Italian favorites like pizza and lasagne. It even got a boost in recent years when it sold the winning California Lottery ticket, netting some lucky customer $27 million. That’s a lot of sauce sandwiches.

Mickey’s Deli

101 Hermosa Ave.

Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-2330



Runner-up, neighborhood deli: Ashley’s

828 Hermosa Ave.
Hermosa Beach

(310) 376-6729



Runner-up, sandwich shop: Jersey Mike’s

561 N. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Redondo Beach

(310) 374-4900



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