Rapoport’s Restaurant Group is expanding its roster of already successful dining concepts and opening a boutique sandwich shop in the former Old School Bakery venue. Located at 814 E. Atlantic Ave., owner Burt Rapoport leased the building wanting to bring a nostalgic, well-rounded sandwich shop to Delray Beach by using inspiration from classic concepts. Conveniently named after the shop’s new operating team, Deck 84’s Executive Chef Jon Greening and General Manager, Eric Clark, E & J’s Sandwich Shop opened Friday, July 27, 2012.
A great new location for dine in or take out, E & J’s Sandwich Shop will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as late night on the weekends. Situated on Atlantic Ave just a few doors down from Rapoport’s award-winning waterfront concept, Deck 84, E & J’s offers an array of hot and cold creations including Burt’s favorite sandwich, fittingly titled “Burto’s” made with oven roasted turkey, roast beef, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing.
For those looking for a dependable breakfast spot on the Ave, E & J’s opens daily at 8 a.m. and will offer choices like Granola & Yogurt, Oatmeal, Egg Sandwiches and assorted pastries freshly baked by Deck 84’s pastry chef. For lunch or dinner, choose from a menu full of traditional favorites such as the Italian, French Dip, B.L.T. and Cheesesteaks or one of their unique creations including the Kosher Bologna Sandwich, Sausage & Peppers, or Albacore Tuna Salad on a Kaiser Roll. E & J’s uses the freshest ingredients to build overstuffed subs on freshly baked bread appropriately delivered from Old School Bakery. Prices range from $4 to $6 for breakfast and $6 to $12 for sandwiches, wraps and hoagies.
Whether stopping in to pick up a quick lunch before heading to the beach or enjoying a relaxing summer evening on their covered 30-seat outdoor terrace, this nostalgic-style sandwich shop offers a new casual dining option to Atlantic Ave. E & J’s is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., on Friday and Saturday.
Rapoport’s Restaurant Group, Inc., led by veteran restaurateur Burt Rapoport, has positively influenced the palates of South Florida diners for thirty years. Dedicated to providing high-quality cuisine for a good value, a warm and welcoming ambiance, and truly attentive service at all of his restaurants, Burt Rapoport has redefined dining in South Florida. The collection of Rapoport’s restaurants, which include Henry’s at 16850 Jog Road in The Shoppes at Addison Place in Delray Beach, Bogart’s Bar & Grille situated on the second level of the Cinemark Palace 20 in Boca Raton, Delray’s Deck 84, located at 840 E. Atlantic Ave. on the Intracoastal and coming fall 2012, Burt and Max’s, have been the recipients of many honors awarded by not only local and nationally known food critics but by consumers who have selected Rapoport’s restaurants to win awards of distinction for Favorite Restaurant, Best Service, Best Business Lunch, Best Dining Entertainment, Best Fine Dining and Best Outdoor Dining, among others.