Come savor the taste of history with us at Dom's Deli

Our Story

Food has been an integral part of our family for four generations, starting in 1923 when my family began a grocery and pizza business and then in 1973 when my grandfather, Dominick Melicia, ventured into the deli business and opened Dom’s Willow Deli in Little Silver. This was just the beginning of our family’s love affair with creating delicious meals for others.

In 1985 my grandfather opened Dom’s Cherry Street Deli at the intersection of Shrewsbury Avenue and Cherry Street, in Tinton Falls. He and my Uncle ran this beloved establishment for nearly three decades before I took over. So the passion for food and service never left our family.

In 2014, I had the privilege of taking on the role of store manager. With my grandfather’s legacy and entrepreneurial spirit, I run Dom’s Deli with pride and passion. I started as an employee for my grandfather, learning the ins and outs of the business, and eventually taking over the reins as store manager and now owner.

At Dom’s Deli, we’re not just about making delicious food; we’re about building a legacy of creating memorable experiences through our passion for food and exceptional service.


We took 30 years of experience on my mother’s side of the family and combined it with old-world Italian cooking for delicious results. The daily specials, made with fresh ingredients and creative ideas, keep customers coming back to try new and inventive food. I also incorporate all types of food, including smoked meats. Dom’s Deli has a reputation for quality food and friendly service, which has helped our business grow organically by word of mouth.

“Dom's is quickly rising the ranks to my favorite deli in the Tinton Falls / Shrewsbury area. They are extremely affordable, which is harder to find these days. They also make the best and most affordable chicken Caesar salad in the area. The subs are filling and of high quality. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pay them a visit!”

Jeff D. Elite

“wow!!! Finally found a place that I can eat at every day and never get tired of... Look forward to their homemade specials... The new owners really have their heart and soul in this place...!!!!!”

Sandy S.

“Excellent philly cheesesteak. Thank you for being open and making an awesome sandwich. I noticed your hours are reduced during covid or Wuhang virus epidemic. Hope your all safe, doing good, and staying open a bit longer in the near future.”

Raquel Kristin O.

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