I'm a Milwaukee native, so of course I grew up loving Jakes. The corned beef is so tender that you can't even pick up a piece without it falling apart in your fingers. It is well worth the $6 you'll fork over for 1 sandwich. I been to a few New York delis, including the famed Carnegie Deli. Their corned beef may as well had been bologna compared to Jakes.
Pros: Corned beef, corned beef, and corned beef
Cons: rough neighborhood, long lines, few seats available