Rhoda’s Delicatessen and Restaurant was located at 2201-2203 Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill. Robert and Rhoda Shugerman purchased Iz Cohen’s Delicatessen at that location in 1970 and kept the name until 1977, when the restaurant became known as Rhoda’s. After they retired, they passed the business to their daughters Amy Shugerman-Glasser and Pamela Shugerman, their nephew David Kendall, and their son-in-law Jack Glasser.
The Shugerman family expanded the building at the back, nearly tripling the seating capacity. Rhoda’s Delicatessen included a restaurant called The Eatery with seating for 117 and a small grocery store. The restaurant had a liquor license and sold beer to go. The restaurant menu featured traditional deli items and diner breakfast specials but also expanded over the years to include items such as stir-fry and lemon pepper fish.
The Shugerman family sold Rhoda’s Delicatessen in 1998 to local restaurateurs Brian Bennett, Paul Krause, and Mark Riley, who changed the name to Kazansky’s.