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Chick and Ruth's Delly

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165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2064
+1 410-269-6737
06:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 00:30
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Annapolis, Maryland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I go to breakfast there regularly, as the Deli is interwoven into the Annapolis political and cultural lore experience. The menu is extensive and portions are very generous. However, the popularity bring nighttime crowds and long waits unless you take a less-than-desireable counter seat. Cleanliness needs attention, and a few staff members have a 'tude.

Thank Mark G
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Family restaurant. Reasonable prices, huge portions. Not fancy. Huge menu lots of options. Delicious. Definitely would come back.

Thank Barbara H
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When first walking in you are very taken back by how small this place is but you are quickly directed to a table and immediately a someone is there to take your order. At this visit I got a amazing mimosa with cream chip beef and delly potatoes. Breakfast is served all day, score. It was so good and arrived... More 

Thank Marisa H
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful selection of sandwiches; breakfast; milkshakes. Hard to decide. Go several times to try several items. People are very friendly; just like home all the time. Salute to flag daily at 8:30 a.m. Ted & wife carry on traditions of its fabulous founder, Chick.

Thank Vera W
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A favorite with locals. Delicious crab cake eggs Benedict . Homemade toast great. Service is friendly and efficient ...you feel like a longtime customer

Thank Cissy2012
West Nyack, New York
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on a recent trip to the area. We are originally from the NYC area, so we were fine with the decor. Food was good. Not old time NYC good, but plentiful and good.

Thank Ed G
Hudson, Massachusetts
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630 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Filthy. Cramped. But THE BEST crabcakes I had in Annapolis. So why the drop in stars? Because server #17 was one of the worst servers I have had in a long time. What a horse's rear... short and nasty. OK, so I didn't know what I wanted, because I wanted pancakes. And Pie. And a doughnut. But I went with... More 

Thank Rita V
Annapolis, Maryland
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For starters, don't bother with any sandwich that isn't named after a Maryland politician. They are the ones you'll mention to your friends when you get back from vacation. Service wait times can be spotty...come in the non-prime-time hours for the best experience. There have been times when the wait extends down the street. Enjoy!

Thank WCurtHess
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Like a little Carnegie Deli! Instead of bread we got fresh Pickle slices!! Nice beer options and the BEST Crab Cakes in the area!! The Hamburger was fresh and cooked perfect except it had too much grill taste of almost lighter fluid. Came back to get an slice of Apple pie to take back to house and disappointed ONLY... More 

Thank Lisa B
Orlando, Florida
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want an award winning Maryland Vegetable Crab soup- THIS is the place!! Always a fun breakfast or lunch spot in Annapolis. You can find whatever you are hungry for at this quaint little diner. Come early if you don't want to wait in line for a table. And if you are there in the morning be ready to... More 

Thank R-Ann

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 23:30
06:30 - 00:30
06:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2064
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-269-6737

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?