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54 Main St, Cortland, NY 13045-2625
+1 607-753-6666
10:00 - 20:00
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Cortland, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Best sandwiches in Cortland. never had a bum meal. Pickles are crispy and delicious. Quick fast and always a smile.

Thank bill f
Cortland, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great sandwiches and panini's. My favorite is the turkey reuben panini. Service is a little slow but its made fresh in front of you so worth a little wait.

Thank Nina S
Cortland, New York
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This is an old fashioned deli - sort of like you'd find in a big city. Wonderful choice of menu. My favorite thing on their menu is their Tuscan Chicken Panini! It is delicious! Also, they do good for the community - donating delicious food for an alzheimers group that meets monthly in Cortland. I can't say enough good about... More 

Thank Linda S
Ithaca, New York
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276 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Ellis Island Ruben is great. Large. Like two homemade sandwiches. The turkey with artichoke is very good. It's right next to Brix. If Brix is too busy, try the deli. Free cone, if you like them on facebook!

Thank Brian D
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293 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Fun atmosphere and GREAT BIG SANDWICHES await inside the Downtown Deli! There is a wide array of deli sandwiches, panini, etc available and I'm always surprised to watch them build these big sandwiches which I usually eat half of, and take the rest home for later. Good stuff!

Thank AndrewBeach
Fairport, New York
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Had the Ellis Island Reuben. Lots of flavor, tender corned beef. Whole sandwich is enough for two. Had the pickle, too. Check out the menu, lots of choices.

Thank Mark C
Lake Placid, New York
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015

My husband is from Cortland and I love to visit there as often as possible. I enjoy going out to lunch and this is one of my favorite spots. The sandwiches never disappoint and the atmosphere is brilliant. I am currently planning my next trip to town and this will be one my to-do maybe more than once.

Thank Emmy926
Cortland, New York
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Nice clean local with plenty of booths set up. The menu is extensive and the staff are very helpful. Service is quick and good. During lunch rush it can be hectic and expect a it more wait time even so the staff are great in keeping everything moving.

Thank Andrea M
Cortland, New York
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I've always had a very good sandwich here. Good sides too. I feel like it's a little pricey though. Doesn't stop me from going, but I couldn't do lunch there every day or anything.

Thank n02578845
Rochester, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Dropped in Monday afternoon 6/29 to place takeout order. Waited less than 1 minute to be served, and within 10 minutes we were back in the car with 4 bags, $45.00 of food. Service with a smile, employees hustled, one of whom was making one sandwich while coaching one lady that seemed to be a newbie . Went back to... More 

Thank ddc4289

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Main St, Cortland, NY 13045-2625
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Cortland
  • Phone Number: +1 607-753-6666

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