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Chick and Ruth's Delly

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401
410 269 6737
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6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 431
    Excellent
  • 290
    Very good
  • 88
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I Pledge Allegiance..

It was their way or the highway......but they have been doing it so long they know the right way,including the wonderful 8:30 everyone stand for the pledge of allegiance. It started my day off right, especially when soldiers from the nearby Naval Academy were saluting the flag throughout the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Greg H
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Albertville, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
Annapolis, Maryland
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Would you go to Paris and skip the Eiffel Tower? No. Well, this is kind of the same thing. this restaurant is a fixture in downtown annapolis. The food is satisfying and the waitstaff is fun. It is not a culinary wonder, but amid visiting an Annapolis icon, you will fill your stomach, recharge, and be ready to tour the... More 

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was our second time stopping here. It's always great food and a busy place regardless of the time of day. Great burgers and fries. But oh the pickles are great.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I originally went in to Chick and Ruth's because there was a huge crowd outside, which usually means "Good Eats". The first time I went I had delicious chicken soup. The atmosphere its chaotic in a fun sort of way. The next time I went I ordered the chicken soup again and am sorry to say it was terrible. I... More 

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NJ
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in Annapolis you must go here, especially if you are from the northeast and love a great deli! Outstanding service also.

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

My only regret is not visiting sooner. The fried clams were nice but not amazing. The crab cake had the perfect texture and flavor. I've never had one quite like it even with all the good choices in the Annapolis Baltimore area. It's definitely the best. The coleslaw was top quality homemade and fries were good. I enjoyed the good... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

immediately after eating breakfast my wife and I got sick from the food served place was crowed and noisy went to other store afterwards and was told we smell like grease

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Albertville, Alabama
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

It was their way or the highway......but they have been doing it so long they know the right way,including the wonderful 8:30 everyone stand for the pledge of allegiance. It started my day off right, especially when soldiers from the nearby Naval Academy were saluting the flag throughout the restaurant. Good for you Chick and Ruths. I did learn that... More 

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Norwich
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Saw them on Man Vs Food many years back and been waiting to go. Got seated right away at 1:00 on Saturday. Waitress brought tons of pickles and away we go. She mentioned what they're know for: Corned beef and lump crab cakes. We ordered Rueben's and crab balls. Balls are mini lump crab cakes and just right for 2... More 

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Glen Burnie, MD
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211 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had the crabcake sandwich...quite good....place is wall-to-wall people from the Annapolis lunch crowd - get there early....reasonable prices...

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Go to Chick and Ruth's Delly anytime for a great meal. However, if you can be there at 8:00 am, the pledge of allegiance is said every day. Having been in business for 50 years, and still very popular, you know it is good food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410 269 6737

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:30 am

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