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Main Street Deli

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177 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Description: This place is a "hidden gem" in downtown Chambersburg. The...
This place is a "hidden gem" in downtown Chambersburg. The restaurant is an off-shoot of a catering business and provides great food at very reasonable prices. The staff is friendly, attentive and strives to please. Open for breakfast and lunch only Monday-Saturday this is a great place for a quick breafast or a leisurely lunch.

The only negative (in my opinion) is that the “background music” is provided by a local radio station. Diners shouldn’t have to talk over some DJ or the local news. Perhaps background music without vocals would be more appropriate for a place like Main Street Deli.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I went there for lunch @ 12:15 while jury selection was on break. When we walked in there was no one thee-several other folks who were in court with us came in. It was cold in the room and I ate with my jacket on. I ordered a veggie quesadea and it came out in a thick pita type bread.... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Retiredrn365
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For once I did not look at Trip Advisor before going to this restaurant for lunch; big mistake! Food was some of the worst I have eaten. I ordered beef noodle soup which tasted like the meat came from a can; broth was greasy and tasteless. Gave it to my husband and he passed after one spoonful. Then tried a... More 

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there for lunch @ 12:15 while jury selection was on break. When we walked in there was no one thee-several other folks who were in court with us came in. It was cold in the room and I ate with my jacket on. I ordered a veggie quesadea and it came out in a thick pita type bread.... More 

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Thank Retiredrn365
Chambersburg
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

the previous location on South Main street was a bustling delicious gig. Since they have moved...the restaurant always has a chilly climate in more ways than one. My crab bisque was heated in the microwave and tasted like skillet bottom.

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Thank Tinwoman
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

During my visit yesterday, the place was packed-every table full or dirty with dishes. One waitress working as fast as she could. Even though it took much longer to get lunch than it should have, it was worth the wait. I had a Veggie Quesadilla that was delicious.

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Thank Localgirl17202
CHAMBERSBURG
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is always very good but there are new and fresh menu items and I now have some new favorites. The service is personal but not overbearing which I personally favor

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Thank Doug H
Fayeteville`
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The signature dish of this restaurant is their cream of crab soup, which used to be delicious. There were three people in my party, two of which ordered the soup. It tasted like someone spilled white pepper in it, it was so hot it burned the whole way down. I had to send mine back, there was no way I... More 

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Thank Donna M
PA
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this is one of the best places in CHBG for a great lunch. Friendly staff with a great owner. Excellent choices at very reasonable pricies.

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Thank boilerhoosier
Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Nice place to eat if going 'downtown'. Typical deli food. It used to be right next door to the Capital Theater but now is a bit of a walk away, but do'able if the weather is nice and a nice place to get a nice meal beforehand. Fact is, business was so good they needed to get bigger place. Enough... More 

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Thank C W
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

The good..... The pasta salad is great. The decent...... Cream of crab soup is not consistent. My husbands cup had no meat. My bowl had none either. Our daughters bowl was chock full of meat. All of them were bland but tasted better with salt and old bay that we requested from the waitress. Club samwich was big. The bad........ More 

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Thank Krislynell
chambersburg
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

On 4/25 it was my first visit to Main Street Deli in Chambersburg. They have a black board outside the establishment to read their daily specials. I read roast beef, grilled on rye bread, had cole slaw in the sandwich. After it was served, I bit into a shoe leather kind of grilled roast beef in the sandwich. It also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 177 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Chambersburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

This place is a "hidden gem" in downtown Chambersburg. The restaurant is an off-shoot of a catering business and provides great food at very reasonable prices. The staff is friendly, attentive and strives to please. Open for breakfast and lunch only Monday-Saturday this is a great place for a quick breafast or a leisurely lunch.

The only negative (in my opinion) is that the “background music” is provided by a local radio station. Diners shouldn’t have to talk over some DJ or the local news. Perhaps background music without vocals would be more appropriate for a place like Main Street Deli.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?