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Groucho's Original Deli

611 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-2214
803-799-5708
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Ranked #140 of 826 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Sandwiches
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was good - definitely a step above any of the chain sandwhich shops. I must say that I don't see what the big deal over the "45" sauce is, but it seems that I'm alone in that opinion! The Forest Acres location gives you a free cookie at the end of your meal, which is a nice touch.... More

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch here. We had the deli club for two. There was a huge portion of both ham and turkey on the sandwich. And the sandwich was very good.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Groucho's is good. I prefer the 5 Points location to any other location in SC. The food is pretty good. The 45 sauce is awesome, and you can hook me up to an I.V. of it. Definitely go with the STP Dipper or the Apollo Dipper.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

As students in the Seventies, we loved spending our parents' money at what was then the ONLY "original" Groucho's Deli, the one in Five Points, Columbia. A wonderful man named Andy manned the counter, and used to call familiar customers "my dears." Sandwiches were mountainous and the kind of food that only a nineteen-year-old can eat routinely and still fit... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great Place. Recommended to us by locals. We went there as a large ball team. Players & Parents. Great Service. Food was excellent. Great Subs & sandwiches. Really good sweet tea (even had the wonderful pellet ice) their "special" sauce really is special. Wish we had one of these back home.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Kids & I love Groucho's. From the crushed ice in our drinks to the yummy "special" sauce- you can't go wrong @ Groucho's. My fav is the White Moose. My son loves Toasted Cheese with bacon. And wait staff is always excellent! Whenever we are in Columbia we try to have lunch here :)

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Bluefield
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56 reviews 56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

Lunch here today. Very overpriced and average food. Their sandwich is on the bun the size of a regular burger bun. Meat quality was average. I would suggest many other places over this place for good deli sandwiches.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Tons of bacon in the BLT. Bag of chips tasted really bland/off-brand so ask about options. We were in a hurry at lunch, and the waitress really took care of that. This is a well-worn place which opened in 1941.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I like the Apollo sub with just ham. Their special sauce is great for dipping your sandwich. It's always fresh and delicious. A good, and quick alternative to fast food.

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Atlanta, Georia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I ate here for a short lunch and was in and out in a very short amount of time. The staff is really friendly and the prices are amazing. Try the sweet tea - it is great! My sandwich was pretty good also.

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