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Groucho's Original Deli

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611 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29205
803-799-9867
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 22
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place for a sandwich if Subway is getting old

Nice selection of deli style eats, being from the northeast i was looking for a real "deli". This place fits the bill. Doesn't match what we are used to up here but much better than Subway for the same price

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
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Northford
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Nothing like Groucho's of my memories. As a Soda City native I like to touch base with my memories. This is just one to pass one. Sad.

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Thank Priceml
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Priceml. Thank you for taking some time to review us. We strive to exceed our customers expectations on each visit. We would love to get some additional details regarding your recent visit with us so that we may improve and exceed your expectations on your next visit with us. If you would, please take just a few moments... More 

Northford
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Nice selection of deli style eats, being from the northeast i was looking for a real "deli". This place fits the bill. Doesn't match what we are used to up here but much better than Subway for the same price

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Thank Key W
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking some time to review us, Key W! We appreciate you. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to serve you again soon! More 

Lexington, South Carolina, United States
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

I have only been to Groucho's once before and vowed never to return. However, I did go back there with family two nights ago, I ordered the Reuben. It was horrible. The pastrami looked and tasted a week old, there was little or no cheese or mustard. Waste of money. My companion ordered a sandwich which included two bags of... More 

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Thank Marlene R
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for taking some time to review us, Marlene R. We appreciate hearing from our customers regarding areas we are doing well in along with areas where we may need to improve. We pride ourselves on serving only high quality fresh ingredients and signature sauces that, we feel, set us apart from others. I am saddened to hear that... More 

Homosassa, Florida
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217 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Located just off Route 77 in Columbia, Groucho's has been around since the 40's. Is it a NY deli? No. Is it better deli that you find in the area? Yes! Sandwiches are very good, with some deli heft. Pickles are also pretty good (that's one of the "tells" of a good deli). Decor is hand painted Marx Bros. If... More 

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Thank lhjraffe
Columbia, SC
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I had dinner here with my teenage kids on a Friday evening in July, it was our first time eating at a Grouchos, won't be our last either. We each ordered something different, the STP, Baby Sub and Brown Moose, while all were VERY good, we decided we all liked the STP best. It must be popular because I heard... More 

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Thank SandyInSC
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking some time to review us SandyInSC! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us (and that it won't be your last)! Thanks for brining your family in and we hope to serve you again soon! More 

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150 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

On my way home i drovr by and ordered take out. The juicy roast beef was warm and fresh. The bun was soft and the special dressing as s condiment was delicious. Take out is ready within 5 minutes made to order. Came with a pickle spear and chips. I ordered a Diet Mountain Dew. All for 7 bucks. Definitely... More 

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Thank RN4matix
Mamaroneck, New York
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Years ago this was the best place for sandwiches. The formulas 44 is great, as is the shaved ice for drinks and the Grouchos potatoes chips. However, now the bread comes out gummy instead of toasty. There is a knockoff around the corner that does it the old fashioned way and it is so much better. Ambiance, staff, etc is... More 

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Thank Corrie826
Columbia, South Carolina
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Lunch at the restaurant, two carry outs later, we like Grouchos! A great mix of clientele, the requesite college students, hipsters, and working folks of all ages stop in for the sandwiches. Parking can be tricky, but be patient... it's worth it! Reasonable prices and filling food.

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Thank Rosemary B
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us 1happyfamily4ever! We hope you join us again soon! More 

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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Tasty sandwiches prepared and served super quickly without compromising taster and quality. Portions were generous and prices reasonable. A great place to grab lunch then be on your way.

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Thank j2dor
Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I tried the Bean Salad with Turkey today and it was yummy. The food here never disappoints! The staff is always friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 611 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29205
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-799-9867

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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