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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

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Don't microwave the bread

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Corrie826
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Mamaroneck, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Mamaroneck, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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Onancock, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

No frills décor with a student vibe. I enjoyed a turkey wrap and appreciate the fact that I could order reduced calorie cheese and baked chips - a bit better for the weight watcher! My daughter was less thrilled with her BLC and she would not return again. I however, thought my meal was fine.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

STP with special dipping sauce! You won't regret it! Go for lunch. Free cookie! Locations also in charleston and west columbia

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Watkinsville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Nice casual atmosphere. Really good sandwiches, but definitely not fast. Actually, our service was quite poor. Very difficult to get even one refill on our drinks. But..I will chalk that up to a sub-par server and would go back simply because the Reuben was very good and the bread was really fresh.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Okay, so the place was packed the Saturday of Parents Weekend. I get it. If I hadn't eaten here before on a previous visit to USC & fell in love with their STP, I would have walked out. The sandwiches are absolutely wonderful. But, dang, it's took well over 35 minutes to get our food & our drinks weren't refilled... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Groucho’s Deli on Harden Street, the flagship store of the Groucho’s chain here in the Columbia metro area, is widely praised for its traditional and specialty sandwiches. Less well publicized is the store’s nice selection of sandwiches and salads for the diet-conscious. When I recently stopped by for a takeout sandwich I scanned the I.S.M./Low Fat Alternatives section of... More 

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Additional Information about Groucho's Original Deli

Address: 611 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29205
Phone Number: 803-799-9867
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 9
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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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: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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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