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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Not a bad deli for the South

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Homosassa, Florida
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Homosassa, Florida
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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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Columbia, SC
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?