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Groucho's Original Deli

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Delicatessen, Sandwiches
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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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not fast in our experience but really good sandwiches.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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Watkinsville, Georgia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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179 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
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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Raleigh
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

(It's really at 10 Horne St, Raleigh, 27607) It's a pretty nice deli - clean, friendly, with quite reasonable prices, and just a few feet off the main drag running by NC State Univ. - Hillsborough St. The atmosphere is of a college town location. The portions are reasonable - and the food is good enough that you will wish... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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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: Delicatessen, Sandwiches
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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