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Old World Deli

1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-2090
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Ranked #6 of 388 restaurants in Bellingham
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Kalispell, Montana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I still bristle a little when I look at the prices on the chalkboard menu here, but I soon forget about it with the first bite of my sandwich. Locally made bread that has a great "chew" and flavor paired with top-quality meats an house-made mustard and you'll go right into your boss and ask for a raise so you... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

High quality meats from the best sources that you can't buy yourself at Haggens, say, artisan bakery breads, house-made condiments...these things add to the cost of a sandwich. I for one am happy to pay for this kind of quality, and I have to say those who complain do so without understanding the quality of what they ate. Or to... More

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Lynden, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Owners are friendly and customer service oriented. The food is great, high quality.

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

This is the best Deli in Bellingham. Always friendly and the food is always good. Consistent is something I like and Old World Deli has that. Not only do they have good sandwiches but also delicious soups!

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Bellingham, Washington
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2011

This place serves and sells very high quality meats, cheeses, and breads. If you appreciate that sort of thing this is a fantastic place for lunch. Prices are reasonable for the quality of product. This is NOT your average sandwich shop. Soups vary but some of them that I've had are excellent. They are now having wine and appetizer plates... More

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Blaine, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

I was excited to go here after reading about it in the paper and seeing their website. I buy deli turkey weekly at my local grocery store, so I was looking for some higher quality items and a change. But other than some fancy salami, you can get pretty much everything they have at the grocery store, for a better... More

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Bellingham, WA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

Old World carries the best deli food widely available - Fra Mani meats, which I hate to admit I even prefer over Salumi from Mario Batelli's father's shop in Seattle (which OW also carries), and great cheeses. We did feel a little abused when we ordered one of their prepared plates though. It came in at nearly $40/lb, mostly for... More

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kaydajay
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

Old World has the absolute best selection of meats, cheeses, and breads. Their food is phenomenal, hands down. The staff is friendly and courteous. This place blows away any other deli in Bellingham. Worth the trip and the price!

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seattle, wa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

Only had a catering experience. Great breads, cheeses, and meats! Grilled vegetable platter and the signature antipasti were outstanding. But beware of asking for anything that's not on the menu...except for maybe veal and pork meatballs in white wine gravy, which were like home-made!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2008

Way way overpriced. Best pastrami I've ever had, but they don't even give you chips with your sandwich!! For $10 for a sandwich, you'd expect something on the plate besides a pickle.

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