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MSM Deli - (Magical Sandwich Makers)

2220 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98403-1049
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Ranked #15 of 646 restaurants in Tacoma
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Dining options: Takeout
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Dining options: Takeout
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42 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Better than Subway for about the same price (this is a little more expensive, around 8 dollars per sub) absolutely delicious fresh sandwiches at it's best. This is a tucked away gem that mainly locals know about. Great kept secret! Don't let the outdoor convenient store look fool you (it IS also a convenient store, haha) this store pops out... More

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Vancouver, Washington, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

These sandwiches are the best. We've hopped off the freeway between SEA and Vancouver, WA just to eat here. A bit of caution: don't show up in a suit and tie. It's not that kinda place. Levi's and a t-shirt are just fine; you'll blend right in. This is the 'people's place' to eat, so 'atmosphere' is a relative thing,... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Long lines equal good food. I went later in the evening, about 8PM, and there was no line at that time. The sandwiches are like iconic deli sandwiches--no artisan cheeses or obscure cured meats--just straightforward sandwiches piled high.

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Tacoma, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

If you want a fab sandwich, this is the spot... But call ahead or be prepared for a wait. I have driven by this place for years, it looks like nothing... We had no idea it was a deli. After a few comments from people raving about MSM, I looked it up... Awesome ratings... I had to go. Super popular,... More

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Tolleson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

To those who whine about the wait and the sandwiches not being magical... all I have to say is MORE FOR THE 253ers! If somewhere is good, you are going to wait, and these aren't the magical beans, what did you expect, to grow a tail? These are legit subs and the best and freshest you will ever find on... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

M is for MAGICAL. These sandwiches are better than the ones my ma used to make! The bread was soft, but not mushy, the perfect amount of mayo, the perfect amount of meat and lettuce. Don't be all sad that you're sitting in pretty much a gas station eating such awesome, just shut up and think about how much awesome... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

If you want the best sandwich in town, this is the place. You can get virtually anything you want and done quickly. The place is usually busy a lunch hour, so just call in your order earlier and pick it up.

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Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I had a father / daughter lunch at the MSM deli. The appearance of the deli is very bland, and frankly not a place I would have picked, but the subs were outstanding. Possibly the best I have had since moving to Washington.

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Seattle, Washington
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The sandwhich I ate there was good.. but I didn't think it was MAGICAL. I prefer the sandwhiches from Stadium Thriftway myself. However, I would agree that MSM is far better than Subway - and I love eating local!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

This place definitely gives you your $$$$ worth!! Had the French Dip sandwich and it was large enough for two people, but who wants to share :) when it is this good. Lots of meat and cheese and toasted just right. Yummy!

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