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Chick and Ruth's Delly

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165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401
410 269 6737
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6:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 514
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  • 327
    Very good
  • 99
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  • 37
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place buzzes. Lots of good, casual food choices. You sit close to other people, but no worries. Everyone is friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Don B
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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Annapollis, MD
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Been going to Chick and Ruth's for 35 years. An Annapolis tradition, it's my first choice for a relaxed breakfast or late-night meal.

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Cumberland, Maryland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First trip to this (apparently) iconic diner. The interior is old and beat-up which just serves to amp up the experience. Service was top notch - friendly and fast. The food was outstanding. I had crab eggs benedict. Eggs cooked perfectly and huge mounds of crab on top. The portion was easily enough for two but I took a deep... More 

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Thank Bigeater2016
Annapolis, Maryland
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is fabulous. It is always a great treat to visit Chick and Ruth's Delly. the crab cakes are to die for. Jumbo lump with little filler.

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Thank MdBeachBum
Devon, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place buzzes. Lots of good, casual food choices. You sit close to other people, but no worries. Everyone is friendly.

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Thank Don B
Rustington, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal with co workers but decidedly expensive compared to other great eateries Annapolis had to offer, courteous staff and delightful surroundings.

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Thank jaydogz
Ellijay, Georgia
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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy deli and this place certainly has excellent reviews. Food was good, but not on par with others I've had (Kenny & Ziggy's, Kaplan's, Tabatchnick's). While tasty, I found the corned beef to be fatty and the sandwich to be smaller than what I'd expect from a deli. The place was packed, but from what I heard, it's always... More 

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Glen Cove, New York
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a man vs. food challenge. Not really Gluten free friendly but you can be creative. Watched my son drink a six pound milkshake and survive, his friend also tried but failed. Tables are small and can get crowded.

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Thank Bill D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My impression from the outside wasn't great but the experience was fantastic! My wife and I went for breakfast on MLK day and ordered the crab cakes benedict, the chicken and waffles and coffee. The food was excellent (crab cakes are the best!) and the service was great (very friendly and attentive- kept coffee flowing). The environment was tight, busy... More 

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ANNAPOLIS
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to be there for the morning pledge and breakfast - or enjoy their wonderful milkshakes. Love the "named sandwiches" and all the pictures on the wall. This is a definite locals place - not to be missed when coming to Annapolis.

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Thank Bayleif
Ellicott City, Maryland
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just finished the most delicious lunch at Chick and Ruth's. Everything is homemade and so tasty. The line was to the street corner and it was worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410 269 6737

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?