We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Chick and Ruth's Delly

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner, Soups
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2064
410 269 6737
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 12:30 am
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,216: English reviews
Milford, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the best crab cake in Annapolis. The night before, we had excellent crab cakes made by the governor's mansion for a wedding - being hand made at a burner - and the ones I had for breakfast the next morning at Chick and Ruth's were better. The seating upstairs is better in my mind, but this is essentially... More 

Thank logtavern
Dover, New Jersey
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique experience that is a must see in Annapolis! Its a tight squeeze but the prices are great with a huge selection. Best crab cakes ever! The pictures of famous guests are entertaining and so is the hanging bagel

Thank busymom998
Level Contributor
67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

waffle houses are cavernous compare to this place, but everyone from customer to waitress to Chick gets caught up in the happy frenzy. Mercifully, things move fast because the reason you're here is for great food and it definitely is. Entertaining, too, since someone will attempt to finish a 6 pound milkshake or 3 pound cheeseburger, with Chick giving occasional... More 

Bristol, Vermont
Level Contributor
53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Locals and casual tourists set their collective sites on Chick 'n Ruth's for the drop-the-mic best deli sandwich traditions from pastrami to knishes. This place has been a staple of the Annapolis landscape for decades taking many of the names of its sandwiches from local and State politicians which frequent the lunch crowd.

Thank YankeeforLife56
Milford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ate 2 breakfasts, a lunch and late night pie. Very good food, large servings. Pie is huge for 2 people. Crowded during busy times but clearly an "institution".Have a crab cake special very fairly priced which we saw at nearby table. People loved it.

Thank Randy B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Inexpensive breakfast and plenty of it. Overwhelming menu that will please anyone (my son found a simple bowl of cereal on their menu that tickled him to no end!). You will leave full and happy. The waitstaff are incredibly personable as well.

Thank Victoria B
Laurel, Maryland
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this Deli a couple years ago. The experience was fine, not great, just fine. But today I have something to write about. My wife, daughter and I sat to have lunch here today and the experience was very disappointing. First I'd like to say that our main server was friendly. But the food was long in coming... More 

Thank BTuttle1964
Baileys Crossroads
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome crab cakes! They were ginormous! Also had the roast beef sandwich which was smothered with gravy and was amazing!

Thank Katrina M
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really neat and historic spot. Lots to see, former famous patrons pictures and wonderful aromas filling the air. If you want great food and lots of it for a great price, this is the stop for you.

Thank Steven B
Level Contributor
77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

was down in Annapolis walking around and saw the Rueben sandwich on window and decided to pop in here for a quick bite..tight seating on the inside but looked very clean I believe there's more seating in the back and upstairs.. super busy inside waitresses were really nice and friendly it was a really hot day so it was warm... More 

Thank Carmellatte

Travelers who viewed Chick and Ruth's Delly also viewed


Been to Chick and Ruth's Delly? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 11:30 pm
6:30 am - 12:30 am
6:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401-2064
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: 410 269 6737

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Chick and Ruth's Delly and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Wilmington, Delaware
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Chick and Ruth's Delly staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?