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Groucho's Original Deli

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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $9
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American, Deli
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Vegetarian Friendly
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GROUCHO'S® SPECIALTIES
Our specialties are made to order with only the finest ingredients and served with Groucho's® Famous potato chips and a dill pickle spear on the side
Apollo Dipper® 7.19
All Turkey Apollo Dipper™ 7.19
All Ham Apollo Dipper™ 7.19
Apollo Dipper®
Fat sub roll with hot ham, turkey and Swiss cheese melted together, served with your choice of Formula "45"™ or Danish Bleu™
Big Dipper™ 7.39
All Ham Big Dipper 7.39
All Roast Beef Big Dipper 7.69
Big Dipper™
Roast Beef and ham topped by your cheese choice melted over a fat sub roll, served with your choice of Formula "45"™ or Danish Bleu™
Turkey International Dip™ 7.19
Ham International Dip™ 7.19
Roast Beef International Dip™ 7.49
Mega Size™ 12.59
International Dip™
Turkey heated and covered with Muenster cheese on pumpernickel, served with your choice of Formula "45"™ or Danish Bleu™. Mega Size™ with quarter pound of Turkey, quarter pound of roast beef, Muenster cheese, and bacon bits
STP Dipper® 7.79
All Turkey STP Dipper 7.79
All Roast Beef STP Dipper 7.99
STP Dipper®
Extra special blend of roast beef, turkey, Swiss cheese melt and real bacon crumbs on a fat sub roll. Served with your choice of Formula "45"™ or Danish Bleu™
7.79
Cole Special Dipper™
Turkey topped with real bacon crumbs and covered by melted American cheese on a wheat roll. Served with your choice of Formula "45"™ or Danish Bleu™
Turkey DSHS Hogie Sub 7.39
Ham DSHS Hogie Sub 7.39
Bernstein / Davies Variation™ with Swiss 7.39
DSHS Hogie Sub
A fat sub roll with melted American cheese, green combo salad center with Italian dressing, topped with choice of turkey or ham. Served with Formula "45"™ on side.
7.39
Baby Sub™
The "original" Groucho's® sub is a fat sub roll, served hot with salami, bologna, Provolone cheese melt, herb slaw center topped by lean ham
6.69
Roast Beef Marinate
Top round roast beef stacked high with Formula "95" marinade sauce heated on a soft seeded roll. ISM option pretzels and mustard
7.39
Ham or Turkey Sub
This cold special is a fat sub roll filled with salami, bologna, Provolone cheese, green combo salad center with Italian dressing, topped by lean ham or turkey
Turkey Pita 7.29
Ham Pita 7.29
Roast Beef Pita 7.59
Pastrami Pita 8.39
Folded Pita
Your choice of turkey, ham or roast beef with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped lettuce, diced tomato and cucumber on a folded white pita bread with Italian dressing
GROUCHO'S® SPECIALTIES
Substitute potato chips for:
0.35
Baked Lays Upgrade
0.99
Fiesta Power Blend 4oz
0.99
Pasta Salad 4oz
0.79
Potato Salad 4oz
0.79
Herb Slaw 4oz
1.49
Substitute Udi's Gluten-Free Roll
GROUCHO'S® SALADS
Our salads are prepared with a base of a 50/50 blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce with diced tomato and cucumber. Served with crackers and your choice of our fresh made original recipe dressing. Upgrade to our Organic Harvest Blend $0.99
Small 2.99
Large 4.39
Green Combo Salad
A 50/50 blend of iceberg and romaine lettuce with diced tomato and cucumber
Small 3.39
Large 5.19
Organic Harvest Salad
Blend of European varieties bred from various combinations of Green Leaf, Red Leaf, Tango, Lollo Rosa, Batavia and Oak Leaf lettuce with diced tomato and cucumber
6.29
Just Cheese or Just Bacon
Large serving of green combo salad topped with shredded cheddar cheese or real bacon crumbs
6.69
Pasta & Green
Veggie pasta salad with Italian dressing atop green combo salad
7.29
Turkey & Cheese
Fresh turkey breast and shredded cheddar cheese atop green combo salad
7.29
Turkey & Bacon
Fresh turkey breast and real bacon crumb atop green combo salad
7.09
Bacon & Cheddar
Shredded cheddar cheese and real bacon crumbs combined over a large plate of green combo salad
6.89
Feta Cheese
Large plate of green combo salad topped with Feta cheese with your choice of dressing
8.79
Chicken Power Salad
Sliced chicken breast marinated in our Italian dressing atop organic harvest & fiesta power blends with Feta cheese, diced tomato and cucumber
8.79
Arcadian Chicken Salad
Sliced chicken breast marinated in our Italian dressing atop organic harvest blend with Feta cheese, Greek olives, diced tomato and cucumber
GROUCHO'S® FAMOUS DRESSINGS
Whether used as a dip, marinade or dressing, our original recipes have been a tradition since 1941! Take it home by the pint for only $5.99
Formula "45"
Our famous delicious herb blend of spicy Russian and Thousand Island
Danish Bleu™
Scandinavian dressing with sour cream base
Formula "95"™
Fat Free! Original tangy & sweet mustard blend
Italian
Real olive oil and tarragon vinegar with select herbs and spices
Ranch
Fresh buttermilk blended with mayo and select herbs & spices
Honey Mustard
a Tangy & Sweet mustard blend
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Fat free!
SALAD EXTRAS
3.19
Chicken Breast (Italian Marinade)
0.99
Organic Harvest Blend Upgrade
1.49
Fiesta Power Blend 4oz
1.29
Cubed Cheese
1.29
Cheddar Cheese
1.69
Real Bacon Bits
2.99
Extra Meat
1.79
Feta Cheese
3.99
8 oz. Pasta
1.29
Greek Olives
DELI SANDWICHES
All of our sandwich options are made to order on your choice of bread and served with Groucho's® Famous potato chips and a dill pickle spear on the side. Wheat or White Sub Roll, Soft Seeded Bun, Jewish Rye, Pumpernickel, Multi-grain Wheat, Country White
7.99
Corned Beef or Pastrami
Extra lean 1st cut brisket, Delicious on Jewish rye!
6.99
Roast Beef (With Lett / Tomato)
Choice western top round, sliced thin
6.29
Turkey (With Lett / Tomato)
Oven roasted breast of turkey. All white meat
6.29
Ham (With Lett / Tomato)
Extra lean, thin-sliced
6.49
Salami (With Lett / Tomato)
3.99
Your Choice of Cheese - Choose 2 1.95
The Cheese Sandwich
Your choice of Swiss, Muenster, American or Provolone
SANDWICH EXTRAS
1.49
Udi's Gluten Free Sub Roll
2.99
Extra Meat
1.49
Fiesta Power Blend 4oz
1.79
Feta Cheese
0.99
Cheese
0.39
Tomato Slices
1.69
Bacon Strips
1.99
Baby Bella Mushrooms
0.39
Lettuce
GROUCHO'S® OWN ORIGINAL RECIPE SANDWICHES
5.99
Tuna Sandwich
Freshly made with lettuce and tomato
5.99
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Freshly made with lettuce and tomato
6.99
Tuna Cheese Melt Club
Freshly made tuna salad, covered with melted Colby Jack and cheddar cheeses, sliced tomato and green leaf lettuce
BLT CLUBS
Prepared on your choice of multi-grain wheat, pumpernickel, Jewish Rye or country white bread and served with Groucho's Famous® potato chips and a dill pickle spear on the side
8.29
The Deli Club
A large serving of fresh sliced turkey breast and/or lean ham, strips of crisp bacon, lettuce and sliced tomato
6.99
Groucho's® BLT
Crisp bacon slices, with fresh lettuce and sliced tomato
12.79
The Deli Club for 2
Groucho's® original club! Twice the meat. We double the meat and serve it for 2 - each with their own chips and pickle
8.29
Bacon & Turkey
Fresh sliced turkey breast and strips of crisp bacon, with lettuce and sliced tomato
GROUCHO'S® HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
In the mid 90's, 2nd generation, Ivan S. Miller (I.S.M. ™) enhanced Groucho's® menu to include alternatives for those looking for healthy lifestyle options
4 oz 1.49
8 oz. 2.99
Fiesta Power Blend
A colorful blend of superfoods: broccoli stalks, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, kale, radicchio and carrots with flame-roasted corn, onions, red and green peppers, black beans and tomatoes. Seasoned with a hint of lime and spices and our Italian dressing. Add it to your sandwich, salad or just enjoy as a side! Our healthy lifestyle sandwich options are served with pretzels and grain mustard on the side
8.29
I.S.M. Chicken Critter™
Chicken breast marinated in our mustard based Formula "95" topped with herb slaw on a seeded roll
7.19
I.S.M. White Moose™
Sliced turkey breast & melted Swiss topped with organic harvest blend & our mustard based Formula "95" on a soft seeded roll
7.19
I.S.M. Turkey International™
Sliced turkey breast and melted Swiss topped with our mustard based Formula "95" on a wheat roll
8.29
Chicken Sandwich
Chicken breast lightly marinated in our Italian dressing on top of organic harvest blend & topped with green leaf crown, sliced tomato on a soft seeded roll
8.49
Chicken Power Pita
Sliced chicken breast lightly marinated in our Italian dressing with fiesta power blend and Feta cheese on a folded pita
8.49
Arcadian Chicken Pita
Sliced chicken breast lightly marinated in our Italian dressing with organic harvest blend, Feta cheese, chopped Greek olives, diced tomato, & cucumber on a folded pita
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Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Rich and juicy sandwich with amazing sauce. Great service. I highly recommend. They also have a yummy veggie slaw.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BrianH26
Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

I walked in to a very strangely setup space with a smell like what’s in your grandparents bsement. Ordered the pastrami on rye and there wasn’t much meat. Also got a side of macaroni salad that wasn’t very fresh and had a huge cauliflower in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Christopher D
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

We sure appreciate you giving us a try, Christopher, however are saddened to see that you did not enjoy your visit with us. We work hard to exceed our customers expectations on each visit and can assure you this is not the norm for us....More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Not what I was expecting from the look of the outside. Sandwich was great and they had so many options. Tons of seating and quick service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank heidijo2016
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Good Afternoon! Thank you so much giving us a try! We couldn't be happier to see that you enjoyed!! We do hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here with our friends for lunch yesterday and we were impressed with the selection of food on the menu. Our friends recommended the STP sandwich but my wife and I went with the white moose. A delicious turkey and cheese sandwich on a...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank roba724
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Thank you, Rob! We love seeing that your first experience with us was so positive! Our White Moose is a delicious choice, and we are so glad you and your wife enjoyed it! We hope you will come back to see us again in the...More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

Just recently was recommend to try this deli from a co-worker, all I can say is I'm obsessed with 45! Great atmosphere also. Reminds me of college.More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank gsmith873
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you! We are so happy to see that your co-worker told you about us, and that you loved your experience so much! Knowing that we were able to impress you really does make our day, and we appreciate you taking the time to let...More

Reviewed November 28, 2017

My husband and I eat here every time we visit his family in Columbia. We are obsessed with the Formula 45 sauce!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank VolsFan16
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2017

VolsFan16, thank you for making a point to come and see us when you are in Columbia! We really appreciate you and your love for our Formula 45 sauce, and are so glad you keep coming back for more! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to Groucho’s. Good sandwiches! Was pretty crowded today but got seats at the counter. Reuben Variation was delicious. My son gets STP Dipper that he likes and my wife enjoyed the pastrami after they reheated with the cheese she had ordered.More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2017

Thank you for coming back in to see us, Ken! We are so glad that your family enjoys dining with us, even when there is a crowd. Thank you for taking the time to share your 5 stars with us, and please join us again...More

Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Nice place to get an unusually good sandwich. Visited here with my daughter. She highly recommended the place. I would give it 5 stars , but on the day/ hour we visited the service was poor. The place was about a fourth full and there...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Ameripinoy
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2017

We love that your daughter brought you in to give us a try, W285JUluiss! Our Formula 45 Sauce is amazing, and we are thrilled that you agree! Thank you for taking a moment to share your review with us! We really hope you will come...More

Reviewed August 21, 2017

First time eating here. Called in take out order while moving son into USC apt. Food was very good, and order was done perfectly. Will return, hopefully to eat inside.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

We would love to have you come back in and dine with us, virginiahome64! We love seeing that your first experience with us was so positive and that you enjoyed your meals! Thank you so much for your 5 stars, and please enjoy your day!

Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

I gave Groucho's a second try. The sandwich and chips were as bland as I remember the first time. Even the sauce couldn't save it. I know there's a nostalgia aspect for USC students but come on, I can get a better sandwich at Subway.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Eastray
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Eastray, we really appreciate you coming in to give us another try. We are sorry that the tradition that is loved by so many loyal Groucho's customers is just not for you. We wish you all the best, and hope that your day is a...More

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