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Tad's Deli

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$5 - $15
American, Deli
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

Tad’s makes great sandwiches and the people are friendly. I usually get my sandwiches to go. This is a brown bag place, nothing fancy. It’s a neighborhood favorite!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed January 31, 2019

Tad's Deli closes at 6, which I didn't expect, so I came in terribly close to closing on my first visit. It feels a bit cramped inside, and there's only a handful of booths and tables to sit at, although there's also some outside seating...as well. Fortunately, I had looked at a menu ahead of time, so I was able to make a snap decision (I ordered The Sailor) instead of being first faced with the plethora of options when I already felt rushed (I should note that *I* made myself feel rushed, none of the employees seemed to treat me with annoyance for coming in just 20 minutes before closing, though I would have understood if they had). My sandwich came out quickly and tasted great. Definitely a place I'd like to visit again if I can get out there early enough.More

Date of visit: May 2018
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick lunch in October. There are a lot of menu choices of hot and cold sandwiches as well as soup. The sandwiches are put together after you place your order, so they are fresh and can be tailored to your...preferences. There’s not a lot of choices for beverages in my opinion and the bottled sodas seemed overpriced. The bathroom is located upstairs and I did bot notice any elevators.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 14, 2018

I've actually been eating here a while and realized that I've probably never given it a review, in order that others might find it.... When you enter, you immediately see a large deli case stocked full of many different kinds of salads and of course...the various meats used in making the sandwiches and wraps. There is an extensive menu of both cold and hot choices and you can choose several different kinds of bread and wraps... There are always two kinds of soups available in three different sized containers. The chicken and rice is my favorite. There is a tall cold drink case which has several different kinds of tea, water and sodas. A "boxed lunch" combo includes your choice of a side or chips and a cookie or browning for dessert. Every sandwich or wrap is made to order and the friendly staff is very attentive to your special needs or choices....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 3, 2018

When you are tired of seafood and just want a good sandwich... We chose Tad's based on good yelp reviews. It did not disappoint. They have a large menu and their own parking lot. I got a Gobbler, which is turkey, cream cheese, and cranberries...on the best white bread ever. He got a Reuben which was hot and melty and made him very happy. We got bottled drinks and a bag of the addictive "Dirty" chips. They had a row of booths off to the side, surf decor, and a TV. It seemed like it would be a nice place to hang out. They waited till we ate to have us pay, which was weird, but kind of made us feel more welcome, and they brought the meal to our table. Yay for Tad's! keep up the good work.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Loved the big Cuban I ordered. My family will diffidently visit Tad's Deli on our next trip to VA Beach.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Amazing lunch/sandwich’s with a very patient staff that helped feed a large group of chatty Girl Scouts. Delicious

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Hard to pick which sandwich to get because they all sound amazing. Turns out, they are all amazing. Just can't go wrong.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

This deli makes some awesome sandwiches! It's got a similar feel to Taste, but I much prefer Tad's. Can't wait to go back.

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Tad’s has both inside and outside seating for you to enjoy the freshly made sandwich and a drink. Service was friendly. This is a welcoming local’s spot.

Date of visit: March 2018
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