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Old World Deli

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1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5014
(360) 738-2090
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwich shop. My husband and I have been making quite a few day trips to Bellingham from Vancouver and we love this town. We just discovered this deli yesterday and it was great. I got the Veggie Muffuletta and my husband a panini. Very welcoming, great service, with lots of options for lunch and also drink options. It looks... More 

Thank JDemaria
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great sandwiches made with real italian meats. The real deal. Very pleasant lunch with a good glass of house wine. Took some salami and cheeses from their deli to take home. Highly recommend.

Thank Turnstile
Woodinville, Washington
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Nice spot for sandwiches and soups. A large selection of wines and beers. Sort of a gourmet picnic basket shop and restaurant combined. I really liked the casual atmosphere in this older building. High ceilings and exposed brick, wood floors. I had potato soup with rosemary that was very good. Sandwiches are also very good. Lots of specialty meats and... More 

Thank Brin651
Bellingham, WA
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

I have frequented this artisanal deli for ten years, and have never had a disappointment. The quality of the ingredients are exceptional, the sandwiches, soups and specials alway creatively constructed and delicious. The gourmet groceries are also amazing. Try the tuna in olive oil, the spanish peppers, Italian pasta, olive oil and vinegar. Their homemade duck confit and smoked duck... More 

Thank orif
Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Again, upon the suggestion of a friend, we decided to check out Old World Deli. What a great, funky spot! They have all sorts of goodies you can buy, including bottles of wine, besides being able to have something to eat in the cafe. The interior is all wood and old brick walls...hip and cool space! I ordered the special,... More 

Thank Phyllis K
Seattle, Washington, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We eat here and buy what ever is fresh cured just about every time we come to Bellingham. This place is amazing, it's a mix of a very relaxed atmosphere and curated cuisine. These guys put they're all into they're ingredients. They are a deli, with cured bacon, linguica, duck confit and all sorts of lovely gourmet items. And then... More 

Thank Beth E
Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Both of us had it- just a sample for me but main course for spouse. Seemed as if it were more thickener than anything. Mostly bacon and potatos with just a trace of clams, and no clam chowder flavor. My Reuben, on the other hand, was really good. Artisan (an over used word) bread, welled prepared. If we hadn't tested... More 

Thank C_J_CCTx
Bellingham, Washington
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Charming, appealing, pleasant and enjoyable establishment where you can relax and just experience being in another place and time while dining European style. Vast assortment of olive oils, vinegars and other bottled and canned goodies to add to your home-made meals when not eating at Old World Deli. Give it a whirl!

Thank Roseventures
Bellingham, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

They are expensive but worth a splurge now and then. I got a muffaletta. Packed with quality meat, nice tapenade, on a great roll. My friend got a similar sandwich and it was also tasty. For lunch it is spendy but delicious. I don't recommend their potato salad. The portions are minuscule. Not with the money.

Thank Chris O
Vancouver, Canada
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100 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Great food and wine by the bottle! They have good specials and everything from panini's to salads to charcuterie. It's not fancy but cozy. It is "old world" with the decor but super comfy. They have a happy hour where you can get discounts on beer and wine and food. Nice little place in old Bellingham for a dinner out.

Thank WanderingSage

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5014
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: (360) 738-2090

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