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Old World Deli

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1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 738-2090
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Los Altos, California
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

On a trip from Seattle up to Whistler we stopped in Bellingham for lunch. Old World Deli is a low key place with really good sandwiches along with wine and beer. It was good enough to get us to stop in on the way back to Seattle!

1 Thank Paul M
Bellingham, Washington
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243 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

These people brought excellent deli meats and cheeses usually found in old Italy in Vancouver or pike place market in Seattle. Chris's make wonderful handmade sausages like bratwurst, Italian sausage, or his flavor of the week sometimes as exotic as duck. Soups are made with care and filling on their own. Sandwiches are always made with care and they have... More 

1 Thank Donald J
Blaine, Washington
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Old World Deli is an inconspicuous restaurant on State Street, but not a place to ignore. The pastrami literally melts in your mouth and their muffaletta sandwich is as close to New Orleans authentic as we have found. A good assortment of special beer and old-fashioned soda pop makes a simple lunch a real treat. Take time to meander through... More 

Thank TomJoHudson
Mission, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We took some time to research a restaurant in Bellingham as we find that the food is always not awesome when we visit this border shopping town and we were not disappointed! The food was fresh and very delicious, I could have had two sandwiches! We selected the soup of the day and grilled panini type sandwiches. The area was... More 

Thank meaganhamilton
Lummi Island, Washington
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

They have all kinds of deli meats and cheese. Their bread is baked right there - it's so good, we've special ordered loaves for dinner parties at our home. Nice selection of wines. They will give you samples of various deli items, if you're not sure. Sometimes a pretty long line at lunch time - a good sign :-)

Thank IslandCAT2u
Port Townsend, Washington
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126 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Very tasty menu, portions not too big, but nice flavor combinations. Stopped here for lunch, would like to come for dinner and buy a bottle of wine as well. Nice atmosphere too.

Thank Heather T
Bellingham, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Excellent place for out of the way meats and cheeses. Friendly and clean. Will go out of their way to please.

Thank Baker9
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I can't say enough great things about this place. I've never had a sandwich this good. I had their cheese plate once, amazing! mmmmm.....

Thank magikalfairy
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

After we'd struck out at two other Bellingham restaurants on a busy Saturday, we found this friendly, pleasant spot. Savory sandwiches (try the chicken pesto panini) served on crusty Italian bread - where the half portion was more than ample. Duck soup (really) with cannelloni beans and subtle flavorings was the stellar soup of the day. We rounded out our... More 

Thank Ce M
Bellingham, Washington
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

My husband and I attended their wine dinner in November. It was informative,entertaining but more importantly, delicious. The wines they featured were not wines I would have normally picked out so it was a treat. The wine dinner has a limited seating and provides an intimate feeling. The food is served family style so there is no shortage of opportunities... More 

Thank Stacy Z

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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
  • 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?