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“Want a Great Sandwich -- Go Here”
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Charter Deli
Ranked #72 of 263 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Want a Great Sandwich -- Go Here”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

On days that I am in the area but don't have time, I hate to pass up Charter Deli's sandwiches.

The sandwiches are generous, very tasty and you can stay at the small tables or take out. Nothing fancy, good food, good service on a minimal scale, simple drink, etc. items. This is the sandwich shop you always wanted to find.

  • Visited February 2014
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Columbia, Maryland
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“Great little hidden gem in Columbia”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Because of the way signage is handled in our little toewn, it is possible to not even know this gem exists.

It is on Charter Drive, just off Hickory Ridge Road near the newest medical offices and back entrance to the Howard County General Hospital. Look to the right - first building after you get off Hickory Ridge Road and see the neon OPEN sign - there it is!

Great sandwiches loaded with your choice e of meats and cheeses, great deserts and super friendly service from Mr Tom and others that work here. I stop in regularly for coffee and a bagel in the mornings and it's an upbeat start to the day!

  • Visited March 2014
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Columbia, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
565 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Best Ruben I've ever had”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I went to Charter Deli for the first time today. The staff was friendly and very helpful. I ordered the half sandwich (turkey Ruben) and salad. The Ruben was probably the best I've ever had. The bread was nicely toasted (not too hard and dry), the ratio of meat to kraut to dressing was just right. It was so good I wish I had gotten the whole sandwich. The salad was simple but really good. The nice thing was that all the components were fresh, which I can't say for some fancy chain deli's I've been to. The décor in the deli was simple like you would expect for a deli. It was clean and not too loud so I could enjoy the food. I highly recommend the Charter Deli.

  • Visited January 2014
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Beltsville, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Will be a regular stop for us”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Went first time today and now will be going often. One of the best sandwich I have had in long time. Freshest and real meat piled high, real,high. Place is spotless and very friendly staff. The menu has many choices, very hard to decide which one, so I will just keep going to try each one. One of us has turkey, the other the "Ben" and they were both great.

  • Visited November 2013
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Silver Spring
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“High quality”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

This Deli is a favorite of ours. They are pleasant, very efficient, busy and best of all, serve high quality food. We love the pastrami, Ruben and BLT (different from others). Some delis serve very fatty meats--not here. The owner always recognizes all his regular customers. It's just 5-7 minutes from the Mall by car. We're never in the area for breakfast, but I'm sure it's great, too. And he's open on Saturdays, which many DC area delis are not.

  • Visited September 2013
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