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Groucho's Original Deli

611 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-2214
+1 803-799-5708
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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611 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-2214
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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.

Thank virginiahome64
Reviewed 12 July 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

Thank Eastray
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 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

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Groucho's deli is probably the only deli place ever that I like. I get the white moose every time with their amazing homemade 45 sauce. The atmosphere is homely and welcoming and the employees are always nice . Get a cup of their sweet tea...More

Thank Kofeii
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Kofeii- We are so thrilled to see that your time with us is 5 star and that you enjoy our White Moose and 45 sauce! Thank you so much for your continued patronage! We hope your day is a great one!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was greeted when arriving which is always a plus for me. The service wasn't bad and this older establishment even had a bar type seating area. There were also tables outside for people who prefer the outdoor type atmosphere. A good change from eating...More

Thank larryacred
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2017

Thank you for joining us, larryacred! We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Please come back and see us soon so we can work on exceeding your expectations, and earn that last star from you!

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We came with a native-Columbia who said this was his favorite deli. I can see why! The food was delicious. I had the Apollo Dip, which had a generous serving of turkey, ham, and Swiss cheese. The Formula 45 sauce was fantastic. My husband had...More

Thank TravelinMomma77
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

TravelinMomma77, we love reading your rave review and seeing that each of you were so happy with you sandwiches! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review and making our great day even better! We hope you will come see us...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

always great friendly, fast service. The food is without fail always delicious! Have never had a bad experience in my life with any of the Groucho's locations. They all have excellent food and customer service. This place is truly a staple, MUST HAVE when in...More

Thank Krysten S
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

We think you are crazy good too, Krysten! Being consistently delicious and treating our customers right are our top priorities, and we love hearing that it shows! Thank you for sharing your 5 stars with us! We hope to see you again soon for more...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stopped here for lunch during a college visit to USC. We sat at the counter and ordered some sandwiches. I had the Reuben Variation with pastrami, my daughter had the Junior Dipper and my son had the STP Dipper. We got the Brown Moose to...More

Thank Ken J
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank you for bringing the family in to give us a try, Ken! We are so thrilled that you were able to try a good variety of our menu options, and that all of them were a hit! We look forward to seeing you all...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

The most popular sandwich shop in Five Points. I love the STP sandwich and chips. Haven't had a bad sandwich. Don't miss Groucho's!

Thank drpoirier
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

drpoirier you are so awesome! Thanks so much for your wonderful review and the shout out for our sandwiches! We look forward to serving you again in the future and appreciate your patronage!

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Great sandwiches and I heard the salads are good too! Stp dipper is my favorite and a local favorite! Just don't forget the sauce!

Thank Faith F
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2016

Thanks so much Faith F! And you are right, our signature sauces are like the icing on the cake! We appreciate you taking the time to review us and give us your 5 stars! We look forward to you joining us again in the future!

Reviewed 13 August 2016

I've been a customer of this restaurant for years, ever since moving to Columbia in 1983. My kids have been raised at this establishment. First, it was difficult to get someone's attention for service outdoors. All the tables were filthy, even after being wiped off,...More

Thank Ringabellhomes
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Original Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We saw from your post that it has been a while since you shared your review. Customer service and quality are our top priorities, and we are so very sorry that we let you down during your visit with us. We want to preserve your...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 9
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 611 Harden St, Columbia, SC 29205-2214
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-799-5708
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