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Littlejohn's New York Deli

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1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2606
+1 434-977-0588
11:00 - 23:00
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White Stone, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Best feature is early opening for breakfast. Extensive menu but only average fare. Very spare dining area. Take out feature is helpful.

Thank juliagN4600ZM
Rockville Centre, New York
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for sandwiches after spending a few hours walking around UVA. Lots of great choices and everything was delicious. Conveniently located on "the corner". I would definitely go back.

Thank MLL90
Vienna, Austria
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503 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We have enjoyed Littlejohn's since our college days and on a return visit with our kids we weren't disappointed. My husband's favorite is the Italian sub. This time I had a Bum Steer. Kids liked the grilled cheese. Just go! It's tasty and enjoyable.

Thank LivingInWien
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299 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I walked in to the empty Littlejohn's, read the posted menu, and walked over to order. The single person behind the counter said, "It's going to be at least five minutes before I take your order." Wow. And thank you for that warm welcome. I walked out somewhat amazed that a food joint with this visible a presence would rather... More 

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kinderhook, United States
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Been around forever. Try the Chris Long. I dare you! Fresh and filling. You can't beat it. Always hopping.

Thank Clark M
Riva, Maryland
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for breakfast and the bagels and egg sandwiches were very good and reasonably priced. The owners were very friendly.

Thank Chris I
Locust Grove, Virginia, United States
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The BEST sandwiches in the area hands down. Totally made to order with the freshest ingredients! They even slice the meat fresh while your standing there. This is authentic New York style food!

Thank Adam C
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Almost every stop in Charlottesville since the mid-80's includes a stop at Littlejohn's. Classic sandwich stop on the legendary Corner. The sandwiches are always stacked with fresh ingredients. My current favorite is the Pepper Parmesan Turkey. Other awesome classics are the Wild Turkey and the Bum Steer (a long time favorite of my husband).

Thank WCDeb
Lexington, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016

There are several amazing sandwiches here! You may have to try a few before you find the one you'll fall in love with forever. Little johns is always open and we often here during snow days and very late or early meals!

Thank mkl240
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Ton of great sandwiches with clever names. Great for lunch, dinner, late night, you name it. Five easy pieces is a classic as is the free bird, but you really can't go wrong.

Thank WorldTravellerDHF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-0588

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