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22 Church Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21030-4972
+1 410-666-3730
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I picked up a carry out order tonight and the staff were extremely rude. Never did they say thank you or ever spoke to me. The cook pushed my bag throw the window with an ignorant force. This behavior will not be tolerated be me and therefore, I won't be back! Sorry Charcoal Deli but you just lost a long... More 

Thank Michelle D
United States
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643 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Usually I really enjoy this place. But last weekend, I tried their corned beef sandwich--reuben sandwich. The corned beef tasted like no corned beef I had ever had. It tasted like plain old beef--no seasoning or aging or any kind. Really disappointing. They serve the reuben with sauerkraut and grilled. I asked for the sauerkraut to be substituted, and instead... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

While most people come here for the pit beef, the pit turkey is amazing too. It has such good flavor I don't like to cover it with any sauce. The sandwich plus boardwalk fries with vinegar and a lemonade make the most amazing lunch! Yum!!

Thank FKWM
Marietta, Georgia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Decor. Picnic benches in a parking lot. Service. It's up to you! Order at the window and serve your friends. Really it's pure take out / window service. Cleanliness. Looks clean from the window. They keep the outside very clean (but you are sitting in a parking lot). Food. We had no idea what pit beef was but a local... More 

Thank Daddyo87
Timonium, Maryland
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Charcoal Deli serves great pit beef and pit turkey. Has been in the same location for 20+ years. Stick to the beef.

Thank donandeileen
Wiehle, VA
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418 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

Yes, this place is always up there with Chaps as Baltimore's best pit beef sandwich. And, it's indeed an excellent sandwich. However, when I rolled-up, I finally got to see how and where they cook their meat. This is not “electric barbecue” you see so often in cities or in places like Virginia where barbecue is a “dirty word”. They... More 

Thank Robert F B
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

The food here is really good and reasonably priced. My one gripe that caused me to only give 4 stars it that I am injured and use a walker and the location is very hard to navigate with no ramps.

Thank Mark P
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
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163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Delicious pit beef - sliced to order, so it comes steaming hot. Beef is lean and good quality. Fries are hot and delicious. You can take your order to go, or you can eat outside at the picnic tables. You order at the window - there is no indoor seating.

Thank happymom66
Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Maryland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

The roast beef sandwiches are awesome. Get the jumbo cooked to your liking and add a side of hot french fries. Yum!

Thank LT8141
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Best pit beef in town! Friendly staff. Limited parking. Get a jumbo pit beef sandwich - you won't be disappointed. "Boardwalk" fries are excellent with vinegar or plain. They offer a variety of foods from their small menu. Chicken wings are also popular. Great homemade lemonade. Picnic tables only. All food is packed to go. Place doesn't look like much,... More 

Thank Gail D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Church Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21030-4972
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Cockeysville
  • Phone Number: +1 410-666-3730

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