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Sloppy Janes Cafe & Deli

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1831 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4335
+1 717-295-1300
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Subs are always my favorite around. Bread for sub rolls is always top notch. Cheesesteaks and Italian Subs are my favorite for this part of town. Owner/Chef has always been a really nice guy and I enjoy talking to him. If you are hungry and want good tasting food that is consistent, this is a very safe choice. The owner... More 

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this small restaurant. Very good variety on the menu. Check it out on line. They even have alligator, if you are adventurous !!The owner was very nice and the food was good. I had a philly cheese steak.. It was delicious !! My husband enjoyed a big cheeseburger and fries. Oh and there is a... More 

Thank laukhuff
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Good homemade soups and sandwiches. Jambalaya and seafood gumbo and their muffelata sandwiches are excellent.

Thank Fintan213
Brian B, Owner at Sloppy Janes Cafe & Deli, responded to this review

Thank You for the kind words. Especially as we get into Soup Weather. More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Sometimes you get tired of the same old pizza places, fast food, and restaurant food choices. However, this offer something different. It has some New Orleans food. It is very good food. It is a little costly, but not outrageously priced.

Thank Cathy P
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015

A shrimp po boy is my go to sandwich if I see one in a restaurant. I stopped in today for lunch. It is a strip mall deli. There's nothing wrong with that, but don't expect fine dining décor. The place looked clean and the staff was very friendly. The kitchen is directly behind the counter. I didn't see anything... More 

1 Thank MMC78
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I got the Sloppy Jane special, which had a strange taste and also two hairs hiding in it. It was quite a disturbing experience, in which I also noticed it was somewhat dirty and the interior was quite outdated. The kitchen looked very dirty and it was just one of those places I felt like there was going to be... More 

Thank Matthew R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Great food including New Orleans po boys, alligator, catfish and much more. Affordable prices too. Small, quiet, locally owned. Friendly staff

Thank Mchlnun
Central City, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

I eat lunch here at last twice a week. The food is always fresh and delicious. Not sure about the person complaining about the turkey...that's my go-to sub here.

Thank John M
Brian B, Owner at Sloppy Janes Cafe & Deli, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. More 

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

Great place to get some Cajun style food. If you enjoy southern style food the have it. Also many other items on the menu. So far everything we have had has been great.

Thank Steve C
Brian B, Owner at Sloppy Janes Cafe & Deli, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. we do list the weekly special on Facebook on Tuesdays each week for even more variety. More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014 via mobile

I decided to try this place and ordered a sub and some hush puppies. The meat in the sub (turkey) was the low grade that tasted like already chewed meat. I'm used to boars head so I immediately tasted the difference and noticed the odd texture. The sub roll was just a normal roll, nothing homemade. It was pricey considering... More 

Thank eisandr
Brian B, Owner at Sloppy Janes Cafe & Deli, responded to this review

Very sorry you didn't like the Turkey. We do use Butterball, it has no fillers like carragenen and soy, but no, its not boars head. I can't apologise for the rolls, we use ameroso rolls delivered out of Philly every day. We have many customers come here just because of the rolls. I guess well just have to agree to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Cajun & Creole, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1831 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603-4335
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 717-295-1300
Sloppy Janes menu is not just another sandwich shop we have something for everybody: classic philly style cheese steaks and hoagies, deli sandwiches including corned beef and the best rueben and rachel sandwiches in Lancaster, grilled chicken sandwiches, and our homemade soups, sloppy chips, corn nuggets, onion straws. New Orleans style sandwiches such as: Our warm cajun pork, The muffellatta, and warm cajun turkey. New Orleans style sides like: red beans and rice, jambalaya, crawfish macaroni and cheese, and of course GUMBO. Seafood lovers will love the New Orleans style Po Boy sandwiches including shrimp, oyster, catfish, cod, crawfish and alligator, Yes alligator. We also have shrimp and french fry baskets, oyster, catfish, crawfish or gator and fry baskets. Plus fish and chips. If you like barbecue we have our Sloppy Jane BBQ sandwich (a cross between a philly cheese steak and a barbeque, The BBQ cajun pork and cheddar melt or a Classic BBQ Sloppy Janes "our sandwiches bite back"

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?