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Old World Deli

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1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5014
+1 360-738-2090
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

Thought we would try for lunch. So happy we did, I will definitely be returning. Historic building mellow atmosphere. Tried the Chicken Basil Penne amazing. Expect quality not quantity.

Thank Lindsey B
Bellingham, Washington
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520 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2014

I've reported in the past on the excellence of the Deli's sandwiches, and I go often for those, but after stopping by yesterday and dropping $232 on wine, cheese and various salumi--and not because I needed much, but because it was all so heavenly I just couldn't stop myself--I felt the need to come back and extol the Deli's virtues... More 

2 Thank UnrepentantFoodie
Bellingham,Wa, Usa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Homemade sausage, confit, excellent selection of charcuterie and cheese from Europe. Sandwiches, excellent selections of wines. Not fancy, a bit funky, just one of the best in the Northwest. Worth getting of I5 when you drive through Bellingham.

3 Thank pericowest
Bellingham, Washington
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2014

Love their italians sandwiches with high quality meats and cheeses. They seem small for the price but they are filling. Very busy at lunch time so plan ahead.

1 Thank gpc1
Green Valley, Arizona
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Extensive menus on black backgrounds which are hard to read. Deli stocks most meats and cheeses. Large variety of wines & bottled drinks. A very old country heterogeneous mixture of tables and chairs. TM

Thank Redhead3927
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

Beyond my expectations. I love clam chowder and enjoy having it at all restaurants offering it. This is in the top 3! The roast beef on fresh sour dough was excellent. A real eating treat which we will enjoy again. M.A.D.

1 Thank frenchie3927
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

I ate at Old World Deli a handful of times, when I was visiting Bellingham last year. A year later, I'm still dreaming of their sandwiches, soups and salad. There's a great selection of wine there too. You can grab a bottle for home as well! Kudos, guys.

Thank olipep
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

Deli atmosphere to the max. Nice vibe. Heavy on the animal. Vegetarians can expect cheese and pesto or peppers. Nice local bread.

Thank Loannetter
Bellingham, WA
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

I really like the informal vibe to this place. The decor is very inviting. I ordered the spicy italian sandwich and a cup of lentil soup. The soup was delicious as was the sandwich, although a half portion was a little small for me. But it's really the atmosphere I like. Good place to just hang out and read a... More 

Thank Derek C
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014

Can someone please ask the owners to add a Portabella Panini to their menu? There is only so many times someone can eat the same old vegetarian sandwich options. I know they could make a wonderful Panini. Maybe they could try it as a special first?

1 Thank borderchickoc10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Delicatessen, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5014
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-738-2090

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