Cincinnati’s Top Six Delis!

November 9, 2022
Author : Laura Williams
Photo by Ceyda Çiftci on Unsplash

You are fortunate if you are craving deli food, whether it be a BLT, a Reuben, a smoked turkey, and Swiss sandwich, or something else entirely.

The city of Cincinnati is home to many excellent delis that can be found throughout the city and offer a wide selection of delectable foods, including sandwiches, soups, salads, and more.

This piece discusses the top six delis in and around Queen City that are worth a visit.

Map of Delis

The locations of all of the delicatessens discussed in this post are shown on the map that follows:

Carl’s Deli

Carl's Deli - Photo Source
Carl’s Deli – Photo Source

Carl’s Deli is a restaurant that caters to customers who enjoy deli food and sandwiches by providing a menu with more than thirty distinct varieties of sandwiches.

This deli is a favorite among residents of the Hyde Park neighborhood and is well-known for the mouthwatering tastes it serves and the kind and welcoming service it provides. The Carl’s Country Club is our recommendation for the best sandwich on the menu, but you can not go wrong with any of the other options.

Website Address: Carl’s Deli

Address: 2836 Observatory Ave # A, Cincinnati, OH 45208

Scherpies Produce & Deli

Scherpies Produce & Deli - <a href="">Photo Source</a>
Scherpies Produce & Deli – Photo Source

Scherpies, which can be found in the charming district of St. Bernard, is a beloved destination of the community for anything and everything related to the deli. The quality of their sandwiches is exceptional, and they provide welcoming service. It is almost impossible to dislike this location.

Website Address: Scherpiers Produce & Deli

Address: 503 E Ross Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45217

J & W Sandwich Shoppe‎

J & W Sandwich Shoppe‎ - <a href="">Photo Source</a>
J & W Sandwich Shoppe‎ – Photo Source

J&W is widely regarded as one of the top places in the city to get a sandwich, and for a good reason. The restaurant’s extensive menu includes a club sandwich, a Philly steak hot sandwich, a roast beef sandwich, a double BLT, and many more. They also have some great soups and salads that are offered, which complement the sandwiches.

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Website Address: J & W Sandwich Shoppe

Address: 2004 Worth Ave, Norwood, OH 45212

Fred & Gari’s

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Fred & Gari’s – Photo Source

Fred & Gari’s is a gourmet deli that excels in soups, deli sandwiches, and salads. It can be found in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati in Ohio. Fred & Gari’s is one of the most popular lunch destinations for people who work downtown because of its great sandwiches and its prompt service.

Website Address: Fred & Gari’s

Address: 629 Vine St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Silverglades on 8th

The Silverglades on 8th Deli, which has been in business in Cincinnati since 1922 and is currently the city’s oldest deli, can be found in the city’s central business district. You will find homemade options on the menu, such as wraps, pizzas, gumbo, sandwiches, bagels, etc. If you are in the mood for some deli cuisine, there is absolutely no way that you will make a mistake by choosing this location.

Website Address: Silverglades on 8th

Address: 236 E 8th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Fond: Lunch & Deli

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Burger @ Fond: Lunch & Deli – Photo Source

The sandwich shop and deli is known as Fond can be found in Montgomery. They serve breakfast and lunch sandwiches, in addition to soups and salads. In addition, they provide:

  • Pita bread.
  • Hummus.
  • A “burger of the month.”
  • A selection of other alternatives for customers to choose from.

If we find ourselves in the Cincinnati area’s northern suburbs, we always stop by this deli, which is among our favorites.

Website Address: Fond: Lunch & Deli

Address: 10764 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242


You can’t go wrong with each and every one of these delis for delicious food. Our favorite is Fred & Gari’s on 629 Vine Street. I mean look at the sandwich *yummy*.

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