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Chick & Ruth's Delly

165 Main St., Annapolis, MD - (410) 269-6737
Posted By Gleston Simmons on 4/24/2011 8:00:00 PM
Mr. Ted Levitt has a "salute the flag" gathering each morning but, unfortunately, one of those 50 stars he belittles with pejorative jokes. As I sat eating an average diner breakfast recently, Mr. Levitt was littering his banter across the table across from me where a visiting family of Danish tourists sat. Without outlining the entire conversation, he had the nerve to make an overt "joke" equating West Virginians with incest. West Virginia was not even remotely a part of the conversation up until that point. What kind of patriotism is that? Unbeknownst to Mr. Levitt, West Virginians were seated at his next table paying for his cheap, ignorant, and pejorative jokes.

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'It took me four years to discover how good the crab omelet is,' our waitress, Nancy, exclaimed when we ordered one. It is a wonderful dish, the copious crab augmented with your choice of American, Swiss, cheddar, or provolone cheese.
"'It took me four years to discover how good the crab omelet is,' our waitress, Nancy, exclaimed when we ordered one. It is a wonderful dish, the copious crab augmented with your choice of American, Swiss, cheddar, or provolone cheese."
Michael Stern





Sandwiches are named after famous people.  Golda Meir is a bagel and lox.
"Sandwiches are named after famous people. Golda Meir is a bagel and lox."
Michael Stern


A poor picture of excellent corned beef hash. Blurry as it is, you can see the vast variety of texture in the meat, which packs a powerful briny flavor. That's the edge of an egg resting on top.
"A poor picture of excellent corned beef hash. Blurry as it is, you can see the vast variety of texture in the meat, which packs a powerful briny flavor. That's the edge of an egg resting on top."
Michael Stern


Chick & Ruth's fried potatoes are a delicious cacaphony of crunch, chew, large, small, burnt and barely softened pieces. They come with most egg breakfasts and are available a a side dish all by themselves.
"Chick & Ruth's fried potatoes are a delicious cacaphony of crunch, chew, large, small, burnt and barely softened pieces. They come with most egg breakfasts and are available a a side dish all by themselves."
Michael Stern


Chick & Ruth's has been around since the mid-1960s. It is an extremely colorful place -- very Maryland but also classic urban deli.
"Chick & Ruth's has been around since the mid-1960s. It is an extremely colorful place -- very Maryland but also classic urban deli."
Michael Stern


Except for the Maraschino cherry, this fruit really is fresh!
"Except for the Maraschino cherry, this fruit really is fresh!"
Michael Stern


Coffee is presented in a thick mug with a spoon along with a scattering of half-and-half packets. $1.85 buys all you can drink.
"Coffee is presented in a thick mug with a spoon along with a scattering of half-and-half packets. $1.85 buys all you can drink."
Michael Stern


This view of the interior gives a good sense of how cozy Chick & Ruth's is.  On the far right, posted on the wall, are paper plates listing the famous-name sandwiches.
"This view of the interior gives a good sense of how cozy Chick & Ruth's is. On the far right, posted on the wall, are paper plates listing the famous-name sandwiches."
Michael Stern


If you can't find what you like to eat at this place, you just aren't hungry!
"If you can't find what you like to eat at this place, you just aren't hungry!"
Michael Stern


Kosher-style, but not Kosher, Chick & Ruth's serves everything from chopped liver to steamed shrimp.
"Kosher-style, but not Kosher, Chick & Ruth's serves everything from chopped liver to steamed shrimp."
Michael Stern



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