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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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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481 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

My colleagues and I stopped by for what we thought would be a quick lunch and take advantage of the warm weather by eating outside. Unfortunately so did a lot of other people and the food prep was really slow. Took us about 45 minutes waiting in line to order and then to pick up our food. There were only... More 

Thank PHLee7ca
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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686 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
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
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
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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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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449 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
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
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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178 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
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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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?