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Groucho's Deli

20 E Coffee St # SC, Greenville, SC 29601-2705
+1 864-552-1541
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average4%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible4%
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20 E Coffee St # SC, Greenville, SC 29601-2705
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

We've been having lunch at this location probably once or twice a month for the past 2 years. Up until this last visit, the service has been less than good. We continued to return because the food is fresh and delicious, the atmosphere is pleasant,...More

Thank Mark M
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you so much for letting us know that our efforts are paying off, Mark! We appreciate your continued patronage with us, and look forward to having you join us more frequently! Have a great day!

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I've been the several Groucho locations. They have all been very good. If there is one in town I have to find it. Laid back place with good sandwiches.More

Thank DoodleBug0990
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Your love and devotion to Groucho's Deli just makes our day, DoodleBug0990! Thank you for letting us know that our food is such a hit with you, and that you enjoy our laid back atmosphere. We appreciate you, and look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Service was good. Sandwich was small for $9.00. Not a lot of meat. My biggest surprise was the soup. I asked if it was homemade. I was told it was Campbells frozen bagged. $4.50 for a 12 oz portion. I thought a bit pricey for...More

Thank eric d
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Thank you, Eric for taking the time out to review us. We are happy you stopped in and gave us a try! Our high quality meats and signature sauces set us apart from others and so we are disheartened to hear that you did not...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great choices, rally good deli sandwiches in a very nice atmosphere. Nice people serving you and clean.

Thank krandy21784
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

We appreciate you, krandy21784! It is so nice to know that your time with us is so good, and that our servers are doing a great job! We hope that means you will come see us again very soon!

Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

My friends and I came to Groucho’s and waited here for half an hour and even after asking couldn’t get a single person to take our order.More

Thank Sam P
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you so much for coming in to dine with us, Sam. We are so disheartened to see that your time with us was not up to our normal standards, and would like to learn more so we can look into it. Would you please...More

Reviewed 3 March 2017

The salads and home made dressings are amazing! Sandwiches and cookies great too! cute location and waitstaff is amazing, ask for Eric!

Thank Pelzergirl
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Pelzergirl we appreciate you taking the time to share your awesome 5 star review with us! Our sauces and dressings are the absolute bomb, and we love that you agree! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Groucho's consistently serves fresh, tasty sandwiches. Always a good lunch choice, even multiple times in same week. Everything is good but the hot sandwiches with the dipping sauce are the best. Recently tried their homemade tuna salad and found it among the best. Quick friendly...More

Thank Tim M
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

We certainly appreciate you being a loyal Groucho's Deli customer, Tim M! Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us! We look forward to continuing to serve you!

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Tried this place kinda due to the name sounded like a pretty cool place to eat but, Unfortunately not.. First I am from Chicago so I know a bit about deli people, & the biggest glaring falasies is they call themselves a deli... A deli...More

Thank Patrick H
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2017

Patrick - We are sorry to see that the Tradition loved by so many loyal Groucho's Deli customers is just not for you. We thank you again for giving us a try and wish you the best.

Reviewed 10 August 2016

I'm a big Groucho's fan, having enjoyed their original Five Points location in Columbia, South Carolina while at USC. I was in downtown Greenville without a car last week and was thrilled to find this location just a 3 block walk from the Hyatt. Their...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

We are so glad you came in to see us travelmakesUrich! We are so glad to hear you are a long time Groucho's fan! Our STP with 45 sauce is the bomb and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it! We hope you...More

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a good little sandwich shop. You get a lot of meat and they have several sauce choices. The sandwiches are hot, but not actually cooked on the premises so they don't have anything like au jus for dipping. It's right downtown, so you...More

Thank Jes H
Groucho M, Owner at Groucho's Deli, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you Jes H for taking the time to review us! We happy to hear you enjoyed the sandwiches. Our sandwiches are made and prepared fresh daily on our premises! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 E Coffee St # SC, Greenville, SC 29601-2705
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Greenville
  • Phone Number: +1 864-552-1541
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The History of the Groucho's(R) name is a story unto itself, and one that can only be told as follows. Harold "Groucho" Miller came to Columbia, South Carolina in 1941 with a handful of original recipes for potato salad, cole slaw, and various salad and sandwich dressings, most of which were thought up during his childhood in a Philadelphia orphanage. These humble beginnings, along with the idea that "quality is the most important ingredient in a sandwich" are only where this story begins. Ivan Miller, recollected in an interview with the Columbia Record in 1986, "When Pop first opened this store, Columbia was a small town, and everything had a label. Here he (Harold Miller) was this really crazy kind of guy. Always, joking. Always had a big cigar. A mustache. He looked like Groucho Marx, he talked like Groucho Marx, and to Columbia, he was Groucho Marx. So that is how the name came about." Throughout the generations, Groucho's Deli has held true to the idea of using only the highest quality products and ingredients, which has in turn led Groucho's(R) to a legendary status. In the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960's Groucho's(R) Deli established its reputation by serving its high quality meats and cheeses (in sandwiches and for retail sale), famous sandwich dressings (Formula 45 Sauce™ was perfected in 1945), and Original Potato Salad and Cole Slaw. Seating was very limited. Groucho's sold imported teas, coffees and exotic delicacies from its grocery/retail portion of the restaurant. Groucho's began serving its innovative "Dipper"™ Style Subs with Original Sauces and Large Salads in the 1960s. The Apollo Dipper™ was named after the likeness of the Apollo space capsule (advertised as landing in a cup of 45 Sauce). The seating area became larger and the grocery/retail area was phased out in the 1980s. Groucho's continued Philosophy of offering "Fast, Fresh, and Original" Trademark Subs and Large Salads, served with Groucho's Famous(R) Dressings, spawned demand into new markets. Although the idea of expanding Groucho's into new areas was always prevalent, Groucho's had to ensure that the Quality Products, Coveted Recipes, and Customer Experience would be consistent. These attributes became available through our exclusive distributor partnerships and from extensive training of Groucho's Franchisees. Groucho's began franchising in 2000. Groucho's receives lots of franchise applications, but only executes about three new units each year. Groucho's feels that by slow controlled growth we can offer excellent launch (and ongoing) support and increase the likelihood for success. Since Groucho's first Franchise in Lexington, SC (2000), Groucho's has opened 25 restaurants. From Groucho's humble beginning to expansion into new territories, the goal of each Groucho's location is to be "Your Neighborhood Deli".
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