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Readers' Choice: Charter Deli for a Sandwich

Charter Deli gobbled up a large majority in this week's vote for favorite sandwich in Columbia

is located in a nondescript office building in Charter Plaza off Hickory Ridge Road. But for the community around it, it's clearly a lunchtime favorite.

On Friday, it was packed with young students and workers chowing down on nicely sized sandwiches such as its Big Ben Club and hot reuben. Owner Tom Nash, who opened the deli in 2002, said the Big Ben Club, a combination of bacon, lettuce, tomato and turkey or ham is their customers' favorite sandwich.

"I like to say I provide an excellent deli sandwich," said Nash, "It's fresh and I'm here seven days a week cutting the meat and preparing the sandwiches."

In our vote, the Deli garnered a whopping 58 percent of the vote, for a total of 117 votes. Charter Deli has also been awarded best deli for four straight years by Howard Magazine.

"I've been quite fortunate," said Nash, "Tell your readers I said thank you!"

No problem, Tom. You make an excellent sandwich.

Next week, we'll ask our readers where they go to get their taxes done. (The deadline is looming...)

Original Story

As part of our ongoing reader’s choice series, this week we are asking you, our readers, to vote for your favorite sandwich shop in Columbia. We’ve assembled a list of some of the best spots in the city for you to choose from.

So if you can’t resist a particularly delicious lunch spot, we want to know about it. Don’t hesitate to shout out your favorite sandwich in the comments. A winner will be chosen based on votes, reader reviews in Patch Places as well as from comments on the story, Twitter and Facebook. If we’ve forgotten to put your favorite spot in the poll, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.

Where is your favorite place to grab a sandwich in the city?

Jason’s Deli

Dana Cooke March 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Jason's Deli is the best!
Laura Moreno-Hill March 26, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Lakeside's exceptional personal service is second to none! Great "mom & pop" operation vs. larger chains...when you're known on a 1st name basis and the owner knows your order - that's SERVICE! Keeps me going back...
Sara Weakley Kirkpatrick March 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM
I don't know why Charter has jumped ahead. But it is situated just off the HCC campus & behind the hospital. All I know is once Charter opened, we stopped going to Subway!

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