We love this family-run business for so many reasons. The people are genuine, and we love that they’ve honored the history of the family business. Chick and Ruth supported their family with earnings from the deli and the rooming house above it. The deli was built on the inn’s foundation, which also was the site of the Annapolis City Hotel, which ran from 1788 to 1890. George Washington lived for a short period at the hotel. Chick and his son Ted remodeled the upper portion of the deli into the Scotlaur Inn Bed and Breakfast, the original dream of Chick and Ruth. Today, Ted and Ruth run the Chick and Ruth’s delly together.
Classic Deli Dishes
Chick and Ruth’s Annapolis offers a down-to-earth, hometown feel. Owner Ted lives out his childhood love of magic by doing shows inside the deli. All the money raised from the shows and tips goes to the Anne Arundel Medical Center or the American Cancer Society. As of January 2006, Ted has raised over $750,000 for the charity. Employees have recited the Pledge of Allegiance every morning since 1989. This deli has a lot of regulars for good reason. You may even spot some politicians coming in for their lunch during the legislative session.
The deli serves up high-quality, classic diner items includes handmade pies, pizzas, milkshakes, omelettes, baked potatoes, waffles and more. The pastrami, cheese steak, and Reuben sandwiches and crab cakes are classics here. Get ready for huge portions. Chick and Ruth’s Annapolis boasts a six-pound milkshake, if that gives you a taste for the restaurant’s sizes. Of course, you can order a smaller milkshake if you’re not up for competing in a food eating competition.
Visit Chick and Ruth’s Delly When You Stay with At Home Annapolis
When you stay with us, you know you can depend on Chick and Ruth’s Delly to be your go-to lunch spot. Plus, it’s a great way to get to know the locals. Call us today to book your rental and you’ll be having lunch here in no time!