Attman’s Delicatessen, Baltimore, 4/30/22

exterior – 1019 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Attman’s Deli was established in 1915 by Harry Attman and is now run by the third generation of the same family.  It is the oldest continuously family-owned deli in the country.  They have 2 locations – the one we went to in Baltimore and another in Park Potomac.  The location on Lombard Street opened in 1933, on what was then known as “Corned Beef Row” because there were 7 delis on the street. (Now just 2 delis remain operational.) They are known for their corned beef and on a busy day can sell 2,000 pounds of it at the Baltimore location only.  Hot dogs are another signature and are topped with a slice of bologna or pastrami – a consistent favorite.  They also sell lots of sides and other meats.  When Harry’s son Seymour took over in 1968 he bought the building next door to open a place for customers to eat and talk, named the Kibbitz Corner, and established names for a number of sandwich combinations.  When we went the line was long, but people were friendly and it gave you a chance to walk by the counters and decide what to order.  The corned beef was worth the wait.


order line
menu on the wall above signed boxing gloves
corned beef
deli counter
Frankie found their own mustard for sale
menu and top 10
menu 1
menu 2



our order
Frankie liked the flags in the sandwich


The Turkey Club came with white meat turkey, crisp bacon, lettuce and tomato on toasted white bread.   It was well stuffed with wonderful ingredients.  Thin sliced turkey, crisp bacon and plenty of mayo worked with the lettuce and tomato.  It was good.

The Turkey Club


The Reuben contained hot corned beef, sauerkraut, melted Swiss and Russian dressing on toasted rye.  It was stuffed with thin sliced moist corned beef and well flavored sauerkraut blending with well melted cheese on nicely toasted and flavorful rye bread.  A perfect amount of dressing made this one a real winner and one that was hard to put down.  Truly excellent eating.

Frankie picked the Reuben

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