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Shortstop Deli

204 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, NY - (607) 273-1030
More of a big convenience store than a sit-down eatery, the Shortstop Deli is the only place in Ithaca you can count on getting a hot truck pizza sub any time of day, year-around. A hot truck is made on loaves of Ithaca Bakery French bread; if you want one all the way, ask for a suicide: garlic, sauce, mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni, and mozzarella.
100% Approval Rating (17 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Suicide Pizza Sub

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (8)
Roadfood.com Editor
""HOT TRUCK ROAD TRIP!" So ordained Roadfood team member Marc Bruno at 11:30pm on Saturday, July 5th after the wedding of Stephen and Kristin Rushmore. With Big Steve Rushmore, Cindy and Peter Kuchle, the parents of the bride, the bridesmades, a few other members of the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

204 W. Seneca St., Ithaca, NY
(607) 273-1030

http://www.shortstopdeli.com

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A Sui (short for Suicide and pronounced ''soo-ee'') is made on a third of a loaf of bread. This one has a length of sausage added to the pepperoni and ground sausage, mushrooms, sauce, and cheese. Note how crisp the bread is.
"A Sui (short for Suicide and pronounced ''soo-ee'') is made on a third of a loaf of bread. This one has a length of sausage added to the pepperoni and ground sausage, mushrooms, sauce, and cheese. Note how crisp the bread is."
Michael Stern





The Roadfood team at Shortstop Deli. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rushmore do not normally eat hot truck dressed as you see them here. But considering they married each other about eight hours before this photo was taken, their inappropriate attire can be forgiven! To Stephen's left is Steve Rushmore. To Kristin's right are Cindy Keuchle, Marc Bruno, and yours truly.
"The Roadfood team at Shortstop Deli. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Rushmore do not normally eat hot truck dressed as you see them here. But considering they married each other about eight hours before this photo was taken, their inappropriate attire can be forgiven! To Stephen's left is Steve Rushmore. To Kristin's right are Cindy Keuchle, Marc Bruno, and yours truly."
Michael Stern


Whenever the craving for hot truck strikes, you can count on Shortstop Deli to supply what you need. This photo was taken around midnight.
"Whenever the craving for hot truck strikes, you can count on Shortstop Deli to supply what you need. This photo was taken around midnight."
Michael Stern


We've never seen such a wide variety of coffees available, particularly in a convenience store. As this one is open all night, the heavy supply of caffeine is probably a good thing.
"We've never seen such a wide variety of coffees available, particularly in a convenience store. As this one is open all night, the heavy supply of caffeine is probably a good thing."
Michael Stern


Here's a Sui slowly emerging from the oven. Marc Bruno asks for his 'high carbon,' meaning run through the oven a second time so it gets super crisp and nearly charred.
"Here's a Sui slowly emerging from the oven. Marc Bruno asks for his 'high carbon,' meaning run through the oven a second time so it gets super crisp and nearly charred."
Michael Stern


There are no seats inside Shortstop Deli. You either take the sandwich home, eat it in the car, or find a seat on the concrete benches just in front of the window.
"There are no seats inside Shortstop Deli. You either take the sandwich home, eat it in the car, or find a seat on the concrete benches just in front of the window."
Michael Stern


The Shortstop Deli is open all the time, but if you want a pizza sub from the van that started the tradition, you need to find this vehicle, parked at the edge of West Campus during the school year each night around 10pm.
"The Shortstop Deli is open all the time, but if you want a pizza sub from the van that started the tradition, you need to find this vehicle, parked at the edge of West Campus during the school year each night around 10pm."
Michael Stern


Hot Truck creator Bob Petrillose's father was making pizzas at Johnny's Big Red Grill long before the Hot Truck started rolling in 1960.
"Hot Truck creator Bob Petrillose's father was making pizzas at Johnny's Big Red Grill long before the Hot Truck started rolling in 1960."
Michael Stern



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