Attman’s Authentic New York Delicatessen

Cafeteria | Delicatessen | Hot Dog | Jewish | Sandwich Shop
Worth a detour

Corned Beef Row. The name designates an area that was once the center of Jewish life in Baltimore. Today, Corned Beef Row consists of Attman’s Deli and little else. Seymour Attman, longtime owner of the deli, has passed on but the deli continues. This once thriving Jewish neighborhood can today seem a little intimidating to some, but a daytime trip to Attman’s (the only time it’s open) will make it worthwhile.

Enter to the head of the line at the counter, squeeze past those ahead of you (there’s scant room between the waiting customers and the refrigerator cases holding beverages), and proceed to the far side of the counter. While you wait, make your selections from the assorted signs scattered behind, in front of, and over the counter. As you move along, the counter people will wisecrack with each other, the customers, and the occasional street person wandering in.

We recommend the tender and savory corned beef, and the terrific kosher hot dogs, which come garnished with a couple of pieces of sizzled bologna, as Attman’s personal, eccentric signature. The pickles are good, too.

There is a side room, called the Kibbitz Room, for dining, but much of the clientele order to go. Some of those customers place rather unorthodox orders: how does corned beef and provolone sound? But the counter help don’t miss a beat. You want it, you got it.

We were the lone Kibbitz Room diners, though we understand that during prime lunch hours, the place can get pretty crowded. Prices are extremely reasonable. If you’re in Baltimore, make a point of lunching at Attman’s, and have a taste of Corned Beef Row.

What to Eat
Attman’s Authentic New York Delicatessen, corned beef
corned beef
Attman's tall stacks of not-too-lean corned beef between rye bread slices are a pleasure to eat.
hot dogs
Hot Pastrami Sandwich
Bagel & Nova with Cream Cheese
Attman’s Jumbo Kosher Pickles
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday8am - 3pm
Monday8am - 5pm
Tuesday8am - 5pm
Wednesday8am - 5pm
Thursday8am - 5pm
Friday8am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 5pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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