The last year has been tough, but our Rowan County original restaurants are tougher. As dining rooms continue to reopen, we want to highlight a few of the many local restaurants that make our destination an original place to visit and eat. We’ve created a series of some of our many favorite original restaurants in Rowan County. First up, Sidewalk Deli.
Locals and visitors alike know and love Sidewalk Deli as the soup, salad and sandwich staple stop in Downtown Salisbury, but there’s more to the story than that.
Sidewalk Deli’s owner, Rick Anderson, has owned and operated his deli for 25 years in Downtown Salisbury. He opened the Deli with his late husband, Scott McCombs, on May 23, 1996.
Their handwritten chalk board menu has items named after local landmarks, community icons, friends and neighbors. Their menu gives them a deep tie to Salisbury and Rowan County. They serve Thumann’s deli meat, homemade egg, chicken and tuna salad, homemade salad dressings, homemade cookies and cakes and so much more!
We can recite our favorite orders at any given moment. Potato soup in a bread bowl with a side salad and homemade Greek feta dressing on Saturdays, Bert’s Best Club with red skin potato salad on Thursdays, McCombs chicken salad on a croissant with broccoli salad on Tuesdays. Yes, we’ll eat there every day of the week given the chance. Oh, and don’t forget a slice of Rick’s homemade cake. If you’re craving a combination that’s not on the menu, they’ll make it happen, and they’ll remember it the next time you come in.
In fact, Rick and his staff will remember your name, your order, your kids and just about everything else once you become a regular. It will feel like home each time you walk through the door. The deli is home for Rick, but Salisbury is too. Rick grew up in Salisbury and is proud to be a lifelong member of the community.
Sidewalk Deli is open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They offer outdoor seating, distanced indoor seating, to go orders and curb side pick up. Grab lunch or call it in at 704-637-DELI or 704-637-3354
Ready to show Sidewalk Deli and our other Rowan County original restaurants how much we value them in our community? We are. That’s why we’re hosting the Local Eats Contest. Yep, we’re giving away two $50 Visa Gift Cards per week just for dining at one of our Rowan County local businesses.
Entering is simple:
-Dine at one of our original Rowan County local restaurants
-Share a photo of your experience and tag us on…
Facebook: Visit Rowan County, NC
-Contest runs from March 22, 2021 to May 3, 2021.
1 post = 1 entry, and there’s no limit to how many times you can enter! 2 winners will be chosen at random every Monday morning at 10 a.m. and will be contacted. This contest has no affiliation with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Do not give any personal information to accounts that may pose as Rowan County Tourism. Our accounts are Visit Rowan County, NC on Facebook, @VisitRowanNC on Twitter and @VisitRowanCountyNC on Instagram. We will never ask for your credit card or any other type of payment information.