Nashville's 4 top delis (that won't break the bank)

Nashville's 4 top delis (that won't break the bank)
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By Hoodline - Published on May 06, 2020.

Wondering where to find the best delis near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable delis in Nashville, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Big Al's Deli & Catering

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Topping the list is Big Al's Deli & Catering. Located at 1828 Fourth Ave. N in Salemtown, the Southern spot is the highest-rated inexpensive deli in Nashville, boasting five stars out of 342 reviews on Yelp.

For example, Yelper Robyn J., who reviewed Big Al's Deli on Nov. 2, wrote, "The hot chicken omelet was delicious and huge!" For breakfast, the deli serves pancakes and French toast platters, biscuit sandwiches and omelets, and on the lunch and dinner menus, look for Southern staples like meatloaf, fried pork chops, roasted chicken and shrimp and grits. The deli also offers catering services.

2. Mitchell Delicatessen

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Next up is CCSI (South Inglewood)'s Mitchell Delicatessen, situated at 1306 McGavock Pike.

"We specialize in fresh artisan sandwiches using the highest quality ingredients, with a focus on supporting the local economy," notes the deli's Yelp profile. "Also available daily are our hot breakfast bar, salad bar and house made soup du jour." With 4.5 stars out of 437 reviews on Yelp, the deli, which serves breakfast, brunch and lunch, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. Catering services are also available, and you can check out the full menu here.

3. Clawson's Pub & Deli

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Clawson's Pub & Deli, located at 1205 Fourth Ave. S, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive deli and pub, which offers sandwiches, salads and sides, 4.5 stars out of 146 reviews.

"Sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients, rich house-made sauces, and love," states the deli's Yelp profile. "The beer selection is pretty righteous, with over 50 cans and bottles, and two rotating draft beer taps, including styles from wild to mild from breweries near and far." Of the more than a dozen sandwiches on the menu, the gourmet grilled cheese, BLT on sourdough and "Nashville Cuban" are highlights. 

4. 51st Deli

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51st Deli, a deli that offers breakfast, brunch and lunch, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 111 Yelp reviews.

For instance, Yelper Angela B., who reviewed 51st Deli on Feb. 5, wrote, "I would eat three meals a day, every day at 51st Deli," and Yelper Ray R. wrote, "The sandwiches were fresh and bursting with flavor." Head over to 1314 51st Ave. N to see for yourself, or check out the full menu, which features sandwiches, salads, tacos, burgers and specialty sides, here.

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