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Sir's Deli

Phone:(410) 625-2575
Address:1101 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

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By Edward Ericson Jr. | Posted 1/11/2006

Sir’s Deli is half grocery store and half restaurant, with a 20-foot buffet that’s chock-full and cheap and changes daily. On a recent Thursday afternoon it included orange chicken, Mongolian beef (spicy), sauerkraut and sausage, roast beef, seafood Alfredo, roast chicken, spicy chicken, chow mein, and even a pan of collard greens—plus two or three pans that had been cleaned out by the time we arrived at 1:30. The orange chicken is a sweet, boneless mess with a reddish tinge, filling if not thrilling. The Mongolian beef—with shallots, onions, and generous hot pepper—was more interesting: tender and lean, it nicely complemented the bed of sticky white rice. The salad bar has a sharp Caesar—albeit understandably getting soggy by this time in the afternoon—beans, lettuce, beets, boiled eggs, hot peppers, various pasta salads, coleslaw, and other delights. Our favorites were the fruit salad with melons, and another with giant grapes and huge chunks of pineapple—sweet, if not cored and tough in the middle. All of this is only $4.59 per pound, though. Two of us ate at the place one day, including typically overpriced bottles of lemonade, for an even $8. Sir’s has plenty of booths where you can sit and listen to the construction workers and parking attendants chat about the latest news. The news isn’t good, but the food is.

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