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Same ole' Attmann's??

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Stopped by Attmanns for lunch on Thursday and was somewhat disappointed . The roll was a light airy thing not a good heavy duty kaiser style roll(dreams of Stones Bakery dancing in my head), the corned beef was stringy , the pickle was good and the Dr. Browns was nice and cold.
Hope this was an off day, but those rolls gotta go!!!

Are there any Attmanns left in the business??

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  1. Wow, that is shocking. I'm hoping you hit it on a bad day at an off time. If that happens to me I think I am going to complain with the same brazeness and attitude that they give to their customers who hold up the line with stupid questions and requests. Attman's is an institution, so I sure hope they are not starting to slide - especially since they've been in business for 100+ years.

    1. The bread there has always been adequate at best. The corned beef, though...

      1. For the past 12 months, Attman's has been almost a weekly stop for me. In that stretch, I think I've had one bad sandwich, so I suspect it's a matter of bad luck.

        If I may ask, though... what are you thinking putting their corned beef on anything other than rye?!? :-)

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        1. re: Dmnkly

          The rolls had always reminded of those we use to get at Stones Baker, which was just a block or two east on Lombard. Those rolls came hot out of the oven and even as a child I loved them!!!
          By the way that old "pipe bridge that use to go over the Jones Falls on Lombard is intact and on display at the streetcar museum .

          1. re: Hue

            I go to Attman's a lot--corned beef is always good and the people are a treat. A roll for corned beef?

            1. re: tartuffe

              I really get strange looks when I request corned beef on white bread with lettuce, tomato and mayo :) :)

              1. re: Hue

                Just had lunch there and can report that the corned beef on rye remains super. My friend had it on a roll with mayo and mustard, no lie, and spoke highly of the CB as well, no comment on the roll.

                  1. re: Hue

                    I'm sorry, Hue... we just can't be friends.


              2. re: Dmnkly

                My thoughts exactly! Corned beef on anything other than rye is a deli apostasy.

              3. Mark Attman is still the owner ( Seymore's son, Harry's grandson) I'm sure he would appreciate your comments....good or bad.

                1. In the past 6 months or so, I have been to Baltimore about 4 times and have gone by Attman's to pick up about $100 worth of Jewish deli each time. One time the corned beef seemed a little less than fantastic. One other time the pastrami did. Not that either was bad, it just was not quite as good as usual. Otherwise the food has been incredible. Went by yesterday and everything, especially the corned beef, seemed better than ever. The rye bread has been perfect each time. I really cannot speak to the rolls. The half done pickles are as good as they come. The hot dogs are good. The liverwurst is a revelation. The tongue was good, although expensive. I used to go to Attman's 30 years ago when I lived in B-more. I wd not say they are slipping by my memory. Weiss' is good, too I have not been to Lenny's for a long time so I cannot vouch for it.

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                  1. re: cstrother

                    I was in A's the other day and a guy ordered corned beef on white bread w/ mayo. "Struth!

                    1. re: tartuffe

                      That's gross! I was there on Saturday and had a corned beef/pastrami/chopped liver on rye. Wonderful!!!!! With a Dr. Brown's Cream Soda and a potato knish. Heaven!!!

                      1. re: skipper

                        Better CB and deli at Edmart. Ironically, years ago, Attman's had a restaurant down the block.