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Nov 26, 2011 01:08 PM

Nellie's Deli -- Sarasota (Terrible)

The worst sandwich I had in years. It should of been called a bread sandwich, because I almost could not find the meat......Like 5-slices of very thin salami between two pieces of bread. Disgraceful. Sorry I went there....'

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  1. I thought that it was a Sarasota landmark! ;). I'm afraid that I have never been there, not much desire.

    1. Pastrami shop off Clark not great but much, much better than Nellie's. In fact no comparison.

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      1. re: il davis

        Gone, went by there yesterday the store is empty . I had a feeling that it wouldn't last.

        1. re: Mother of four

          Funny--I had the same feeling last year when I went there for lunch, and felt it would only take a little time for its demise.....I think his intentions were good, his product was acceptable, but his business sense was lacking a great deal.
          He needed to offer something that was not available elsewhere, such as a bowl of pickles on each table. After all, he was in the rear and needed to draw people, which he had no idea how to do..........

          1. re: irwin

            Totally agree, and those were the exact sentiments of others that went there. People that go into any business for the first time really need to get a lot of advice before they invest time and money into a business, which obviously he didn't. Location was not ideal either.
            How about joining us at OLL on the 17th of Dec. to meet the other CH from the Sarasota area???? I would love to meet you.

              1. re: irwin

                12PM at OLL. So far three for sure. Anyone else in the area is more then welcome.

                1. re: Mother of four

                  would love to meet you all.....
                  December 17th
                  OLL -- Gulf Gate
                  12 noon

      2. Has anyone tried Michelles Brown Bag? I read a nice review about her sandwiches. Although, now that I think about it I read a couple of positive reviews of Nellie's also!

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        1. re: christinet.

          She is from Maine where I am from, so the food must be good.....

              1. re: irwin

                DeSoto is one of the sammich's @ the Brown Bag!