This locally owned and operated deli/café is a staple of the tiny community of Longs. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner for dine-in or to go, Little River Deli is a happening little hot spot for being off the beaten path.
One might expect to find Little River Deli on the other side of the Mason-Dixon Line given its Northeast deli sandwich lineup. Featuring specialty sandwiches like the Soprano Italian Sub and the Ben Franklin Philly Cheesesteak, Little River Deli blends a taste of the North with Southern hospitality to create a unique menu. For breakfast, you can order the Bronx Bomber (two eggs with cheese, home fries, ham, bacon or sausage on a hard roll) or a good old-fashion ham biscuit. Using only Boar’s Head meats, LRD’s deli lineup is solid from top to bottom, but it also features great hand-patted burgers, baked goods, salads, wraps and paninis. Traditional Italian dishes are available on occasion and the catering service offers a wide range of deli trays and desserts, such as cannolis and tiramisu.
Little River Deli attracts a diverse crowd of transplanted Northerners looking for a taste of home and longtime locals who have discovered the secret. The mood is traditional Italian deli meets Southern café and the atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but it’s worth the drive just for take out.