You'll find a "pickle barrel full" of kosher and nonkosher favorites at the following delicatessens in Maryland.
Each establishment's prices and specialties are noted in the following sampling.
"Free parking" indicates the establishment has a parking lot; otherwise, expect street and commercial parking. "Full bar" indicates the deli is licensed to serve beer, wine and spirits.
Bagel City, 12119 Rockville Pike, Rockville. 231-8080. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Cards: None. Cash, personal and traveler's checks only. Free parking. No bar.
Prices: 69 cents to $3.95. Specialties: pizza bagel, health nut bagel (muenster cheese, sprouts and tomato), American Beauty (cream cheese, tomato and choice of cheese on a grilled bagel), petit fours (four mini-bagels with Nova spread, white fish, egg salad and tuna assortment).
Nova spread, whitefish salad, vegetable cream cheese and walnut raisin cream cheese also sold separately.
A wide variety of beverages and desserts also available. Catering.
Delly Den, 7913 Tuckerman Lane (in the Cabin John Shopping Center), Potomac. 299-7782. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. Cards: MasterCard, Visa, Choice. Free parking. Beer and wine only.
Prices: $3.50 to $5.95. Specialties: kosher corned beef, pastrami, tongue, 28 varieties of salad, 70 varieties of cold sandwiches, including popular reuben sandwiches and burgers.
Flower Delicatessen, 8707 Flower Ave., Silver Spring. 587-9045. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Cards: None. Cash and traveler's checks only. Free parking. Beer and wine only.
Prices: $1.10 to $6.39. Specialties: reuben sandwiches, kosher club, steak and cheese sandwiches, burgers. Breakfast special includes two pancakes, eggs and choice of meat for $3.09 or a New York strip steak and egg special, with 2 eggs, a six- or eight-ounce steak, toast and hash browns for $5.29 and $6.39, depending upon the steak size.
Hofberg's Restaurant & Delicatessen, 5240 Randolph Rd., Rockville. 770-0777. Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Cards: MasterCard and Visa, as well as traveler's checks. Free parking. Beer and wine only.
Prices: $1.75 to $6.95. Specialties: corned beef and brisket, turkey and triple-decker sandwiches, as well as cold fish platters with whitefish, sable and kippered salmon. Daily specials often include soups, barbecued baby back ribs, broiled yellowfin tuna, shrimp newburg and chicken teriyaki.
Parkway Gourmet Delicatessen & Restaurant, 8317 Grubb Rd., Silver Spring. 587-1427. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Cards: None. Cash, personal and traveler's checks only. Free parking. Beer and wine only.
Prices: $5.75 to $11.75. Specialties: New York kosher-style deli foods such as lox, sablefish and whitefish. Daily dinner specials such as omelets, seafood or international entrees served after 3 p.m., from $5 to $10.
Philadelphia Mike's, 7732 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 656-0103. Hours: 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cards: None. Cash, personal and traveler's checks only. Free parking behind the building, off Woodmont Avenue. Beer only.
Prices: $2.50 to $5.80. Specialties: steak and cheese hoagies, submarine sandwiches, all meats cooked fresh on the premises. Breakfast special, which includes eggs any style, home fries, choice of meat and hot bagel, for $2.20. Large five-ounce kosher hot dog and kosher bologna available.
Woodside Deli, 9329 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. 589-7055. Hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Sunday brunch. Cards: None. Cash or traveler's checks only. Beer and wine only. Free parking.
Prices: $2.50 to $6.50. Specialties: combination sandwiches, such as the Cyrano de Bergerac (triple-decker pastrami on rye with corned beef, swiss cheese, russian dressing and coleslaw), burgers, meat loaf made on the premises and a variety of cold salads.