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Craig's Place Deli & Cafe in Santee

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$$ - $$$
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9083 Old Highway #6, In the Old Russell Stover Bldg, Santee, SC 29142
+1 803-854-4601
09:00 - 19:00
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South Carolina
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190 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We stopped and want to try something different. We topped at this deli and were delighted to find wonderful sandwiches and sides. The Ruben was one of the best I have had.

Thank rkilgo
Haw River, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We called ahead and our food was ready when we got there. It was easy on/off of I-95. My husband liked his Turkey Day Special; we both thought my Club was great. The bacon made it. Potato salad is good. Plenty of meat so the dog could have a bite as we drove and ate. About $20 but better than... More 

Thank ncdawgdoc
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you are tired of stopping at chains on 95, then stop here! The food was great. Pastrami sandwich with chips and a wrap with small side of potato salad. Service was fast and friendly and the bathroom was immaculate. Prices were good.

Thank Manuela3
Northfield, VT
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100 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Out and about in Santee and wanted to eat at someplace local, not Shoneys or Cracker Barrel. Saw Craig's Place and gave it a try. Had the Bronx Bomber (pastrami and corned beef on rye) and got a side of pasta with it. The place was clean, fresh, and friendly with some original artwork on the walls and tables inside... More 

Thank taftdev
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

We wanted a quick, light, takeout to take to our nearby motel and were not disappointed. Despite the apparent lack of customers we ordered the rare roast beef sandwich with potato salad and pasta salad. The salads were quite small (order two) but very good, and the sandwich was excellent. The price was right too.

Thank Jack S
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I was hungry and saw sign on interstate - what a surprise. Perfect sandwich and service that made me feel like a regular. I'll be back the next time I pass through

Thank christii w
Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our drive on I-95. At first, we followed the GPS, which took us to the previous location. Instead of being on the west side of 95, it is now on the east side. It is a modest two person operation, with cook and server. The open kitchen consists of a microwave and sandwich press. But the... More 

Thank Liz S
Wadsworth, Ohio
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is a nice respite from driving on I-95 just north of I-26. We ordered a Ruben to split and 2 sides of potato salad. The sandwich was much smaller than you get at our local deli. Despite the corned beef being a little fatty, it still had good flavor. We ended up with 1 potato salad and 1 chip.... More 

Thank lmj48
Santee, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Adam and the staff are very friendly and get to you pretty fast. All the sandwiches are made to order which takes a little longer but is well worth the wait. Always good conversation with staff or people passing through from many states and Canada

Thank johnalanjones
Alcolu, South Carolina
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Thought we had found a great place for a good deli sandwich. This place doesn't quite understand what a deli is ... I got the rare roast beef with pasta salad. My husband got the Reuben with potato salad. One- note is the best I can say for the tiny sides we were served. The sandwiches were just ok but... More 

Thank tmbassett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9083 Old Highway #6, In the Old Russell Stover Bldg, Santee, SC 29142
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Santee
  • Phone Number: +1 803-854-4601
New York style deli with Southern Hospitality! The Best Little Deli on I-95 at Santee, SC Exit 98, go east off exit just 1/8 mile on the left. The Reuben is our specialty!

Eat in or Take Out. Sandwich and Wrap platters available. Order ahead.

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