Carl’s is a quaint little hot spot resembling the closest thing to a New York Deli. Enjoy Breakfast, lunch or dinner 7 days a week. Thanks for supporting your local delicatessen!

Open Daily 8 a.m.–10 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m.–9 p.m.


"One Stop: Carl's' Deli "

  This article appeared in the Cincinnati Enquirer Lifestyle Section when Anne ran the business.

The Cincinnati Enquirer Life Section

By Polly Campbell ,


Carl's Deli

8 a.m-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday

2836 Observatory Avenue
Hyde Park




This little deli in a residential part of Hyde Park will take your
picnic order (give them 24 hours notice), pack it in a picnic basket, and add tablecloths, cutlery and napkins.

You can grab it on your way to nearby Ault Park, one of the areas nicest picnic parks. (Just bring back the basket.)

Owner Anne McManus says her mother started the tradition during the 30 years her parents owned the deli. After a family friend owned Carl's for a few years, she bought it back two years ago.

She says the club sandwich is the most popular of the the deli's more than 30 sandwiches.

I say the gazpacho is delicious and perfect for a hot summer evening's picnic. This meal is about $10 per person.





Ashley Anne McManus
Sole Proprietor

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