The setting of at 436 Union Place in Excelsior might seem more fitting for a seafood restaurant than a deli.
Chuck Gross’ success in his boat catering business spawned the idea for the restaurant, which claims to bring old-fashioned deli style food to downtown Excelsior.
Fresh food is a staple at the deli. All the soups are made fresh every morning, and each sandwich is handcrafted to order right in front of the customer.
Most of the sandwiches—such as the Italian Club and the Excelsior Bay Chicken Salad—sell for between $7 and $8. Deli by the Bay’s wide variety of soups, including clam chowder and gumbo, range from about $3 for a cup to about $10 for a quart. The restaurant also offers flatbread pizzas that go for $10-13.
For larger occasions, Deli by the Bay serves an array of platters. Choices range from chocolate covered strawberries to a seasonal fruit platter. The medium platters all cost between $40 and $60.
Finally, Deli by the Bay stays with its strengths and caters a variety of events. For more information about this service and a full menu, visit its website.