I’ve passed the Pickle Barrel (133 E Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Beach) on the way to and from Charm City Burger Company & El Jefe Luchador so many times I’ve lost count. But, I always think the same thing; I will stop here on my way home.
The problem is the Pickle Barrel is closed by the time I’m heading home (5 PM). So this time, I start my Deerfield Beach adventure at the Pickle Barrel Deli to solve this longstanding issue.
I’m on this trip with one of my usual cohorts, Chunktronics.
We’re looking up and down the menu, over and over, even though we know what we’re ordering. I happily read that Pickle Barrel is family-owned and has been in the exact location since it opened in 1974.
There is some seating, but most folks are taking their sandwiches. There’s also delivery if you live in the area.
Plus, if you want to create your sandwiches at home, all the cold cuts and cheeses are available for purchase by the pound.
What We Ate At Pickle Barrel
Chunktronics can’t make up his mind while I go classic with the pastrami on rye. He finally chooses the corned beef, pastrami & Swiss on marbled rye. While he was deciding, I picked up a black & white cookie; you can’t go wrong with those.
I turn a blind eye to the pickle spears which come with the sandwiches. Instead, I add some mustard to my pastrami sandwich, and I’m good to go. No complaints here; it’s a solid sandwich.
Chunktronics sneaks a bite of mine, which he prefers to his corned beef & pastrami combo. I never even look in the direction of his sandwich; I’m a one sandwich kinda guy.
I enjoy the black and white with a strong cup of joe later at home.
There’s a reason the Pickle Barrel Deli has been around for more than 40 years. It fills the sandwich needs of the neighborhood, and it makes out-of-towners like me feel at home.
It’s my kinda place.