Corned Beef on Rye with Russian Dressing, Hold the Mayo

Suburban House: A deli in Pikesville, what a concept. Live entertainment, and house specials such as the Reuben and corned beef sandwiches.

What would Pikesville be without the Suburban House? The residents of that area learned what it was like when a fire in July of 2009 destroyed the building and many of the dining habits of those who would eat there several times a week.

It was not pretty. 

Fortunately owners Joe Stowe and Mark Horowitz (since 1984) re-opened in a relatively short period at the location of the former Fuddrucker's in Pomona Square.

Opening day was not unlike opening day at Camden Yards. People packed the restaurant to see what it looked like and to taste the deli.

Open seven days from 8 to 8, the Suburban House is serving items that have kept the restaurant in business for decades. Deli items include house favorites the reuben and corned beef sandwiches, and matzoh ball soup.

As important as the food is, what also draws people in is the fact that most likely you'll know someone eating there. So you go over to their table and chat a bit.

It's almost like dining at a family function, table hopping is almost a required activity.

The restaurant seats about 250 (outside dining in season). It's casual, reservations are a good idea, dinners range from $7 to $13, there is plenty of parking, they do deliver and cater and there are daily specials.

The manager, David Hess, has been there 18 years and the chef has been there 28 years. Both Joe and Mark believe in giving back to the community which is why they were so involved with MADD and the Jewish Recovery House

You can follow them on Facebook or call 410-484-7775 or visit their website. You can also find coupons on Recoup.com. Part of the proceeds goes to charity.

One final thought, the first Monday of each month you can be entertained by the Night at the Copa Singers, which actually includes me as part of the ensemble.  Reason enough to check it out, don't you think.

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Jill Dudley Cohen October 03, 2012 at 10:05 AM
I agree that running into friends that I haven't seen in awhile at the Suburban House is a big part of the restaurant's charm. That's a huge draw for many of us! The cloak and dagger along with fries and gravy was part of my upbringing.
Bassist1956 October 03, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Since it has reopened it sucks. Went in there at 7:30 after they claimed now open till eight and rudley was told no hot food. Then horrible wait staff. Its nothing like the old days when they were open till after midnight on weekends and your date would order Cheesecake and a Tab. Oh and the fact that they changed the matzoh ball soup is criminal
Jill Dudley Cohen October 03, 2012 at 01:12 PM
You said what I wanted to say...but I was trying to be nice.
Janet Metzner October 03, 2012 at 01:22 PM
How has the matzoh ball soup changed at Suburban House? I've only had it the past two years. And Tab! Loved that. Wasn't that really bad for us?
Neily j October 08, 2012 at 03:39 PM
two owners are a joke - they ruined the place years ago before it burned down,


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