About Us & Updates

Located in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, Shortstop Deli was established in 1978.We've been a locally owned and operated establishment since the beginning. Shortstop is known for our award winning fresh and made to order sub-sandwiches. We are also the home of the famous Hot Truck Pizza Sub, which has been featured on Serious Eats and Food Network

Here at Shortstop Deli we strive to give only the best customer service that guarantees your experience is one you won’t forget. We use the best ingredients to make you a sub that can only be replicated by one of our experienced sandwich makers. We offer a wide variety of choices be it subs, wraps, salads, breakfast, snacks, and of course the Hot Trucks. We have vegan and gluten free options, too! As always, we are the home of the .10 Cent Fountain Drink(Small or Medium) combo with your order of a sub or sandwich. The large size gets a deal as well, .29 Cents when you buy any sub or sandwich.

Aside from the food, we also have a wide selection of drinks, snacks, and your basic groceries such as milk, eggs, and bread. Not shopping for yourself or know someone who loves us? We also sell gift cards!

There’s a rewards program as well! Ask one of our cashiers about the MVP program where you can earn points towards FREE subs, breakfast sandwich, fountain drinks, or coffee.

Here we take pride in what we do, doing it the best we can for the community we care about. We thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you.

Get to know the owner, Chuck Dong, through the following articles!

Ithaca Native to Continue Shortstop Deli's Legacy As New Owner

A Thank You From Shortstop Deli's Chuck Dong


Click below for the legacy


2020 Updates


Due to COVID-19 We have had to make some changes inside the store. We must enforce that you wear a facemask inside and keep to social distancing. With these we are adapting to serving you the best we can, and offering various ordering options and precautions. You can still come into the store and order! We now take your order and fill out the slip for you. We also offer pick up services, where you can can call us ahead of time and we will have it ready for you. Another option is delivery through IthacaToGo, Ithaca's local delivery service.

We strive to keep the store as tip top as possible with staff disinfecting every 20-30 minutes as well as we have opened it up a bit inside. Of course the biggest change was our hours, as we now close. Unfortunate, but it gives our staff time to fully clean every nook and cranny for your and our safety during the time of this pandemic. We have thoroughly appreciated this communities support as a small business and aim to do our utmost best to service you as our thanks.