About Us & Updates

Located in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, we have been open since 1978. In the early 2000’s Shortstop Deli acquired The Hot Truck, keeping the tradition that Bob Petrillose had started alive. The Hot Truck Pizza Subs have become a staple of any visit to our store. We were even featured on Serious Eats and Food Network! The business is owned and operated by Ithaca native, Chuck Dong. He'd managed Shortstop Deli 

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 of subs, wraps, salads, breakfast, snacks, and of course the Hot Trucks. We have some 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 also a rewards program! 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.

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.