Woodside Deli Closes in Silver Spring After Seven Decades

Woodside Deli has been a household name for over 70 years, but this morning we received word that the Silver Spring location has closed.

We called the location to ask if the Deli is closed permanently and were told “We are closed and we don’t have any other answers for you.”

The Rockville location told us that they will be happily serving the Montgomery County community and that they did not have any answers regarding the Silver Spring location.

A Silver Spring deli and catering business that was established in 1947 was recently listed as being under contract on the business-for-sale website BizBuySell.

We were previously told the Germantown location no longer has any connection to the original deli.


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35 Comments on "Woodside Deli Closes in Silver Spring After Seven Decades"

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  2. Well that’s it…..Silver Spring no longer exists.

    • There’s still Parkway deli!! My husband and I had breakfast at Woodside frequently when we started dating and lived in Lyttonsville. Always sad when a local treasure closes up shop.

  3. Parkway Deli is still there though!

  4. I am not looking forward to this!

  5. This is so sad. That place was always reliable and delicious. Damnit.

  6. …and NICKS!

  7. Damn was there last week


  9. As much as I loved going there, I think the demise has to be in part to its self-neglect. It always frustrated me to watch it deteriorate in plain view, with nothing appearing to be done to maintain it or improve it.

  10. This is terrible. Another to add to the list. I still miss Giffords on Georgia Ave!!

  11. Mediocre food, cranky wait staff, not enough parking, smelly bathrooms ….,everything you cherish in a greasy spoon ?!! Missing it already.

  12. If you want to contact the landlord, here you go-
    I understand memorabilia is going to the Rockville location. This is heartbreaking. 🙁

  13. WILLIAM AND MARY ELIZABETH ANDERSON | October 7, 2019 at 6:42 pm | Reply


  14. We had breakfast there after Church yesterday. No signs and not a word from our waitress who I’ve known for quite a few years. It was business as usual. Please let Nick’s Diner stick around awhile longer.

  15. So sad!!!! Add another loss to moco.
    Mr Ts and silo inn, pumpernickels, Mongolian grille and Giffords. So many landmark restaurants gone!

  16. We will miss having a restaurant with a broad menu less than two miles from home. Hopefully something similar will replace Woodside.

    • James Cavender | October 8, 2019 at 6:29 pm | Reply

      It will either be replaced by Spanish or Asian. American food is harder to find around here now as we have seen.

  17. Virginia Liberatore | October 7, 2019 at 11:48 pm | Reply

    WE loved going there for Sunday breakfast! So sad to see an ICON close its doors.

  18. Oh man,,,another ones bites the dust. I wonder what they will do with all the memorabilia on the walls,,my dad gave them at least 10 old pics. =*(

  19. Here’s a video review of the Woodside Deli from YouTube’s TidyislandCPA channel. Relive the experience.

  20. I’ve missed this place for years since the original staff and owners left. The menu was reduced considerably, too. The Woodside we all fondly remember has actually been gone for quite a while…

  21. Thank you Alex Tsronis for reporting the whole truth about the Deli’s closing. The owner listed the business and sold it before the “abrupt” closing. The owners were even willing to finance the potential new buyer. Not a surprise under those conditions.

  22. I loved the place but I rarely went because of the traffic and parking hassle. Shame, I’ll miss it!

  23. Sorry, but it had lost its way some time ago and I stopped going when they could no longer make an acceptable corned beef sandwich even after my complaints.

  24. Matthew Wilkins | January 21, 2020 at 11:31 pm | Reply

    Much of the pictures from the walls, and some of the staff has moved to the Rockville Woodside Deli, across the street from the courthouse. Same wonderful service, food & pickle bar. Go support them!

  25. I worked in the original Woodside Deli from ’73 to ’77, right out of high school. Gus, Harry, Carlos, Betty and Aileen provided my first real work experience. They taught me how to cook, and the place was like a local “Cheers” with its connection to the local community. I went on to a career in foodservice. We used to stay open all night on snow days to feed the snowplow drivers. I will sorely miss the passing of a local landmark.

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