Oh, classic Attman’s, why can’t you live up to they hype. Ok, maybe some find the food is worth the wait, but you certainly can’t stop in here and get a bite on your lunch hour.
Luckily, I didn’t have much of time crunch, but I waited in line for about 65 minutes. I think it would have been longer, but about 8 people in front of me got fed up and left. Not sure it was lucky to have that much time to stare at the “menu”. Everything is posted on the walls, but there isn’t much order to anything, so you can know you want the pastrami, but there are like 97 different places that shows on the menu, same with the corn beef. There are favorites listed 1-10 and then other parts of the menu have numbers like 18-100. I was confused and after a while, my hunger delirium kicked in.
We took our treasures to go. I went with the classic – Corned Beef, Rye, Mustard, Period. The meat here is tasty, the bread was perfect and overall the sandwich was great. Not the best I’ve had and definitely not worth the 2 hours it took to get there and get the sandwich.
The corned beef rueben was also good. I liked it better, but I think thats because it came on grilled bread, which is basically just like toast. I love toast.
I probably won’t go back here, but I am glad to have experienced this iconic Baltimore spot.