Marco’s Deli: “My Name’s Actually Mark”

Lisa Puorro of Marco’s Deli writes in about the lesser-known alternative to Neon Deli:

I was hoping you might be able to give a plug to Marco’s Deli, located on William Street (across from Low Rise). Breakfast sandwiches served all day, great grinders, reasonably priced groceries, and Marco himself, always there to greet you, six days a week. Although this deli has been in the same location for years, it is a little known secret among Wes students.  Thanks.

Pretty sweet deal for all you juniors, especially considering Neon stops selling breakfast sandwiches before I even wake up (read: ten o’clock). (And does Neon have Marco himself, six days a week? No? Didn’t think so.) This Argus article and this interview from last year offer some history behind the place, plus this nugget of awesomeness:

“My name’s actually Mark,” said owner Mark Sbona. “I decided that Marco actually sounded a little bit better for the business, so I went with that.”

Apparently the joint’s been around since the 1950s. Gotta respect continuity.

12 thoughts on “Marco’s Deli: “My Name’s Actually Mark”

  1. cynthia galle

    As the owner of Neon I welcome you to try our 3-egg, choice of meat and cheese breakfast sandwich on roll, bagel, toast, or English muffin. With our new grill we will be offering breakfast all day and an expanded menu as well.
    I’d also like to suggest that giving a shout out to one business doesn’t require a negative remark about another different one.

  2. cynthia galle

    As the owner of Neon I welcome you to try our 3-egg, choice of meat and cheese breakfast sandwich on roll, bagel, toast, or English muffin. With our new grill we will be offering breakfast all day and an expanded menu as well.
    I’d also like to suggest that giving a shout out to one business doesn’t require a negative remark about another different one.

  3. anon

    The breakfast sandwiches at Marco’s Deli are so cheap! And pretty big, too. I think Neon’s breakfast sandwiches are smaller yet denser (more meat and egg in them, I guess) but they are a lot more expensive.

    Never got a grinder from there, but I might try it one of these days.

  4. anon

    The breakfast sandwiches at Marco’s Deli are so cheap! And pretty big, too. I think Neon’s breakfast sandwiches are smaller yet denser (more meat and egg in them, I guess) but they are a lot more expensive.

    Never got a grinder from there, but I might try it one of these days.

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