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Old 03-13-2008, 02:07 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Default Elsie's on the Cape?

Does anyone know of a deli-sandwich shop-restaurant on the Cape named Elsie's?
I remember eating there 30 years ago and they had HUGE sandwiches. I wonder if it's still there.
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Do you know what town it was in? It doesn't sound familiar.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:41 AM
 
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Sorry, like many things you might remember, it's gone. It was still here 25 years ago when I came, but it closed in the mid 80's, if I remember correctly.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:23 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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The only Elsie's deli with big sandwiches that I remember from that time period was in Harvard Square on Mt. Auburn street. They had a sandwich called the Fresser's Dream with several kinds of cold cuts and cole slaw inside of it.
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Old 03-21-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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Are you sure it what Elsie's? I think there is also a place called Ellie's on the Cape.
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Old 07-18-2008, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NE Mass
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Default Elsie's On The Cape

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Does anyone know of a deli-sandwich shop-restaurant on the Cape named Elsie's?
I remember eating there 30 years ago and they had HUGE sandwiches. I wonder if it's still there.
Elsie's is no longer there - closed in the late 80's. I used to work there as a cook during highschool back in the 80's and am very close to the family that owned it. Elsie, or "Oma" as we called her (Grandma in German) is still alive and on the Cape believe it or not. Elsie and Henry Baumann opened the first Elsie's Deli in Harvard Square back in the 50's I believe and moved to the Cape where they opened up Elsies again on Rt. 28 in Falmouth.

The sandwiches were huge and we prided ourselves on the quality of everything served. The meats and wursts were the best you could buy and the kitchen and restaurant were extrememly clean and run exceptionally well by the Baumann family who all worked there. It was also an excellent place to work and learn - Rudy and Wendy Baumann preferred to hire Falmouth highschool kids to wait tables and work in the kitchen and they ran a tight ship. You may recall that the waitresses wore German dirndells.

I'm still very much in touch with the Baumanns, their oldest son and I went into the military together after highschool and Elsie's and we're both godparents to eachoter's kids. What fond memories!
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Default Elsie's in Harvard Square.

Thank you the personal info on Elsie's. When I was a student in the early 70's I frequented a sandwich shop and could not remember the name. When I worked in DT Boston I even took the train into the square for lunch at...ELSIE's! I do remember it well! I even remember The Tasty Diner....and really started a memory lane trip after watching Good Will Hunting for the um-teenth time and saw Tasty's. Anyone remember eating at Simeone's Italian restaurant on Brookline ave in Central Square? I ate there so much....well it was my Dad's place. Live in So Cal now but visit Bawston often.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:11 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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I remember Zum Zum's in Harvard Square! I think that I used to order the Blue Max burger.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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I grew up in Falmouth in the 1970s and I don't remember Elsies. When did it open? Was it on Rt. 28, sort of leaving Falmouth, 28 goes to a divided highway shortly after it? I recall a sandwich shop there but it was in such a locale that you wouldn't drive by it unless you were leaving Falmouth or going to West Falmouth. I never knew anyone who ever went there.

Strangely enough I remember Elsies in Harvard Sq. and went there.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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Default Yes there was an Elsie's on the Cape

There indeed was an Elsie's on the Cape as I ate there with my grandmother on a road trip about 35 -40 years ago; I can seem to remember it was closer to the canal and not far into the cape, I am thinking Bourne or Sagamore, but as I was about 8 years old; not fully sure. Will post if I find out more
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