In the past, eating light meant putting roots in the soil and supping up sunbeams for photosynthesis. Keep your tongue and stamen sunburn-free with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of sandwiches, soup, and more at C. McGee’s Cafe & Deli. This Groupon is valid at both the North Third Street and North First Street locations.
C. McGee’s focuses its kitchen skills on building from-scratch sandwiches and soups that are also easy on the arteries. The staff paints a vivid palette with meaty works of art in bread-bookended sandwich form. The deli’s box-lunch combos hark back to the ease of a childhood midday meal, alleviating adult dining anxiety in the form of a half sandwich with either a cup of soup or a half-pint salad ($7.75), or the premium box lunch of a sandwich, chips, soup, and dessert ($11.75).
Entering the caloric limbo contest and winning handily, the shop’s low-fat vegetarian options clock in at around 2 grams of fat each. In addition to sandwich action, piping hot soups ($4.99 for a 12 oz. bowl; $3.49 for an 8 oz. cup) such as clam chowder and cream of broccoli are ladled out specifically for hungry tummies and those protesting solid foods’ political dominance.
C. McGee’s spins the wheel of culinary fate for visitors by serving a bevy of daily and weekly specials. Entree options such as mac 'n' cheese, chicken pot pie, and pot stickers are given the Three-card Monty treatment, reshuffling daily and swiping pocket watches when nobody’s looking. Early risers dancing Swan Lake to greet the day can indulge in C. McGee’s breakfast delights (served 7 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Monday–Friday), such as the simple McGeewich—egg and cheese on an english muffin ($3.95)—the breakfast burrito ($4.95), or corned beef hash ($6.95).
C McGees Cafe and Deli
When Doug and Jane Oyen founded C. McGee's in 1987, their goal was "to be the Cheers of the deli business." Given their restaurant's friendly atmosphere, dependably tasty food, and secret tunnel to Boston, it's clear that the Oyens achieved their dream. Chefs at C. McGee’s build sandwiches and soups from scratch, creating meaty works of art such as the cheddar-laden avocado turkey and the Cowboy, stuffed with hot horseradish and medium-rare roast beef. Box lunches pair sandwiches with sides, such as clam chowder and cream of broccoli soups, and breakfast burritos bundle morning meals.